Sometimes a little bit of sugar goes a long way. You actually do get a feel like you are a top of things, you do get that rushed energy that storms through work at a price. Maybe we should learn to work with these limitations in mind. Having short bursts of work where we get everything done, and than take breaks. That’s something that works for me.
When you invest time into creating a product, be it an article, an ebook or an app, there needs to be constant promotion of that work. Often advertising your old work is boring, as we always strive to make new shiny products. So instead of focusing on advertising old content make it integrated with your new one.
As a blogger I always interlink my new articles with the old ones. Especially the ones that have value. As we grow AlphaEfficiency Magazine, we are being mindful of how our content is integrated and connected. You can see this integrated approach working across apps, gadgets, book series and blog article series.
Keep making new things and make them a part of a bigger picture. This way you are re-advertising your own goods and services while maintaining freshness.
Are you cornering your market? When you are addressing your audience do you envision it? When I write for Alpha Efficiency I imagine early 20-something ambitious people that know that they want to succeed big, but never have been exposed to the right information that works for them. Me being in their shoes just a couple of years before puts me in a position of authority, because I’ve acquired the ideas that worked towards my own success.
This gives me legitimacy in their own eyes and gives me the right to guide them as someone who just recently walked their path. If there is too much time discrepancy between you and people you try to reach, you might encounter a disturbance in the connection and context. My goal is not to reach everyone. At certain point you just reach the audience size that is enough for your message to spread around.
Find it hard to share my ambition publicly. But let’s assume it goes that high that I am afraid to talk about it. My friends know it. Somehow every time I talk about it, people around me tell me with certainty that I vibe off like a person that can pull it off. Think this triggers that expectation mentality in my head where it is expected of me to accomplish everything that I set my mind to.
Whenever I think of something I am always worried, and I keep track of what I am thinking, simply because it becomes true over time. After all, where I am right now is a byproduct of my thoughts. Thoughts are more powerful than people give them credit for.
I am so dramatically changing since my teenage days, and seems that dramatic change in my personality never stopped since than. Often times I believe I wake up as a completely new person, remember who I used to be a couple of years ago, and I can’t figure out that it is the same person.
However every day I feel closer to the things I’ve thought of my future when I was 16. Coincidence? Think not. My fulfillment comes from the deep belief in myself, that overwhelms all of my thoughts. When you so deeply and utterly believe in yourself, things start happening for you.
Often times I met people who aren’t believers in themselves and transfer this feeling that “you can’t” onto others. I believe that my arrogance helped me in this case, as I always thought of those people as poor souls unaware of the power we posses as human beings.
Protective of my ambition, however sometimes overconfident in my abilities, and being to open about myself is my main problem. These habits are hard to change, but if I did a lot of other things, than I can deal with this as well. At least when you are aware of your problems, you can deal with them. I am not untouchable, as I often feel (not think) I am.
Struggling to get Omnifocus URL schematics to work from Evernote on OS X. Strangely enough these shortcuts work from iOS. Not sure how to fix this issue. Any @omnifocus and @evernote geeks out there to help me with the issue?
If you want to recreate the problem here are the steps:
- Go to Omnifocus on OS X.
- Copy any project as a link (right-click and “copy as link”)
- Paste the link in Evernote note
- Try making an anchor text out of it (CMD + K)
From this point on, the link won’t recreate itself as a link. And it won’t work from Evernote on OS X. The shortcut will work just fine on iOS though.
If anyone got a solution to this problem, I’d be very grateful, because I want to reference back to Omnifocus from my Evernote notes.