The Importance of Personal Development

The Importance of Personal Development

motivational, Personal Branding
Ever had an AMAZING business idea, opportunity or goal, but weren't sure how to turn your idea into actionable steps? This happens to EVERYONE. It’s not because you don’t have the passion or drive to make it happen, it's because you don't have the TOOLS. Ultimately, how can you drive across the USA without a car, the tool that'll get you there? If you want to go from where you are today and get to the success of tomorrow, you need the right tools and direction. How do you head in the right direction? Personal development. In psychology "Personal development" refers to the development of self-awareness, talents, and identity, towards the progression of some overall life goal. I've spent my adult career in a constant state of personal development. It…
Read More
7 differences between a Professional vs an Amateur

7 differences between a Professional vs an Amateur

Business
When I was in my early 20s, just starting out, I showed tremendous interest in taking my amateur skills to the next level. I was addicted to learning. I was drawn to the information available online, in textbooks, and other published articles. Basically, I felt, and still feel today, that there is a void in my knowledge and I knew that I had to work endlessly to catch up. “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” Marv Dunphy Over the years I learned that there is a huge difference between being a professional and being an amateur. The time it takes to be knowledgeable, experienced, and confident in your value can seem daunting. But I've learned that when you focus the base of your commitment on intelligence, success, and values you'll…
Read More
How To Sabotage Your Business Blog

How To Sabotage Your Business Blog

Business
Frustrated with your business blog? This is an indicator that you might not be getting the right digital marketing advice, measuring impactful results, or taking a serious approach to your digital marketing efforts. Businesses need to consider digital marketing as a serious marketing tool. An example of this lack of focus is shown by too many businesses taking a blogging approach like: “we blog for the sake of blogging and to show off what the company is doing.” This showroom tactic doesn't work very well in the real world. When you look behind the curtain of this system we find inexperienced staff trying their best to learn and apply lessons taught from blogs and other internet resources. This simply isn't enough. It takes a savvy group or individual to execute digital marketing…
Read More
A Simple, Down-to-Earth SEO Strategy

A Simple, Down-to-Earth SEO Strategy

Blogging
Today we'll discuss a sensible, down-to-earth search engine optimization (SEO) strategy for your site by optimizing your content for organic search results. SEO for Pages and Blog Posts When we use the term "optimize" we mean refine and target the content around a focused message and make sure that the page a whole aligns with the one or two keywords that you're using to be discovered through organic search. For any given page or post we will assume you've already optimized your meta title, keywords, and description for the one to two keywords. If you haven't, make sure to do that first. Let me give you some specific steps to optimize your on page content: Keep your content relatively short and a consistent length, keep it over 250 words and…
Read More
Everybody wants muscle, but nobody wants to train

Everybody wants muscle, but nobody wants to train

Social Media
The most common thing people talk about is wanting to make a change or develop a huge project with lasting results that stick around. Let's take a look at this idea through the lens of blogging. With the obvious perks that come along with becoming a well-known blogger; business opportunities, income, fame, and positive revenue generating activities, it's easy to see why you may desire this for yourself. You may want to create a blog that gets the perks of success: an active community, sales, sponsors, engagement, and becoming a thought leader. Whether you have been blogging for a few years or are just starting out, nearly every blogger shares universal desires of making their blog "famous"! The reality is: Everyone wants the distinction, but nobody wants to do the…
Read More
Ernest Hemingway “Learn to Write”

Ernest Hemingway “Learn to Write”

Social Media
  “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway   Learning to Write We don't have to start knowing how to write, we start out not knowing anything and then learn how to write. Although many still think that people who write well, or do anything well, are capable by some special talent. That they were born to do it. This isn't limited to just writing and authors. The idea that talent is necessary for success is ridiculous. I'm not saying talent isn't helpful, sure it is. But the best, most successful people all study, practice, and learn. To sum it up: they work hard. The common term is: overnight success. It's easy to look…
Read More
5 Ways to Craft Your Online Persona

5 Ways to Craft Your Online Persona

Business, Marketing, Social Media
Your online persona is the digital version of yourself and is accessible to the greater public via online distribution channels. It’s not the full picture of who you are, but it represents how you’re perceived by others and how you wish to represent yourself. So I thought I'd tell you what I believe your online persona can do for your potential and a few things that you should have a base. I will also give you the best piece of advice for I received when crafting your online persona. Your Online Potential Your potential is limitless, yet you set limits on your own potential by what you believe. If you believe you are a crummy artist than you are a crummy artist. If you have difficulties with this in real…
Read More
7 essential keys to improving your blog

7 essential keys to improving your blog

Social Media
If you look at all the successful blogs in the world, you’ll see they are constantly looking for ways to improve their blogs. You don’t have full control when trying to make your blog successful, but we do have control over our own actions. I’m going to show you how easy it is to start the process of refining your blog with these seven essential keys to blog improvement. 1. Know your reason for blogging. Are you wandering through blogging with little or no direction – hoping that you’ll find the road to online wealth? Determine your blog mission or reason you started blogging, and you’ll have a unique compass that will lead you to your true destination. 2. Identify your Blog’s value Do you know what your value is?…
Read More
5 Common Website Mistakes We Avoided with the NEW Uhuru Network

5 Common Website Mistakes We Avoided with the NEW Uhuru Network

Business, Social Media
Most likely you're not trying to drive away your customers with your website. You love your website and I'm sure it represents your business well, except when it doesn't. From a visitors perspective, your website might be offering an entirely different message than you intended it to. Take a look at your website and see if your website is making any of these 5 common website mistakes. We certainly avoided these when building the new UhuruNetwork.com. 1. The “Cool” Factor As a business you want to stand out above the rest so you design your logo and site with attention grabbing flair. The assumption is made that the cool design will stick in people's minds and make you memorable. But far too often this level of presentation forgoes clarity and…
Read More
7 things all top bloggers do

7 things all top bloggers do

Blogging
The world of a top blogger is a small and independent world. You have to make decisions for yourself: figure out how to create content you're passionate about, how to write, how to act, speak, present yourself, take initiative, bundle your creative efforts, and build and engage a community. Great bloggers are like great athletes - simply do the basics very well. The 7 must dos for all bloggers Brainstorming - Spending time professionally planning and creating original content. Qualification - Spend your time talking to the wrong people... it doesn't matter how wonderful you present your blog it will not be a great blog. Presentation - Your blog design, media and content needs to be at the highest level your reader expect. Handling Objections - When left with comments…
Read More