4 Tips to Quickly Seize Blogging Opportunities
I asked my friends on Twitter and Facebook:
“Who wants a guest post?”
Corinne took me up on the offer in 5 minutes flat. I began writing this guest post 90 seconds after she took me up on my offer. I do not usually write guest posts 90 seconds after receiving the opportunity but I never play around. I hop on blogging opportunities fast.
Seizing blogging opportunities fast:
- Improves your skills
- Increases your traffic
- Boosts your blogging profits
In essence, blogging is a series of opportunities for helping people. Seize the opportunities to succeed. Let the opportunities slip through your hands to fail.
Follow these 4 tips.
1: Realize that Opportunities Have a Shelf Life
Imagine if Corinne invited me to guest post on her blog. Awesome. But picture me waiting 1 week, 1 month then 6 months to take her up on her offer. Perhaps her invite remains open if I reply 1 week or 1 month later but guaranteed, it’s off the table 1 year from now.
Opportunities have a shelf life. Sear this idea onto your mind. Either seize opportunities fast to help people and to succeed. Or let opportunities slip through your blogging butter fingers to not help people and to fail. You choose.
2: Manage Your Energy
Human beings resist seizing opportunities for one reason: fear in their minds scares them into not gobbling up opportunities.
I spend 3-4 hours daily – or more – doing various forms of yoga, meditating and exercising. I manage my energy to follow my fun, to develop a better relationship with fear and to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Developing these traits allows me to grab opportunities quickly. I do not wait around. I do not hesitate. Seize the moment!
Manage your energy through some daily ritual. Consider meditating. Do yoga. Exercise. Whatever resonates with you, follow that path. Managing your energy unearths fear for you to face, feel and release. Being more fearless influences you to seize and run with opportunities fast.
3: Let Go Past Rejections
I considered asking my friends yesterday about the guest post thing but fear arose in my mind. I recalled two bloggers in the past rejecting guest posts I submitted. More bloggers rejected my guest posts during my career of course but both experiences triggered fear in my mind.
I faced, felt and released these rejection fears today. Letting go past rejections created space for me to extend the guest post invite.
Release rejections of the past. Someone who appears to reject your guest post simply prefers a different writing style, values a different writing approach or flat out lacks resonance with your blogging presentation. Do not take their personal preference personally because their view has to do with them and has nothing to do with you.
Carry on being unburdened by the illusion of past rejections. Today is a new day rich with blogging opportunities.
4: Hold a Freeing Why
I blog to be free to circle the globe. I blog to have fun helping people. Do I sound like the type of guy who’d put off blogging? Would you not seize blogging opportunities lightning-fast if you blogged to be free to circle the globe?
Most bloggers blog for weak or non-existent reasons, treating blogging like a casual hobby or pipe dream. Do you give 1000’s of hours to a pipe dream or casual hobby? No!
Treat blogging seriously by picking a fun, freeing, liberating reason why you blog. The moment you blog for freedom you will never put off blogging opportunities until the weekend or next week. Blog for freedom to seize and use opportunities for growth fast. I slept for 3 hours last night but here I am writing this guest post 90 seconds after Corinne invited me to do so.
In life, there are the quick and the dead. Blog for freedom to be in the quick crowd. Let everyone else be the blogging walking dead, putting off blogging until…..forever.
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