Make Your Blog a One Stop Shop for Your Readers

Since you already know that I'm also a reader of blogs of other great bloggers, I am here to write a content or an insight about a specific post which John Chow wrote.

I realized and learned from John that we should make our blog a one stop shop.

Just imagine a mall. I know you've already visited and experienced this feeling: wherever you go, everything you need follows you. If you're hungry, there are food stalls and restaurants in there. If you're tired strolling, there are movie houses and cinemas that can entertain you. And a lot more!

What Are Your Thoughts About Money?

Let me know if you have these in your mind:

"Money is the root of all evil."

"Having lots of money makes you greedy in the eyes of other people."

"Rich people are bad and usually deceive others for their own benefit."

And a lot more!

If all of these are stored in your mind, then I will tell you right now, your mind has been poisoned.

Think about this:

If money was not important to you, then why do you spend most of your waking hours trying to earn it?

Money is not the source of all evil but the lack and love of it is.

Money is just a tool, like a gun, which depends on how we use it. If we use it for good, then it is good. If we use it for bad, then it is bad. It's that simple.

Don't Let Them Dictate Your Life

This is one of the realizations I have and I'm sure you had experienced or currently experience this in your life. Read it carefully, my friend.

"Most people stick to the job that they hate because people are expecting them to have a 9 to 5 job."

I don't know, but this is the truth and reality. Even if they do not explicitly say to us, we can sense and feel it in ourselves. They expect us to have a 9 to 5 job after we graduated in college. So the result, we end up in a job that we hate. Their expectations from us force us to do whatever we can that sometimes lead to making bad decisions in life.

The Culprit Why You Are Still There Is Your Limiting Belief

I'm not sure if I was the one who wrote what I will share with you today (a very inspiring statement) or I just got it from others but what I want is for you to ponder and internalize it:

"The real problem when achieving your dreams is your limiting belief. If you don't believe yourself that you can achieve what you want, then that basically manifest into a reality. With firm belief and conviction, everything is possible. Just don't forget that God is always at your back in every battle, struggle and challenge you face."

What's In It For Me?

This is what I observe in the nature of people. Whenever you offer someone something, the first thing he/she thinks of, regardless if they implicitly or explicitly say it to you, is "what's in it for me?". It's the same also when they are the one who show something to you.

Actually, that's what happened to me last week. I will not mention his name as well as what he offered to me specifically. This someone contacted me through email and negotiated with me about something. At first, I was like agreeing with his idea. He basically wanted to post/have an advertisement in my blog because he thought it would add value to my readers' experience. If we see it that way, he's right. But the other part of me seemed wanting more. The fact that I put myself on this blog and continuously care for it by writing lots of blog posts show that I'm serious in blogging and treat it as a business. So I asked him what's in it for me and what would I get in return. And because of that approach, he said that he will pay me money for as long as his ad is here in my blog for a year. Without a further ado or second thought, I immediately grabbed it and the rest is history.