Changing the Business Model.

Do you ever get the feeling its time for you to change?

Have you done a review of what have been your results in your current business model?

When you think its time to change, do you sit and review the idea or move forward with your plans?

Its 2018 and this year was time to change. To guarantee success in anything you must always review the results and seek options to improve. The one thing we have left in our world is the freedom to make a change anytime we want.

As this year started many things needed to be done, rebuild websites due to hacking. Unlike past losses this one requires new security features in the website. That was an easy choice, talk with your web designer, coaches, and mentors to see what can we do to prevent this in the future.

But when it comes to changing your business model, you must think about more things……

What are the customers you are now seeking buying?

What do they research before they buy?

What has changed causing you to not make as many sales?

Where are you spending money that in not giving you a return on investment anymore?

As this year started, it was clear it was time to review. First it started with clean out the clutter. Remove all unwanted, and not needed features.

in 2016 this process started, removing the radio show from the network was the first step. Dont get this wrong Dave Pratt, and Ed Vanderlee from Star Networks are two people I would recommend you get to know. Dave has created a wonderful tool for anyone to get started with an online Radio Show. But it was something that was holding me back. So it was time to move away.

When removing things that are holding you back, (clutter) in your life you will see so many opportunities play out. Once the space opened for new, the sales people started to call. Another form of clutter, they all just want your money. Key is spend time with a great consultant, get an hour of their time and let them work through whats going on in your head.

On of the reasons that being part of great programs is key, for over 6 years now Craig Duswalt has been one great friend, coach, and mentor in my corner. Just last week the overwhelm of doing one small chore and email to Craig fixed one thing on the mind for over 2 months. Yes I said email, it was all it took, and im sure Craig reading the email it took him all of 60 seconds to spit out an email back and give the solution.

But lets move on to what this post is really about.

This year 2018 it the year we move the Rock Around Your Blog program in a direction that helps a smaller group of people.

BUT

That takes another blog post. This one is just to say you have to know when to make the call to a coach, consultant, or mentor to say Hey, can we talk? Its time to fix the business model…

 

Hope this helps…

See you next time.

Tim

Tim GilletteTim Gillette is an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Creator of Rock Around Your Blog. Helping the solopreneurs, and network marketing professionals stand out like RockStars Online.   To find out more and get our newsletter go sign up a NotTomPetty.com

Shaun White Wins Again

Watching Shaun White fall on his second run last night was so disheartening. If you think back 4 years ago when he fell on his half pipe snowboard runs, finishing 2014 Olympics with 4th place.

But it was not as disheartening as friends whom I have great respect for, starting fights on social media. This year became time to clean out those energy drains. As part of the book I’m writing about how to start with yourself, and fix you. The first section is all about removing those energy drains.

Well if you have friends on social media who will not let anything go, they turn everything they can into a political fight. Sure enough some of them noticed one little thing that happened at the Olympic games with Shaun White winning the Gold on his final run.

I noticed as they posted it on their own walls, and let it go. But when they decided to turn my post of congrats to Shaun on Facebook about the issue that was bothering them well I removed it, and them from friends.

Lets take a look at this, picture you inviting someone over to your house party, and when they arrive they find something wrong with one of your guest, any problem. They choose to start a fight because they feel the world should view everything the same way they do.

How long would that person be welcome in your home? If every time you invited them they did the same thing, would you stop inviting them???

Now if you go to their house and they choose to take the conversation to a point where they share their views, and fight about it with all their guests, is it your problem?

The difference is whose house you are at. Well this online thing, from blogging to social media needs to be thought of the same way. Here in Texas if you don’t want someone to visit your home and they demand their way in you have the right to protect your property.

When helping people reach out to grow their online following by commenting on others blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social sites. The biggest thing not to do is enter someone’s page and leave a comment that points them out to be wrong, or starts a fight. You want to compliment them, and ask questions that would make people want to come to your site to connect.

Had these friends kept the conversation on their own social media wall, it would be fine with me. When they come to a conversation on my posts, and start arguing with people and bringing up topics of debating, fighting on my wall it is the same as coming to my home and starting fights with my guests. Its not cool.

Seeing the social media world that explodes a conversation over a little statement. Starting a political discussion over the way an Olympic athlete smiles, or acts is an energy drain.

Any friend who chooses to use social media as their place to get upset over the fact that Trump wore the wrong color tie to work today is an energy drain.

Want more peace in your life remove the energy drains.

Feel you have to push your political view of something, do it on your own blog, and social pages. Stop fighting and acting like a 3 year old.

Tim GilletteTim Gillette is an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Creator of Rock Around Your Blog. Helping speakers, and coaches use a blog to build their business online. To find out more and get our newsletter go sign up a NotTomPetty.com

dead mans post

Dead Man Posting

how to create a dead mans post Have you ever thought, what happens to my blog when I die?

The discussion broke out about what to do with your blog in case of death. And thought maybe we should think about it…

So here are few things to consider about how to create a Dead Mans Post.

 

First make sure you hosting is paid for in advance. So like it will be up for a month or so even if something happens.

Then write a post that would maybe talk about somethings that are recent, so you will have to keep it updated.

Set this to post a week or so in the future, but always keep on top of it to continue moving it. Once you are gone no one will know to do this, and it will get posted.

Make sure you have something set up like IFTT so it moves posting it on several sites for a few days..

Make sure to word your post like you are speaking in the after life.

Now some things to consider.

  1. I would make mine funny because it is who I am.
  2. If you are an encourager maybe make this a post of love and encouragement to those that are left behind. That special message could really lift up a friend.
  3. Know your audience.
  4. Yes this is a destruct sequence like on Lost where you must enter a code to keep it from going out.

This could be fun, and yet it could be inspiring.

Just a thought, hope it helps someone take a bite out of death.

 

Tim GilletteTim Gillette is an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Creator of Rock Around Your Blog. Helping speakers, and coaches use a blog to build their business online. To find out more and get our newsletter go sign up a NotTomPetty.com 

 

 

About the Change

This is the New website.

 

Over the past 2 years, its been a journey. Life has been a transformation.

As this new site is developed for you over the next few weeks, we want to keep you informed.

Speaking of our site and you… If you have come to this site from an old blog post that no longer exists, would you write and tell us?

Each of our old 800+ blog posts will be rewritten and reformatted as an Archive post once a week. If there’s something from the past you wanted, let us know to get it ready for you sooner.

Some of the new features and posts…

Rants: Those facebook Live videos turned into a blog post, with notes, a youtube video from the day it was recorded live.

Rock Around Your Blog Show from Blab: We have about 30% of the show that were recorded on blab in 2015 and 16, with some formatting, editing, and changes we will make them into blog posts.

Tim Gillette Radio Show: Recordings of the Radio shows, from both Radio Star Networks, Blab, and Blog Talk Radio.

Archive Day: Rebuilt blog posts from the past, with a few updates. In some cases, things you are searching for, and find on our old blog are no longer relevant, lets face it both our worlds change. So we will update, and bring to life some of the old posts one day a week.

Some new…

Tim Gillette Show: Interviews with leaders in business like you. Talking about your success, your story, and some personal story. Also we have a special twist at the end of each show that we have not seen in any other Interview podcast, or Live Streamed show. ( news about it coming soon )

Weekly blog post about Life and Business: Just like the past, finding things in the day to day world. Ill share my story of what I’m going thru to help you go thru what your dealing with.

Not going to say the past was bad, But it was time to make some improvements…

Hope you join us on this journey. Subscribe to get updates emailed straight to you…

Looking forward to connecting with you more.

Tim Gillette

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