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

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

Bitcoin, Gurus, and Podcasts

What is with all the new tech coming out?

While everyones talking tech this week my tech stocks are taking a dive.. Whats up with that?

Recently a conversation with my good friend David we talked about how much I rant lately. Are you learning from these rants?  Do you have a place to rant? Imagine a world where everyone could rant. Picture yourself in a world of sharing your struggles and joys, oh thats called a blog…

So last week I did a quick  video about the world of Bitcoin, (watch the video here) I was not putting down bitcoin. The message and rant was about how so many people jump on the wagon when its the hot topic. Currently  I have many friends who have been investing in crypto currencies this year. Many are very profitable from it. But like any bubble, bust, or latest greatest hot topics. So many people have jumped on the wagon of “experts”.

So if you want to be successful, or learn about something you do the research. You find out who the people are who know what they are talking about and who to avoid. The last few years with experiences on Blab allowed me to meet many people who have great intentions, but NO depth anything they do. They are like dust in the wind.

So who should we check out in this space?

So with the crypto currency topics going about, here is some places you can learn from that might help. These 3 people are people whom I trust for advice:

First as mentioned on the video Joel Comm. (Bad Crypto Podcast) He runs a podcast talking about it, and as Joel always has he is someone who is on the cutting edge with things. Always a person to listen to when you look into anything new online, Joel will walk past some of those landmines and help you down a success path.

 

 

 

Second would be Ani Alexander who runs the podcast Crypto talks, Ani works in the field as part of her job, she is not just a guru who is talking about it to get you to invest in it. In the few years Ive known Ani, she does tons of research about anything she does. She has been great over the years helping authors build an awesome brand for themselves. Now Ani is part of BABB ( Bank Account Based Blockchain) working as the head of marketing. Using her marketing expertise to help investors on this exciting place.

 

 

Third is what I want to call the Godfather of Podcasting. A personal friends who started studying the field and using his podcasting skills to ask the questions you would ask, from the people who know. Gary Leland is a friend who lives in Dallas, and last night we got to chatting about what he is learning and how, he is working with another highly respected person in the Dallas area in the WordPress field Tony Cecala. They have a podcast known as Crypto Cousins. ( their podcast artwork is featured in todays photo).

 

 

My experience

This morning I decided to take a dip in the water, now Im not recommending you put all your savings or invest large amounts of money you could not afford to lose. Do you research on any investment you make. But I decided to set up a Coinbase account as they are recommending it, and invested $100 in bitcoin this morning. Gary gave me an referral link where he made $10 for referring me. If you wish to try this investment out, when you invest $100 both you and I get $10. If you wish to try click this link below and set up your account.

Coinbase Account 

Please check this out and do your research. We are currently checking out some other investment apps at our home, and will keep you updated on our success. With tech changing all the time, it pays to investigate. Find the right people to learn from. Dont just take someones word. I hope you check out the three podcasts above if you wish to learn more..

Stay tuned as we learn more. Make sure you subscribe to our updates.

 

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 

Change is hard. But im willing.. Are you??

As we enter this last month of the year 2017 its time to change. Do you feel you need to change?

I feel I do.

Image the world you wanted to find when you were young.

Picture your future, if you keep on the path you are going on. Where does it lead?

The older I’ve gotten the more I realize how lazy I’ve become…

Hopefully you are not as lazy as me.

So as we have been getting our websites and blog ready for change, its not the website that needs a change. Life needs a change also.

How about you??? Do you feel you need to change?

Walking through our local grocery store today, I realize how as a small business person with a system for everything, its easy to get what I’m looking for. You know the point, you stop looking to other small business people to get the products or services you need. You head to your grocery store, or online store now to get things the simple way. Or you pick up the most marketed product (the jingle sticks in your head)

Its time for change, when you hate cold sales pitches, and like the warm relationships that lead to the sales you want.

So tell me about your business….

Today I reached out to the first of people I know who have a product line that I could use, instead of a major brand. I could support a small business person instead of some major corporation.  BUT they must meet with me to let me know they care about me, and not just my money.

When we choose an insurance agent a few years ago it was someone who had a relationship with me. Someone who spent time getting to know me. Someone who did business with me in my last business. So my friend Jeff became our insurance agent, he was willing to sit down and talk over my needs, not just have me talk to his assistant.

So today I sent a message to another friend Kristi, lets see if she is willing to do the same as my insurance agent….

Better yet….

I’m changing the way of finding customers in my business, its time to have some personal meetings to talk over the needs of my future clients. As a consultant, and coach its time to have some one on one meetings again to see if what they need is what I’m offering.

So its time to meet new people, make friendships, and do business with friends again.

So tell me about you???

Lets get to know each other…

Really tell me….

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