TGIF!

Wow isn’t that a marketing term? Besides also being a restaurant with the same name.

It’s kinda appropriate because majority of the workforce in the US look forward to the weekend. Thanks God it’s Friday! To mark the beginning of the weekend. After 40-60 hours of work folks can relax and spend two days doing nothing or having fun with the families. Unfortunately we only get 52 weekends.

Which means we’re limited to about 104 days where we can plan out what we want to do. And guess what some weekends the weather isn’t right to go out and play with the kids. Other weekends we gotta go visit families and events. So now those 104 days get reduces down to an even smaller number.

Life is what we make it!

So what’s your plan for the weekend?

What are we going to do tonight Pinky?

If you haven’t heard of that phrase or watched a few episodes of the famous warner brothers tv show ‘Pinky and the Brain’ you’re totally missing out.

What’s really interesting about the show that stands out to me now more than ever is their relentless pursuit to take over the world.

In each episode Brain and Pinky two lab rats devise a plan that’ll help Brain run the world, their constant failures but then going at it again reminds me how many times we as humans need to persist and keep moving forward.

So today’s plan is to get back on the track to edit the backlogged episodes and keep moving forward.

I also learned a lot of new tips today that I didn’t k it in the beginning. And I think I can help others achieve their goals in building their personal brand as well as establish their authority.

What did you do today?

The power of reminders

It’s been overt 10 days since the last blogpost and that goes to show that if you’re not thinking about something constantly it’s not going to become a habit overnight.

First of all it is not healthy to be thinking about the same thing over and over that’s why we have reminders and habits.

Secondly, habits form after you consistently do something for 60+ days and adding too many things at once to that habit will also deter you from forming that habit.

A study revealed why most people are not able to keep their New Years resolutions and that is because we add too many thing too many resolutions on ourselves to accomplish.

Take exercising for example, let’s say you work out twice a month and you resolve to do it twice a week, that resolution is already flawed from the get go, because you might be able to stick with it for say 1-2 months, but it’s going to be super hard. Because you’ve added 600% more exercises to your month than you initially managed.

The ideal way to get to 2/week exercise would be to start with 1/week and continue that for 3 months, then introduce 2/week and keep that up for 3 months and gradually get good at keeping up.

So yes reminders are necessary, it can be a person reminding you to do your thing or an app. I remembered that I hadn’t written in 10 days so I thought to myself that I can simply set a reminder on my phone which is with me all waking hours of the day.

So now the reminders app will remind me everyday in the morning to write a blogpost. Hopefully this can help me form this essential habit.

When I restarted blogging I simply depending on my brain to remind me and we can’t do that all the time.

Off loading a simple task such as reminders to an app keeps your mind clear and focus on working more efficiently.

Yea it’s not a massive revelation but it’s good to come to some conclusions without jumping on a mat.

The struggle!

Yup the struggle is real.

Here’s the problem right, if you’re constantly consuming anything it’s hard to create. You can’t be eating and cooking at the same time, I mean you technically can but that’s not exactly the same as enjoying a meal.

My metaphor on that one fell flat on the face 😂

I missed a lot of days not writing when I promised that I’d continue to write. Do I have excuses? Was I creating content? Yes!

I’ve been writing my book chapter on mobile video production. It’s been a learning experience not just writing but also making sure the information is accurate.

Then yesterday I recorded a few videos to connect the chapter and the information. So I can help my friends make better videos just by using their iPhones.

So far so good.

What’re your plans for March?

How to be consistent

It’s so hard to be consistent, but I’m getting a hang of it, atleast I like to think so.

I think the idea is to take the time away from your day and decide to be consistent in doing the one thing that is boring and relentlessly write and get the word down on the paper.

The difference between 200 crappy words than 500 -3000 golden words is that it is super hard to do consistently.

The idea behind bringing consistent content every day is to make sure that you keep doing this and writing daily.

Thank you for your time.

This inspiration comes from Seth Godin, as he’s been writing blogs since 2002 writing at least 1 blog a day. He’s calculated over 7000+ posts!

Not to discount the 18 books he’s written.

Leave a comment below if this helped you at all.

Putting together a plan

Everyone needs a plan, either this plan is hashed out on the way to the result or you need to sit down and think through the plans you have in mind.

I’ve had the honor to connect with hundreds of professionals in the last year, I’ve learned a lot from their stories and success as well as their failures.

Constantly improving my flow as well as the automation to ease up the things that require repetitive tasks.

So my plan is simple. Get it done, market and show value through marketing and sharing stories of what I gained from the experience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a comment below on how you devise your plan before execution.

Power of connections

Are you connecting with new people every day? Connecting with people on a daily basis, learning their story, learning their journey, it’s all part of being human beings.

The power of connection exponentially increases as you connect with more people daily.

Today I had the pleasure to speak with my team mate from Team Velocipede, Saad Reza and we talked about cycling, health, and keto as well as podcasting.

I also had the opportunity to meet up with my good friend and podcaster Erol Ertumen and host of LinkedIn MasterEEE group on Facebook.

As well as an upcoming podcaster and photographer Vadym Guliuk.

We got to talk about podcasting, marketing and understanding what our audience needs.

I also got to chat with Rod Ferrier and we talked about some really cool things that we can do to help others with education around video production.

So go out there and connect with people sharing your ideas and your goals and you never know who will be available to send you in the path to achieve your goals what do you think leave a comment below.

Children are the Future

Today I discovered very disturbing news through my cousins. He pointed me to a tweet by Danya Williams that mentioned:

SHARE please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and KIDS YOUTUBE. There is a thing called “Momo” that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is sleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.

Danya Williams

This is absolutely disturbing and supremely disgusting. I intentionally did not embed the tweet here as the image grab from the tweet is something I can never get out of my head.

So we started chatting in the group and my cousin mentioned how there’s a huge problem on YouTube and in an article published on Wired UK talks about how a network of pedophiles is hiding in plain sight on YouTube and YouTube/Google is doing nothing to censor this information.

One of my cousins mentioned, “Sometimes I want to move to an island and hunt and gather.” I responded well you can still do that, but we all can’t live on an island, disconnected from each other.

Human beings are social animals, because we love to connect and enjoy each others conversations, some more than others.

But as parents, we need to make a stance and simply control the content and media our children are exposed to. Limit time to 30 minutes max to a select few items that you’ve already monitored and vetted. We also need to spend more time with our children as that is all they’re looking for.

Then he mentioned that he does want to get rid of his Television. To which I claimed well that’s quite honorable but we still have our phones which access those same media. Handing the phones to kids is a bad habit that we all do, simply to have some time to ourselves and we’re all to blame for it.

The biggest reason behind it (handing the iPhones or iPads over to our kids) is because that’s super easy to do.

The one thing that is constant in our lives is the 9-5 mentality. And when we’re home after 5/6/7pm we just want to do nothing because we’re so tired from the usage of our minds.

We simply then put things off for the weekend, and when the weekend comes we’re either driving to someone’s house or going out for groceries or other errands.

We grow up learning about how life is meant to be devised into separate sections. Between work and life and everything else.

I think the television needs a separate room to itself with lock and key.. and not be in the family room, this way we can control when it is being consumed.

Regardless we need to spend more time with our kids and teach them good moral lessons by being those examples.

What do you think should be done? Would love some comments below.

Keep on, Keepin’ on

The one thing we gotta remember is that the more you do the same thing, the better you’ll get at it. And the more you have consistency behind it you’ll certainly build that as a habit.

Key is to do the new habit that you’re trying to build accompanied with something that you already do, makes it easier to associate and build up that new hobby.

So I’m still struggling, but I’ve got to keep on trucking and build that this new habit and muscle out.

Commitments are hard

Commitments are hard

When i made a commitment to write yesterday, I was certain that it was going to be easy. But that’s what we do when we don’t estimate all the other variables that we interact in life.

Today we have to take our daughter to be seen by the family allergist and his office is almost 2 hours away and sometimes it has taken us 3 hours just one way.

So when something like this comes about we have to let go of the daily routine and just go with the flow.

Hopefully I can get some marketing materials videos created on this trip as I’m opting to not drive.

Being a passenger has its pros 🙂

Till tomorrow!