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You’ve heard of unrequited love, right?

Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl doesn’t know boy exists. Girl starts dating jock who gave boy an atomic wedgie in between classes. Boy weeps bitter tears of defeat and questions his life choices.

Ah, memories.

Well, I believe one of the most painful relational sticking points in the digital era is unrequited social media love.

You tweet. You post. You share. You upload. And nothing happens. No one’s clicking. No one’s visiting. No one’s responding. Bubkus.

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Pat Flynn got his start after getting laid off his first gig out of college. Not exactly the splash he was hoping to make!

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One of the things that surprised me most about Pat Flynn was hearing how he got his start. He didn’t set out to start one of the top online business blogs on the planet. It was largely an accident.

I use that word lightly. If you spend more than five minutes with Pat or listen to his podcast, Smart Passive Income, you know very quickly he’s categorically intentional. No doubt it’s his intentionality that’s carried him up the business podcast chart on iTunes, contributed to the massive success of his blog, and allowed him to create a lifestyle he controls (rather than the other way around).

In this episode, I ask Pat what his daily routine looks like, what he’s most excited about next, and Pat gives an unexpected answer when I ask him what surprises him most about his success.

If you want to build a better online business, or just want to be a snappier online communicator, this episode of #THINKDIGITAL is a keeper! Continue Reading…

Doubling Down

Content is the new currency, and I’m about to double-down.

In the new opt-in economy, everyone must think like a publisher. It doesn’t matter what industry you serve or what sector you work in, organizations who develop rich, informative, helpful online digital content will succeed. Those who don’t, won’t.

You can’t win if you don’t play.

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner calls content the “fuel” for your online presence. He’s right, too.

Gary Vaynerchuk hired a full-time person to follow him around all day and—yep, you guessed it—create content for his brand.

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