Most people will say it is 0.01 which is the decimal of 1%, but 1% can be far greater than that if the whole is a really large number. When we think 1% of the most influential people, we might think a select few such as only 100 or even 1,000 people at most. LinkedIn recently sent out emails to its members congratulating them for their service. Anyone in the Top 15% of LinkedIn got the email. Emails were also addressed to the Top 10%, Top 5%, and Top 1%. Since the title of this post concerns 1%, that is the area at which I am going to examine today. To be in the Top 1% of LinkedIn’s most viewed page is an honor, and many people would only think that a couple of thousand people at most would have gotten the email since 1% isn’t that much. If only a couple of thousand of people got it (not tens of thousands), then the email would have been more special. But now we have to dig deeper to what 1% truly means from a LinkedIn standpoint. In the email, it is clear that LinkedIn has over 200 million members total which means the Top 1% is really over 2 million people. I think being on the list of the Top 100 or Top 1000 people would have been better than being on the list of the Top 2 million. We must question what 1% truly is because it can add up to something greater than we could have ever imagined.
If you don’t write a blog post for an entire day, your blog will lose traffic, and your loyal subscribers will be disappointed if they don’t get that daily post they’ve been waiting for. I have a Global Test tomorrow that covers a lot of material, but that doesn’t stop me from writing a blog post. If you are really taking your business seriously, you need to stop coming up with excuses and start doing the work. I congratulate anyone who does not come up with excuses and puts in the work and effort because that’s how you become successful online.
Rushing a blog post results in no double checking to see if you did a good job or not. I do not like having to do something at the last minute because all of the pressure is on me, and any mistakes I make will automatically be noticed. Any Grammar issue found in a blog post will be clearly visible, and all of the viewers will focus on that Grammar issue instead of the actual meaning of the blog post. Don’t rush blog posts because it could decrease the quality of your blog.
Be inspired and make it happen. We don’t get what we want without putting in a lot of effort.
We can always see ourselves becoming millionaires, the best athlete, or anything else we strive to become. Sometimes, we think about our future too much. Thinking 10 years into the future is good if you see yourself in a really good position, but you don’t get into that really good position without putting in a lot of work. No one becomes the top athlete without a lot of practice and struggles.
I see myself eventually making over 1k a month online, but I cannot get there just by thinking of it. I have to put in a lot of work because success only comes to you once you go to it. We must think about our future success, but we must do what we can right now to get there.
I am happy to say that my 81st post will add up to a total of over 10,000 words on my blog (all of my posts combined). Milestones such as this cannot be over looked. Every so often, it is necessary to take a small break from your business and look at what you have accomplished. The main goal for your business is to be better than you left off. My Squidoo earnings get larger and larger. I do take some breaks from Squidoo to take a look at what I have accomplished, I also find ways that I can make myself even better. That means getting more sales on some of my other Squidoo lenses and promoting them even more. I will not stop at 10,000 words, but instead I will keep on going to 20,000 words and so on which will eventually get me to over 100,000 words on this blog. All of my blogs and Squidoo lenses combined most likely have over 100,000 words, and I am happy to continue writing to everyone.
Just a year ago, I wouldn’t be happy if my teacher assigned me a 250 word essay. Now I am writing thousands of words online which will soon reach millions of words. I would have never thought a year later I would be writing over 250 words every single night. The work was definitely hard, but when I got the results (such as nice comments, sales, etc.), I found a new appreciation for writing. I have been doing it ever since whenever I am creating a new Squidoo lens, updating an old one, creating a blog post (and then publishing it), making a bio, or tweeting out messages.
When I look at a leader, I like it when the leader does what he believes. In this blog post, I took a break from my business and saw what I have accomplished so far. Now that I can see what I have accomplished, I can look to go even farther and take my business to the next level. Is it necessary to look back at your milestones? Yes it is! A business that does not look back at its past success will feel as if it accomplished nothing even if that same business has had a positive impact on many people’s lives.
I look at my 10,000 word milestone and say, “It’s good, I’m happy, and I’m going to do even bigger things!”