I’ve joined two different blogging challenges. I’m not sure why I would do that to myself, but I don’t want to go back on my word. (I’ve done that enough times in my life.)
Jeff Goins has a great blog post about developing a blog. He gets down to the basics of what a blog requires, and it’s great stuff. If you’d like to read his advice, go here. I don’t mind at all. In fact, I’ll wait right here if you want to go read it.
I have thought about the items he mentioned, so it was pleasant to see an expert saying similar things, and it made the first exercise easier.
I’m sharing this because it is good for me to do it, and I hope that it will also help you understand me a little better as a human.
I’ve recently written about why you should be creating content, and I am taking my advice. It’s a great way to interact with people and get your ideas “out there” so that you can make an impact on others. You do want to make an impact, and the more you impact others, the better things will be for you (generally speaking).
I have a lot of reasons to write a blog. I won’t bore you with all the details, but I will share some things that might urge you to get started if you have been kicking around the idea.
I want to impact. My goal is to help people in various ways, and to create a living doing it. Of course money is part of the equation, but that’s not the most important thing here. I’ve spend many years of my life in ministry, and I have opportunity now to reach out to people outside of the religious world and still offer service and help. I want to see people’s lives improve and to be satisfied knowing that I helped!
Ultimately, when I am gone and buried, I want some people to remember me for good.
But for now, I think I would just settle for making a big splash in the world–as much of one as I can muster. And I believe I can do that by helping others do what I am trying to do.
I Want To Help You
So my goal is to help people–to help YOU learn to develop a “tribe” so that you can make an impact on them for good.
I believe that some business men and women want to become “great” by becoming rich and powerful. That’s not necessarily my definition of “great”.
There’s nothing wrong with riches, but you don’t really want riches. You want to be worth something, and money does not give worth (though we easily fool ourselves into believing it does.)
I want to be worth something too. Do you see the situation forming here? I believe that to have the best chance of being valuable I need to help YOU become more valuable. You succeed when I succeed. Or close to that. You personally may not succeed, but if I want to be worthwhile, I want to find people who will pursue it with the same passion as I do.
Don’t get me wrong. I do not have an issue with self-worth. I know my value is not determined by my own hands. But I also know that I can add value and be greater than I am now. And so can you.
What do you think? Respond below and tell me what YOU want to do with your life!