Most of the future plans for the Steve Scott Site revolve around actions: driving traffic, escaping from the rat race as well as a few other ideas I have on things to do. To balance some of that action I wanted to link to some articles today that are all about the inside. They all have to do with getting your head straight. A little review of a few ideas to prepare you for action.
Before I get started on this Sundays round of Steve’s Selections, I want to do one blatant promotion. But it could put money in your pocket. Dinero. Greenbacks. Dough. Moolah. Cabbage. Bread. A Fitty!
Anyhow… I am running a contest to decide the title for my next product. I want you all to help me name the product. Winner gets a 50$ gift certificate. There… promotion endeth.
Psychology of Blogging
A big part of blogging is about getting your head straight. You can pump out a good deal of posts without it, but the right mindset is important for long term success. Ben discusses the psychology of blogging.
Thu also discusses oncoming actions and the ways that it is possible to be afraid of making actions and changes. Check out what she has to say about Overcoming Fear.
I am not a huge science fiction guy. My Father and brother are -big time- though. I did read Dune once though. The Vizier talks to us a little about that book. In the story there is a group called the Bene Gesserit. They are an all female, quasi-religious group that train their minds to the point where they have what almost seem to be superhuman powers. The Vizier discusses a litany that is mentioned in the book as a way to overcome fear. You do not need to know –or care- anything about science fiction to appreciate the concepts of this litany.
Most people would like to be creative. At least I know I do. Dia gives us a great list of characteristics creative people have. Some of these you are born with –to a degree- but all of them can be at least nurtured and improved.
Karen’s post comes dangerously close to being actual action and therefore not making the list. It is a topic I feel passionate about and I think is really important to getting the most out of creativity. She talks to us about the importance of an idea book.
Quotes are always inspiring. They can take a concept you understand and really put it into perspective. Mr. Self Development gives us an awesome list of 25 great quotes. They are all sure to inspire you.
Failure can be inevitable. There is nothing wrong with trying and failing. It is a great way to learn. Bu if you attempt things with a completely back asswards attitude you are SURE to fail. There is no shortcut. If you fall into these categories Steven gives us you are almost assured of failure. If you try to avoid these six negative attitudes you have a decent shot at success. Pretty simple really.
Like I mentioned, though, if you are giving it your all failure is not always a bad thing. It can give people the best chance to learn and grow. Here is an article written by a really cool guy about learning from mistakes.
Focus is important. Concentration can give you focus. In this day and age it is easy to get distracted. Every single piece of technology seems to be about multitasking and spreading your concentration thinner and thinner. Sean gives us a few ways to fight against this and improve concentration.
Let me just give a quote to explain the idea of behavioral congruency. The Concept is to “find the people who have achieved the exact level of success you wish to achieve, and you model your business after their own. You research and begin to understand their methods, thinking, attitude, actions and the reasons behind their decisions.”
It is my belief that this can be powerful, as long as you only use it as a guidepost. You still need to have your own ideas and originality. Agree or disagree, Alex has a very interesting and well written article about behavioral congruency that is certainly worth checking out.
That is it for this Sunday’s Selections. I do have some work for you this week. There have been a couple of good ideas for my next product title. As I mentioned before I would like you all to help me name my next product. See even on Sunday’s there can be some work for you all!Take Action. Get Results.