Blogging Concentrated Event in Nashville, TN

Nashville BloggersBlogging Concentrated is coming to Nashville. I'll be there! :D Will you?

This is a one-day event for local bloggers in or near Nashville, TN. No travel required! If you're in the area, and would like to take your blog to the next level, this is a must-attend event!

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This high paced day, filled with inspiration and information, is geared to advanced level bloggers who know there are things they could be doing better, faster, cheaper, and smarter.

Learned Optimism: How To Be Optimistic

learned optimism March is "Optimism Month" so this is a great time to explore your state of mind, change your frame of mind, and discuss the topic of learned optimism - which is the proactive choice of consciously challenging your negative self talk.

There are many things in life we cannot change or control, but fortunately we DO have complete control over our own thoughts and our state of mind.

It may not always feel like it of course, which is why "learned optimism" is a great topic. It's not as simple as just being optimistic. You have to learn how to BE optimistic, meaning... consciously choosing to change your frame of mind.

6 Minutes: Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Dr Seuss Book Oh The Places You'll GoDr. Seuss books bring back so many good memories for me, particularly of my son as we read the entire series together. :D

It happens to be Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, and so this morning I sat down and watched a video of the "Oh The Places You'll Go" book - which really hit me in a whole new way today...

Follow along with me, because this will be six minutes well spent. ;-)

March 1st is Read Across America Day. It's also "Optimism Month" and World Book Day is also celebrated in March. Why not kick off the month with a FUN classic?!

Need To Buy A Web Cam & Video Lighting?

Continuous Video LightingI decided to buy a web cam and a video lighting set this week.

And in a bit of a rush, I might add. (Thanks Amazon!!) Why? I have something cool coming up... :D

First, I'll tell you about the video lighting I chose, shown there in the image. I ordered the ePhoto 3200 Watt Digital Photography Photo Video Continuous Light Kit after seeing it set up in Atlanta.

Credit goes to Monique Johnson of Both Sides of the Camera for the lighting setup recommendation. (Thank you!) ;-)

This continuous light set is actually a really good deal on Amazon right now. It's not top of the line pro quality, but rather ideal (and priced just right) for video bloggers, or shooting photos & video for the web. Lighting makes ALL the difference, no matter what kind of camera you're using - even if you're shooting with your smart phone.

What is Success? My (Short) Response, and: How Would YOU Define Success?

Albert Einstein Success QuoteTo celebrate my 17th year in business, I've been answering questions from regular readers about my experience and success over the years...

Clint asked: "What is your idea of success, is it just money or is it much more at this point now that you have the money?"

Another great question... "What IS Success?" Clint is specifically asking me, "How Would YOU Define Success?" I have a short answer for you on that, and I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic as well!

What Motivates You? Self Motivation Is…

Self MotivationFebruary 2014 marks my 17th year in business, and I've had a lot of great questions about my history in business and my experiences along the way.

Including this one:

"What motivates you to do the things you do to become successful?"

That seems like a simple question that deserves a simple answer. Self Motivation isn't exactly a simple topic though, as you've likely discovered by now. I'll give you MY answer to that question, along with the things I do to STAY motivated - or to continue achieving goals even when I don't feel particularly motivated...

FREE: Social Media Profit System For 2014

Free Facebook TrainingOn Monday, Mari Smith hosted another of her (well known to be totally awesome!) free webinars. You don't want to miss out on this one. ;-)

Social Profit System 2014: How To Create A Proven Facebook & Social Media Marketing Strategy

Click that link to register and get the instant replay!

Mari covers advanced Facebook Marketing Strategies - plus an effective 2014 Social Profit System.

She also covered the #1 social media challenge: TIME.

This is definitely a must-watch training session. It's free! -and you're bound to learn something you can put to use immediately.