Four years ago I decided that I want to write more, travel more, and speak more. Since then I've released nine books. Last year was an amazing travel year for me. This year will be about the same. And I have about 30 speaking gigs a year.
When I started, I didn't have a plan. I really still don't have a detailed plan. I'm just finding more and more ways to do the things I want. Once my intention is set, I accept or decline activities partly based on how they affect my goals.
Part of the "speaking" has also involved increased activity posting webinars, online classes, and YouTube videos. Did you know I posted more than 80 Videos in the last two years?
I didn't either, until I counted them.
Now What?As you know, I am constantly changing things around here. I enjoy trying new things and trying to find the holes no one else is filling. 2015 is no different. Here are some of the changes you'll see:
This week - after two great years - we are closing down the Odd Tuesdays Podcast. OT was the brain child of Monica Caraway, our long-time Marketing Manager. She did a great job. And we also had great contributions from our "Oddballs" - Amy Babinchak, Rayanne Buchianico, Bob Nitrio, and Manuel Palachuk.
Globalization of SMB webinar series. I honestly believe that series is ahead of it's time. We had about a hundred regular followers, but no real engagement. We might resurrect this when the world catches up. :-)
I quietly started making some new videos this week. I've created a new playlist on my YouTube Channel. That's where you can find the new videos on SOPs. Please subscribe to my channel - www.youtube.com/smallbizthoughts - and share any videos you like. My goal is to add a new video each week.
As long as I'm set up for it, I'll probably add more non-SOP videos as well. But keep an eye out the SOP features. Your topic recommendations are welcome!
SMB Community Podcast. This is where numbers matter. We have about 100 people interested in the Globalization of SMB, but we have over 3,000 people tuned into the SMB Community Podcast.
So add that to your RSS reader or iTunes. You can find all the old shows there as well. And the "search" feature is pretty good for focusing on specific topics.
Just yesterday we posted a new program on hiring within the SMB IT space. Guests are Todd Billiar and Josh Peterson. Did you know the unemployment rate is about 1-2% for technology consultants today? Tune in and find out how that affects your business:
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The bottom line: I'm going to write more, podcast more, video more. We'll see where that takes us.
And we have more changes to announce. Please make sure you're subscribed to my newsletter so you don't miss a thing.
Thank you for all your support!