I never really shared much about my opinion on other topics and after awhile, digital marketing felt like chasing a bull.
My sons first trip to the zoo offers a great way to find new things to talk about, exciting pictures to add to my journey, and of course, pictures relating to the text is key.
It would take me days, hours, never minutes, and never truly feel creative if it’s repetitive blogging.
Does it take days? Hours? Minutes? How creative are you if you’re not blogging about more than one topic?
Taking forever to release content?
Maybe you need to make content that isn’t so complicated?
Have you tried writing about something more exciting or interesting?
The data does not lie – it just takes a long time to make sense of what to do with the data. And boy let me tell you, if you have an idea right now, and started blogging about it, by the end of the year you could very easily be generating multiple sources of revenue.
Also, one looming fact…
My friends and family ain’t gonna read nothing about some technical shit, but share a picture of my baby or an animal, well now you’re blogging. Play to the market baby!
And if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to read more than a little bit of the post, then let me at least explain one more thing before you bounce. Don’t mess with the bull unless you want the horns.
What I mean by that… If you build the pipeline of traffic, people will keep coming and expecting you to be at the end, and if you’re not willing to support the business, it will crumble.
Blogging about blogging, traveling, or nothing is much easier from an output perspective.
There’s an interesting amount of anxiety and stress that comes with blogging about one topic.
So, don’t start that way. Also, just start, you should blog about trying to start. Fight against the fear of the unknown is another piece of this but because I know it, and I wish I started earlier because it’s bloody easy.
Hopefully, you’re picking up what I’m trying to put down, blogging is easy.
Blogging is easy, so stop waiting for someone to give you a winning lottery ticket.
Seriously, waiting is the worst possible mistake you can make if you have the desire to get ahead.
There was a pressure to building my own business and the pressure was because of all the unknowns and fact content online that never teaches you the true path to monetizing your time.
Almost like releasing a song I produced. Then sending it to someone via email.
Hoping they actually open the email, let alone listen to 100% of the song.
A pressure from a digital perspective with very few logical steps to take, a mindful of information, and a bunch of digital marketing non-sense from “thought leaders,” who don’t really know what’s happening.
Early on building my first few blogs…
My day-to-day grind before Tyler Garrett dot com, it felt like a gradient of decisions, and nothing really stuck out.
Plus, trying to isolate on a single topic is not very exciting because our lives aren’t 100% focused on one topic.
We are not gradient decision makers, we are dynamic decision makers, and tend to lean more towards success.
Basically – Single topic blogging disables the ability to really share much beyond that single topic. Especially if it’s your business.
And from a digital marketing perspective, it’s boring building thousands of links that say “something service.”
But Tyler, I have a Face of a Troll.
We can’t all look like a 10 out of 10 and take pictures of our perfect faces, or butts, for money on Instagram, and maybe Instagram isn’t your cup of tea. So, have you considered blogging? It’s cool, Instagram is full of fake account bots and you only get 1 website link.
I believe enjoying blogging again is key to my sanity.
I used to walk and blog. Voice to text about technology. I believe enjoying blogging is key to giving yourself an outlet to talk to someone.
Without whiteboarding your ideas on paper, how do you progress your ideas, and how do you move from where you are today?
Do you want to be more successful with people you interact with? Let me tell you about a little buddy of mine called expectation setting. Also, I have pictures of our cute dog Charlie and a story about how he likes to poop inside.
After nearly a decade of learning expectation setting. I’ve only been teaching other consultants, customers, and friends for the last few years… but never wrote about it until I took a walk with my home wrecker dog, the inside pooper.
Expectation setting is free and an extremely powerful tool often not considered when working with other people.
What do cute dogs and expectation setting have to do with each other?
Setting your expectations on my blog.
My goal with this blog is too quickly explain four easy to remember concepts. Setting expectations can be simple.
On this blog, you will learn 4 helpful tips with setting expectations.
You made it this far, you’re interested in improving yourself, just like me. You have a knack for picking up new things and learning is important to you.
Am I wrong?
Working with humans is essential to success.
Setting peoples expectations or knowing when to adapt to their expectations is critical.
Both are equally significant.
Become a social engineering hacker.
You need to be a social engineering hacker. Learning these simple tips below will get your mind thinking about new ideas.
I am not telling you to go bowling with everyone to become there friend.
What I’m saying is, you need to be able to social engineer your way through life, and you can’t do that without reading what others have done successfully.
#1 storytelling sets expectations
It is natural for people to tell stories. When you are nervous, convincing someone, explaining your side of a situation, and millions of other reasons.
Building a relationship with your audience is very helpful if you want humans to trust you.
I’m walking my dog Charlie right now because I do not want Charlie to poop inside of the house. When Charlie poops in the house my wife gets upset.
Charlie has set an expectation the family needs to follow. Otherwise, through cause and effect, we have a negative impact at home.
If expectation setting needed a mascot, here’s Charlie. Charlie wants to poop inside.
We have some conditional logic to follow in order to keep the home life suitable.
If we don’t take Charlie on walks, we have to clean up poop in the house. When I take Charlie for a walk, I am still picking up poop, but my wife is happy.
Charlie poops where ever Charlie wants to poop. Lighting makes a big difference.
Saying the phrase, picking between two evils, is easy to say but without a good poop story… Sometimes your audience may not necessarily be engaged in your communication.
Engaging humans will help you in life. Talking with no purpose and losing your audience is not a good use of your time.
Building a relationship with someone on the fly is not easy. Telling somebody a poop story they can relate to makes;
building a relationship
having successful communication
or closing a big deal…
It’s not your fault, we as humans are not used to quickly trusting other people because we have past experiences that are not always positive.
I stepped on dog poop. This was not a very positive experience. I don’t trust Charlie.
#2 ask your audience what they expect.
Out of thousands of people that have relied on me to help them, not one of them would have been upset if I asked them what they expected of our time together.
Maximizing time with other people becomes more and more important as you get older. When you start building a family, working with executives, or dealing with your dog’s poop.
Here’s the flip side of that thought process.
Having a clear understanding of what others expect out of you professionally is invaluable.
The better you get at your job the more people can expect out of your capabilities. But even at your peak professionally, you need to be able to set clear and understandable expectations for everyone.
#3 have expectation goals to set
If you need to set expectations with a human, keep it simple. Chances are most people are not as intelligent as you are, and most people are intimidated by intelligence.
Have a goal before going into your meeting, don’t treat it like a high school project.
Before I founded dev3lop, I built another company with a group of people. One of the guys in the consultancy decided to take on a meeting with a customer, without fully preparing for his presentation.
If you treat a professional engagement with another person like a high school project, you will not be very successful. Always be prepared 24 hours before your meeting.
I literally had to tell the guy, “This is not high school, this is a multi-million dollar business asking guidance with a $200k decision, and your working on the presentation 30 mins before the meeting?”
If the presentation isn’t done before the meeting, chances are you’re not considering what others expect out of your work.
Pro tip: Focus on the how what, and why. Complete work 24hrs before the deadline. Strive to find easy ways to set an expectation and also what to expect next.
#4 next steps – what to expect in the future.
When you are meeting someone for the first time, consider what is important for the future. If you want them to maintain a relationship with you, verbalize your next steps as a team.
“Let’s take a walk tonight Charlie. I want to pick up your poop outside.”
I’ve failed more than succeeded, which makes success easier to find.
Hello readers, yay a blog post. A new post on a new domain.
Welcome to TylerGarrett.com and thanks for reading my first new post on a new domain. TylerGarrett.com is a free resource and a personal blog founded by Tyler.
A new post usually consists of a little context about what you want your blog to be about.
I believe a few topics will suffice.
Technology Demos and walkthroughs.
Growth Hacks and safe SEO tips.
Photography and free stock images.
Music, Mixes, Remixes, etc.
Using data and data visualization to discuss topics.
New posts and new domains moving forward…
My new posts will be about tech, photos, music, growth hacks, and data related to these topics.
My family saying hello from a bluebonnet field in Texas.
Guest blogs will be a place where I will beg some genius to say a few words on a topic or two.
An interview will be a similar case. I’m going to bug people I meet while traveling to answer a few questions on the fly or hopefully people will use the website to sign up for interviews and I will stop bugging strangers.
What’s your next new post going to be? [Nerd Alert]
I’ve been quietly journaling offline for the past few months, mostly technology related, as I’m learning Alteryx’s platform, and boy I’m excited about the future posts too.
Just last week I learned how to use APIs without programming and it wasn’t complex.
So hopefully I will be writing about API usage, a user-friendly guide to using APIs, and sharing the data I’m able to grab.
Next post ideas, I need an idea!
Getting idea’s for posts can come in a lot of fashions, like writing about a hotel you stayed in, taking photos, and giving it a rating.
Another idea is using an automated system to give you ideas.