All week I’ve been asking my clients to share what they are most proud of from last year. As I sat down to map out topics for upcoming weeks, it occurred to me that it was about this time last year that I committed to writing blog articles regularly. Were all of the articles note-worthy? Absolutely not! Blogging, like every other skill in your business is one that gets better with practice.
What could you start creating right now that you can look back on with pride? This time last year, I could not have shared a “Top 5” with you because they simply didn’t exist!
You vote for an article when you share it on social media or leave a comment. I am always grateful and encouraged to keep writing when you do! I remember what it felt like when I realized that all the social share counts were lost due to an “upgrade” to my site part way through the year. I turned ashen grey and had to step away from the computer!
Fortunately, I had a report and the share counts after the mis-hap. With no further introduction, here are the top five blog articles of 2016 as voted by you:
5 Five-Star Blog Articles of 2016
Believe it or not, most entrepreneurs I speak with do not have a well developed strategy for their business. It’s perplexing because to win at any game – including business – being able to execute a solid strategy is a must.
The best way for you to move forward when you realize you’ve been stuck is to make the decision to change, feel good about it and follow through with action. In this article, I take you through five steps to help you get moving forward when you feel like you are stuck.
In this article about how your desire to be perfect can stifle creativity, I share a story about how one of my mentors encouraged me to let something be messy. The result and the message was astonishing.
I love that my readers love self care! Self care is a super-power because its effects radiate to every area of your life. The benefits of self care affect the foundation of who you are as a human being.
The documentary Enlighten Us tells the story of events surrounding the deaths of three of my peers in a sweat lodge at a self-help seminar led by James Arthur Ray in October 2009. Enlighten Us premiered on CNN December 1st and has since been released on Netflix. Enlighten Us raises many issues that I cared deeply about long before this harrowing experience. Topics like personal responsibility and authentic leadership are at the forefront of everything I do. In this article, I share my hopes that a bigger conversation will take place about what healthy self help looks and feels like. Enlighten Us premiered on CNN on December 1st and was released world-wide on Netflix on December 31st.
So what do these 5 “Five-Star” Articles tell me about you?
The most popular article on the blog by a long shot is “How to Improve Your Business Strategy So You Feel Like a Success.” That makes perfect sense. As a business owner, you care deeply about your business. But taking care of yourself and strengthening your inner game are equally important.
Now is a great time to review any of the blog articles you may have missed. And I’d love to hear which one is your top pick in the comments below.