In this episode, I cover the following . . .
Update: I'm flying out to Columbia for 3 weeks to be with my family. My dad is in the hospital and my mom is staying nearby.
I think it's very important for me to be there for them like they have been there for me.
I MIGHT have more time to work on my online business while down there because I won't be at work, but I'm not 100% sure how things will be while I'm there.
I will definitely be keeping up with my podcast because that's a commitment I made to you and I don't want to break that.
First of all, I want to talk about why comments are so important:
The goal is to make the commenting process as easy as possible, and to get the biggest bang for your commenting buck. Using systems like Disqus and Facebook comments allows your visitors to:
Disqus allows multiple profiles, which is a benefit in that they aren't limited to one. However, Facebook is really amping up their commenting feature and making it so that it can help your blog post go viral as a result of the comments that are left.
I've been having issues with Facebook comments, but I do plan on setting them up on my blog again.
Question from Tai from Traveltostlucia.com – When should you consider outsourcing?
First, let me talk about why outsourcing is important:
The problem with outsourcing: Having more people working inefficiently is an expensive way to get nothing done
Assuming that we see the benefits in outsourcing, there are two ways to look at it:
Which works best?
Depends on the person. I personally choose to go with #2, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that I love technology and I'm relatively good at it. Also, I like to know what the job entails so that I can know when it's being done well.
However, there is a significant amount of merit in #1. Pick one, and make it work!
Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. – Page 75
One of the problems in life today is business. Everybody is constantly going, constantly doing, never having enough time, and not getting much done. We've fooled ourselves into believing that we need to be constantly going in order to be effective.
This is FAR from the truth, and as Antoine de Saint-Exupery says it…
Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.
The 80/20 Principle (Pareto's Law): 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs
What's the 20% for me?
What's the 80% for me?
This is the hardest part for me because it's stuff that I'm used to doing. However, I know that it's things that I HAVE TO do so by putting it out there, I'm counting on you guys to keep me honest.
What I'm NOT doing
What things give you the most bang for your buck, and what wastes your time? Leave a comment below or, even better, call in your answer to that question.[/box]
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