It's Lent -- a time for reflecting on our life in all it's manifestations. What are we doing right and what are we doing wrong? Where are we "stuck?" What is working and what is not working in our life and in our business?
I watched a TED talk last week by Mel Robbins, How to stop screwing yourself over and discovered that if I think of something and don't act on it within 5 seconds, then I'll never do it. It was about how to get "unstuck." Now when I think about something I am starting to act on it, knowing that if I act on it I can overcome my tendancy to procrastinate, put off, ignore, fret over, and just never get to it and never do it.
Unbelievably enough, that is why I am blogging tonight.
This morning I had a conversation with my web designer and she pointed out that I needed more backlinks. I realized that Active Rain was a great source for backlinks.... to push traffic to my Tulsa real estate website from a more prestigious real estate website.
So here I am blogging on Active Rain.... again.... I thought of it and I'm doing it.
I have not blogged on Active Rain in years.... many, many years. Yet I know that when I did blog regularly on Active Rain my phone rang because people were finding me on my website.
Somehow I got away from it because I believed I needed to be blogging on my own website and not on Active Rain. But that is crazy! My blogs on Active Rain get many more viewers than my blog posts on my own website. Just the few posts I wrote years ago have been viewed over a million times..... I just checked the stats.... it's unbelievable.
I guess I wanted to do it my way rather than the way I knew was working. Oh well.
There's an analogy here between my blogging life and my spiritual life.
I know what I should do, but I don't do it.
I know I should be praying and going to mass, but I haven't been doing it.
There are no excuses. So when I think of it I should go to mass.... every day..... wake up, get up, run to church, give thanks and start my day with thanksgiving.
Plus, I need to do a little examination of conscience ...... review everything and confess it and change it..... whatever it is.... if it aint right, fix it..... be it in my personal life, my business, or anything else.
So there it is..... accountability.
What's working and what's not working? Analyze it. Lay it out. Commit to making a change.
Changing our way of doing business is much like changing our way of running our spiritual lives.
So I am going to be blogging daily and telling you about what's on my mind.
I can tell you think I am rambling, but this is what is on my mind and in my heart. I want to tell the world about what I have discovered in the past eighteen months: True Life in God. Yes, that's right. I even put a link to True Life in God on my website. There it is, a backlink to my website, which in turn gives a backlink to the very words of Jesus Christ himself.
No kidding, Jesus wants backlinks too. Even better, he wants us to share this with everyone we meet, no matter what race, color, religion, or political affiliation...... so why not use Active Rain as a portal for evangelization. Now is the time, ladies and gentlemen, to share Christ's love with everyone we meet, especially with our real estate clients and colleagues. We are in a people business..... so let's start sharing God's love.
So while I am at it, here's another backlink to my website where I share my passion to pray for our country. Join the prayer network to pray for our country's leadership at this time of immense change.
We are at the precipice looking down. What are we going to do with that? Look up. Trust in God's mercy, which is enveloping the whole world. Spread the word.
And follow me. Let's make this blogging work.