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My Last Daily Post After 300 Days of Blogging Daily

Today marks the 300th day I’ve published a daily blog post on here.

And today is also the day I’m quitting posting daily.

It was a hard decision because I originally thought I would publish daily for 10 years!

But I didn’t even make it ONE full year. I considered posting for 65 more days just so I could say I published daily for a year. But after a good talk with my wife on the way to the Oregon Coast two days ago I realized that was a dumb idea.

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Decision to Quit Daily Blog

Haystack Rock Today

“I know it’s OK quit. I just haven’t yet,” I told my wife as I looked out the passenger side window of our RV at the big Astoria Bridge we were about to cross.

“No, I’m not saying it’s OK if you quit. I’m saying you HAVE TO quit. You’re starting to drive me crazy telling me how you hate blogging daily but you feel like you have to do it because of some commitment you made to yourself,” she said.

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Dealing with Business Building Doubts

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On Friday one of my clients asked me, “Josh, what’s your big audacious goal?”

I said something about wanting to go from being self-employed to being an actual business owner so I could actually take 2 weeks off and go on a motorhome trip with my family every now and then.

“I want to be able to stand outside of something and be able to tweak and improve it. I don’t want it to be based all around me. I don’t need to be a guru where my name is on everything,” I said.

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Realizing Why Behavior Change Matters

Behavior Change

I’ve been using this new Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt. And every week there’s a Weekly Review with several questions to answer.

One of them is, “How will you adjust your behavior going forward?”

I usually skim over that question because it doesn’t excite me. Plus, I wasn’t sure how to answer it. But today I took some time to really ponder that question. And I’m glad I did!

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Some Business Owners Just Don’t Get Marketing

I had a conversation today with a prospect about doing lead gen work for him.

Right away I knew he was a bad fit because he started the call off by asking how much my services cost.

We weren’t even 2 minutes into the call when he posed this question. I let him know I’d tell him in just a minute but asked if I could learn a little about his agency first.

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