When I first started my blog, I used to care a great deal about “providing value” to my readers. I would spend hours, and even days, researching and writing the most well-informed articles possible.
I wanted to teach people. I still do.
Recently, I’ve observed myself spending less time on long-form, informative blog posts, and being much more introspective and self-reflective with my writing.
My writing has become more therapeutic.
I suppose it’s a natural part of my evolution as a businessman. In the beginning, I wanted so badly for people to take me seriously and to believe that “I knew what I was talking about.” I would fight, tooth and nail, to be respected and to be seen as an authority.
I wanted people to read my work and think to themselves “Wow, this guy knows his stuff.” But recently, I’ve been caring less about how people think of me.
It’s great. I’m happy and thrilled to be in this position, but there are times when I feel selfish. Although I get lots of positive feedback from my daily blog, I feel like it is missing something. It’s missing the specifics. It’s missing the tactical advice that people can use.
I had coffee with a friend of mine last week…
He and I were talking about how we used to idolize these people that we are now business partners with.
We started talking about how there are most likely people that look up to us in the same way that we looked up to our idols. It is up to us to carry the torch. It’s up to us to teach the next generation of young men and women how to do this.
I love being an entrepreneur. I love creating art and creating jobs and helping people build companies around their lifestyles. I have a lot to give.
There are people out there who look up to me. I’m not saying that to be egotistical, it’s a fact.
I owe it to them to pass on what was so freely given to me.