“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
― Bruce Lee
I saw this quote for the first time a few days ago. Like probably most of you, being active on social media, I see quotes by the truckload every day. Many of those quotes are positive thinking clichés that we see over and over.
As I’m fighting the urge to jump on every distractions, I need ways to focus on what needs to be done. The quote above hit me hard. I kept thinking about it. I realized it is the essence of consistency, and so it deserved its own blog post.
I liked the quote a lot, but didn’t really stop to think about it. Until today. I started to visualize why a man such as Bruce Lee would be afraid of one kick. The answer is simple, any Olympic athlete would tell you in a second. The more you do something, the more it becomes second nature. Practicing the same movement over and over for years helps to gain the speed necessary for it to become as fast and efficient as possible, given your abilities and natural talents. That one kick could make a difference in a fight against a man such as Bruce Lee. Given you don’t give him any chance to draw first blood.
What does this have to do with consistency marketing?
As I got a lot more active on Twitter recently, I noticed that some Tweepers use the hastag #Podcast. It got my attention. I love to listen to self-improvement and business audiobooks, and a few years ago, I bought a bunch of those mostly from Brian Tracy, the well-known speaker and author.
I had heard of podcasts, but never really got into that. So, I chose to create a list on Twitter specifically for accounts that use that hashtag. By the way, if you’re interested, you can subscribe to that list by clicking here.
As always, when I jump into something, I start to notice bits of information about it. Since I recently bought a Samsung tablet, I figured the best way to listen to podcasts would be with an app.
I’ve wanted to introduce Tarz to the world for a long time. You see, he prefers to stay low profile. For obvious reasons, like not wanting to be on any authorities’ black list.
I call Tarz the Ultimate Scammer because he knows every trick of the trade. He has no conscience, he doesn’t care if you lose your house, he’s a master liar, name a quality essential to steal money from other people online, he knows it all.
His specialty is looking for people who join money making programs. The programs who are suspicious, that is. You won’t find him in any legitimate site, because that’s not where the fast money is.
Lately, we’ve all seen news and article saying Facebook is not good for marketers anymore. Fan page posts don’t appear on many fans’ walls, unless you pay to boost your post. I’d say Facebook is trying to make the site family-friendly again, instead of filled with ads and sponsored posts, because the small marketers can’t afford to pay all the time.
This morning, I saw an email from a marketing site with a new product for getting leads that allows you to ignore Facebook, and why not, ignore Google too.
Combine this with the latest trend that apparently, Instagram is the best social media site for engagement, and you know where I’m going with this.
The above picture is a screenshot showing a former header picture I used for a short time on my Facebook Fan page. It helped me create the current one with the right dimensions and positions. As you can at top right, it comes from chadfullerton.com. Thanks Chad!
After I created the cover for Facebook, I took the same image and used it on Twitter. I had to adjust the size. It’s simple, Twitter tells you what size is best.
Then the challenge came.
While checking my new followers on Twitter, I saw one who’s profile info wasn’t clear, so I checked his site.
Turns out it looks like a Twitter management tool. A bit confusing though, because the Twitter account is called vtricity, but they call their management site SoapBox Viral.
I’ve been real slow at this thing, I mean choosing a theme for my Consistency Marketing WordPress blog.
Over the past year, or even more, I bought some WordPress themes here and there, all promising incredible easy to use settings.
Today, I wanted to choose one of the TwentySomething themes (you know, TwentyEleven, Twelve, Thirteen, etc…). I had seen people post information about how to customize those. So, I tried a few, wasn’t satisfied.