Tribeologyblog.com – Episode 841 – Are You Busy? Read a Book!

Tribeology: Learn It. Do It. Profit. Decide who you want to work with, attract them, and sell them things they want to buy! It really is that simple.

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

Quote: “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.”

Are you busy?  The common answer is YES!

Now with busy comes a very important responsibility… yes, a responsibility of being busy is…  You need to keep learning.

OMG, seriously?

YES!

One pillar of the 5c’s of Tribeology is to be credible.  Credibility allows people (your tribe) to know, like, and trust you. And this is accomplished externally by providing content that your tribe wants and needs…

But it also comes from you, as a leader, being an expert in your field.

You can exhibit this leadership with third party endorsements such as awards and degrees… but this is great, a moment frozen in time.

For example,  I have a degree in Marketing…. but it predates the Internet… dang, that makes me feel really old, and it’s not entirely true.  We had Gopher (email) I think there may have been a world wide web, but my first use of Netscape was when at my first job 4 months after I graduated!

I don’t think that made me sound any younger.

But here’s my point.  Although I acquired my formal marketing knowledge before the internet… doesn’t mean I can stop learning.  Now I enjoy marketing so reading books and magazines, watching videos, attending conferences and testing new skills is fun.  But it’s also super valuable in being able to teach others.

This is what you need to do, too.  You are ultra busy in your normal day to day activities, but keep learning.  Grab a book and start reading… OR my hint is to start listening to an audio book!

What ever it takes, keep learning and keep sharing what you learn.  This will build confidence as the leader of your tribe.

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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TribeologyBlog.com. – Episode 744 – Read to Be a Better Leader

Quote: “Sticking to your comfort zone can rob you of valuable opportunities for growth”

Monday: Credibility

 

I’ve heard a statistic that, one third of high school graduates never read another book after high school graduation…  ever.

If you live to age 50 that’s roughly 30 years without reading a book… if you live to 80… that’s 60 years of never ever reading another book again.

This is bewildering to me.

I never was a reader growing up.  I grew up under the traditional school system of reading meant actually sitting down and cover to cover, no exceptions, read.  Hated it.

If I read now, it’s a rapid consumption.  Normally a paper book and it involves a plane or stationary bike.

Then I found audio books and my world changed.  I would rather listen to a book while driving… working out… anything.  This allows me to transform “unused” time into productive time.

I’m not a fuzzy blanket, curl up in my window sill seat, rain tapping on the panes, warm glass of cocoa, cat purring next to me, kind of reader.

Me?

I’m the listen in 10 minute increments on the way to work, the store, the bank….

The result is similar.  I think more. I learn more.  And this helps me do more.  I’m able to get thoughts, tactics, and knowledge that helps me help customers.  It builds the credibility needed to stay at the top of my game.

The credibility component of the Infinity Marketing Machine is just as important as the content component.

Here’s why.

I can go through the internet and find articles on topics… whether it’s fighting a fire, performing brain surgery, or creating a fresh fish recipe.  I could share these articles, paraphrase and create posts, too.

But I’d have zero credibility.

In your area, your zone, your business you are doing.  You are actively learning and growing.  The daily “grind” is giving you knowledge to help customers in the here and now.

When you add some external knowledge such as a book or trade journal you are pushing forward to new customers.  You are getting out of your comfort zone and investing in yourself and gain new tools to be a better leader for your tribe.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe!
FREE GIFT! Grab my guide: 6 Steps to Subject Matter Expert.

Infinitypreneur.com

 

Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #579 – Are You an Underwear Expert?

Quote:  “Even the Genius asks Questions.”

Monday – Subject Matter Expert

Just because you wear underwear does not make you an underwear expert!  Remember this.

Now… why on earth is this my lead?  Because, I was reading a request in an online group about “how do I improve my traffic to my site?”

Backstory… the site was a lingerie site.  Now, the owner of the site was perplexed that “to date” there have been zero sales.  I went to look at it and the site is nice, actually really nice… it looked like many other sites out there.

And that’s the problem.  Most retail sites look like every other site.  There is nothing too spectacular about them.  And with traditional marketing… you’ve got a couple P’s to be aware of… four actually.  They are Price, Place, Product, and Promotion.

SO where does this leave us and the underwear site… well, if it looks like every other site it doesn’t do any of the 4 P’s with excitement.

That’s why Tribeology is critical to “new marketing” – you must be able to cultivate your own customers and transform them into a tribe.  This tribe will have loyalty and buy from YOU… the reason they buy from you is the reason we have a “Monday “C” Character” topic!

If you are selling underwear, you must be an expert at underwear!  You will build a niche among a tribe of underwear loving customers.  You’ll understand fit, fashion, fabric, function, and fun!  You’ll create who your ideal customer is and attract them with your knowledge via a blog, vlog, or podcast.  This really works.

It’s hard to explain to someone that you need to attract traffic in order to build a tribe and yet at the same time the problem is they can’t attract traffic… it’s much like our dreaded “which came first, the chicken or the egg” scenario.

But as you are building and living the 5 C’s… The critical piece you will control is you!  You can continue to educate yourself and share your knowledge AND position yourself as a Subject Matter Expert that customers are attracted to.

So when you find yourself asking the question,  “how do I get more people to buy things from my site?”  Answer that question, by asking this question… “would I actually buy something from my site?”

Be Honest.

Do you want to do a financial transaction or a friendship transaction?

Remember, people want to do business with people, not businesses.  So make sure your expertise is shared on the site and that you personalize the experience for your visitors.

 

#doinginfinity

 

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe!
FREE GIFT! Grab my guide: 6 Steps to Subject Matter Expert.

Infinitypreneur.com

Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review