To become an authority in any field usually requires years of hard (and smart) work, combined with a solid knowledge and related skills. It also takes quite a bit of marketing and personal branding to reach those higher levels of authority. All in all, it’s a huge undertaking and any strategy that could potentially make it easier should be embraced with open arms. Here are a few such tactics that you should give a serious consideration if you’re interested in becoming an authority in your niche:
Become a good public speaker
Speaking at industry events is something few people dare to do, meaning those that have the guts (and skills) can potentially reap huge rewards from it with little care about competition. Working on your public speaking skills may be one of the best things you can do when you’re trying to become an authority figure in your field. One key aspect is accepting every invitation you get – every one of them is a chance to practice and improve your skills and reputation. In addition, you can host your own speaking events inviting your target audience to attend to learn from you.
Create (or assume leadership of) a community
Being the leader of a community in your niche is definitely a great way to get people to see you as an authority. Yes, it will require quite a bit of work, and it may take some time to get the community going and become really active, but it’s well worth it. You can count on the members of your community to be on your side when you need it, and you may even make some friends in the industry in the process.
Focus your efforts on blogging and writing articles
This is arguably one of the best ways to show your knowledge of the niche, as well as give people a taste of your personality. It’s also a great way to network and get to know other bloggers and website owners in your niche. You don’t have to be the next Hemingway to write a well-received blog – as long as you can write decently and use a spell checker it is more important that the information within the posts is useful and unique. You must do everything you can to avoid publishing generic, cookie-cutter content with little practical use if you want to see good results from blogging.
So, What else?
There are countless other things you can do to improve your authority status, from writing books to hosting seminars. One thing you could do is to sit down and write a list of what you enjoy doing (and what you’re good at), then look at every point from an efficiency perspective – how likely is it to contribute to your authority status? Then just focus your efforts on where you think people will notice them the most. Simple!
Practically every niche in existence has its own set of experts and authorities who get to enjoy the respect and admiration of the community. No doubt being an authority comes with a range of perks and benefits, and it’s no wonder that so many strive to reach that level. If you’ve been considering giving it a shot, but you’re still not convinced it’s worth all the hard work required, here is a short list of some of the advantages that may aid you in making a decision:
You have the power of the whole community at your disposal
When you’re at the top of the food chain in a niche, getting everyone under you to rally towards a common cause becomes fully doable. Say you get an idea to create the most comprehensive website in the niche – all you have to do is reach out to the community and you’ll most likely get all the help you need.
Opportunity will be everywhere
Whether it’s someone who wants to offer you 50% of their latest project in exchange for expert advice, or someone who wants to pay you obscene amounts of money to come speak at an event, opportunity will be everywhere once you reach authority status. Making money will be easier than ever before. In fact, you will probably have to turn down most of the offers you get due to the simple fact that you cannot do everything.
People will trust your word
As an authority your word will be treated like gold. Even if you have an opinion that people disagree with, they’ll still respect it because you are, after all, the authority. If anyone should know, it’s you. Don’t expect everyone to always agree with you though – even when you’re an undisputed authority there will always be people who think of things differently.
Your network will grow effortlessly
As an unknown nobody trying to get started, building a network can be difficult and time-consuming. If you haven’t got much to bring to the table it will be a very slow process. Everyone wants to network with those higher up on the ladder than themselves, ensuring they stand to gain something from it. It therefore follows that when you’re at the top of the ladder, everyone will want to connect with you. You won’t have to make any effort yourself, but can just sit back and build your network passively.
Do you sometimes feel like you are a work in progress? Do you feel the drive to keep improving yourself and then find yourself in a spiral of despair because you just never feel like you measure up? For many people, this is their reality. Research has shown that this may be one of the most common causes of weight gain and emotional eating disorders.
All of us need to find freedom from the cycle that we are imperfect .While we all have room to grow and develop; the most freeing of all realities about ourselves that we need to absorb and accept is that we are a unique and beautiful human being. There is no one quite like us on this earth and there never will be. Once we accept this for ourselves, we can then look for ways to make the good in us better. Without this perspective, we will constantly strive to find some self-acceptance and won’t move much beyond this point in our life.
An old African proverb reminds us that if we don’t have any enemies inside us, then no external enemies can cause us harm or hurt. Have you noticed when things are going well on the inside and you are feeling secure and happy with life, things that go wrong in your life don’t seem to be so bad, but when you are feeling bad about your self, things are so different. The world seems to take on a much darker feeling and it’s more difficult to cope when things are not going right?
Learning to love yourself and to appreciate the uniqueness you are is often the first stage of learning how to control your weight, feel confident in studying or changing careers, or learning a new hobby. Many of the things we procrastinate over that are for our own benefit and enrichment are often the things we don’t do, because perhaps deep inside we don’t think we are good enough or worthy enough to do these things for ourselves.
Challenge those thoughts and starting tomorrow – Choose one thing you want to do for you. – Because guess what, you are worth it! Most people have to battle the self-talk and rarely say anything nice about themselves. Try looking in the mirror when you wake up and tell your reflection what you would tell your best friend… You are worth it!
Everyone strives to be happy but the mistake that most people make is they think that happiness is some kind of finishing line in a race. Once you crossed that line, you will live happily ever after. That is not true. Happiness is a choice! You can choose to make your life happy. So here are a few ways you can do just that.
1. Let go of past memories.
Everyone has both sad and happy moments. So forget about your painful memories. What’s in the past stays in the past. Instead focus on your good memories and move on.
2. Be optimistic.
Always try looking on the bright side of things. Look for the silver lining behind each dark cloud. For example, if you had an unfortunate accident and your car is badly dented, but the bright side is that nobody got hurt and that dent in your car can be repaired. There is always a bright side to look on so be optimistic!
3. Be close to your family.
Try and maintain a close relationship with your family and friends. Our relationships with them have a greater impact on our happiness than anything else. Human beings are made to be social creatures. So appreciate the existing relationships that you have.
4. Try finding a job that gives you happiness.
If you are feeling stressed out in your current job and not getting the job satisfaction that you want, perhaps it’s time for a career change. Job satisfaction plays an important part in your happiness. So give your job a chance. Try having a positive attitude in your job. If that doesn’t work, it may be time for a change of jobs.
5. Make friends.
You need to make friends with people who share a common interest. Find something that you are deeply passionate about. It could be a hobby or an organization you can volunteer in. There you could meet people who the same interest and passion as you.
Exercising releases endorphins. So, not only you are taking care of your body but you will automatically start to feel good about yourself.
7. Change your thinking.
You have to start living life to the fullest. Don’t delay your life a second longer. Try something new everyday or pick up a new skill!
8. Don’t let the small stuff bug you.
Remember all the small petty stuff that used to bother you? Forget all about it and focus on the bigger picture. Life is too short to be worry about trivial stuff.
9. Live your life for yourself.
Stop trying to live your life up to other people’s expectations. You are your own person. So start living it for yourself!
10. Lastly, remember to love with all your heart.
You have all these love to give so give your love to something and start feeling happy today!
Many families now are suffering from issues such as separation, divorce, turmoil and even domestic violence. So how are you going to make your family a happy one? Here are five simple tips.
- Focus on teamwork
In any successful sports team, teamwork is extremely important and forms the backbone of the team. A happy family need that too. You could start by doing simple things together like chores and move on to planning a vacation together. If your child has a problem at school, both parents can sit down together and try to solve the problem together.
- Spend time together
Try allocating time everyday to spend some quality family time together. Try having activities together like a jog in the park or game night on Friday where all of you can sit down together and play board games.
- Enjoy each other’s company.
While spending time with each other, don’t treat it as a chore. You need to learn to enjoy each other’s company. When you enjoy each other’s company, it creates a happier and enjoyable environment at home.
* Have dinner together
This may sound simple but families hardly do it! The parents might come home late or the children may be busy with their after school activities. You need to start doing this. Family dinners are absolutely essential. When you eat together, you will be able to spend time together and know how each other days went. You may learn what went on during school and you can tell them what happen in yours. So you are actually encouraging your kids to share.
- Be understanding.
Try to be understanding of each other. You need to accept each other for all your talents and limitations. By understanding each other it will create an environment of warmth and trust.
Most importantly, you need to remember, friends may come and go, but your family will always be there for you. So start creating your happy family now.
Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and started criticizing your appearance? Or is there a voice in your head that keeps on putting you down? Well, learn to shut down and out that voice and all those negative thoughts that are haunting you and stopping you from being happy. Happiness is a choice and you need to choose to be happy. So, here is a step by step plan on being happy.
Firstly, you need to be yourself. Forget about trying to fulfil other people’s expectation. Don’t live your life for others. If you fulfilled their expectations, would you feel happier? The answer is NO. Start living life for yourself!
Secondly, you need to learn to accept yourself. Take a piece of paper. Now write down all your flaws. Write down everything that you hate about yourself. After you looked at it, now tear it up! You need to learn to accept yourself. Now write down a list of the things that you love about yourself. Be kind to yourself. You will soon discover there are plenty of things to love about yourself.
Thirdly, take out the emotional trash. Do you have friends who are always putting you down and making fun of you? If you do, you don’t need those of kinds of friends taking up space in your life. So cut them out of your life. You won’t lose out.
Fourthly, laugh everyday. Hang out with your friends, watch a funny movie, have long chats with old friends and reminisce about the past. Make it a point to laugh everyday. Laughter will help you relax, boost your immune system and help you in general. So learn how to laugh!
Fifthly, try something new! Try a new experience every single day. Life is too short to be spent in the same old routine every single day. So try something new! Be open to new things. You will soon see yourself in a whole new light.
So, what are you waiting for? Make the wise decision of being happy today. You have the choice and you might as well choose it now.
ATTENTION: Small business owners, Christian ministries, authors and coaches who want to do greater works reaching a larger audience…
“Are you ready to STOP being the best-kept secret in your field and START making money sharing your expertise?” Is it time? Time for you to start doing greater works by hosting your own highly profitable, content-rich events that transform people’s’ lives in a big way?
I’m sure you’ve noticed the dramatic increase in live events lately. Seems like everyone is hosting a webinar, telesummit, or multi-day conference.
So it should come as no surprise to you that this marketing plan can work wonders for your business, ministry or products. In fact, maybe you’ve even considered hosting your own event. Or perhaps you have put on a live event, but were a little disappointed with the results.
If that sounds like you, then keep reading, because the planning and implementation of these fantastic business/ministry-building events is about to get a whole lot easier.
The fact is, there’s nothing like a live event to… Establish Your Expertise and Authority in a Powerful Way.
If the very thought of a live event leaves you shaking in your boots, take a deep breath and let’s consider for a minute just what qualifies as a live event. There are dozens of types, including:
- Conferences (Online and In-Person)
You probably know how much you can boost your credibility by publishing a book, right? Imagine the same benefits, but multiply them by hundreds. It’s time for you to do some “Greater Works Live!”
It’s time for the Got To Get Myself Together! Summer Virtual Conference (online and via telephone). The theme this summer is “Greater Works LIVE!” Presenting Yourself to the World. The virtual conference is for 2 weeks, June 14 through 27, 2015.
If there’s one thing you’ve probably learned in business, it’s that the fastest way to success is to follow in the footsteps of others. This 2 Weeks virtual conference is designed to show you just what steps you need to take, and when, starting with…
- Types of Events & How to Choose the Right Experience for Your Clients and Customers Around the World
- 5 popular event formats – plus tips for choosing the right one for your market and comfort level.
- 2 questions you must be able to answer before planning any event – miss this and your well-planned event might be a dismal failure.
- 6 major benefits of hosting an event of your own, no matter the size and MUCH MORE!
During this virtual conference, my special guests and I’d like to teach you my secrets for hosting live events making the difference you were put on the earth to make!
The conference special guests are Cassandra Lang, Exposure Expert and Encourager, Founder of “Create Your World” and Dr. Vanessa Weatherspoon, Spiritual Leader and Business Builder, Founder of the “Gathering of the Eagles” and Facilitator of the “The Master Call.”
The registration for the LIVE CALLS is “FREE.” You can upgrade your registration for $97 to receive the conference digital materials (workbook, templates, and Checklists) and 30 days access to the live call replays.
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