If I had to name the three things I’ve done over the years that have enabled me to break free from working for others and create an income and lifestyle based on my own terms, consistently building e-mail lists and speaking – whether at conferences or via digital channels – would be number two and three on the list.
But number one – by a long shot – would be blogging.
That may go against what you hear in other places. Blogging just isn’t as trendy as it once was, and truth be told, I don’t spend as much time on it as I once did (more on that in the future). But when I reflect on what has fueled the success I’ve had to date, it’s clear to me that nothing else has been as big a factor.
There are at least three reasons why that is true.