How to Totally Rock the Photos on Your Website, Social Media, or Blog

It should come as no surprise that articles with relevant images get 94% more total views than those without. Most bloggers know this, but what they don’t know is how to create photos that stand out from the rest.

How To Totally Rock the Photos on Your Website, Social Media, or Blog

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Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about the various options for using images on my blog. I’ve tried quite a few, and the photos I use have grown more professional in time.

Want to totally rock the photos on your site? Read on to learn just how!

Why You Need to Unplug Once a Year

Entrepreneurs aren’t typically the type to choose rest over work on a day-to-day basis. It’s easy to forget how draining life is, when you’re constantly plugged in to the web.

Why You Need to Unplug Once a Year

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A couple of weeks ago, I spent three days at a monastery in West Virginia.

My phone was turned off. I didn’t bring my laptop. I was completely disconnected from social media, email, and the rest of the outside world.

When was the last time you went a full day without going online?

Four Takeaways from My Top 10 Posts in 2014

It’s a new year! I find the end of each year and beginning of the next is a perfect time to look back, take some notes, and learn something new for the year ahead.

Four Takeaways from My Top 10 Posts in 2014

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This was a big year, not only for my blog and business but for my personal life at home. I got married, moved twice, and saw the first revenue from my new business (MeeseWorks, LLC).

This was my first full year blogging on a consistent, weekly schedule and my traffic and reader engagement is more than ten times what it was before.

The Impossible Standards of Unspoken Expectations

Over the past few weeks, I’ve discovered something quite by accident: nearly every conflict can be traced back to expectations left unsaid. In fact, this rings true both at work and at home.

The Impossible Standards of Unspoken Expectations

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At Home

My parish priest told me that early on in his marriage he and his wife had to wrestle with unspoken expectations, because he wasn’t quite the handyman she expected him to be.

In her mind, the husband’s job included fixing leaky faucets, squeaky doors, and the like. That never occurred to him, because it wasn’t one of his natural strengths.

Regardless, he failed to meet her expectations and she was disappointed—even hurt.

Why Some Businesses Thrive—and Others Don’t

I just finished reading Simon Sinek’s book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. It completely changed the way I approach my business, and showed exactly why some businesses do so well compared to others.

Why Some Businesses Thrive—and Others Don't

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When someone asks what I do, I often say that I’m a writer, speaker, and coach. While that still remains true, from now on I’ll answer that I inspire entrepreneurs to pursue their passion.

The difference here—now—is that I clearly start with why.