When I was still a teenager in high-school, my older brother got a weight-lifting bench, a barbell and some dumbbells for working out at home.
And so began my journey of trying to build muscle at home, on my own.
Over the next 25 years I read all kinds of books on working out and tried all kind of programs, plans, systems, exercise videos etc.
I had some success with some of these programs, but nothing that produced any lasting results.
When I got a bit older I met some people who were getting great results by working out with personal trainers.
To me though, it didn’t make sense as to why someone would hire a personal trainer.
I thought that working out seemed like a simple enough thing, and I didn’t understand why someone would need to pay someone to help them with it.
Of course this probably comes from my European upbringing where we are taught to mostly try to do everything yourself, instead of paying a professional to help you with it – LOL.
Sometimes this can be a handy thing, but a lot of times having this “oh I can just do it myself” attitude can hold you back in a big way – especially as an entrepreneur.
Often times you can produce MUCH better results in life and as an entrepreneur by getting professional coaching and mentoring from someone who knows more than you and who has real-life experience that you can learn from.
I’ve learned this lesson so many times in so many ways, and again I just learned this lesson recently when I *FINALLY* decided to try working out with a personal trainer, instead of trying to do it on my own.
I’ve only done 6 workout sessions as put together by my personal trainer, but already I see how incredibly more effective they are than anything else I have tried to do on my own in the past.
If I’m feeling this way about my results after just 6 sessions, I can’t even imagine how awesome it will be when I’ve been working with my trainers for a year!
Why didn’t I start this sooner!?!!
Building a blog is very similar to this.
Back in 2007, after struggling to get any traction with my blog for over a year, I finally stopped trying to figure everything out on my own and I hired a personal blogging coach.
Back then there was a mentoring program that was available which cost $15,000 and I was paired up with a 1-on-1 coach who helped me to get my blog up and running, and producing results, and helped me to eliminate any mental and energetic blocks that were previously holding me back.
Within weeks of starting to work with my coach, I had gotten more clarity on the direction I wanted to take my Blog and online business than in the previous year and a half.
Within a few months I had a Blog that was starting to grow, starting to attract an active audience, and starting to generate an income ever month.
I had friends and met a bunch of people online who were also starting to Blog, and most of them thought I was crazy to spend $15,000 on a personal blogging coach back then.
But you know what? My blog continued to grow, and to produce results for me, while theirs didn’t.
Eventually all of those other people’s motivation to Blog fizzled out as they didn’t produce the same results I was producing, and so they gave up and their Blogs are now part of the Blog graveyard of lost dreams.
For me, it’s been over 9 years now since I started Blogging and I’m still here continuing to blog and absolutely loving this journey.
I’m so glad I made that decision to hire a personal blogging coach when I did.
I recommend that you consider doing the same.
Why Blogging on Your Own Without a Coach Doesn’t Work
Blogging on your own, without a personal blogging coach is very similar to trying to work out on your own at home.
Yes you can go to the store and buy a set of dumbbells, or some exercise machine on TV, or pick-up some book at the book store which shows you 200 different strength training exercises you can do, but are you actually going to do it?
Chances are, probably not.
And even if you do end up doing it, are you going to do it with proper form? Probably not.
Are you going to achieve the best results with the effort you put in? Probably not.
It takes extreme discipline to be able to work out at home with just a few pieces of exercise equipment if you’re not working out with a personal trainer or coach.
In most cases, most people don’t have nearly enough exercise equipment at home to do an effective workout, but even if they do, it often just sits there collecting dust.
Heck, I had a TRX Suspension trainer for like 2 years and all it did was just collect dust until my personal trainer showed me how to use it effectively a few weeks ago! 🙂
To get in the best shape of your life, it’s not just about buying some book and reading it, or about buying some piece of exercise equipment which you’re probably not going to use.
You need to have the right combination of equipment to help you strengthen each area of your body, and you need proper instruction on how to use that equipment, coupled with a proper plan and guidance / coaching on how to stick with your plan!
I see Blogging the same way.
You need to have the right combination of tools to help you build a professional blog, and the right training on how to become an effective blogger, coupled with a proper plan and guidance / coaching on how to stick with that plan!
This is why I’m such a fan of Empower Network.
Empower Network provides you with the right combination of tools you’ll need to build a successful blog, and the right training as well.
Then, by joining my team in Empower Network, you can also get the guidance and coaching you’ll need to put together a proper Blogging strategy and to stick with that strategy as well.
Having a personal blogging coach can also help you to save a LOT of time, and wasted energy, by revealing to you all the pitfalls and mistakes that virtually all new bloggers make in their first few years of blogging.
By avoiding these mistakes and pitfalls you’ll start to produce results with your blog a LOT faster than if you tried to figure it out on your own.
Join My Team and Get Personally Mentored By Me
For a limited time, I am offering personal blog coaching and mentoring to anyone who joins my Empower Network team.
You will not have to pay $15,000 for the coaching like I did back in 2008.
In fact, you won’t have to pay anywhere near that.
I’m offering my personal blog coaching and mentoring to a very limited group of people who join my Empower Network team at no extra charge.
I’m most likely going to be limiting this to just 10-12 people, and as of the writing of this post I have 5 slots already filled.
The slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis so I highly recommend that you get started by clicking here.
If there are slots still available, you will see a link right here -> Click Here to Get Started
If you don’t see a link above, this means all the slots have now been filled.