Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Zen of Entrepreneurship


David Hawkins, the author of Power vs. Force, mentions 17 levels in his map of consciousness. Enlightenment Peace Joy Love Reason Acceptance Willingness Neutrality Courage Pride Anger Desire Fear Grief (Sadness) Apathy Guilt Shame Map of Consciousness, a Useful Tool for High Performance I find this map useful to regulate my emotional state for high […]

A Healthier Attitude toward Business Stats


There was a scene in the movie Social Network. Mark Zuckerberg and his team moved into their first office. They placed a big screen in the lobby showing the number of registered Facebook users. That number was going up continuously and motivating everybody in the team. Business Dashboards A similar practice is popular among executives […]

1000 True Fans Is Enough to Make a Living as a Creative


What Does It Take to Create 1000 True Fans? When I reported the analysis of my Medium stats, some of my readers suggested to analyze the number of claps as well. I didn’t follow that advice back then. Unlike views, reads, and fans, claps cannot be downloaded. I received a comment a few days ago, that […]

Don’t Sacrifice What Can’t Be Measured


Six weeks ago, I published a post about measuring the success of my blog and email newsletter with growth metrics. Since then, I’m obsessed with numbers and dived deep into my stats. I published several posts about the lessons I learned from my stats. Here are some highlights. My posts that are published in the […]

Improving the Design of My Blog to Increase Email Newsletter Subscriptions


The email newsletter subscriptions in my blog don’t meet my goals consistently. So far, I focused on improving my writing to optimize these results. The next step will be to improve the design of my blog. How I Measure the Performance of My Blog I’m tracking two stats to measure the performance of my blog. […]

Data Is the Gold If You Know How to Use It


There are two famous aphorisms about online marketing. “Content is king.” and “Money is in the (email) list.” Both expressions have a point. They summarize the decade long experience of online marketers. Content and email lists are critical components of online marketing. There is a third component that doesn’t have its own aphorism yet. That […]

Why I Focus on a Single Source of Traffic for My Blog


In the last three weeks, my focus was on analyzing my Medium stats data. That taught me a lot of lessons on blogging. There is still a lot to be studied and learned from my Medium stats. Medium is a critical part of my content marketing model. Excluding my blog and email newsletter, 90+% of […]