Measure Yourself And Keep Moving (Even On Friday)

My Twitter account – @ACrowdFunder – is approximately two months old and I have 801 followers. It’s important to measure to see your progress and adjust your expectations. Then you continue to move forward by getting back to work and not “resting on your laurels”.

If I continue at this rate I will have 4800 followers by March 1, 2015 – the one year mark. I may exceed that number if I get better at using Twitter. Of course, that assumes that I want followers only.

What if I am focusing on something else? What if I decide to focus on the engagement that happens with people on Twitter? What if I network with those people and create more opportunities, more business and more income because of the level of engagement? Isn’t that more important? I believe that engagement is very important and having followers is important, too.

Because I use Jelly as well as Twitter I follow people on Twitter who are actively and (mostly) sincerely engaged on Jelly. What do I mean by that? I mean that these people ask and answer questions in a sincere manner and once in a while ask or answer questions in a joking manner. We all have to joke around a little sometimes.

I have even created two lists/groups related to Jelly on Twitter. Today I’ll mention one of them. I call this list “Jelly Capable!” and the people on this list I have observed are doing what I said in the previous paragraph. Jelly Capable! is full of people who ask and answer questions on Jelly sincerely (mostly).

Why do you think I have this list? One reason is to save time in order to be more productive.

Check out Jelly Capable!

“What have we learned on the show tonight, Craig?”

-Measure in order to see your progress and adjust your expectations.
-Remembering WHAT we are measuring is even more important.
-It’s ok to joke around sometimes.
-Moving on to the next step by getting back to work is an excellent habit. Don’t “rest on your laurels”.
-Jelly Capable! is a great way to find people on Twitter who are using Jelly.

I’ve included this old routine from Steve Martin to encourage you (and help you remember!) to measure.

*As with any content I cannot promise that no one will be offended.

Around 1:13 is the measure reference.

Who is measuring your progress?

Do You Have Jelly On Your Twitter?

Just over a month ago I saw Biz Stone on Stephen Colbert and it changed the way I do things. Right now I strongly suggest you watch the video and then get a Twitter account if you don’t have one already. Better yet, download the app to your mobile phone first.

When you’re on both Jelly & Twitter you can be more helpful by forwarding requests through Twitter. Confused? Just jump in and start asking and answering questions on Jelly! Sincere questions are welcome in the comment section of CoachZero!

Here’s Biz Stone on Stephen Colbert:

Biz Stone Part 1

Biz Stone Part 2

Who Do You Know That Can Help Before May 18th, 2014?

Lately I’ve been waking up PRET-TY early in the morning and not going back to bed because I don’t want to wake my wife, a light sleeper. So I get on Jelly (Know the Jelly app?!) & answer questions or forward questions through Twitter so that someone else can answer them as well. Twitter also gives me a chance to network.

This morning someone was kind enough to ask what I need for the project(s) I’m working on and after thinking about it I realize that right now is a very special time. I’m on the board of The San Dieguito Heritage Museum & I’ve been volunteering with Reality Changers for 7 years during the traditional September through June school year in Solana Beach, California.

If you look closely at the websites you’ll notice that the San Dieguito Heritage Museum is having their 26th Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 17th in Encinitas, California & Reality Changers is having their 14th Annual Scholarship Celebration on Sunday, May 18th at the University of San Diego with keynote speaker Vicente Fox!

What I am asking you to do is to check out both sites and:

1) See if one or both are non-profits you would be willing to support financially or otherwise before May 18. (Or after, but a sense of urgency helps get things done.)

Do you have an extra $10,000 or so (give or take $9995) lying around? Do you feel that either of these organizations is an especially good fit with your business/organization? Please feel free to contact me by phone or Twitter or by replying to this post. Or, if you prefer you can contact the organization through their website or phone number. Me? I’m 760.331.7115 & @ACrowdFunder on Twitter.

2) Whether or not you are able to do #1, would you be willing to send this post on (with some kind words of your own) to people you believe might find this interesting?

3) You’re cordially invited to attend either event! Or both! (San Diego is NICE this time of year.) Check the respective websites for details (or talk it over with me)!

Before May 18th, the three options above are where I really and truly can use a BUNCH of help. I AM @ACrowdFunder, after all!

Please feel free to do all three.

Who do you know that can help?