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For some odd reason, the song Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places popped into my head. I’m not a big country fan (though we listened to a lot of it during drives with dad growing up) so I’m not sure why the song crossed my mind. However, it did. And as I examined the lyrics, I realized Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places could be applied to building our platforms.

Johnny Lee wrote Looking For Love, I’m guessing, because he was looking for love in all the wrong places. Makes sense, that’s what the song is called after all.

But the song is about love not platforms, you may say. That’s true, but his pursuit of love in the wrong places is often how we pursue the growth of our platforms.

Let’s take a look at some of the lyrics:

As I’ve grown my platform at JMLalonde.com, I’ve had many bloggers ask if they could guest post on the site. It’s always an honor to be able to share my platform with others. In fact, I think it’s my responsibility to help others expand their reach. This is why I’m giving an invitation to guest post on the blog.

My posting schedule will continue to be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Guest posts will be in addition to these standard days and, for the most part, appear on Saturdays. This will allow me to continue sharing my knowledge and give you the opportunity to share yours with my community.

However, with that, I will have some guidelines. They are as follows:

Content

My blog is about leadership and everything that relates to it. Thus the content of guest posts must relate to some aspect of leadership. Here are the areas I’m looking for.

Gaining knowledge is so easy. It’s almost crazy.

We’ve got a wealth of books, seminars, and messages giving us the information we need to succeed. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming.

But we’re able to cram our brains with information and become knowledgeable.

Sledgehammer

Are you ready to swing the hammer? | Image via Creative Commons

That’s all well and good. We’re becoming smarter. We’re becoming experts.

And yet that is not enough.

There’s a difference between knowledge and taking action. They’re worlds apart.

Knowledge is filling your mind with new information.

Reading a new book. Going to the business class. Listening to the latest podcast.

Good, good stuff. But you can’t stop there.

But taking action is where it’s at.

We must begin to APPLY that knowledge. Until you do, you’re just a talking head.

This is a guest review by Kimanzi Constable who blogs about finding work that you love and chasing your dreams. He is a author, national speaker and life coach, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter here.

I have the privilege of being on Michael Hyatt’s Platform Launch Team (along with Joe), so I received an early copy of the book. This book could literally be an entire college course, it has that much value.

Michael Hyatt

 

About Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest publishing company in the world and the world’s largest Christian publishing company in the world; he is now the Chairman of Thomas Nelson.

Have you heard of Jeff Goins? If you haven’t, you’re going to!

Jeff has been writing at GoinsWriter.com since 2010 and has a passion for writing. He puts out great content 4 to 5 times a week. And he looks like Luke Skywalker.

You can’t go wrong with this guy! Even Michael Hyatt recommends him!

Jeff Goins has become one of my favorite bloggers.
—Michael Hyatt // Chairman, Thomas Nelson

You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins

Anyways, he recently penned a new book called You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) (affiliate link). If you’re a writer, or think you want to be one, you’re going to enjoy it!

Jeff gives you practical advice on what you need to do to become a writer. And I think you’ll like what he says.

When you read You Are A Writer, you will discover: