The Freaking Fantastic Blog and List Building Challenge Day 26

Hi everyone! It’s day 26! Four more to go before we sing Happy Trails to it. So I did my post for today on Creating Credibility in the Marketplace. Here’s my vlog with more below:

Today I’m ghostwriting, finishing up a new 1 owner content pack, and working on some PLR on Brewing Beer at Home.

Want to thank Eric at snitchim.com for providing this quote to us to ponder yesterday in the comments section:

“You don’t own success – you only rent it and the rent is due every day.”

Every damn day the rent man comes a callin! I love that. I work 7 days a week, from rise to sleep and break when I want – take off when I want – but my rent gets PAID.

…more in the vlog 🙂

Have a great day!

Tiff 😉

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57 Responses to “The Freaking Fantastic Blog and List Building Challenge Day 26”

  • Michelle says:

    Today is the last post of my 30 day challenge! yippee!! I posted a picture of my talking tree for you Tiffany. Enjoy!

  • Isobel says:

    I had something years ago that had affected me that way whenever I thought of it, for more than 10 years. I read about a technique that Tony Robbins uses and I tried it.

    Basically you visualize the situation in full colour, loud and bright, taking place right in front of you. Then you SWOOSH it down to the bottom right corner of your “screen”, at the same time making it dark and dingy and small.

    I did it a few times (maybe 3 or 4), and the memory that previously made me feel angry, sick and powerless whenever I thought of it, lost all its charge and never bothered me again.

    It’s very similar to Craig’s technique, it changes the “story” we hold in our minds – because everything really comes down to the story we tell about it 🙂 Or as one of my mentors used to say “it’s not about the event; it’s about how you FEEL about the event.”

  • Was told of a similar technique once! I couldn’t get over the anger I had with my boss and even at week ends, I’d have little panic attacks and was plotting all kinds of nasty things in my mind! Basically, the b…. was taking over my mind, my life, everything! I was told to imagine sitting in a movie theater and watch her!! Now, that was painful but what follows wasn’t! Next, her voice! Horrible! So, I was told to imagine turning the sound down…..I did and it felt better already! After that, I was given a remote control and changed the color to black and white…then I could start playing with the remote and zoom her out to make her appear ridiculously SMALL! She was “no longer a threat” since she appeared really small on a blurry, black and white screen! I was then advised to give her a ridiculous voice so I went for Mickey Mouse ( bless him) and I started laughing! The wicked W…. no longer represented what I thought she was; she was a ridiculously tiny woman, with a ridiculous voice!! It was a win for me! The following Monday, I felt nothing going into that building! Actually, I smiled away and she couldn’t figure out what was going on! She was used to “being the one you fear” except that in my mind, she was an ugly mouse! I was also advised to be very creative and change her “persona” and oh boy, did I have fun with that! I do remember once when she was on a ARROGANT-HIGH…she was pacing up and down the floor collecting people’s files, making nasty comments, moving about like a mad woman and I started imagining her in DIAPERS instead of her corporate suit! I did the same with the entire board whenever we had big useless meetings!! Needless to say, It was HILARIOUS! Of course, she never found out but my confidence was UP by 300%! And, that scared her, especially since it happened over a week end! She turned to someone else……LOL….. So, there we go, that’s a really useful exercise to get rid of fears, apprehension or whatever is holding you back! Get creative people LOL!!!

    • Tiffany says:

      LOL Diapers – I love it!

    • I like that one Yoan, and for one particularly sad image that haunted me for years I added the Circus music like Tony Robbins suggested!

      So the people were small and insignificant, spoke is squeaky voices, looked silly and had loud happy circus music playing… It Worked!!!

      • Yes, Helene! It works wonders! You can apply it to most things! Love the squeaky voice but then my favorite had to be the “boss in a diapers ordering people around”! I still laugh when I think of it!! LOOOOLLL!!! She lost ALL HER CREDIBILITY that day!

  • See, I am rubbish at that kind of visualisation technique because my mind would be questioning everything that is being asked of me; eg – think of a black and white movie (why is it black and white?), Move to the back of the theatre (how is that gonna change the view when it is in my mind anyway), look at yourself from above (wtf) etc, etc, etc….

    We had to do that that sort of thing in drama class – I was totally crap at it and hated every minute of it? What does that say about me? lol

    Glad the technique was working for you. 🙂

    • Tiffany says:

      You know what’s weird? To me, it all depends on who it’s coming from. Craig sent me a link to some female self help lady and she has this worksheet to do. I HATED it. Hated her. Thought it was crap. I like listening to him and Tony Robbins. I questioned her methods like you mentioned doing. With Craig, there’s such a deep trust there that I didn’t question it. I just did it – even if I previously would have thought it was hokey.

      When I did it, he didn’t tell me how I’d feel or what would happen. He just told me what to do. I didn’t think I’d cry. I just hated seeing myself be mired in such sadness and anger. It’s like I wanted to hug myself and say, “It’ll be okay.” Stupid sounding but right now, I’m having to take care of myself more heavily so it resonated with me 😉

  • I’m happy you had your breakthrough. It sounds like it was a very powerful experience.

    I love your hair too. They say that a haircut is the best way for a woman to start a new chapter of their life and it really seems that way with you. You just seem so much happier, like so much weight has been lifted off of you.

    I’ve noticed that advice that would seem really strange coming from someone I don’t know makes so much sense coming from someone I trust.

    • Tiffany says:

      It was. And thank you Amanda! Yes, I’d “had” to keep my hair long for years – 17 years – to avoid arguments. So cutting it almost made me cry in relief.

  • Great video… have to say that for someone who doesn’t like “self help stuff” you are getting a lot of benefit from applying it to yourself the past few months!!!

    Everyone has to do this stuff in their own way, at their own time, and learn at their own rate.

    Some of these exercises you will do in a few years time and be surprised by the next level of stuff it oncovers for you to be aware of.

    We are peeling layers of an onion all our lives … and crying as we peel. It’s natural.

    Re the blogging… I’m still doing it every day with one or two how-to-do-it posts, and have peppered some personal ones in there too.

    Want to say thank you to the members here who have visited and said hello, and shared their stories to on some of the personal posts, they have been good fun.

    Traffic is up, Alexa ranking is up, subscribers are up a tiny bit, but I’m not doing daily mailouts as my site is different to most blogs, but at least the ezine is up and running now.

    Published more freebie reports for subscribers to download, so that software is also getting used more again – so in my opinion this challenge has been well worth the effort so far!

    Still doing too much right now to even think about the next challenge. I really do think that the first week of it needs to be giving people the time and tools and clarity to even think about their niche and potential product, before the actual product R&D starts.

    A week to gather thoughts, and become focused properly on a long challenge that will definitely be a very important game-changer for the newbies here.

  • Hey Tiff,

    I see how it is…you can steal my stolen quote but not give me an link love 😉

    What’s that all about?

    Just kidding and trying to give you a hard time…don’t feel bad. I am the type of person that teases people to show that your in with me.

    Thanks for at least using my quote…I thought it was really good too!

  • Debi J says:

    That whole awareness thing is ALWAYS a huge part of the battle… without it, why change ANY thing?! I’m happy that Craig’s given you a way to start moving forward there.

    I did 2 posts this week & I’m working on a 3rd.

    The first is a mind map giveaway I did for myself that you can adapt for your own use… once you get past the initial setup of your blog, how do you keep track of it then?


    The 2nd was a fun mind map I did for the challenge group. I added all of you who have done a “xx Things About Me” type post and put the links into a mindmap so everyone can check them out without hunting them down. 🙂


  • Tasha Marie says:

    Hi everyone! Hi Tiffany!
    I have been a lurker for a long time now. Thought it was about time to speak up and get in the game.

    I thought I would be doing the 30 day challenge with all of you and just never really got going on it. I am going to be giving something away on my blog – just not sure I am going about it all the way I am supposed too….anyway –

    I wanted to write, finally, and say hello.
    Love the quote above from Eric – wanted to share something I have that has helped me along my journey…
    And I printed this out a taped it to my computer desk.

    “I would rather be sloppily successful than perfectly mediocre!”
    Take Action! Get out there! Start talking to people!

    Every day is a journey and we get to decide how we are going to walk our path.

    I choose to walk mine with my head held high, facing the world one thing at a time or….sometimes many things all at once. I have four teenagers in my house and a ten year old who thinks he is a teen too…lol….but we walk, we learn, we adjust, we keep going. And we start again.

  • I have something similar to what Yoan suggested and I’ve used it often. In fact when my daughter had to front the boss prior to not getting her contract renewed I told her to do this. It worked because he was very well known for reducing employees to tears but he couldn’t get Julia to cry.

    The technique? So simple, imagine them sitting there naked with everything flopping except the fat stomach which looks even bigger without clothes. Also helps to hide bits and pieces from a 20 year old’s delicate eyes. 🙂

    My day 26 post is Are You Succeeding The Way You Want?

    • Tiffany says:

      LOL! Glad it worked for her.

    • Exactly Kathy! It’s within everyone’s reach and the simpler the better! It reminds me of “THE KIND IS NAKED”!! This technique changed my life and I have applied it to every possible thing! It’s also good to challenge yourself a bit and see how far you can get! And, you’re not harming anyone, you’re just changing your mindset and that brings a surge confidence, not arrogance! In fact, it defeats arrogance!

  • That’s really interesting. It seems that it all depends on the type of personality you have. Some people are able to open up to complete strangers while others, like you and maybe me, need to have some sort of longer term connection and relationship with someone because we know them, we trust that they are looking for out best interests. we therefore have less trouble going in the direction that they are leading us in. Hmmmm. Lots of food for thought there.
    Thanks Tiff.

    • Tiffany says:

      Yes that’s right – but for some reason I can enjoy Tony Robbins. I like how men are more “to the point” no BS kind of stuff (even Craig with me) and women are too “soft” lol!

      • Even after all these years, I can still listen to Tony Robbins and get inspired.

        I love the results I get from following his PP II course. Love the results. Love them……

  • Alex says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    I like the quote about owning and renting success, so true. 🙂

    I’m presenting my Day 27th post to the Challenge – continued the story of Bichon Frose dogs I started yesterday. Here it is:


    Anyway, in the third part I’ll discuss caring this doggie, and the fourth part will be my addition about breed’s requirements.

    Have a nice weekend, 🙂


  • MamaRed says:

    I stayed busy and got all 30 posts completed. Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!, Thanks for keeping me motivated Tiff.


  • I actually love self help stuff, I’ve been reading/dabbling in it most of my adult life. But, like you, it really depends on the person’s voice as to whether or not I resonate with them and listen instead of just reading.

    That’s even true on training or course videos. If I don’t like the voice, I can’t get through the video. That’s part of the reason I don’t listen to many webinars or podcasts in the IM niche.

    One of the reasons I don’t create audio files is because I’m not an enthusiastic speaker. I could probably work on it, but I have more of a hypnotist voice, and I am certified for it, but haven’t made any recordings or worked with it much. It’s on the long to-do list. LOL

    • Tiffany says:

      LOL Yeah voice is important to me when watching videos too.

    • Yep Patti, the voice is crucial to being able to focus fully to the training.

      And that does not mean someone saying they don’t like their own voice, as other people usually will.

      But I have encountered a couple of self-hypnosis recordings where the voice and/or accent drove me nuts and could not listen.

      When you finally get around to making some hypnosis recordings please let me know. I not only listen to them myself, but I also like to sell them… so if you do some recordings, make sure you do some PLR rights ones too for resellers! (or an affiliate program for them)

  • Caron Sprake says:

    Hi Tiff,Hi all,

    As a novice I would be really grateful if someone could give me some advice.

    I have just created the “Caron Cares Shop” for elderly care/disabled aids. It is however at the moment little more than a “page” of links to blog posts and a prompt to buy. Is there a better way to do this with Word Press or a plugin for a search on a page ?

    Most grateful for any suggestions.

    Best wishes, Caron

    • Tiffany says:

      Hmm I’m not sure I’m following. You’re selling a page of links to your blog posts?

      I think a better way would be to compile the blog posts into an eBook in PDF format and sell that.

    • Yes, I have read that there is a way to set up a WP blog so that it looks like a traditional website.

      I understand that you are creating a product website, and don’t really want visitors to just see a list of blog posts, but an actual “Home Page” about you and your website aims.

      Tiff did this with a home products review site, so may know how, but I suggest that if what you want is a traditional WEBSITE format and layout, you may be better off getting help from a designer and starting over with a new web template and doing it just the way you want…

  • Sharon says:

    This is probably my last post for the challenge, but I’m not sure… thanks for the motivation and encouragement, Tiff. I never believed I would actually finish it, but I decided to take it one day at a time!

  • Carol Amato says:

    Wow, that’s wonderful that it actually helped you become aware of it. Now you’re in control and can choose to wallow in it or not…

    Cool! I will have to share this with a dear family member who is really struggling with something right now…

    I’m not…Have been in the past, and probably will sometime in the near future, but right now, am not.

    You looked radiant in that royal blue blouse! Yep, great color for ya!

    Take Care,

  • Katie S says:

    I love the blue blouse! One of my favorite colors.

    That’s an interesting technique. I’ve never tried anything like that before – hopefully I’ll remember it when I need it!

    My day 26 post is a list of plugins that might help with social media efforts. It’s in the commentluv.

  • Still doing my daily informative how-to blogs, and have to go put a couple more up today for Day 27 — lol!

  • Tasha Marie says:

    Hello again everyone – I am not sure if I am supposed to ask this here…..but….it is really bugging me that my icon/picture (thumbnail) is not showing above with my comment….anyone want to point me in the direction I need to take to get that to happen?

    It is showing on my own site with comments that I make, so I thought I would ask and see if anyone could direct me on how to get it to show on other people’s blogs. THANK YOU!!!

    • Tiffany says:

      Go to Gravatar.com and sign up free using the same email that you use here. It should connect then 🙂 The emails have to match.

  • Tasha Marie says:

    Thanks Tiffany! I figured it out….and I used my real picture, not the cartooned one! Read your post about that a while back. lol

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