Chris Brogan & Bill Rice @ BlogWorldYou learn the best lessons from the simplest experiences. Here’s mine…

Last night I crashed about 11:00 p.m., never even cracking my MacBook to take my typical final pulse for the evening.

I was exhausted. My work is a bit chaotic (my business is in a full scale client-led strategic shift because of our new Eavesdropper product), every night is spent walking door-to-door (I’m running for School Board in Flat Rock, MI), and I played a late-night volleyball game in my church league.

I even missed tucking in my little angels last

My life is busy these days. The last thing I think about is blogging.

Then in swaggers Chris Brogan (@ChrisBrogan), with a lesson.

A lesson in motivation.

You see Chris, who is about 200% busier than I am, took the time to kick me in the pants last night. To give me a lesson in motivation. It was a simple Tweet:

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However, that simple tweet did several powerful things a good leader/mentor can regularly do to motivate their team:

  • He said, “I know what your capable of”
  • “I miss that performance level from you,”
  • “I am going to put the responsibility on you to fix it” (note his use of humor), and
  • “I am going to raise the bar/expectations” (that Tweet doubled my daily traffic and quadrupled my RSS subscribers)

So, welcome everyone! Go motivate someone today.

And very sincerely, thank you Chris Brogan for all that you do.

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About Bill Rice
Bill Rice is the Founder & CEO of Kaleidico. Bill is an expert in designing online lead generation strategies and programs. Kaleidico blends web design, development, SEO, PPC, content marketing, and email marketing to generate leads for mortgage lenders, law firms, fintech, and other businesses looking to grow a consumer-direct online strategy.

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