Tag–I’m it now! Robert Kingston of the Bracing Your Brand posted his answers to this 5-question “meme” on his blog, and challenged me to do the same. Okay Robert–you’re on!
1. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED SO FAR FROM VISITORS TO YOUR BLOG
I’ve learned that most of my blog readers are searching for specific how-to topics on Google. That’s how the majority of people land on my article pages. They’re not looking for blogs to subscribe to–they want answers to a problem they are trying to solve.
I’ve also learned that most of the people in my niche (holistic businesses) prefer to read via email subscription. They aren’t in front of their computers all day, since most are seeing customers in person. RSS feeds are a topic that most aren’t familiar with, and they seldom comment on my blog. Instead, they send me lovely personal emails with their responses to what they read.
2. IF SOMEONE OFFERED TO PAY FOR A COURSE (OR MORE) FOR YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I invest heavily in my professional development, so the idea of someone else paying my scholarhip is a really fun idea! There is one program that I really want to take now, and that is the WisdomScape leadership coaching system. I would like to work with clients who are truly committed to doing good works through their business with a planned corporate social responsibility program. Most of my current clients would, if they knew how. I’m hoping that I’ll pick up some great coaching tools with WisdomScape so that I can lead my clients there.
3. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IN 2006?
Absolutely! I acheived many of my long term goals in 2006. My business kicked up to a whole new level. I’m really on-point for my niche. I bought my first retreat property in Northern CA. I’ve been honored to serve as an advisory board member for the Day Spa Association. There were many fabulous invitations to speak at conferences, especially the Day Spa Expo, where I’m speaking again next week. There are people reading this who have attended classes of mine over 10 years ago, when I used to hold them in the livingroom of my apartment. 2006 was very satisfying.
4. HAS BLOGGING CHANGED YOUR LIFE IN ANY WAY?
I love blogging! It’s really freed-up my writing and creativity. Blogging also fulfilled the perfect starting medium for my elephant conservation work. There is so much more I want to do (and will do) for the elephants which are so dear to my heart, but my Sacred Elephants blog has been my first awareness-raising campaign. So I feel that I’m fulfilling a little bit of my soul’s calling with that one. My business blog has brought some wonderful new people into my life, too.
5. IF YOU COULD MEET THE ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT YOU TRULY ADMIRE, WHO WOULD THAT BE?
This question, or it’s variation of who you’d like to have at a dinner party always stumps me. Some of the people I really admire the most are people I already know. Then there are my professional crushes, and I’ve met quite a few of them as well.
Sometimes, I think it would be neat to meet Oprah. I want to discuss Africa with her, and how we might tie in some of the work she does with kids in Africa to wildlife conservation. It breaks my heart that most African’s have never seen a wild elephant! It’s true. They can’t afford the luxury safari tours into the parks. Besides the fact that all black-skinned people on the continent should see “wild” Africa, it’s important for the people to understand the importance of wildlife conservation for the ecology and economy there. I think Oprah would understand this, but then I want to let the woman have a break! Everybody wants some of her fame or money, and that just grosses me out. Yet, I think she and I would have a marvelous time discussing these things together.
Jaya Savannah - Chief Inspiration Officer. Strategy Coach for Holistic Businesses. Trainer, speaker, and writer. Spiritually aware, yet street smart. Elephant lover.