British novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard once said, “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” I concur. If you’re like most, you take on this mammoth objective without fully knowing what you’re getting yourself into. And if [...]
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The more I read online, particularly in the field of blogging, leadership, and writing, the more repetition I begin to notice. If you peel away all the voice, style, perspective and personality in the blog post, you begin to see the same core ideas communicated over and over again. How many times do we have [...]
When I decided to write for Linchpin Bloggers, I realized I was entering a saturated market. There are already a lot of established sites on writing and blogging, and some of them quite good. What happens when you realize you’re just a little fish in a great big pond is you begin to doubt. You [...]
Today I want to get you to think about time (and wise use of time) the way a linchpin does. To help us, we are going to look at the late linchpin Steve Jobs, who I found has a very powerful view of time and how to use it wisely. In his famous commencement speech, [...]
This is a fairly random collection of quotes that highlight how Steve Jobs thought about life and his career. Image of Steve Jobs made up of Apple products by Charis Tsevis via Flickr His philosophy: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” [2005 commencement address at Stanford University.] Regarding his work:”Everything starts [...]
When in doubt, work with small groups. If you can’t find 5 followers, how will you find 1000? – Seth Godin Ever since I started blogging it seams like everyone and their mother who is serious about blogging is trying to build a big tribe. I’m in this club. We all are. We just want to find our [...]
For years I believed I can do anything I put my mind to. I didn’t care for the notion of precocity, that people are born with innate talents and genius. I believed that talent is overrated and is really just passion in disguise. While I still retain that hope, I have learned it’s unproductive and self-limiting. It’s [...]
Before we can ever dream of building a large tribe, we have to talk about something that is really missing from a lot of internet writing: passion. You cannot lead people without passion. You can’t influence them; they won’t listen. There is no energy there; no power. Linchpin bloggers care deeply. They are sold-out passionate [...]
I hated cliques growing up. They always rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was because I had such a hard time getting into one… But that all changed once I became part of a clique. It didn’t happen forcefully though. I didn’t have to go through some initiation process. It just happened. We had [...]
Want to learn about pregnant elephants and tribes of weirdos? Then you have got to get your hands on Seth Godin’s new book, We Are All Weird. Inside the covers of this manifesto you’ll come to quickly realize that we’re all a bunch of weirdos (by choice) just trying to fit in. You’ll learn about [...]
Hi, I'm Don McAllister. If you are serious about building a flourishing online tribe, I know I can help you achieve your goals!