For almost a month now, I have been trying to drive traffic to my Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Blog through social bookmarking, blog commenting and managing my email list.

For the next 50 days, I will shift my strategy and move from social bookmarking to article marketing. I will start writing articles for submission to article directories. Five articles daily does not seem too bad! By doing that for at least 50 days, I can drive lots of traffic to my site.

Writing for my blog is one thing. Promoting my blog is an entirely different thing! By putting forth my ideas in my blog, I think that I can leverage my blog for whatever purposes I may use it for in the next year or so.

I will track my progress in the next few weeks and post my findings here.

I’m taking some time to post on this personal leadership blog of mine. If you haven’t been to my Transformational Leadership Blog, take a look at a series I’m working on right about Leadership Principles for Young People, the latest article is about Understanding Where You Are.

I came across two articles about productivity. But instead of proposing several ways to manage time, these articles recommend doing less and doing everything within a set period of time.

That could work!

The problem with schedules, at times, is that I tend to diddle daddle throughout the day and try to get things done in between. So, at any given hour, I’ll be checking my email, my Google Adsense account, the analytics of my blog and all the other websites I want, but don’t need, to check.

Jim Collins remembers a comment made to him: “Your genetic energy level enables your lack of discipline. Instead of leading a disciplined life, you lead a busy life.”

Through that conversation, Jim Collins looked at his habits and tried to streamline his own habits. He came up with three (3) lessons that could guide us in pursuing the right work attitude:

1) What are you deeply passionate about?
2) What are you are genetically encoded for — what activities do you feel just “made to do”?
3) What makes economic sense — what can you make a living at?

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Welcome to my new blog! And yes, this is just another blog on leadership. I already have a Transformational Leadership Blog but I don’t usually post personal stuff right there. Through this blog, I intend to share some of the more personal lessons on leadership that I learn as I journey as a blogger and a leader. I’m not a super-leader. But I am a leader in my own right.

I work as the Philippine Coordinator of Young Peoples’ Ministries, a division of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. It is really an interesting job where I work with youth and young adults in the United Methodist Church and beyond. It’s amazing to see the passions of young people. It’s also equally wonderful to see them address the challenges and difficulties they face. While they may be the prey of commercialism and consumerism, a lot of youth and young adults are responding to the challenges of their world. If people who love and care for them would just unite and equip them with the tools necessary to survive and thrive in this time and age, the Philippines will be a better country. We will be able to make significant changes in the way we do things as a nation.

This is my personal blog on leadership because leadership also transforms the leader!