Jeff Long owns two companies — True Focus Media and Website Training Hub. He enjoys helping companies use web design, video, media, and technology to improve their marketing vision and financial goals. Jeff has worked with companies both nationally and globally, as well as non-profits.
Jeff not only helps companies create their websites, he also teaches them how to design their own websites, even if they’re not web savvy. Jeff likes teaching individuals how to earn more money by taping into their dreams, passions, and desires.
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SHOW UP AND SHINE Questions:
If you boiled life down to one philosophy that brings meaning and adds value to your life no matter what circumstances you face, what is that philosophy for you?
One of my missions in life is to help others. I’ve found true delight in this. It’s my main goal in marriage, with my kids, in serving my clients, and even in interacting with others around me.
What are one or two keys to success for you?
The principle of planting and reaping has caused my business to experience huge success. I continually plant good “seeds” through various strategies, whether through social media, blogging, video, in-person meetings, networking, or attending conferences. Rarely can I guarantee the success of which strategies will grow and flourish, but the more seeds I plant, the more likely I’ll see some grow and thrive.
What is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made and what did you learn from it?
When I first started out in business, I didn’t network online or in-person. As a result, my phone didn’t ring nearly as much as I had hoped. I quickly learned in order to get business, I first had to get to know people, build trust, and form relationships.
What is your best advice for people who want to SHOW UP AND SHINE? In other words, what would you say to help people live into their bigger story?
The best way to show up and shine is to find your passion. Kent has written a lot on how to find your passion, so I won’t get into all those details. But I will say, if do what you are passionate about, then work won’t seem like work at all.
Additionally, you have to go a step further if you want to live your bigger story. You have to “begin with the end in mind.” Know where you want to go and start moving in that direction. It’s easier to steer (or adjust) a moving object than one that’s standing still. So get moving and adjust as you go!
Question: What ideas from Jeff stuck out the most to you? Why?