Answer Yourself! A blog by Sukhpreet Singh

A blog on personal development, entrepreneurship & change.

5th August 2007

My First Post

Finally, I did it. One of my goals for this year was to start my own blog. It took me almost two months to get this blog going (more on that in my next post.)
I started reading blogs last year and some of my favorite have been: techcrunch.com and iwillteachyoutoberich.com, mymoneyblog.com. One of my main inspirations has been Ramit Sethi of iwillteachyoutoberich.com. I like the way he manages his blog, involves and inspires his readers, and of-course his style of writing. An aspiring entrepreneur myself, I have been toying around with different ideas and have a couple of domain names registered but the desire/need to be online was not big enough that I could devote my resources and time to it, until I read this article on Ramit’s site. It’s a book review on Ben Casnocha’s new book “MY STARTUP LIFE”. My Start Up Life

I was intrigued by what could NINETEEN YEAR young individual write on a “start-up life” that the book made it to #1 Movers and Shakers list on Amazon. At 19, I didn’t even know how to manage my daily activities let alone manage a company. So while going through excerpts from his book, I had an ‘Aha!’ moment when I read the following lines here :

“Like companies, you are projecting a brand right now. Each of us is CEO of Me, Inc. The question is whether you are going to cultivate your brand to be as truthful and powerful as it can be….

Your online identity. What will someone find when they Google your name? You should own the first result—it should be a personal website or blog that you run. You should also own an email address that is your name (for example, ben@casnocha.com).”

That was it for me. The desire, sense of urgency, need – everything kicked in. I taught myself some new stuff and went to work on my blog. And there … you have it.

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