Training For Long Term Success On STEEM

I finished reading 'The Excellence Dividend' about a week ago and there was a message that stuck with me...

"Great Networks => Significant Time Investment => No Shortcuts..."

Basically...The author Tom Peters stated in his book that to build great networks you need a significant investment of time to build them. And there are zero short cuts for this. No software to buy, no secret handshakes involved...Just getting in line, staying in line and adding value everywhere you go.

It holds so much truth for me because that's exactly how I feel we find the most 'success' here on STEEM.

I'm gearing up to release SteemSavvy within the next week and the DNA of the program, when you strip everything away, is to teach people to add value daily and spend the time to build their network the right way.

So much so that I have an entire lesson in SteemSavvy dedicated to this simple graphic...


Add Value -> Share STEEM -> Power Up!

Simple enough right? When I break this down, I get really excited because I feel that this is the perfect way to build your reputation and personal brand on STEEM.

Let's take a look;

1. Add Value

This goes without saying and I think you'll agree....Relationships and engagement is the be all and end all for STEEM. If you are not adding value every day in the form of comments, content, curation, or community...Well, you are missing the true wealth of opportunity that is here. So everything I will be teaching in SteemSavvy revolves around that simple truth...You must add value!

2. Sharing STEEM

We must become products of our product. And that means sharing STEEM in everything we do. Stop using Instagram, start using and sharing Steepshot or Appics. Medium is cool, Steemit and Steempress are better! Facebook steals your data...Busy protects it! By using the dApps on the blockchain and sharing the content we create on it, we are becoming evangelists for this project. And the more value we are adding, the more sharing takes place...

3. Power Up

If you believe in STEEM, powering up is a no brainer. Not only for the curation rewards but I love the mission some Steemians like @taskmaster4450 have talked about in the past...We need to have a goal to see all Steemians reach at least 100 Steem Power. I know I talk a lot about hitting 5000 SP in my 5-500-5000 plan, and that's fine. But 100 Steem Power is a goal for all Steemians to put in their sights. Because the more Steem Power that is vested, the better for the blockchain...And if you are sharing STEEM everywhere and adding value daily, this happens for you..Automatically!

But you'll notice this graphic...Is a big cycle!

Because each point feeds the next!

And as there is no end game for me here on STEEM, I want to continue to grow this platform for years and years to come. So the lesson in SteemSavvy starts with adding value...Which helps us develop a brand and a reputation for being a solid Steemian. That then feeds our desire to become a raving fan for STEEM and share it everywhere we go...The more we do of that, and continue to add value, the more we power up our accounts.

And repeat....

Sure...A lot of SteemSavvy will be teaching new Steemians about the dApps and getting familiar with all the terms and tools available for them here. But a big chunk of this training will be to onboard the right kind of Steemian....The one that has a long term vision to support and invest their time here on STEEM.

If we teach people about ALL the benefits of STEEM, not just the potential rewards, I think we all help build a blockchain that we can be proud of for years to come.

I hope you join us on our journey to bring STEEM to the world :)

We would love for you to get involved in the SteemSavvy project! Be sure to join our Discord server to see all the progress and network with awesome Steemians dedicated to STEEM's long term success.

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You hit the point. I have been active in Steemit for about a month now and have just had this experience. The more people I follow and the more posts I write, the better the reputation. Through the engagement in different groups, I even got a delegation. I reinvest a large part of my rewards in PowerUp and Curation Trails. I'm really looking forward to SteemSavvy.

thanks man. can’t wait to share it with everyone. yeah that’s what is so awesome about this place. the more value you add, the better your experience

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I like the circles with the arrows much clearer what you mean. It will be great to have it launched as I think it will help with getting more folks involved.

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yessir. that’s the game plan. keeping it simple :)

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All really good points. It takes a lot of time invested into this platform to make a successful experience on here. There is no algorithm finding your friends and family and suggesting you connect or putting your content in front of people not following you. This graphic does a good job of illustrating the process people need to be thinking about.

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appreciate that. i worked on that thing for hours lol i’m hardly a graphic designer but i think it does the trick. i hope it does at least lol

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Long time view of steem the key word. Resteemed.

appreciated! absolutely. long term is the goal for this project :)

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@jongolson I think you are spot on! It is a cycle to grow not only the STEEM blockchain but, it is also growing our reputation. I noticed a big jump once I had the STEEM Power to make a difference! So the more we have the more we grow... this also means the more we can help others grow! Sometimes we for get the key is to bury our success in others... if we do the we will be successful! If anyone reads this... stop by the Discord group and engage! I am there quite a bit... feel free to ask questions... welcome the the Longest group name ever! :)

i know i know lol i will change the name. my focus is to help build everyone on steem and i think steemsavvy will allow me to do just that. here’s for a huge 4th quarter ;)

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The name part was intended for @richardtaylor... It's our joke... you are caught up in... LOL
Seriously, Yes I know where your heart is... I am there to support you and those that need the support! I hear quarters hitting the floor now... more than just the 4th quarter! :)

That really makes sense Jon! I remember both of us had "power up" as one of our main goals, even when we were very new to the platform. So people can 'get' the need of it early on in the game, if they want to. The other two are probably universally true, although maybe value isn't appreciated as much on all platforms.

yeah. that value thing can be tricky. i don’t think people realize how value is added in so many forms here not just content.

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Hey Jon,

I believe your a pro with this STEEMIT. With my busy schedule with life I try my best when i get on here to do that 5-500-5000 plan. I admit i'm bad with it. But, like yourself I really do enjoy STEEMIT. I wish STEEMIT had an app for the iphone. Good work bro.

it does :) check out @partiko

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Thanks so much for mentioning us!

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thanks very much

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I upvoted your post.

Best regards,

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appreciate that. what did you think of the content i presented?

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Yes i agree. power up add value, share and keep purchasing steem to power up to reinvest your investments. last January i bought a heap of steem then just ended up selling them at a huge loss as they kept going down in value and i also read about the continual adding of more steem. Seemed like a dumb investment strategy. I only found out about a month ago that you can earn steem by powering up, delegating, curating etc and you also get SP to keep up with inflation. I wonder how many others just buy steem without investing it on/ with steemit. The latest bear market for me has been a blessing. Ive joined for the investment hope to stay for the community

yeah i got in on steem at it’s all time high lol right now i’m counting my blessings on how cheap it is :)

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