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Thought Leadership Marketing – Moving from Frustration to the Flywheel Effect


Hi there, it’s Peter Winick. I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage, and here’s the idea that I’d like to share with you today, and that’s this:

When you first start, or even when you’re not first starting but when you’re first making really deliberate efforts to use your thought leadership as a marketing tool to get it out there consistently, to blog more, to put out more videos, to be a guest on podcasts, there’s this continuum that I’ve seen. It starts with frustration and then it goes to flywheel.

So what do I mean by this? What I mean is, you know, there could be a point where you say, “Geez, I’ve done 50 blogs,” or “I’m doing this week in and week out and week in and week out, and I can’t really justify continuing making those investments of time and energy and effort.” But then something happens, and it could be around the six-month mark, could be around the year mark. There isn’t a definitive number of episodes or blog posts or something, but then this flywheel kicks off.

What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is people start coming to you and they’re responding to something you might have put out six months ago, a year ago, five years ago, and it’s this compounding effect, these outcomes and benefits that you get, dividends that get paid from all the effort that you’ve put in.

The key point here is most people quit in the frustration mode and they don’t stick with it long enough. They don’t stick with getting that high-quality content out there consistently to achieve the benefits of the flywheel.

So I’d love to hear your thoughts on kind of where you think you are, where you get stuck, and have you gotten to the flywheel effect of using your thought leadership as a marketing tool?

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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