Start Writing in Midlife an Interview with Mark Schaefer
If you think that midlife is too late to start writing a blog or a book, then you need to listen to today’s episode. I interview Mark Schaefer, who hadn’t written a single blog post until he was 49 and now he has a highly acclaimed award-winning marketing blog.
He hadn’t written a book until he was 52, and now he’s just coming out with his 10th book. Many of them have been amazing award-winning bestsellers, translated into lots of different languages. His newest book “Belonging to the Brand: Why Community is the Last Great Marketing Strategy” is now available!
We’ll dive into why he started writing in midlife, and how he stays relevant and continues to create amazing content in today’s ever-changing marketing landscape.
[3:17] What decisions lead to Mark starting his blog later in life? And what did that lead to?
[6:33] Discover the two things that got Mark over his fear of speaking (and no it’s not picturing the audience in their underwear).
[9:15] What is the secret to Mark’s success? (Its something you can do to!)
[11:38] What can you do to stand out now that everyone can write good content with the help of AI?
[12:46] What does Mark tell us all to do to stay relevant in our current fields and how can we take a different look at what we offer the world?
[19:50] In order to do so much is Mark a workaholic? Or is it something else that lets him accomplish so much?
[22:24] What has inspired Mark to take up watercolor painting?
[25:56] What inspirational quote is something that Mark returns to again and again?
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Connect with Mark Schaefer!
- Website: https://businessesgrow.com/
- All Mark’s Books: https://businessesgrow.com/social-media-marketing-books/
- Belonging to the Brand: https://amzn.to/3ZQDtZR
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.schaefer3
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markwschaefer/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markwschaefer/
Other Related Episodes:
- 47: How to Create Content Consistently- Top Takeaways from Mark Schaefer
- 48: 7 Great Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas – Quick Fix Friday
Watch the Interview
Read the transcript HERE
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