Last week I shared how on Facebook every day I throw down a Bootstrapping Buzz challenge. So, who accepted the challenge? Which ones did you do? How did you do?

Please be sure to share in the comments below.

Here’s the challenges from last week:

Friday’s  bootstrapping buzz challenge

Think of one mistake you’ve made where you felt like you “really failed”. Focus on what you’ve learned from the experience.

To create buzz you must be able to make adjustments and slight “course corrections”. Those who do so inspire others around them to speak positively on their behalf.

Thursday’s bootstrapping buzz challenge

Identify your past success. Make a list of ten past successes… They can be small daily success or accomplishments. Put a check mark next to 5 that required internal boldness.

To create buzz your belief in yourself must be unwavering. Shore it up with the strength from past successes!

Wednesday’s bootstrapping buzz challenge

Say NO to something or even to someone. Pick one item you can eliminate that will also free up time and effort: Your business and your workday will thank you for it.

People will not “positively buzz” about people who are frazzled. Get rid of the thing (or person) who is sucking the life out of you.

Tuesday’s bootstrapping buzz challenge

Answer this question honestly below – When was the last time you invested in yourself? What or how did you invest in you?

To create buzz you have to invest in what’s at the very core of buzz – you. People do business with people. And, they do business with people they KNOW, TRUST and perhaps like. First, they must KNOW you. Second, they must TRUST that you’re good at what you do, know your stuff & are credible. If they don’t TRUST YOU, I don’t care how much they LIKE you – they won’t do business with you.

Monday’s bootstrapping buzz challenge

Look beyond your immediate network – even outside of your industry. By growing your network outside your regular reach, you’ll be able to connect people in your network with others who have similar interests and personalities.

Create buzz quickly by being the person that connects people.

Hope you’ll consider joining in on my Facebook page!

Here’s this past week’s posts:

This week we’ll highlight:

  • Is social media the end of humanity?
  • The proper way to make an email introduction
  • Branding blahs
  • How to build your brand at your new job
  • Ways sales professionals should use social
  • Five things I’ve learned about business from boating
  • Don’t turn off those who could help you find a job

Lots of great thoughts and conversations from last week have grown! Thanks for your insights and feedback.


Maria Elena Duron, is managing editor of the Personal Branding Blog, CEO (chief engagement officer) of buzz2bucks– a word of mouth marketing firm, and a professional speaker and trainer on developing social networks that work. She provides workshops, webinars, seminars and direct services that help create conversation, connection, credibility, community and commerce around your brand.  Maria Duron is founder and moderator of #brandchat – a weekly Twitter chat focused on every aspect of branding that is recognized by Mashable as one the 15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers.

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