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Today’s show is for you if you feel like you don’t know your “purpose” yet and that makes you feel bad.

Notes From The Show:

– Being stuck on finding a “purpose” can make us feel horrible.

– Not everyone necessarily has a specific purpose that has to be monetized and made into a business or has to help a zillion people.

– Do what feels good as often as you can

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Anthony Lemme – This is the person whose post I found.

Facebook post – This is what I read aloud.

Danielle LaPorte – I am pretty sure Desire Map is where I read about Danielle’s example with using core desired feelings at work.

Get a 9-5 that lights you up – This podcast is another resource to help you love the job you’re working in.

RachelRofe.com/questions – If you’d like me to answer a question, post right there.

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Direct download: RRwhattodoifyoudontknowyourpurpuseandfeelbadaboutit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Today's episode was sent in by Ruchi on rachelrofe.com/questions and is all about legacy. The question was about the legacy *I* want to leave behind, but I invite you to answer this for yourself, too.

Ruchi asks, "Hi Rachel! Hopefully this doesn't come across as morbid, but here's my question to you, you do a lot of great things for the world, from everyday angel bombs where you unexpectedly brighten up someone's day, to huge things like helping raise 50k in less than a day for a school in Brazil. My question for you is what legacy do you hope to leave after you're gone, and what would you like to be remembered for?”

Notes From The Show:

- I usually think in terms of "will I be happy on my death bed?" and/or what values can I instill in future kids?

- Made a difference (without parameters).

- Pleasure

- Use gifts

What about you? I'd love to hear!

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Top 5 regrets of the dying - This is so helpful to know.

RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

Did you like this?

Thank you for listening to this episode! If you enjoyed it, please feel free to share it using the social media buttons on this page.

I’d also be VERY grateful if you could rate, review, and subscribe to A Better Life on iTunes.

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That all helps a lot in ranking this show and would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any comments or questions, leave a comment below!

Direct download: RRlegacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Would you like to have your content featured on major sites like MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, and other major websites?

If so, you can - it's TOTALLY do-able - and you don't even need to have some major following or credentials first.
In today's episode I'm going to go over exactly how you can get featured on MindBodyGreen and other sites, even if you're starting with zero online presence.

This show was created thanks to Stephanie submitting a question on rachelrofe.com/questions. She asks, "Hi Rachel! My potential podcast question is ...How can one get published on a site like MindBodyGreen? THANKS!"

Please feel free to submit your questions, too!

Notes From The Show:

Step 1: Make sure your niche makes sense with whatever site you'd like to submit to.

Here were the articles I submitted to MindBodyGreen even though I am known for personal development *and* biz advice.

10 Tips To Improve Your Morning In 5 Minutes Or Less (1.6k shares)
10 Ways To Fit Fun Into A Busy Day (676 shares)
7 Reasons You're Not Living The Life Of Your Dreams (3.5k shares)
7 Ways To Get Anything You Want (13.1k shares)

Step 2: Look at what’s already doing well on sites.

Most places will tell you exactly what their most popular articles are. See if your content can mold to it a little bit. Look for key words in titles, headline formats, certain lengths of words in headlines, etc.

You can also search for something like "mindbodygreen.com productivity" or "forbes.com beauty" and manually open up a bunch of articles to see what has done well.

If nothing in your niche is doing well, it may mean you don't have the sexiest topic.

Step 3: Write your article (if a site requires it upfront).

Make sure to adhere to the submission requirements of a site. Different sites like different word counts, topics, etc.

Make it easy to read with short sentences and deliver exactly what the title offers. Don't be too verbose or self promotional.

If the site allows, have a resource box that tells people where they can sign up to get more from you, preferably with a gift that has to do with whatever your article's about.

Optional: You may want to have friends or a coach proofread your article before you submit.

Step 4: Submit your content following submission guidelines.

Most people who are on sites like MindBodyGreen or HuffingtonPost are there simply because they asked to be.

Just do a search for ‘site name + submission’ or ‘site name + submit article’.

Step 5: Put it in your calendar to see if you get accepted.

Most sites will tell you when they’ll let you know if you’ll get accepted or not by. Put the date in your calendar and take appropriate action. You may want to clean up your article and re-submit, or maybe use your article as content for your own blog, other sites, or for guest blogging.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

- RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

- MindBodyGreen - This is the link to my author page.

- iReport.cnn.com - This is where you can publish anything on CNN.com.

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Direct download: RRHowdoigetpublishedmindbodygreen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

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