Leo Babauta, author of ZenHabits, a Technorati Top 50 blog with an Alexa rank of 65,645, may not think of himself as an entrepreneur however he is making a living from blogging and that makes him the ultimate blogging entrepreneur.
Leo Babauta, a native of Guam, earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and English. He put his writing skills to work and eventually became a successful speech-writer for the governor of Guam. His unquestionably remarkable talent and writing style has contributed to his current success in the blogosphere.
His life however was not always the peaceful, happy life he is now living. According to an article in Psychology Today, February 2009, he used to struggle with many personal problems. His addiction to nicotine was on his list of challenges. His Internet research on changing bad habits and dedication to success helped him to not only conquer that deadly habit, but to share with millions of people how they too can change their lives.
Two years ago Leo Babauta was $30,000 in debt, had maxed out his credit cards and personal loans and was struggling from paycheck to paycheck. He even appears on CNN.com with an article about how he cut up his credit cards and worked on getting himself out of debt.
What contributes to his success?
Today, Leo Babauta runs a blog, ZenHabits, which has 85,500 readers. In his blog, he writes about achieving goals, productivity, being organized, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, exercising, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugally, parenting and happiness. He achieved this success by being engaging, honest and laying his heart bare for the world to pick apart.
By listening to my readers, and having a conversation with them, I was able to figure out what they really wanted, what kinds of posts would be most interesting and useful to them, and to give Zen Habits a character that was not just mine but theirs as well.
What is the key to happiness?
Achieving goals is the key to happiness. Reach them by daily practice of good habits. True happiness can be found when you clarify what is important to you and spend your time doing only those things. Simplifying life reduces stress and focuses on that which you hold dear.
How does Leo Babauta help others become better bloggers?
At Writetodone.com , another one of his blogs, he helps people learn how to develop their own unique writing style.
By reading many different writers, and really engaging in their ideas, you enhance your critical thinking skills as well as your imaginative firepower, both of which enable you to develop a richer personality, which is what you really want to shine through in your writing anyway.
Where can I find out more about Leo Babauta?
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Leo Babauta is the ultimate blogging entrepreneur. He inspires people daily and give them hope that they can improve their lives through simple changes. He is an inspiration to us all.
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