#3StepsToday - In a year, your future self will thank you for taking action today.


With the recent uptick in success from people within CTP due to the number of us taking part in the #3StepsNoExcuses journey for 30 days, I am surprised that there aren't MORE people doing this.

When I started this I thought "Ok, I just need to do some basic steps each day to improve myself and my business. I can do this. 30 Days ... yeah, doable."

Sure, there were days when I didn't want to write because I was exhausted mentally from my job, but I'd take a nap and then write. :) I've also learned the stories of others from our CTP Telegram group, and there are many people who have a tougher situation than I do, yet those folks are putting in the time and winning at this.

Folks, this isn't rocket surgery. It's not a game, either.

It's showing up daily and taking action.

I am not a whale, orca, or dolphin on the chain. Yet I try to show up daily and produce content, upvote, leave comments, and contribute. Then I stake what I earn 7 days later when I am paid rewards. That way my account continuously grows.

So far my earnings have increased and I am quite happy. Here's my latest Hive Power screenshot:


I'm not trying to pat myself on the back. I'm just here to show you that if I can do it, anyone can.

In a year, your future self will thank you for taking action today - Jon O.

That's a nugget right there.

What I do today to position myself and my earnings on the blockchain will pay off down the road, when my holdings are significantly larger, my following is bigger, and I am earning more per post.

Posting and writing each day is also improving my copywriting and prose skills, and increasing my authority in certain areas. All of those are definite +1 improvements.

With that, here's.....

My 3Steps.Today:

  1. Develop out my 3Steps.Today site with content from Hive.
  2. Set up List Nerd 7 Day Automated series.
  3. Watch Plus 1 Success video Day 10 "Readers Are Leaders"

1. 1. Develop out my 3Steps.Today site with content from Hive.

Since I decided to take the #3StepsNoExcuses process and turn it into an e-course, I wanted to move the content over to my own blog. I am in the process of taking the posts I did over the 30 day process, and turning them in to posts on my blog.

The https://3Steps.Today site is meant to showcase 3 simple steps each day that one can follow and work towards +1'ing one's way to victory. Therefore the more content I have around the entire 3 Steps process, the better.

The thinking is this:

  • I will take the existing content I have and put it on the blog.
  • Videos are going to be available only for those subscribed to the free e-course.
  • lead magnets\pdfs are only available to subscribers.

That way I have plenty of unique content that's only available to my valuable subscribers. :)

In order to make this happen, I am moving some of the content to my blog. The good part is each blog post I make also links back to my Hive blog posts as well. #winwin.

2. Set up List Nerd 7 Day Automated series.

I've been at the business upgrade with List Nerds for a little while, and I finally created the 7 emails needed for each day. Here's how I did it.

First, I analyzed the data and made a list of my top couple of headlines.

Those are:

  • Want to improve your results with List Nerds?
  • FIRSTNAME, how do YOU grow as a person and business?
  • Simple tips to help you grow. Come read!

The FIRSTNAME portion is a variable or placeholder for the subscriber's first name. So for example if I were to receive the email it would say: "Rob, how do YOU grow as a person and business?"

I decided to do a split test, with the first headline\subject above, and the same subject with FIRSTNAME at the beginning, making it: FIRSTNAME, Want to improve your results with List Nerds?

That made 6 subjects (or 6 days), and I split the difference on Wednesday with my "Simple Tips" subject.

Once I knew which emails and subjects I was going to use, I used the List Nerds 'Send Mail' process to copy and paste the html from the past emails I've sent into the new Auto Messages.

This has been the only awkward part of the interface: There was not an easier way to get my emails from the previous history into the existing Auto Messages except a manual copy\paste.

I then verified each link in the emails to make sure they all went to my funnel. Yeah, every day of the month List Nerds is set to send people to the front of my funnel... ie: to my sign-up form for my 30-day free e-course.

Tip: Build your list with safelist and viral mailers. Don't send affiliate links.

Sure you can send affiliate links to mailers. I've done it, and so have most marketers. But once you really latch on to the idea that your own list is what matters, your habits will change. CTP does a great job of teaching their acolytes to follow the build your brand and list philosophy. It works.


3. Watch Plus 1 Success video Day 10 "Readers Are Leaders"

I enjoy Jon's enthusiasm when it comes to reading. I came from a family of readers and have been surrounded by books my entire life.

I do enjoy reading, and I have been working to change WHEN I read so I retain more of the info that I read.

Right now I have been reading late at night, and that has been a challenge since I have a tendency to fall asleep.

Talking to my wife earlier about this, I bounced the idea to her of reading in the morning. She was good with that.

Since I wake up before the rest of my family and spend time planning my day, I can wake up an additional 30 minutes earlier still, and add a 25 minute reading to my mornings. I am actually excited about this part, because I already wake up early and read from Proverbs each morning.

I'll let you know how this goes.

With that, have a wonderful day. Go start promoting your online business with the new tools you now have in-hand.

That's it! Cya tomorrow. Please reach out to me if you have questions.


P.S. One last item:

I have created a 30 day free email course on the #3StepsNoExcuses journey mentioned above, and I'd really like to hear what you think about the content. You can sign up by clicking this link and then confirming your email address. The course lines up with the daily steps, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also, I've created an account on Hive blockchain called @ThreeSteps. It's a curation account that upvotes quality content on the blockchain. Mention this account in your post and I'll swing by and take a look. This is a community tool to increase earnings of people who write good content. I will specifically look for and upvote # 3StepsNoExcuses and # 3StepsToday posts first. I upvote quality content, and stake 100% of the Hive, CTP, and #leo this account earns. That way votes from this account increase as fast as possible.


Thanks Rob
for another great article.
I enjoy your articles


Why thank you! I really appreciate it. I am not the best writer around, but I don't have to be. :) I like expressing myself and blogging is a good way to do so. Plus I like writing about the 3 basic steps. :)


A great thing about having your mailings go out everyday on Listnerds, you get an easy 6 ctp badges, for your ctp daily tasks 😀


Chris, You know what? I never thought about it like that. Thanks!


Sometimes I actually get it right lol 🤣