How Becoming an Authority Can Even Save Your Life

How Becoming an Authority Can Even Save Your Life

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  1. Sheer awesomeness. This is an excellent article. While reading the article I was gripped in the middle of the crash and it connected well with how authority can *really* help. I think Authority is the ultimate survival weapon. Great job! This article is “Copybloogger” type material. Love it to the core – as much as I love Copyblogger writings.

  2. Thank you all.

    I’m still excited about the win and a little shocked to see my writing and byline live on Copyblogger! I’m looking forward to today’s Essay Contest Wrap-Up Hangout to learn what I did right and hear more about the other winning essays.

    • Awesome job – Anthony! You deserved it. Great storytelling and a clear point was made.

      I’m still jealous – but less bitter at you now that I’ve read your winning post. 😉

    • Anthony,

      Loved everything about the article. There was mystery, intrigue and insight all combined into one.

      Congratulations on the well deserved award.


  3. Hi Anthony,
    I love this post. Love the way you write your posts. Thanks for sharing this post. Hope to read more interesting information from you. Great job!

  4. Congratulations, Anthony! You must be feeling like the rockstar you are this morning!

    250 words isn’t much of a runway, but you certainly made the most of that precious real estate to tell your story and make your point.

    I had a feeling that the winning entries would receive the Copyblogger Treatment. I think that would be as valuable as a byline on Copyblogger…well, almost.


  5. To me, this is the essence of writing – being able to grab people, make them think, and convince them to consider a topic from your perspective. Plus, to be able to do it in fewer words than most mere mortals would need is one of the most important traits of a quality blogger. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. I see why Anthony won. He DID answer the question clearly and with an emotional connection. Well done! And it was a genius idea to include the staff at Copyblogger and links to past articles in Copyblogger. Friggin’ genius.

  7. Great piece, Anthony! Talk about using every word to its utmost. And even more importantly, thank you for cutting through the cloud of marketing that so often surrounds these topics to get to the real value of it.

  8. This is great – the concept of using tricks and tactics is becoming outdated, and being a genuine authority on the subject is what matters. And so it should!

  9. Excellent article Anthony.

    Your question really hit my mind.

    “Do you have what it takes to survive?” – Yes, I believe that it’s very important to have something that people want. Because this is the reason why they will come to you again and again.

    Even if you want to make money, you need people to trust you. Only then, they will purchase the products you may recommend to them. This will help you earn continuously. You must also have good knowledge on the subject you talking about. After all, if you have what it takes to survive, you will survive. Otherwise, you won’t. So everyone needs to try to be an authority.

    Really Great post. A Small one, but really inspiring and motivational.

  10. Congratulations, Anthony! Well done and a well-deserved win! Look forward to meeting you at the Authority Intensive.

  11. I have been trying to tell this to my clients for years that marking is often about becoming the authority in their specific niche by providing useful, actionable content. I love the comment, “People listen to the person that can help them” — a simple summary of the “search scent” philosophy of how people search for solutions on online and connect with companies. Seams like Anthony Sills has found a way to make himself an authority on this in 250 words.

  12. Anthony, congratulations!! I applaud you on being a great survivor and winner. You have provided a great read for us. Thanks for such your insights and your template! Congratulations again.

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