Bring IT! I’m Talking Trep’s & Trekkie’s on @TroyClaus’s Turf

Troy Claus Bring IT! Im Talking Treps & Trekkies on @TroyClauss Turf

You Gotta' Love that Goatee :-)!

Oh My, is that a tongue twister or what?!

But you gotta’ give me credit for creativity! I mean seriously, how many more rockin’ T’s could I have used lol?

Since I subtly skipped Bring IT! this week, I’m gonna’ ask you to Bring IT! all the same over at my friend Troy Claus’s house where he just published my latest guest post, “The Entrepreneur’s Journey – A Lifestyle Entrepreneur”.


Troy, who is also a Bonsai Boy and Danny Brown’s partner in crime over at Bonsai Interactive, has a series called The Entrepreneur’s Journey, where he invites different folks to share their stories and tell us what made them who they are today and the trials and errors they went through to get there.

This series is a definite must read for pretty much anyone looking to become self-employed or who is already. Trust me when I tell you that there are some exceptional journeys and loads of insight that we can all learn from.

When Troy Came Knockin’

I’ll be honest in telling you that when Troy first asked me to guest post for him and share bits and pieces of my entrepreneurial journey, I was honored and thrilled at the opportunity. But I was also hesitant in that although I’m self-employed, I had never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur. I had read the stories by amazing people such as Gini Dietrich and Neil Shepherd and was in awe by what they had achieved.

Like many – I associated the term with canny business sense and self-made riches. And believe me – I am everything but self-made…not just yet anyways!

But hey, if Troy thinks I qualify as an entrepreneur – then who the heck am I to argue with a smart man like that lol?! And believe me, this highly intuitive Marketing and Business Development Pro is nothing short of brilliant; not to mention courteous and kind.

So I went back and read Troy’s definition of an entrepreneur and realized that I did in fact possess several of the traits he explained. I may not have achieved what I’ve set out to (yet), but I have the determination, attitude and instincts that you need to get there.

Now there are several types of entrepreneurs and the one’s you’ll hear about most often are the Wealth Creation, Serial and Social one’s. And although I wouldn’t quite fit into any of those groups, there is another one – the most popular kind actually – that I do fit into quite well.

The Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

Yep, I’m a Trep!

And according to my dear Aunt Gini and a few others, I’m also a trip ;).

But enough about all that here.

How about you head over to Troy’s blog and see for yourself what I had to say about being a Trep? You never know, I may just captivate you and there could be a little party going on over there.

Oh, and make sure to leave your thoughts as well. You know how I love to hear them :D. Need I tell you that I’ll reply in kind?

Now Bring IT! to the Claus House!

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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  • Neil

    Hi Ingrid – Thanks for the shout out on your blog. Much appreciated. Just to comment on your note about you not thinking you were an entrepreneur because you had not yet achieved what you had set out, this is actually what makes an entrepreneur – constantly striving to meet and exceed your goals. Then once you get there – setting more! Keep up the great work!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Neil,

      Very kind of you to stop by here – I appreciate it :).

      Your guest post and story over at Troy’s was nothing short of inspiring – not to mention impressive! To say that I enjoyed reading it and learning about you would be an understatement.

      I think you make a great point about constantly setting goals and trying to reach even further – I’ve learned that these are the things that make an entrepreneur, regardless of the kind we are. The journey somehow never ends. Each undertaking motivates you even more for the next.

      I wish you the best of luck with all that you do and continued success.
      I look forward to reading part 2 of your story someday ;).

      Have a happy Thursday.

  • davinabrewer

    Just had to jump in and say this was a really good way to highlight a guest post, another idea I’ll be stealing and recycling someday. 😉

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Steal away my dear hahahah! And thanks Davina. It’s what I’ve been doing from my first guest post back in October of 2010. Since the early one’s I had published – I was told that I couldn’t republish them somewhere else – so I found this nice little way to feature them all the same.

      Plus it gives me the chance to talk a little about my hosts – in this case, the amazing Troy.

      • davinabrewer

        Done a few things to help and link, think when I eventually – not now, kinda worn out – get more guest posts under my belt, I’ll come up with something. Also depends on the post, if there is more conversation to continue.

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    To be an A level blogger you need to have lots of time to write your own post, keep up with social media, and build relationships with other bloggers.

    I love my blogs but don’t have the time to take them to the next level.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Jason,

      Thanks a lot – glad you like my blog :).
      I think you defined some great traits to what it takes to be considered an A-lister – but I would add a couple more things to that as well:

      – deliver compelling content
      – post frequently and try to remain consistent -but frequently is the main one
      – know your audience
      – reply to comments

      Obviously there’s a lot more I could add but between yours and mine, I think we covered some of the bases :).

      Hope you find the time you want and need to work on your blogs. Best of luck to you and thanks for dropping by.


  • Anonymous

    Griddy, you sure as hell rock the high seas!

    I read your post over at Troy Claus’ house, and I will comment and retweet both this post, and Troy’s post. Brilliant read, it proves that you’ve got it in you to answer a call! Well done.

    BTW, thanks so very much for your comment at Unlock The Door. Unfortunately, I had to dig it out of my Spam mushpile! Good job I check my Spam for legit comments! 😉

    Take care my dear, you’re doing an awesome job providing value and aid to others. I respect and admire you for it :-)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Stu,

      Better late than never eh? lol 😉

      Just wanted to thank you again for all your support both here and on my guest post at Troy’s. I loved what you said over there and I really appreciate it. It means a lot to know that your blogging peers and friends respect you and your work.

      I would say it’s you who’s doing a hell of job both on your blog and elsewhere. Seriously – you’re rockin’ the blogosphere my friend and your posts are the shizzles!

      A pleasure to know you.

      All the best

  • Troy Claus

    Hey Ingrid,

    I’m seriously going to have trouble getting my head in the office door now LOL! Thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot coming from you. I actually owe a lot to you and the community we have built up over the last year. Reading your blog (and the others) has really inspired and pushed me to constantly improve my own. But what is even better is the fact that I have actually had the opportunity to get to know the people behind the blogs, and that has enable me to become a better person.

    Thanks again, you’re an amazing person with a truck load of talent!


    • Ingrid Abboud

      So I’m a bit late to reply to you here and I’m truly sorry for that Troy :(. But I’m hoping that by now, your head has gone threw the door or that you and DB installed double doors haha.

      Once again – you have blown me away by what you said here and coming from you – it certainly means a lot to me. You know how highly I think of you and your opinion does matter, so I’m glad it’s a good one ;).

      Getting to know the people behind the blogs we read is the best part of blogging. Writing the post is only a small part of it – going beyond that whether in the comments or elsewhere – is what makes blogging the incredible thing that it is!

      I do hope that I get to meet you in person one day very soon – but you best be ready cause I may just give you a huge hug :)!

      Thanks again for being the person that you are Troy. It’s a pleasure to know you and an honor to call you a friend.

      All the best


  • Gabriele Maidecchi

    “I may not have achieved what I’ve set out to”

    That’s a feeling you’ll never have, trust me. You’ll always strive for more and better. It’s part of the entrepreneurship DNA, and it’s good by all means. Keeps us on our toes always looking to innovate and build something unique.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Gabriele,

      I think you may be right. Somehow, we are never satisfied with what we have and what we achieve – we always want more, we always want to go just one step further. But I think that’s part of what defines ambition.

      Thanks so much for your support on this. Much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed the my guest post and my little entrepreneurial life story :).


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