Dakota, I loved this article. Thank-you. I only wished I’d have found it some years ago! May I be so bold as to suggest #8 – demonstrate appreciation everyday.
By this I mean say thanks to people who share your content or just follow you. Re-tweet someone else’s content everyday. Comment, in a thoughtful way on someone’s achievement or results. You get me. I’m amazed at how serendipitous this #8 mindset shift actually is.
Although I expected zero rewards or gratitude in return, I have experienced several reciprocal acts of generosity and gratitude, like the guy who shared a Tweet with his 500,000 followers and gave my traffic a shot in the arm that day! Sometimes we forget we’re all human and share the same planet. 👽