OK so this Easter I have been in a little bit of a funk. I had the Easter Blues. It wasn’t because of pending family gatherings and barbecues but by Monday I was feeling really down.
I went into the long weekend with so many goals and I promised myself I was going to be more productive than ever! I know high expectations. Just a little. If you have read my book Active Patience you will know I’m a little prone to Perfectionism and I also decided I’m going to redesign my Blog Logo…….eh I know sigh. I have actually been meaning to redesign it for a while now but I don’t know I keep procrastinating about it. I also wanted to finish two major writing projects and finish my Graphic Course Course. All this in 4 days? I know I’m totally guilty of being too ambitious!
Amongst all this sludge and goo that was going on inside me I discovered a blogger and post that warmed my heart. ByRegina.com is a great resource bloggers and if you read my last post you will know having a blog is like having a business card. Anyway I copied and pasted some great stuff from her post How I Started Making a Full Time Income Blogging. I hope you enjoy:
Realize you are not a fraud. You are a fighter. When I was finishing my first book (on how to start a business), I was sleeping on an air mattress with a slow leak. I’d start off the evening all comfy, and I’d end up the next morning sleeping on the floor. Also, my business income was at an all-time low with all the changes I was making. And I almost never slept. It was the first time in my life I drank coffee. I felt like the biggest fraud finishing a book on how to start a business while my own business was suffering. You may feel like you don’t have the place to blog about your chosen topics, or that you don’t have the right to charge $XYZ for your services. Listen to me please: You are not a fraud.You are simply fighting for who you know you are. You are fighting for what you’re worth. You are fighting to make a difference in the world while other people are sitting around laughing. They wish they could have your courage. And maybe one day you will help them get it, but for now, YOU MUST FIGHT. Please, you must continue to fight.
If you find it (1) hard to explain your business idea, (2) embarrassing to present your business card or blog to others, (3) hard to think of content ideas, or (4) difficult to stay focused on your business, then it is very likely you haven’t developed your “you brand” yet. Your “you brand” makes sense, clicks, works, gets you excited, takes more work than you imagined, is more fun than you imagined, and combines a lot of your interests into one place.
if you want to get serious about blogging, business and writing I recommend checking out ByRegina.com . She has it going on. But Easter is not over yet so lets see if I can kick my butt and writing blog posts always seem to get things flowing.
I would love to know how everyone’s long weekend went or is going and did you get allot of stuff done?
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