Y’all!! It’s been an entire year since I started my blog!
It’s one thing to have the idea and to entertain it in your mind but it’s a whole other ball game when it’s time to put that plan into action and actually walk it out.
I started my blog because I love to encourage and so I was willing to step outside of my comfort zone and to share some of my life lessons with others not only in my immediate reach, but around the globe.
Was it what I expected it would be?
Not really but I am thankful for all that I have learnt so far and I am going to share three major keys that were really helpful in navigating the past year of this new journey for me.
First one. Make a start. Right where you are and with what you have. Hear me. You have enough, you are enough and you know enough!
As time goes on you will see what works for you and what doesn’t and you can always build from there.
When I started my website I felt like I needed to upgrade right away so that I could have my own domain but at that time I really couldn’t afford it so I maintained the free package for a bit. But that didn’t stop me from sharing with you guys and eventually I was able to upgrade and get one step closer to the goal that I had in mind.
Hey. Progress is progress. Celebrate your accomplishments along the way. Eventually you will get there.
Second key. Be confident and secure in your ‘why’.
I had to really take a minute with this one because somewhere along the way insecurity and doubt both hopped on my back and were weighing me all the way down.
And it took some serious soul searching and self assessment to realize what was going on. Comparison was stealing my joy.
My reason for creating my website is unique and special to me but another person may have a different drive for theirs. I had to be sound in that and not let the cool stuff others were doing or the response they were getting, get to me.
A little embarrassing to have to admit that to you but I believe that my transparency will help someone.
Last point. Be you.
Stay true to yourself. You will see others succeeding in their delivery and yours may be quite the opposite but that’s exactly what will make you stand out.
There are some who will absolutely love your style and your delivery. So don’t panic because of the thought of those who won’t.
Fix your focus on the ones who are supportive, be open to constructive criticism and be discerning to know that there is no difference between the two.
It really doesn’t matter your field or your passion, I really want you to be confident in where you are and what you have to offer.
Now it’s your turn to talk to me. How was it for you when you first started out? And if you haven’t started as yet, what is stopping you?
Peace and loads of love.