And I think the struggle is the hardest when you are trying your best, putting in that time and effort and only seeing progress at a snail’s pace.
I have a whiteboard full of blog-related goals.
It hangs on the wall of the home office. I work from home so I see this board a LOT. I’ve been looking at it from time to time as I write this post. And it’s not just because I organized it into blocks and wrote out my goals in several different colours.
I know this sounds silly but I feel like I’m playing catch up with people who have been blogging for the same length of time as me. But I need to keep telling myself even though we may have started around the time, we definitely didn’t put the same amount of effort in it during that time. I was MIA for a good chunk of it.
Now that I’ve mentioned my blog to people in real life, I really enjoy receiving the moral support from my immediate family and close friends. I appreciate every single comment, like, mention and follow. So, guys, please don’t stop! While the moral support in real life is great, it’s not the same as professional or motivational support.
Professional support is what I need to get to the next level. I need some sort of constructive ass-kicking.
Perhaps I can do it alone but it could take another four years. Maybe more. Maybe less. The reality is, I could even be in the exact same spot I am in right now.
[Tweet “Nobody becomes great on their own. Everyone needs a little help now and then.”]
I actually had looked into blog coaching a couple years back and just last year. The main reason for not doing coaching initially was that I didn’t want to spend the money. Mind you it wasn’t pocket change, but at the same time, it’s nowhere near what I’m going to be spending for my coaching, which starts next month and will go for 6 months.
Back when I first started my blog, I thought paying for hosting and my own domain was a lot of money. Earlier this year, I launched a custom-made design for my blog, which was well worth it in my opinion because now I have a logo for my blog and a site that has a more visually appealing, professional look. If you don’t remember how it looked like last year, all I will say is that the difference is like night and day.
So here I am making yet another investment in myself.
Having a mentor has been a goal of mine for several years and one I wish I had started sooner. I feel I am starting to lose steam. I’m not seeing the results I want to see. It has been a constant struggle with trying to achieve my goals. And I’m starting to feel paralyzed by my other project. I haven’t been working on it as much as I would like to because out of fear and intimidation. I was so gung-ho about it in the beginning, but then when I realized the amount of work to be done and the commitment, I started to lose focus. I got frustrated trying to learn new things.
And I’m the type of person who enjoys learning new things!
While I’ve had a few small successes overall, I’m starting to have my doubts. Silly questions and thoughts swirl around in my head.
Maybe my writing really isn’t as good as I think it is.
As absurd as this may seem, I feel like my back story isn’t that compelling. Although my mortgage is considered debt and it’s still relatively big, I haven’t had any other significant debt (school or consumer). I’m not close to financial independence or plan on retiring when I’m 40. I haven’t started my own company. I don’t have any unique talents such as riding a unicycle or breathing fire out of my mouth.
So why should you read my blog and follow me??
I do have a great sense of humour. So I suppose that’s one reason. 🙂
I’m not going to lie, I actually do get a little bummed when someone unfollows me or unsubscribes from my email list. Or when someone doesn’t respond to an email I spent a lot of time composing. But of course, I will get excited and ecstatic when the opposite happens. Or someone agrees to a business opportunity or someone presents me with a potential business opportunity. I am constantly riding this roller coaster of emotions, which is natural when you are truly passionate about something. I get high on the highs and low on the lows. And crazy with the loop-ty-loops.
[Tweet “Having a blog and growing a blog can test your emotions, patience and grit. You will struggle.”]
I suppose I am somewhat motivated.
But guess what.
Even the motivators and self-motivators need motivating.
And sometimes it’s easier to motivate other people than yourself.
I’m very nervous and excited to start the mentoring and hope that we can achieve a lot together. Six months is somewhat of a time commitment, but this may be exactly what I need. From just her initial response to my inquiry email alone, I knew that she would be a great fit for me. I just had that gut feeling.
Have you done any coaching of some sort? What for? Would you consider some sort of business or blog or money coaching? Why or why not?
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