Why do you do things? What's your motivation? Not understanding this could be the reason why you're not achieving your dreams! Whenever you set out to achieve anything you always start with a goal but do you really take notice of the genuine, underlying motive behind what you're doing and use it to your advantage?
When you're creating something to sell it's natural to want to perfect your creation before you expose it to public scrutiny. You want to create something you'll be proud of, something that will impress people. But being a perfectionist in business doesn't pay.
I went back to work today after a week off with my family. I didn't go away but I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with my wife and kids. Although I worked on other projects whilst I was off being in charge of my own time and being able to do what I wanted really reaffirmed my need to be my own boss.
I’ve always kept the fact that I run websites and make money on the internet kind of secret from friends and family. Not hidden it so much, just not made a song and dance about it. And whenever anyone brings it up I always feel really awkward talking about it. For some reason I’ve always been a bit embarrassed by it. I mean, most people know I’m a bit of a geek but I guess I thought of this as taking it to the next level.
I think it's time to jump out of my comfort zone. All of the projects I've done so far have been low risk and not really time pressured. They tick money over but they've not yet enabled me to take the leap away from the rat race and work for myself full time.
When I originally wrote this it was meant to be included in my post about why I started my first blog but it quickly became apparent that it would be a long old read and that these points could probably be a post in itself. So here it is. These are just some of the lessons I learned from setting up my blog.
If you do the same thing enough, eventually it will become a chore. When I started my first blog I did it because I wanted to learn. I chose a subject I enjoyed because I knew it would hold my interest and I’d have fun doing it. It was a hobby / learning experience rolled into one and was never intended to be anything. After a while though it became hard work. How do you put the zest back into your blog?
One of my first entrepreneurial steps was starting my first blog. My creative urges had seen me dabble with websites before in basic html so I was amazed to find out just how easy it is with all the content management systems flying around these days. I wanted to share with you my reasons for starting my first blog and a few of the lessons I learned along the way in the hope that you'll learn from them too.