Last year, I found the productivity matrix. I was working the job, then working after the job and almost forgot about having a life, a husband, and anything else in between. Everyone online had been telling me that the only reason I wasn’t where I wanted to be was because of me and I simply couldn’t let that be the case.
The importance of saying no has been a recurring topic of conversation in many circles. Exercising our right to say no is without a doubt one of the highest forms of self-care. But on the other end of that, you have someone like Shonda Rhimes who wrote an amazing book called “Year of Yes,” where seemingly everything changed the moment she decided to stop saying no to everything. So where exactly should our efforts lie? Well, I believe it’s all about learning how to evaluate your yes.
There may come a time when your blog is no longer your life. I know, sounds kind of nuts right, but go with me here. When I started out, all I did was blog. I would just write something, throw it up, and share it on whatever channels were available to me at the time. If we’re talking my Blogspot days, I really only shared it on Facebook and had like one faithful reader. Now I have like five at least, but I digress. NOW … I cannot even tell you how hard it is to fit writing actual blogs into my schedule. But it’s okay because everything evolves and changes and your relationship with your blog may just do the same.
First thing’s first, let me say that business is HARD! Yes there are so many people yelling about the entrepreneur life, but it’s NO easy task. I think we first need to know and understand that. It also takes a lot of money to make money. Okay, now that’s out the way. I want to share a little about preparing for growth.