Hello there folks! The last two days have been busy but not necessarily in a good way. I mean, I did spend it on working on my business but not all producing products. I spent the first day listening to Fizzle podcast and reading the Fizzle Sparkline. They are so very informative and funny to boot. They give no-nonsense tips and recommendations from their own experiences of running an online business’.
I found a few different blogs that I subscribed to but one I thought I would mention is Ittybiz. She had an article on 30 lessons I learned from creating over 30 products that I found very interesting. Definitely lessons I can put to good use. She also had an article on branding that will help me find my own brand. It is called How to find out your brand in 20 minutes (or less). Plus there was a small e-book on branding with it.
“you should always focus on your dream and everything else will fall into place”
One more blog that I want to mention is Addicted2Success. There was an article called 6 Reasons to Chase Your Dream Not the Money by Tim Denning that made a lot of sense to me. The jist of it is to do what you are passionate about and the success and money will come. I already have an Etsy store open but not a lot of products in it.
I was concerned about how quickly I could make some money but the post brings into perspective that if I was unhappy doing what I have been doing and I focus on something that I love then I will be happy. Money does not buy happiness. Makes sense to me and I don’t have a time frame in which I need to make money really (as soon as possible 🙂 but if I am happy in the meantime then I can live with that.
Reading blogs and posts on how to successfully run a business is all I did that day. I felt like I didn’t get anything accomplished but as I sit here and think about it, I did. I am also the CEO of my little business and I must make managerial decisions. My reading all day is teaching me how to be a great CEO and that is not something to laugh at. It takes both, the CEO and the grunt, to run an online business by yourself. I must learn to fit both into my schedule. Wow, a schedule, maybe it is time for me to make one. 🙂
I didn’t read as much today but I did get a lot done on my Weight Loss Planner, 5 pages to be exact. I definitely liked the feel of that. Now I just have to put in tips, calculations and whatever else I feel like someone should know when on a weight loss plan. It is almost done and I can get it uploaded to Etsy. It will be my first big product launch. I should tell you though that I wasn’t in the mood to work today but I started it.
Once I started it the flow was just right and I kept on going until it was time to pick up my grandkids. I got into a depressed mood while I was out and it took me a little bit to figure it out. Sugar. Sugar killed my mojo. I had gotten me a little snack cake from the convenient store and after that my stomach was miserable and so was my mood. Guess that should be more motivation to quit eating sugar but that is a whole nother blog.
Overall, it was a good two days as I look back on them. The past few days has shown me that by starting a project I can find the motivation to keep working on it. Now if I can just keep that up I will be in good shape. Has there been a project that you don’t have the motivation to start on? Just start it, I can almost guarantee that you will find your mojo for it.
I did worry today that I am doing the wrong thing trying to start a business. Kept telling myself that I wasn’t good enough, don’t know enough, just will never make it work. After about an hour of this, I was like, so what if it fails. I have nothing better to do with my time besides be depressed and sleeping on the couch. It’s not costing me any money. So I started my blog post and the thoughts went away. Hopefully, if you are starting a business with a mental illness you don’t let negative Nancy in to deter your way. Just keep plugging along and you will get where you need to go.
Until next time…