I attended an amazing blog “unconference” over the weekend, “Blogger Week 2017” and what better way to share this experience than with a blog!
What was intriguing about the event were the number of bloggers, entrepreneurs, digital, and social media mavens all learning, engaging, networking, and growing together. What an amazing experience with other bloggers on a similar trajectory as me. Such an inspiring space to be in with bloggers sharing their dreams, goals, and vision for their blogs and beyond!
There were many great sessions to choose from such as Chantl Martin who shared about creating a “Big Hairy Audacious Vision” for your blog. Carla Thomas shared with attendees about “The Fly Girl Guide to Branding, Advertising, and Sponsorships.” And finally, Courtney Rhodes shared about “Bossing Up Your Brand” and being the best version of you! So many powerful nuggets from these amazing presenters!
If you are thinking about starting a blog, a business, a new project, or something different as Nike says, “just do it!” Do not look for perfection, but just start.
Need a little motivation this week; here are 3 things to remember:
- Continue to dream big!
- Continue to grind!
- Make your own definition of success!
Be sure to attend the conference next year; you won’t be disappointed!
It’s the third month of the year! Have you found yourself slowing down since the beginning of the year? It is important to have focus and clarity so you are able to get moving!
Here are 3 ways:
- Make it happen! If what you wanted to achieve these past couple months didn’t occur then it’s time to make it happen now. At the beginning of the year, I shared in a blog post about having solutions versus resolutions. When your solutions are relative to goals (and S-M-A-R-T) ones, it helps in staying on target. The quote by Dan Pink sums it up:
“People fail to achieve mastery not because they aren’t talented but because they aren’t disciplined!”
- Keep things in perspective! Remember the big picture. What are the steps that you will need to take to secure that big client or achieve that next goal? Your smaller steps are what will lead you to the big picture. Just remember, do not think everything should be perfect. It is more important to just get moving!
- Accentuate the positive! There is power in positive thinking. It can make or break your day. I had a mentor that would commonly say, “you create the weather in your department and so what’s the forecast today?” Are you walking around spreading sunshine or swirling around like a tornado? Your mindset and positive thinking assists in the ability to land that next client or achieve that next goal. So get moving with the power of positive thinking!
And the bonus way–
Maximize your time! Prioritize and organize your day so that you are able to accomplish your “to do” list. However, do not put so much pressure on yourself because of the other 3 ways we have mentioned in this post.
If you are expecting different results than your approach or method should be different. Don’t worry there is a part 2 coming along with more ways! In the meantime what are you waiting on…get moving in March!