- August 11, 2013
One of the hardest things to do in life is to start something new. It’s scary, intimidating and at times panic inducing. Emotionally it’s a huge endeavor, but that doesn’t mean it’ not worth it.
Let’s say for instance your starting a blog for the first, second or maybe tenth time. You take a couple minutes to think of the greatest blog title ever! Only to find out that the web address for that name is already taken and you’re then suggested names such as “greatestblogname_434454” or “greatestblogname_john_smith”. Fine! Whatever! You’ll take it, the web address isn’t that important anyway! You’re ready to go, you know what you’re going to write about, and it’s gonna be good. You end it with, “leave me a comment and let me know what you think.” Ready?, preview, publish, Great!
Suddenly you’re introduced to an enemy you never knew you had, the Refresh button. Sure you could get your friends and family to read it, but that just makes it worse. Do you really want them to open the link and see the view count reached a total of 3? Or that the only person that left a comment was your mother and all she said was what a “great little writer you are.”? Yeah it’s not easy putting yourself out there and risking no one caring. It makes you feel vulnerable. No matter the subject, you just left a part of yourself on that page and no one finds it valuable enough to read, much less share. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If no one seems to care maybe you’re just not doing it right.
That’s why I’m here to help. So let’s start something new!
A few helpful tips:
- I know your goal is to become a millionaire and that’s not a bad goal, but make smaller more easily achievable goals for yourself so that you don’t get overwhelmed and try to make every decision into a million dollar decision instead of taking small steps everyday.
- Get the mouse off the refresh button. It can be useful to track sales or view or comments, but give yourself a set time to do it. It’s easy to get caught up with that and forget to do the other things that matter.
- Realize it’s ok not to hit it out of the park on the first try. I get it, I’ve been there and continue to be there, you feel like you’ve got a great idea and you picture everyone loving it. Only to realize that it might not have done as well (at first) as you thought. Do’t get down on yourself, it’s part of the process, countless businesses have succeeded out of what seemed to be failures.
- Change! If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter that you love it. You have to be open to changing your approach and trying new things. You may be surprised to see what works and what doesn’t.