The Truth Does’t Have To Hurt!

For the first time in 18 months, I am having a bit of trouble keeping up with my blog. I still love writing, I still love corresponding with my network, and I still love influencing people’s lives in positive ways.

But the truth is…..

I am having more trouble committing the time to it.

  • The demands of my new job working out of an office (and not at home) are much greater
  • We have a new little one at home which takes up more of my time
  • I am exercising more now than I did over the winter. Ok I did not exercise at all over the winter!
  • Our short summer has started

But you know what? I am still moving forward.

  • I am still doing a little bit every day (I still write or do social media every day)
  • I still respond to every person that corresponds with me via social media and my blog
  • I still love the feeling of people taking something positive from one of my blog posts
  • I still love the feeling of putting myself out there and seeing what people think

If you are thinking of giving up whatever your blogging and online goals are …. DON’T

Life is not easy, and living day-to-day can certainly get in the way of other “fun stuff”. But giving up will certainly not put more “fun stuff” in your life.

When I first got online in a big way over three years ago, I was certain that I had to have the next big idea to be successful. What I soon realized after following some of the biggest names in internet marketing, sales & leadership is it does not have to be that way at all.

The truth is…..

It is all about showing up on a regular basis! And corresponding with your network. It is not about you. Make it all about them.

If you are thinking about packing it in today, and going back to your “regular life” take a deep breath and keep plugging away.

Remember how much fun you had when you first started your online journey?

Exactly… now go get ’em!


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on June 13, 2013, in Blogging, Inspiration, Motivation, Success and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Just what I needed to hear today, Tim! Thanks.

  2. This is a great motivational post, Tim. But there is some practical advice I can give you: set a goal as to how many posts you’re going to write. I’ve been trying three a week but think I’ll lower it to two.

    As long as your audience knows what to expect; seven a week or one a week, they’ll still follow you. When Answers was around on LinkedIn, one contributor posted a Sunday question without fail–OK, she failed once or twice–so we knew when to expect it. Whereas most people would get 20 answers to a question, she would get 100 or more.

    Don’t worry, you’re not being a lazy bum; you’re just tending to other more important things.

  3. Moosh,

    Great post. I know how busy things can get and how challenging it can be to keep posting, just keep after it. Like all things you will find the time. Hopefully you had the time to enjoy that wonderful and very long hockey game last evening. Go Hawks!

    • Thanks Bruce! Yeah time is very valuable but you can always make some if you set aside the time. Saw the last 4 periods of the hockey game last night. Just loved it! Go Hawks Go!

  4. Tim, I find myself feeling the same way. This post is great inspiration to keep showing up!

  5. Excellent, honest post Tim. You are so correct, just plug away doing what you can. It is all about balance. If you have to strive and feel stressed to post then the fun is gone. How an we be that positive light to others when we are not it to ourselves? 🙂

  6. I am busy too and don’t always have time to read your posts, but when I have some free time I often sit down and read a weeks worth! Thank you for sharing, I really appreciate your insight and thoughtful posts. p.s. you will never regret spending time with your baby!

    • Hey Laurel! Thanks for much for the compliments. It means a lot that you took the time to do that, and enjoy reading my posts! Nope… I am enjoying as much family time as I can right now, and I try to keep up with everything else in my life.

      Where else can I connect with you? I am on Linkedin if you are there, or email me at if you are on Twitter, FB etc.

      Have a great weekend….Tim

  7. Good stuff, Tim. Good reminder to keep showing up. Lots of little interactions create more impact than one big one.

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