For those of you who have followed me for part (or all) of this two-year blogging journey, you will know that I am having the time of my life!
- Help others
- Share my message
- Meet incredible people
- Promote and share other’s content
- Learn from fellow bloggers
- If you are currently blogging, why are you loving it?
- If you are you on the verge of blogging, what are you most looking forward to?
Please keep me posted on your blogging journey. I will be posting some success stories!
I have always been a fan of the Foo Fighters, but never seen them live! I can’t wait until that finally happens.
My appreciate for Dave Grohl went up a notch when he made the movie “Sound City“. Check out the trailer here:
Here is a fantastic live version of their hit “All My Life“!
Have a great weekend…
Just a quick note to say thanks for following my on this blogging journey that is quickly approaching 2 years (wow times flies by)!
I have kept you updated on important milestone that I reached with my blog, and I have another one to share today.
Over the weekend, I published my 300th post!
Or as I like to say, I TOOK ACTION 300 times!
I recently backed up all of my posts and took count. Over 200 of those were original content. When I started out, I thought I could only write about like 8 things 🙂
All joking aside, I am very proud of this accomplishment and am looking forward to many more years of blogging and helping others.
One quick bit of advice if you are just getting started on a blog, or are in a bit of a “writing rut”…
Don’t put pressure on yourself! Be open to creativity and be ready to take notes at a moment’s notice when ideas pop in to your head.
I have also gotten in to the habit of:
- Reblogging other blogger’s content
- Posting videos or links to cool stuff I find online
- Reposting my earlier writing every 6-8 months
Take the pressure off, and just have fun! Get in the habit of supporting others too, and not just feel obligated to come up with new material .
Thanks again for your support!
It means the world to me..
When they can still rock like this 🙂
The “Push For 400” is on…
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I have been lucky enough to work out of a home office for 11 of the last 13 years. The two years that I had an office to report in to, I would get stuck in traffic daily. It gave me many opportunities to look at other people’s faces, as their days were off to very “slow” starts too.
Some looked sad; others looked angry or frustrated, some had blank stares or even looked dazed. On occasion, some were smiling, while others where actually singing! It blew my mind how many people looked unhappy though. Is it realistic to believe that all of them looked that way because they were unhappy going to work? Of course not. Some must have been dealing with other issues too (some were of course frustrated by the continual traffic jams).
Most studies report that 7 or 8 out of 10 people do not like their jobs! One study in the sales profession showed that more than 50% of people should not even be sales at all! Are you one of those people getting out of bed dreading the next 8 to 12 hours every day?
Internet marketer Gary Vaynerchuk changed his entire career path because he was only 99% happy in his situation at the time. To me, that was an incredibly powerful statement. As people become more and more unhappy with their jobs over the months, years or even decades, it is like they are sinking further and further into quicksand. The more unhappy they get, the deeper they sink. On the odd occasion that they try to change jobs, they try a little bit, then just stop trying all together.
People typically want to make the switch, but “life gets in the way”. A job search gets put on the back burner. Others lack confidence, and don’t feel that they are good enough to have a shot at “career satisfaction”. Too many people settle for the status quo, and don’t take action. Some stay in a career that they just don’t like, becoming a “work robot” completing the same repetitive tasks at nauseum, for what seems like an eternity.
The next thing they know, five, ten or 20+ years have passed, and then wake up one day saying, “What the heck am I still doing here?” I can tell you from experience that being comfortable in a role that “pays the bills” does not equal happiness. Not even close.
When you are in love with your career, you should rarely be counting down the minutes until the end of the day, week, or until holidays start. I had a manager tell me that you should be excited to go to work, from the moment your feet hit the floor each morning. So many people over the years have said that “every day should feel like a Saturday”, or “your work should not feel like a job”.
It can be a good practice to check in with yourself every now and then.
- How happy are you with your career?
- Is it heading in the direction you would like it to?
If you feel “sunk”, the good news is you can always change your path going forward.
Remember, “You don’t drown by falling in water. You only drown by staying there.” – Zig Ziglar
- What does your perfect job look like (yes, you can have the perfect job)?
- How does that list compare to the job you’re currently in?
- What one step can you take today to move towards loving your job?
I loved this post today from my good friend Chris Goodrow! Have a read, and enjoy your Tuesday.
Did I mention it has been a busy summer?
Well it has.
What was designed to be a summer of nothing, turned out to be exactly the opposite. Please don’t mistake that statement for complaining however. Although our expectations and reality didn’t quite line up this summer, I feel that I have been productive and have demonstrated to myself that I can adapt and perform well under various pressures: certainly better than I ever have before.
Additionally out of the craziness I have some stories I would like to share.
Last year, my wife and I embarked on a new venture by investing in Real Estate. The first year has been rewarding beyond our expectations, both from a personal development perspective and a business perspective. One tiny aspect had been nagging at me since soon after we took possession. A small section of concrete at the back of the house…
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