Information, tips, and advice is coming at us from all angles. In some cases, great people that you admire are sharing their advice, just like I am sharing mine on this blog.
But in the end it all comes down to cherry-picking what works for you. It’s a balancing act, because the newer you are to the game, the less you can cherry-pick, because you don’t know what will work.
It’s also much harder to know what will work for you if you haven’t gotten started, because you just feel like you should learn everything, which is not a path to glory.
A Few Days Ago = Confusion
I was worrying and wondering if I was doing something wrong. Now that I’m adding in the whole “get paid to do what you love” topic, I thought I should limit myself to topics such as “How to Make Money” or “5 Ways to Increase Your Traffic”.
That didn’t really resonate with me.
It didn’t resonate with me at all.
I’ve been trying to do that, but it hasn’t felt right, and if it doesn’t feel right, something needs to be changed.
It Finally Clicked
I was trying to be someone I’m not. I had read what was right, and what was not-so-right, and I believed conformity was the way to go.
I was wrong.
I somehow thought that I couldn’t blend the personal development side of me with the making money side.
As you may know, I love chatting with a specialist in confusion elimination when I run into a wall, so I grabbed a session with Marissa Bracke, and she helped me realize that blending the two topics isn’t a weakness; it’s a strength.
Sometimes you can’t see what’s right in front of you until someone points it out.
I was trying to be professional, and I realized that whatever the price for being professional is, it’s not worth it if it isn’t making me bubble with passion.
I Am Who I Am
And if I can’t write about the topics I love, then I might as well quit.
There’s a lot of baggage that comes with helping people build small online businesses. My biggest obstacle is how I should go about all this, because I do want to make a living helping people rock it.
To be honest, it scares me a bit a lot, and sometimes I need to talk to someone to calm me down, and help me regain clarity.
I’m as confused as the next person, but I’m doing my best, and I trust my intuition to guide me to where I need to be.
So instead of trying to put a label on myself, or “follow the rules”, I’m just going to be me.