We’ve all said the words, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Starting a new project is daunting. It’s easy to put it off just one more day. Problem is, you’ll likely find yourself in the exact same predicament tomorrow. But what if there was a way you could come back tomorrow and have new found inspiration? There’s a process for developing fresh ideas quickly. It’s consistent. It’s repeatable. Here’s how ya do it.
You’re not lost. You’re just early in the process. Finding your special place in the working world is a process. When you accept that you’re not going to arrive any time soon, it frees you to try anything you can get your hands on, to be adventurous in the choosing, and even to risk failure.
Here’s to just doing something. Doing one thing to move you toward your goal. Remember: You don’t have to have a snazzy website to start creating content. You don’t have to have a niche, either. And you definitely don’t have to be polished or perfect to hit “publish” or “share.” Accept where you are, and be kind to yourself. What’s one step you’ll take toward your goal this week?
I’ve always enjoyed working. I started my first job when I was 15, and I’ve had one ever since. I had so many interests, I never knew how to choose just one. So I started trying all of them. Being homeschooled gave me the freedom of a flexible schedule and an independent, self-starter mindset to just do it. Now I’m documenting a bit of that journey, and some of the lessons I learned along the way.
When sitting down to start a project, sometimes I avoid staring at a blank page by googling things. Maybe if I see what someone else did, or how they did it, I’ll feel inspired. I get sucked into a rabbit trail of supposedly ‘helpful’ searches. Have I accomplished anything? Definitely not. I’m distracted, and I’ve … Continue reading Stop Looking at What Everyone Else Is Doing
When was the last time you were truly quiet? With constant engagement to the world through technology, most of us do not experience prolonged silences. It has become so rare that for most – it’s uncomfortable, and we avoid it at all costs. With constant noise and busyness, we become distracted thinkers. It’s almost as … Continue reading Exercise Boredom
Have you ever wanted to start something and then never did? Maybe it’s because you thought you weren’t good enough, or you were afraid of messing up. Maybe you were afraid you’d never follow through or finish. All of us are plagued with different fears that tell us to stop – to quit before we’ve … Continue reading There’s Always Room At the Top
Most of us know the classic love story of Pam Beesly & Jim Halpert, otherwise affectionately known as PB&J, from The Office. Pam is engaged to another guy (Roy), and though she is clearly unhappy to all observers, she remains in a seemingly never-ending engagement with this loser. Enter hero: Jim Halpert. Pam’s best friend … Continue reading Call To Action: Why You Desperately Need One