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So January was a complete fail! While my personal life and business are thriving, this poor blog got little to no attention. But all is not lost! I did spend most of January deciding on where I wanted this blog to go, and what exactly I was trying to accomplish. I realized that certain aspects of my blog weren’t making me happy, and how I want (and expect) so much more than what I was offering.
Now that I’ve taken a month to clear my head, focus on my business, and decide where I want this blog to go, it’s time to make a few announcements!
The New Blog Direction
So where exactly is this blog heading now that I’ve made some changes? Well, from now on, I’ll be focusing more on what it’s like to be a mom and entrepreneur, plus how I balance it all.
I’ve gotten so many questions about how my family is able to homeschool, how I have time to run my virtual assisting business while running a blog and being the sole income provider, and how I’m able to be productive.
So, instead of creating blog posts that are all over the place, don’t really have any soul behind them, and aren’t serving a real purpose, I’ll be sharing more insightful blog posts that help mothers thrive with full-time (or part-time) entrepreneurship. I’m tired of seeing the same ole same ole advice. I’m tired of being told that if a mother wants to be productive, she has to put her child in school and hire a bunch of people to help her out.
We CAN thrive as businesswomen and mothers without sacrificing what we believe in. For me, that means I build my business around homeschooling my daughter and not taking on more than I can chew. But I also want you to know that it’s possible to scale your business without investing a ton of money, outsourcing everything, or even pursuing entrepreneurship full-time! So from now on, my blog is focused on you, the mompreneur who wants to do it all but feels like she doesn’t have a lot of time, energy, or money to do it. I see you. And I see what you’re trying to accomplish. I’ve been there. And I’m going to help you out.
What’s Coming Up
I’ve got a lot of things in the works, starting this month, so I thought I’d share what I’m going to start offering.
My Productivity Challenge – I’m creating a 7-day productivity challenge, and I’m so excited to get it rolling! I plan on having it launch at the end of this month, and anyone interested will be able to access the challenge by signing up for my email list.
Ebooks – I’ve got so many ideas for ebooks, it’s insane! Of course, all of them will be focused on productivity and helping the average boss mom run her life and business efficiently.
Webinars – Here’s the thing, I don’t like salesy webinars. I know everyone is just trying to make their coins, but if I take the time out of my busy day to sign up for something and watch it, I expect a little more meat and a little less selling. There is nothing wrong with pitching, but when your whole webinar sounds like a sales pitch, I get turned off real quick! So, I decided to start working on webinars that are jam-packed with useful information and ZERO sales pitching.
My Goals & Recaps
My goals and recaps will be a tad different now. Instead of sharing my goals each month, I’ll start sharing what I’ve accomplished during the month, and how different experiments have worked out for me. I’ll be sharing my wins, losses, and everything in between. I’m tired of just making goals. I’m ready to start really pushing and doing what I can, but not beating myself up for not accomplishing everything on my list. I’m okay with being a planner, but I am not okay with having a blog post dictate what I do, how I do it, and when.
What I Did In January
I took a break from this blog, my social media, and even some work from clients to focus on what I really wanted to accomplish this year. I spent a lot of time with my family, took a few days off, went on a long weekend vacation, and even went to the movies on a Thursday afternoon! I just spent time trying to unwind and nourish my mind and body so I could spend the rest of the year laser-focused on my work.
That’s the whole point of being a business owner right? To do what you want, when you want to. Now, this isn’t to say that I didn’t work hard in January, but I also took time to focus on me and my family. I’ve hustled so hard for over two years, and I was starting to feel burnt out. Instead of continuing to push and push, I just took a break and got my thoughts and life together. Just because I’m a hustler, doesn’t mean I don’t take breaks!
So there you have it! That’s my recap for the month and my plans for the upcoming months and year. I can’t wait for everything to start coming together the way I envisioned!