I have two modes, productive as hell, or horizontal staring at Netflix. There is no inbetween!
Have you ever had one of these conversations? Them: So what do you do? You: I'm a blogger Them: Oh... but for a job... what do you do for a job? **insert awkward silence and tumble weeds here** It's just a fact of blogging life right now that most people don't get what we do. Either they think it's just a hobby, or they think all we do is take selfies all day, or they think we are actually web designers or something like that. In fact when I meet people now that I don't think I'll probably ever meet again I actually just tell them I am a web designer. It's just easier. The truth is most people just don't get blogging. And that can make it really hard. Like when you have had a really rubbish day, or even a really awesome day and you really want to share it. They just don't get it. And weirdly, the longer you spend doing something you love for a living, the less you will get your friends who complain about stuff like office politics, or not having enough holiday days saved up, or having a jerk of a boss. It just happens. And it's not a bad thing, but it does mean you are going to want to start curating a bit of a blog boss posse as soon as you can. Because it's so nice to have people around you who just get it. Like, really... really... snort your wine out of your nose laughing kind of nice. Kate x
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My 35th trip around the sun (and 10th year working as my own boss) has definitely been one of long-resisted lesson learning for me. 🎂 Yep, that whole cliche thing that you never stop learning just seems to get more and more true every year. 🤷🏻♀️ And the lessons are just getting more important and more scary (so I resist them way more!!) as I go along. 🎂 But as @oprah says, you have to learn to listen to the whispers of your life (or they’ll end up smacking you upside the head with a brick) 🎂 And I had my share of bricks these last 365 days, which have been a really weird combo of literally some of the best and worst days of my life, side by side. 🎂 So, what did I learn?? 🎂 Well I learned that it can be easy to get stuck in what’s comfortable, even when that’s not necessarily what is the right thing for you. 🎂 I learned that you have to be prepared to walk away from something really good, to make space for something amazing. 🎂 I learned that even after 10 years you can still feel like a total beginner some days. 🎂 I learned that it’s not just OK, but crucial to be a bit selfish sometimes. 🎂 I learned that people can and will surprise you. 🎂 I learned to listen to my intuition. 🎂 I learned that patience and faith are absolutely essential (and neither of these are skills I really have) 🎂 I learned that it’s OK to ask for help. 🎂 And I learned that running a business is a daily journey, and not a destination, and no metric is every going to make you happy or fulfilled if you are not that way already, so let’s all stop stressing about the big numbers and results and start enjoying the ride. 🎂 Oh and last but not least I learned how to nap... which is what I’m off to do now 😘😘😇
The only thing better than getting to hang out with our awesome Boss Squad family and watch them kick some serious butt with their businesses + blogs, is when you get feedback like this. Sending you lots of nerdy love @youtotallygotthis xx PS - If you'd like to join our online family then head to http://sbber.me/2FEY4L0 now and jump on in, we'll see you inside 😍
Want to know what the #1 most valuable tool is in my business tool belt? My business BFFs. Hands down, no question. They are the best! A few weekends ago we all headed down to the Great Ocean Road for a DIY mastermind weekend. We laughed, many of us cried (some of us more than once), we shared our dreams, frustrations, and our own unique gifts and experiences. We all came away feeling energised and inspired, it was next level amazing. Got some awesome business besties that are crucial to your business success (and your own sanity?)? Tag them below and send them some love x #regram @clarestephens @love_pb @vesnahrsto @kylie1ryan @clicklovegrow @baionorobertson @louisekgriffiths @bonjour_escargot @studioexpansion @smaggle
Although to be honest... that is my mood pretty much every day ;)
Hey there! Your hair looks amazing today, we should hang out 👍 😍 . No really, we should. You bring a pen + paper and I'll bring roughly 10+ years of knowledge about how to create, grow and profit from your own awesome online biz. I'm running a FREE workshop this week all about how I went from being the hardest-working, lowest-paid entrepreneur around (you know the kind that hides from their phone bills, and never goes out because even dumplings are too expensive?), to making $600K+ a year + never working weekends (unless I want to). Seriously friend, you CAN find more balance + profit in your business, it doesn't need to be this hard. And I want to show you how. Grab your seat at - http://sbber.me/2rMNGdJ - or with the link in the bio👆