Today is the eighth day of Blogmas for majority of bloggers participating. However if you’ve read my previous posts, this is actually my third post this month! Even though I’m struggling with being more consistent with this challenge, I refuse to quit just yet.
It may sound like an excuse, but things have been pretty hectic for me these last couple of days. I’m wrapping up Never Been To Venus, so that it will be ready at the end of the month. I also have a part-time office job during the day, so that takes up time. Not to mention the biggest time consumer: my children (not that it’s a bad thing). So getting posts out every day has been a challenge for me.
Following my previous posts on Holiday Productivity Hacks, I definitely have all of my posts pre-planned. It just ultimately comes down to my follow-through.
It does not matter how carefully you plan, if you do not take the necessary actions to carry them out.
Since I believe that there is a lesson in every short coming, here are 3 things I tried to help me improve upon my follow through!
Tips to Light the spark that creates the flame and help you follow through
I think it’s so easy to get sidetracked by the little things that happen to us day to day, that the big picture can find itself on the back burner. That’s a definite no go, and your brain will be most likely screaming at you when you go off course. So best fix for this? Remind yourself WHY you’re doing this. Did you create a vision board earlier this year? If so great! If not, then this may be a good project for you work on. You can find some really great vision board ideas on Pinterest, if you’re not sure where to start. For those that already have one, it’s a great tool to use when you find yourself moving away from your goals. Spend a couple of minutes in the morning each day and a couple of moments each night looking at your board. Keeping your goals in front of you will keep you from losing sight of them.
Seeing is definitely Believing
Visualization is also a great tool, and many successful entrepreneurs swear by it. The hack? See yourself where you want to be in your life. If your dream is true to you, then it should make you feel pretty excited to think about. That feeling will help give you the strength to keep going, even when it feels super impossible to do so. Have you ever heard the saying “seeing is believing”? When you spend time visualizing what you want for yourself, it makes it a little easier to trick yourself into believing it is already true about yourself. In fact, the more you practice, the easier it becomes to believe in yourself.
Reach out to your Mentor
One of the most important hacks that you will ever hear is the importance and value of having a mentor. Starting out any type of entrepreneurship can be very daunting. There is just so much information out there, and things can become overwhelming. You may filled pulled into a million directions and perceptions of where and who you should be. Which can ultimately end up in either burning out, or just plain giving up and if you’re reading this, you’re trying to avoid that. That is why you need a mentor. Having someone who is knowledgeable and has experience being where you are can offer you invaluable tips. As the saying goes, “Learn from the ones who help pave the road before you…” If you do not have a mentor yet, then start thinking about people who you admire. What do these people do? Is it about them that inspires you? Do you think you can learn from them? Once you’ve figured that part out, then the next thing to do is to reach out to them! Don’t be discouraged if the person never reaches back to you, just move on to the next person on your list. Believe that the person that is supposed to guide you will find their way into your life, when you’re ready for it.
Concluding Day 8 Post 3 of the Blogmas Challenge
I’m not sure if I’m ready to become a mentor myself just yet, since I’m still a newbie. However, feel free to connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr! I will do my best to respond and give you some encouraging words.