Mompreneur Growing Pains
Growing A Home Business Requires…
Something I preach to clients about a lot.
Do I practice what I preach?
Did my lying, cheating 1st, now ex husband, lose his johnson?
I’ve got too many ideas in the noggin and enough skills to kick ass, so I have trouble focusing on ONE thing to build my business.
See, I can focus on YOUR business because there’s no emotional attachment. I know what you need and I know how to get it done.
Yeah, I’m bloody wicked.
But tell me to sit down and focus on my own shit, and it will always come last.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
- Tony Robbins
For example, I was absolutely focused on getting the eBook done and getting Boutique Marketer up and running.
Both of these are essential to my growing as a Mompreneur. To my ultimate dream of running successful businesses and spending time with my kids while still getting a full 8 hours of sleep. (which I don’t right now and haven’t been since I started on this quest of being an entrepreneur)
The eBook is essential because it’s something that I know every blogger who buys it will find value in and benefit from. It’s me sharing exactly, EXACTLY , how I made income from my blogs in 2011. Not every blogger is techy, not every blogger knows seo or more specifically how to keyword research. You can’t just tell people what to do and not show them how to do it. That’s where the one I’m writing now is different. Step by step baby. I’m gonna help my peeps by sharing EVERYTHING.
Boutique Marketer is for small businesses and entrepreneurs on limited budgets who want to build their web presence. I’m offering Social Media DIY eBooks (written by other people), WordPress site design and SEO services specifically to creatives and those who’s services cater to the creatives. It’s the industry I came from. I know it well.
SO what’s the problem? Sounds like I know where I’m going right?
Everyday life can’t fit on a schedule. Y’all know this. Things have to be re-prioritized constantly.
By the grace of God and the fact that so many of my online peeps recommend me to fellow bloggers, I had a great gig this past week. You can read PragmaticMom’s Bloggiesta Update to learn what I’d been doing if interested. Though she was doing pretty damn good on her own, the recent panda update and some changes she made around the same time de-indexed all of her posts. Her blog’s in a great place now and getting better with every post. PragmaticMom has an awesome blog offering book and game reviews from babies to young adult and she’s a really cool twitter peep. Parents, go check her out.
Anyway, this lead me to re-prioritize. The gig came first and I focused on that. Which is the right thing to do.
I should have still found time to work on the ebook or the new site right?
Yep, I should have, but I got slapped by Google too, on 3 of my blogs including this one. My alexa went up and my search engine standing went down. I didn’t get de-indexed but I took a slight hit and had to work on that too. It’s been a week and the other two blogs are where they should be, this blog is almost back where it should be.
To add to it, I ran a giveaway on my personal healthy lifestyle blog and I tenaciously went after a job I really wanted during this time. All happening in the space of a week.
Everything Jason had to say in that post was phenomenal. I loved his writing and the way he expressed himself. I loved his belief and the fact the he wanted to help everyone “RizeUp”.
I couldn’t help myself and I signed up for his free success e-course without thinking twice. Without thinking about the work I had on hand. The timing was bad.
Everyday I received a great lesson from Jason and it wasn’t a one way street. Jason invested a lot of time in me. Coaching me via email. But again, the timing was bad. He gave me a lot to build on but I fell behind in my lessons and I got booted out of the program today.
I don’t blame him, he was investing a lot of time in me for free and I’m grateful for all the building blocks he gave me.
It’s not that I wasn’t willing to work on it and get results, it’s not that my heart wasn’t in it, I’m just so focused on getting other things done, I couldn’t focus on building my success as a mompreneur.
And you know what? It would have been easy. Jason’s coaching is amazing. His lessons are actually really easy. If you focus.
So I didn’t get pass the 4th lesson, because I got stuck and then fell behind looking for the “perfect answer” but I did establish a foundation to work from.
So what am I stuck on?
I need a tagline that describes me for the eBook’s promotion.
And I don’t want any tagline.
Right now I have “I’m a blogging, social media addicted WordPress Theme Designing Mompreneur with wicked blog promotion and seo skills.”
Jason inspired me to have something that’s just as kick ass as I am.
I’m leaning towards this (a spin from an example Jason gave me)
Kick Ass Blog Biz Advice from a ______ Mompreneur.
Any suggestions for the blank? Or a spin you think fits better? I have no problem asking for help on this. Sometimes, people will describe you in a way that fits perfectly but you never once thought of.
I’d love to hear your ideas. Leave a comment or tweet it to me or even DM it via twitter. It’s all good. But don’t you dare DM me to follow you on FB, unless you have a kick ass idea. LOL
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