Due to an unexpected seasonal cold and the intense preparation of midterms, I had intentionally avoided doing work for Fearfully Fashioned during these past few weeks. Every time I saw an email, I politely filed it away because I knew that I didn’t have the energy to answer it gracefully.
I remember when I first started my blog back in 2013. It was then when the blogging industry started gaining a lot of attention. Everyday people were making a name for themselves on these powerful platforms just by sharing what they loved. They were able to take their passions and hobbies to create a purposeful career.
Every time I get a new client in the Fashion Your Life Coaching Program, during our time management session, a client always asks, "Janelle, how are you doing it all?" I'm sure you're wondering what do they mean by the word "all."
Nowadays, everyone wants to start a blog, ministry, or business. And although these people are very passionate and even skilled to do so, only about 2% will probably follow through. Why, you may ask? Because a lot of people are great at talking about it. A lot of them are even good at planning, but when it comes to follow through and execution, are they about that life? Ehh…not so much. I’m not talking about those who want to run a blog, ministry, or business as a hobby; I’m talking about the people who want to make those hobbies their full-time gig.
If you are in the digital space looking to start a blog, ministry, or organization, I’m sure you have heard about the importance of branding. Branding is more than just having a cute logo, or a well designed website. While those things are integral and important to defining your brand, it’s the foundation of your brand that will sustain your business, ministry, or organization.
How are you spending your time? Just like money, time can be spent and because you can’t get it back you want to make sure that you are using it wisely. Have you ever heard of the Fringe Hours? These are the hours you have left outside of your daily schedule to focus on self-care and getting things done.
Many of us cringe at the thought of peeling our eyelids open and prying ourselves out of bed, but this is the life of a self-starter. A self-starter is a person who capitalizes on every moment of her day. She wakes up with the intention of moving one step forward than the day before.
Do you find yourself automatically scrolling through your Instagram as you start to work, or maybe pausing your writing to catch up on your latest Snaps? If so, then you may have a hard time staying focused.
At the core of us, we all have something that pushes us forward. It consists of what lights us up and gives us passion. It’s what’s known as our calling aka our purpose. Your purpose is the thing that you are called to do.
As we discussed in last week’s post, goal setting is a mental process that requires a powerful mindset shift. To effectively set goals it’s important to lay a strong mental foundation. The foundation of goal setting starts with the mind.