Getting Ready for 2017
I started this blog a few years ago but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I didn’t have a clear idea. Did I want to write a lifestyle blog? Did I want to write about making money online? Did I want to write about my fiction writing journey?
Well I took a few (actually more than a few) months away from the blog and realised that I missed writing and publishing posts. So now I am back and I am determined. This is My Do-Over for 2017. I am cultivating a plan of action to help me to succeed.
I have narrowed down the things that I want to achieve with this blog and with life in general. Here’s goes:
#1 – I Want To Make Money Writing Fiction
Short stories are my focus because I am a procrastinator, therefore I know that I am more likely to complete them and get to those final two words: THE END.
I am pleased to have written the stories and gotten them published but now I want to work hard at making a full time income from my books. I know I still have lots to learn but I look forward to the challenge ahead.
I have earned a little money already but I need to focus more on the marketing and finding my audience.
#2 – I Want To Make Money Blogging
The Internet has helped to create a wonderful way of making money online. You can do this through affiliate marketing, where you recommend products and make a commission.
You can create info-products or you can earn money by writing articles for others. There are several options I would like to explore further and blogging could be a great income stream.
#3 – I Want To Inspire Others With My Journey
I love reading about how other people are doing in their business and their life. I find it inspiring and motivating. I, too, would like to provide the same sort of thing for others.
Each journey is different and by documenting what I am doing, I hope to help keep myself accountable and focussed and I hope to provide tips through my own experiences and experiments.
#4 – I Want To Work On Eliminating My Procrastination
The worst thing about procrastination is that it happens even when you really love what you are doing. I love writing but I sometimes find it difficult to sit down and do the work. I let myself get distracted by the TV, YouTube, my emails, social media and more. Anything and everything can stop me from ticking off my goals. So learning how to beat procrastination is something I want to get better at.
#5 – I Want To live The Best Life Possible
Everyday life goes on whether we make plans or not. So if you want to ensure that you are living your best life, you have to sit down and seriously consider what would truly make you happy. Once you have done this, you can make a proper plan of action. You can see where changes need to be made, big or small, and you can start to take action. This is what I have been doing.
I have a much clearer picture of what I want out of life. I have a rough idea of the changes I want to put in place within the next few months. These will help steer me closer to the life that I feel would make me happy. The changes are very exciting and I look forward to sharing the journey with you here on the blog.
And So The Journey Begins
So those are the 5 things that I want to work hard on. I have a full-time job but I will make a conscious effort to use the spare time I have available to achieve these goals. They are not difficult but they are all very challenging. I am very excited to get started. A new year is fast approaching and I am getting things in place so that 2017 becomes my best year ever!
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Have Your Say: Are you ready for a Do-Over? Is there anything that you would like to work on to make 2017 your best year ever? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.