I DID IT... WOOHOO!
I made it to the end of the 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge, that was put together by the lovely Natalie Sisson & I have to say - it feels pretty darn good!
I feel like this guy who reached the top of the mountain...
I've really held myself accountable on this challenge & pushed myself to write a post every day - even on a couple of days when I felt like I didn't want to.
But I pushed past the initial "I don't want to" moment & as soon as I started, I loved it.
It's really taught me that sometimes, I have to push myself past those barriers & "blank wall moments" to get to the end result.
I've shown myself that I can create content daily...
And one of my goals for moving my business forward, is to try & create some form of valuable content daily...
That doesn't necessarily mean I'll be posting every day, but I at least want to write or create a video or audio etc every day.
Day 10 Freedom Blog Challenge - What's Most Rewarding & Moving Forward...
Build up a bank of content that I can release to help people as much as possible!
The thing with a Content Marketing business strategy is - you gotta have a lot of content up your sleeve...
This challenge has given me the momentum to keep creating & writing & there's no stopping me now!
So Natalie's challenge for me today was to tell you which post was my fave to do & why!
And also, to tell you what my "key" takeaway has been & the next step for me & my business!
Which Post Was My Fave To Do!
So after thinking about this for a while, my fave blog post to write was Day #2 Defining My Why!
I think a lot of what has kept me focused & moving forward, is knowing "why" I'm doing it in the first place.
Knowing that two gorgeous little boys & a wonderful husband are at the top of my thoughts when I do anything, makes everything I do worthwhile, because I'm doing it for them...
I know that all the goals I set & all the visions I have, include an outcome which can change & transform their lives & their freedom.
Of course I do it for me also, but I'm not the core focal point at all in the decisions I make.
I'm building an online business, because I know how much it can change the lives for the people I love dearly...
... And - I can do it AROUND my family, which is what has ALWAYS been the main attraction for me, because it means I can always put my children first.
I also know that I can help as many people as I can with a business online.
The amount of people you can reach is just phenomenal.
Keeping my audiences & subscribers interests at heart.
Listening to them & giving them what they want is also my "why".
Why do I do this - to give people as much value as possible to help change THEIR lives & give them more freedom!
So now onto my key takeaway from the whole thang...
What My "key" Takeaway Has Been & The Next Step For Me & My Business!
There have been a number of takeaways for me along this 10 day journey.
I've realised I can do more than I thought possible, with the time I have.
I know now that if I plan properly, I can create content consistently & schedule it properly (using this tool), so I always have a constant flow of content going out to my readers!
I've found that I've gotten more inspiration by writing every day, because my mind is constantly "in it" so to speak.
Things flow more, they come more naturally & I know I won't run out of topics & interesting things to say.
They're just a few of the takeaways from this challenge, but Natalie wanted the big one lol!
So my biggest takeaway has been:
"to fall in love"...
I've fallen in love with writing again.
This is what it is for me - to be able to write freely & openly about the things I care about!
I've found my passion & I want to share what I write with the world.
I lost it for a while, a few weeks ago & I honestly thought at one point, I wouldn't get that love back.
It scared me, because when I was going through my "slump" as I like to call it, I had no desire to do anything when it came to my business.
That's a scary place to be - to have no motivation or energy to do anything!
But after a few weeks, it subsided & I started to feel like I wanted to get back into it again...
And this is right at the time when this blog challenge came along.
I almost feel like it was a sign, having this challenge pop up in my Facebook news-feed!
Signing up to do it was the best decision ever & although I thought at the time - I wonder whether I'll stick it out...
The fact I WANTED to do it in the first place was a massive thing for me.
I finally had a craving & eagerness to do something again...
It was the best thing ever & I just feel grateful it came my way at the time it did.
I never "big" myself up at all, but...
On this occasion I will!
I'm super proud of myself for completing the challenge.
So I want to leave you with this final note...
If you find yourself at a "lul" in your business or life, where you have no want or thirst to do anything, set yourself a challenge!
A challenge of any kind will light your fire again & MAKE you get up & do something.
You'll want to strive to complete it, because if you don't...
The disappointment in yourself for not doing it, is just too much to bare lol!
So as the Looney Tunes would say...
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along on my journey & I hope you enjoyed reading!
Take care & have a fantastic day
This blog post was in response to Natalie's 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10
I always say to people I have the two best jobs in the world. Being a stay at home mum to my two young boys alongside working as an Internet Marketer. I have a huge passion for all things related to list building, audience building & email marketing, so you'll find a lot of content on my blog around these topics!