HAPPY NOVEMBER! ❤
When was the last time you thought, “Boy, I wish I could just stay home from work today.” Everyday, right?! For us moms and dads, our work is never done. We never stop moving, planning, preparing and being driven to provide for our family. It never ends! This is never a bad thing, just a tedious one. If you don’t realize this now, you will drive yourself crazy. Moms and Dads, your life is just as precious!! Your goals are attainable, your work is always noticed and you CAN make time for yourself! This goes for the busy student and anyone that just wants a change also!!
Point being, I want to share another strategy that has worked for me (through trial and error, of course). After beating myself over the head with the same old routine for several months of my writing career at home, I finally convinced myself to brainstorm what I needed to do to meet these goals so I don’t waste anymore time. Here is what I came up with (this does not just apply to writers, it applies to anyone that has a passion for something).
What’s Your Passion
Do you enjoy the medical field? Do you enjoy dog walking or pet sitting? Cleaning houses? Driving the elderly to meet doctors appointments? Being a nanny? Photographing people, places and things? The list goes on! Find what it is that you would like to actually do full time, and write down all that you know about that topic of interest (this helped me a lot!).
Once you have your list of details that accompany your craft, here are a list of resources that will help you put the peddle to metal:
VistaPrint: VistaPrint is an affordable way to get your business started on a budget. Once you get to the site, search for generic business cards and let your creativity do the designing! You can get 100 cards for a very reasonable amount too. Deck them out to however you want your clientele to see your business. You can have post cards, posters and mugs made up as well! Have a direction before you start printing! Once you see your cards with your very own signature design, it’s the greatest feeling in the world!
Education Portal: Depending on your craft, you may or may not need any schooling or certification but it always helps! Anyone can benefit from a marketing/business lesson, for example. That’s where Education Portal comes in handy! I have used it (and still do!) for several different curriculum’s in conjunction with my schooling. EP is website that students have put together for people like you and me that want to learn and further their understand in certain areas. The best part is that you can track your progress and the credits that you earn can be applied to real colleges if you chose to further your education elsewhere! Just sign up (it’s free!) and chose your subject! The site gets a little overwhelming to navigate so if you have any trouble, you can message me or ask an adviser on this site (they usually have a CONTACT tab at the end of the page and takes a few days to respond). The instructors help you learn in a fun and humorous way, making learning a little easier!
Sit Back And Relax
Rome wasn’t built in a day they say…Neither is your career!! Perfect your craft by taking at least 10 to 20 minutes at each night (or whenever free time is possible) and learn and even ask questions about how you can further your knowledge and understanding in your field. If you want to dog sit, research other dog sitters in your area, find out what they charge, what they do and how they tick! This will give you a great idea of what you need to do (or not do). And spend time with your fam (or the furry members of your fam)!
Any questions? Comments? Please let me know!! Your advice is always welcomed!