Starting a blog has exploded in recent years as one of the best ways to build an online business and make money online. And why not?
It’s no surprise that this business model has gained popularity over the years with bloggers like Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner pulling in $100K month-over-month. They even publicly share their successes to prove that it’s possible.
While bloggers often publish their successes online via income reports, it doesn’t always give you a clear picture of how much WORK is entailed in achieving this kind of success
Though I’m sure they would be the first to share that running a successful blog is a job.
Becca (left) and Sarah (right) purchasing their first RV
The Tiny Living and Minimalist Movements
Over the past few years, the tiny living and minimalist movement has gained traction. This also applies to those who live in their RV like myself. It still amazes me how many people act surprised at the notion that I live in an RV. The next question is almost always “What made you decide to do that?”
Today, there are millions of apps to download from mobile app stores. We have the world at our fingertips and an abundance of distractions to fill our time.
I remember when the first iPhone was released. I was so excited to discover applications that added even more functionality. I thought I was living in Star Trek.
Over the years, I’ve gone through many cycles of installing and deleting apps. I was overwhelmed and felt a conviction to delete things I wasn’t using. It’s especially convicting when you realize you’ve been scrolling through Instagram for HOURS. 😬
Applications exist to help you in your life, not consume it.
I talk a lot about productivity, tools, and hacks. Chances are that if you are on the hunt for a tool, I could recommend something that would work.
You could have every tool in your arsenal, have a top-notch resume, know all the words to avoid in your email, and have your morning routine down to a science. But none of that is going to matter if you don’t have some basic soft skills.
What do I mean by soft skills?
I’m talking about emotional intelligence, accountability, responsibility, dependability, and good work ethic.
It’s one thing to say you possess these things on your resume or in an interview, but to practice them daily is another thing entirely.