Hello friend! If you’ve been here before, you may have noticed that my blog has received a bit of a makeover (check out my snazzy new homepage here!). After quite a bit of soul-searching, I’ve managed to find a focus that I’m excited about and that will hopefully inspire others in their journey! So drumroll please… The aim of my Living the Goodenough Life blog is to help you build your online business and live a life you love. More specifically, I want to:
- Help you set big goals and work towards them;
- Empower you to follow through with your plans on a day-to-day basis;
- Share strategies and tools to build your online business;
- Make working from home productive and enjoyable;
- Inspire you with my own journey.
Help you set big goals and work towards them
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have big dreams of what your life could look like. But sometimes it’s quite difficult to pick one thing to focus on and actually make progress with. I know I’ve definitely been there: setting 14 goals for the year and then realising a few days in that it’s proving impossible to gain traction on all of them at once. I aim to help you hone in on what you really want and define it so that it’s achievable. Scary? Yes. Worthwhile? Definitely!
This is not about setting wishy-washy dreams for the future though. Together we’ll define your five-year vision and then come up with one big juicy goal for the year. We’ll then establish quarterly milestones and review our progress every week and month. It might sound like a lot, but taking the time to figure out where you’re going actually saves time! Be part of the Living the Goodenough Life community for examples of weekly reviews and join my mailing list to receive my monthly reviews (and get a free bonus!).
Empower you to follow through with your plans on a day-to-day basis
Having specific and exciting goals is great, but if you don’t actually follow through with your plans to work on them… Well it often feels rather depressing. If you’re like me, you’re familiar with self-sabotage. That could look like procrastination or dwelling in uncertainty to avoid doing the scary thing that would have the biggest impact on your life. Procrastination isn’t just binging Netflix either: it could be productive procrastination (cleaning your house or your inbox) or procrasti-learning (when you research something for ages to make sure it is the perfect way of doing things before even thinking about starting doing something).
All of the things above are signs that you’re human and that your brain is doing a good job of protecting you from the discomfort of being vulnerable. However, the cliché is right: life does begin outside of your comfort zone. So together let’s tackle our pain points and work on following through with our plans. If you’re struggling with following through with your plans (or with building your online business), book a coaching call so that I can help!
Share strategies and tools to build your online business
Right, we have a big goal and we’re getting better at following our plans. Now how about a life of freedom, where you do work you love and have a positive impact on the world? Sound far-fetched? Not really anymore. These days, you can write blog posts / record podcasts / film videos about a topic you are passionate about and create a community around that. You can then take things further with paid offerings to help them with their pain points: in the form of digital products (such as ebooks and printables), online courses or coaching sessions.
Once we strip away the overthinking and procrasti-learning mentioned above, it’s actually a simple process. It probably won’t make you millions overnight, but it is a way of progressively building a steady income that will allow you to live the life that you want. I will be sharing step-by-step guides to setting up your online business, but also reviews of the tools I use and some more advanced content and revenue strategies.
Make working from home productive and enjoyable
If you’re reading this in 2020, working from home may not exactly be a choice right now. Well we can still make the most of it! I personally love working from my little home office and I want to contaminate you with my enthusiasm (too topical?). I will be sharing ways to make working from home enjoyable, no matter what your setup is. Beyond larger mindset shifts, one way to make our working day more enjoyable is to pepper in small self-care activities (check out my self-care guide here!).
I do understand that people have concerns about their productivity at home. I have a very active almost-eleven-month-old baby, with another on the way, so I’m well aware of the importance of managing my time so that I can give my best to my family and my work. I’m also reminded, when I fall out of my good habits, of the importance of rest, exercise and healthy nutrition. These are basic things, but they are also very easy to overlook, and then our productivity nosedives.
Inspire you with my own journey
Despite having lots of tips and strategies to share, I am in no way perfect! I’m still figuring things out like you are. But because I am “in it”, I can also see the lessons I’m learning along the way. I will be very honest with you, sharing my successes, but also when things don’t work. As I said above, I share my own unfiltered weekly progress reviews in our Facebook community, my monthly reviews to my subscribers and my quarterly reviews on here.
Through being vulnerable with my shortcomings (and also celebrating my wins!), I’ve made a few virtual friends on this journey and I’d love it if you could join me too. You can find me in all the places mentioned in the paragraph above and also on Instagram, where I share “behind-the-scenes” stories of life working on my business from home (+ photos of my cute baby of course). Don’t be shy, come and say hi!
Back to you
Which of the topics appealed to you? Are there any blog posts you’d love to see? Please share in the comments!
If you want to join the Living the Goodenough Life family, subscribe below and get your free guide to three ways you’re secretly sabotaging your success… and how to follow through with your plans instead. Think of it as your shortcut from procrastination to productivity!