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Now, without further ado. Enjoy today’s tip. What’s up, guys? It is day number two in this series.
And my tip for you today is to get pen and paper or computer in keyword and write down your why why it is you actually want to start and run and build a blogging business.
There are obviously so many different, important reasons as to why you should write this down or why you should have a purpose that, you know really means something.
A golden purpose, if you will. But first and foremost, probably like the most blunt reason I would say is as you create and you start to build this blogging business, you will literally have months of unpaid work.
So that stinks, right? Because nobody loves to put in a ton of hours and not really see any, like, sort of financial return. But the fact of the matter is, is you have to start from somewhere and you will eventually build up and get to that point.
But it doesn’t happen overnight. And I would say it doesn’t even happen in a couple of months. It takes months to be able to get to that point where you finally start seeing a financial return.
So it’s worth it in the end. But all those months where you get paid nothing and you keep putting in all of these hours, you have got to have a strong, solid purpose as to why the heck you even want to do something like this.
Now, I’m not going to stand here and sprout nonsense and be like, you know, money is not a good enough reason. If money matters
Let’s not pretend you we’ve got to buy diapers. We’ve got to pay for the mortgage. And a cute smile is not going to pay for the mortgage.
Not going to buy your diapers. You’ve got to have money to go out and buy groceries. OK, so if money is part of your.
Why, that’s OK. It was part of my why as well. But it can’t be the main why. It can’t be the main reason why you’re starting a blog.
Now the reason why even say that is because money can certainly buy, I would say, a version of happiness for humans, but it doesn’t buy our entire, like, true fulfilling, deep happiness. Right.
So a special purpose gets that happiness for us, having a very fulfilling, loving life, being surrounded by people that love us or, you know, loving our babies and watching them grow into incredible adults.
That brings true fulfilling happiness to us. Right? It’s not the money that we made that paid for the mortgage and things like that. Money is an important part of life.
Like I said, I’m going to sprout, you know, foolishness here. But it is not the true core purpose of what brings us a fulfilling happiness.
OK, now that inspiration, that motivation is not going to appear out of thin air. You’re gonna have to dig deep inside you and and figure out what it is that really drives you the most.
So do you want to bring incredible value to people? Do you. Are you so passionate about a subject that you just crazy about? It’s like you have a crush on a certain topic and you just want to talk about it and research and write about it as much as you possibly can.
That can be your quote unquote. Why? Or bringing incredible value to people and teaching them something that can be. You’re incredible. Why? Now, part of my why is one.
My background is in business and I love business. I would say it’s I’m probably kind of not very interesting. I’m not a very interesting person because I love talking about business strategies. I could spend an entire evening just talking about funnels and email marketing and what businesses are doing with their sales strategies.
And I’m literally like I feel like I’m probably putting people to sleep to even talk about that. But that brings me a lot of joy. I find that I have a lot of passion for that subject. And then one plus one equals two.
I combine it with the fact that I love helping people, especially other moms just like you.
So combining those two wise together really helped me find the motivation to get up each day, even if I’m tired or even if I had a bad month for sales or whatever, or if a launch isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do or my computer isn’t doing its best to do whatever it is if I’m just having a crazy month, week, year.
Those that those two purposes putting, you know, when you put them together, that’s what really gives me that motivation and that’s what will give you the motivation.
Whatever your particular special, why is that reason is going to kind of carry you through some of the darker moments of running a blogging business. I’d like to say it’s all candies and flowers. It’s not running. The business is difficult.
Running a business from your home is even more difficult. Running a business from your home. Why are you raising. Kids is a circus, OK? But it’s totally, totally worth it.
It’s worth the hard work. And having that special why is going to help, you know, make some of those, like, more complicated, difficult days.
Maybe not make them seem easier, but it’ll give you the motivation to get up the next day and get right back to work.