Category: Business planning

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Don’t Start A Blog!

Don't Start a Blog!

I know many will tell you to go online and start a blog. I tell my clients “don’t start a blog!”, not without a plan!

Today my blog is a perfect example of why you should not start one. My last post was in MARCH!!  I didn’t even blog on Mother’s Day and I’m the freckin’ business coach for MOMS! I put the “mom” in entrepreneur!

What am I doing?!

I’m working…hard! I am refocusing my business on doing television interviews and more speaking.  This means a shift in my marketing, creating a new website, more research and honing many new skills; all while homeschooling, chauffeuring, traveling and coaching my current clients (I’ve slowed down my intake of new clients CONSIDERABLY!). This is a major challenge because my wonderful assistant just graduated, has a new job, is in love and is talking marriage!

If you are just starting a business (and in a sense that’s what I’m doing AGAIN) you shouldn’t start a blog unless you have some order and direction about your business. You must have a plan for your blog AND social media or else it will fall by the wayside and/or you’ll end up communicating banal facts about your everyday life. As much as I believe that my readers are interested in me, do you really want to read about how I’ve just spent 3 weeks pulling carpet, sanding and varnishing the 3 bedrooms? Do you want to read about my 4hrs spent on the phone tracking down business? Or my drive to Virgina to speak to a group?

Now that I type those words I can see that those subjects would make encouraging blog posts….but when I’m in the midst of such activities and still have 43 OTHER things to do, it doesn’t feeeel interesting enough to blog about.

Which brings me back to my point; DON’T START A BLOG unless you know what you want to offer your potential readers and you have a plan to take them there consistently for several months.

Granted, I have been blogging for 3 years now (here’s my first blog post from 1/25/2009).  I am very well-established on the internet with hundreds of backlinks and hundreds of readers everyday. So if I let it fall by the way-side for a couple of months it’s not  as detrimental as someone who has only been online for 6months. There’s still a price that I have to pay though.

So I say to you; DON’T START A BLOG, without a long-term plan, some order in your business (even if it’s just on paper) and some direction on where you want to take your readers.

 

If you’ve already have fallen by the wayside with your blog or you are planning to get one started I would love to help you. Click here to see how I can help you create your blog with coaching!

 

 

 

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Start Planning Your New Year Goals NOW

Many mompreneurs are so busy with year-end holiday plans, completing business projects and taking care of the family that they don’t get around to planning their new year goals until AFTER the New Year festivities!

This is the month. This is the time;  early to mid-Novemeber is when  a mompreneur should re-assess her year and then make plans to do better, different, more or less next year.

 

Why should you start planning your new year goals NOW? Because holidays plan, meals, shopping and family will attack you like you’re a bloody stump dropped into a hungry shark’s tank! Just think back to last year…and the year before! Remember! The last 3 weeks of the year no one really works.

 

If YOU are working there is the constant disruption of your day due to shopping, cooking and eating events because everyone’s trying to reconnect and get into “holiday cheer”. Christmas is a wonderful time of year and you want to participate in these events without feeling guilty or pressured to finish out your year end projects.

So start tying your year up right now and/or start planning for next year!

Here are 3 simple steps to start planning for the new year:

  • 1. Create a space of celebration and acknowledgement with a group of momprenuers where you all feel comfortable bragging about your accomplishments for the year of 2011. We all have accomplishments but tend to gloss over them as we go off to work on the next set of goals. A great way to move forward is to stop and celebrate.
  • 2. Buy a FRESH, pretty journal and use it to keep track of all of your goals, projects, ideas and wishes for the new year.
  • 3. Create a Vision Board to help you stay focused on your dreams for 2012. I’m throwing a Vision Board Party on January 12, 2012 at 12noon. It will cost $12.  If you are near Greenville SC you’re invited to join us! Vision Boards are powerful visual reminders to your subconscious (and conscious) mind and will keep pulling you back to where you want to go.

With these 3 simple steps in place your business is treated with respect as you take time out to implement plans as oppose to flying by the seat of your pants come January and playing catch-up for the 1st few of months of the new year.

Are you prepared to start planning your new year goals? Leave a comment!

 

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