What stops you as a beginning blogger?

What stops you as a beginning blogger?

Start blogging is not difficult, but many beginning bloggers just don’t start! If you are one of them, this is probably the reason why.

A lot is coming at you when you are starting with your new blog. It’s to much and beside all of that you have that feeling.

That feeling that you are holding yourself. Yes, that’s right, you hold yourself from blogging! You are the biggest blockade!

This pitfall is between your ears. 

You think it is so important to do it all right. This brings doubts into view. You are waiting for the right moment. You want that one blogpost that is going to change your life, but how are you going to get there?

Now you are afraid to start blogging.

What stops you as a beginning blogger.

This all is the reason why you don’t start blogging. Your blogging idea stays a blogging idea. 

Do you keep thinking this will keep you from starting?

  • Where do I get the time to blog?
  • How do I start?
  • Can I write good enough to go blogging?
  • Do people read my blog?
  • Are my subjects interesting enough?
  • Do I know enought to write about?
  • Will I get enough audience on my blog?

The most important thing i to trust in what you know. You have the knowledge and you know how to blog. It’s just that one step you have to take: Start blogging. 

 

You want to wait till you are 100% ready?

Then you will never begin! 

What can you do from stopping yourself get blocked and get started?

  • Learn more about the subjects you want to blog about.
  • You want to make a nice good looking blog. Find a webdesigner who can help you. Keep in mind that you will always be canging your blog while blogging.
  • Find information about wordpress
  • Let someone design your logo. On fiverr you can do that for just a few dollars.
  • Make new Social Media accounts so you can share your blogposts.

By letting things done by others you can clear your head and focus on the things that you need to be doing.

 

It doesn’t have to be perfect

It’s a growing proces 

How do you handle this?

  • Make a list of all the things that need to be done.
  • Come up with a blog name and get your own, unique domain name.
  • Just start writing your first blogposts and publish them. They don’t have to be perfect. You can always rewrite your blogpost or make it better. Just do it, now!
  • Make an about page so the readers know who you are.
  • Make a contactpage so your readers can contact you.

Try to think in little steps and don’t compare your blog with someone else his or her blog. Know that blogging takes time, all bloggers know that. But blogging is very nice to do so it doesn’t matter if it takes times when you are doing what you love to do. So take your time to build your unique blog.

How do you handle this?

  • Make a list of all the things that need to be done.
  • Come up with a blog name and get your own, unique domainname.
  • Just start writing your first blogposts and publish them. They don’t have to be perfect. You can always rewrite your blogpost or make it better. Just do it, now!
  • Make an about page so the readers know who you are.
  • Make a contactpage so your readers can contact you.

Try to think in little steps and don’t compare your blog with someone else his or her blog. Know that blogging takes time, all bloggers know that. But blogging is very nice to do so it doesn’t matter if it takes times when you are doing what you love to do. So take your time to build your unique blog.

Never wait for the right time, because it will never come. Enjoy your journey of blogging and get the experience of writing. It’s a great proces so don’t let your perfectionism in the way.

Goodluck!

 

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How to become successful by starting small?

How to become successful by starting small?

We often believe that successful people experience their success from day one. They woke up and boom, there was a successful company or someone suddenly became famous and had a lot of money. I wish it was true. I will help you out of this dream, because most successful people started small. 

“Give yourself permission to be a beginner!”

how to become successful by starting small?
Just look at:

J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. She wrote the moment she had to live on a minimum. How many publishers did she visit before someone finally wanted to publish her book. The publishers are now beating their heads if you look at the success they have achieved. The lesson she can certainly teach you is to never give up.

Self-made millionaire Dave Ramsey who started his business from behind a table in his living room and has built his millions of businesses with no fewer than 800 employees. He has helped millions of people get out of debt and build wealth.

Take a look at our Annemarie van Gaal. She is a Dutch financial adviser. As a single mother she had to pull the strings together and even went to Russia to build a business there. She sold this later and she is now one of the best financial advisers in the Netherlands (I think so!). She invests in various companies. A successful go-getter!

These are a few examples in which you can clearly see that someone did not immediately have a bright start and certainly did not become successful with his or her company overnight. Ultimately, by persevering, being consistent with themselves and allowing their environment to exercise as little influence as possible on them, they ensured that they manifested more than they had ever imagined.

Why starting small is so important.

Let’s face it, starting small is not nice and not fun. You don’t see yourself sharing photos on social media when you are working in the living room or in a room behind your desk. There’s nothing romantic about it and not nice for social media. You also don’t want to tell your friends that you now have a great life, because you can’t see that yet.

Yet when you start small you experience one of the most important moments and steps in your company. Certainly at a later stage you will see that it was good.

It is therefore important to give yourself that permission not to be big yet and therefore to start small. You are a beginner and that is good. Aside from being proven in most cases, your goal and dream can be achieved so many times easier by starting small.

What happens if you start dreaming big and set big goals for yourself? The fear that you will not succeed comes around the corner. You are going to get moments when doubt strikes. You wonder if your goal is achievable. If my goal is not too big and overwhelming, it can suddenly grab you by the throat. By starting small it is more credible for you to make it and your dream does not seem so crazy at all!

How do you start small?

Allowing yourself to start small requires dedication, a commitment to yourself and of course perseverance. The qualities that you have ensure that you will succeed. That is why I am giving you a few guidelines on how you can and cannot do to make your dreams come true.

1. Do not wait until you are ready.

Being ready for something is a belief that we impose on ourselves. Are we ever really ready for anything? There will always be a reason to wait or you come up with excuses to postpone. The only way to convince yourself that you are ready is to do it. And in the process, people learn, so you’ll have to start to be able to take the second after the first step.

The great thing about starting small is that it is always manageable. After all, you do it step by step.

What I also learned was that you first decide to do it and then you start to wonder how you are going to do it. If you ask this first you will never get further. If there is a chance on your path and you don’t feel that you are ready, you feel that you could not do it or you didn’t learn it, it doesn’t matter. Just say yes and start. You learn it the moment you start.

2. Take the small steps.

The moment you divide your big dream, your big goal, your big idea into small steps, you automatically start to see the possibilities instead of the impossibilities.

Just a simple example to make it clear.

Suppose you want to run the marathon, but you have never run fast. You will not immediately walk 15 kilometers on the first day. You start with a few kilometers and then you build that up. Step by step towards your big goal.

If you are going to start a web store, for example, it is a good first step to start selling via a platform such as Etsy or Amazon.

What you will notice, both in business and your personal life, is that the smallest steps will make the most impact. It is the small steps that can make such a change that you will see lasting results, especially if you keep repeating them. That is why it’s also important not only to think in small steps, but also to let go of the time that you still need to achieve your goal. And this also applies to the steps you still have to take to reach your goal. Instead, think about which step you can take this week.

3. Don’t worry about what others are already doing.

I once attended a workshop with artist Wilma Veen(Dutch painter) and I spoke to her about what I wanted to do and I told what was stopping me. In my eyes, every idea I had was already implemented by someone. This stopped me so much that I finally did nothing. I thought nobody was waiting for me.

“Don’t be distracted by what someone else is already doing,” she told me.

I never forgot that sentence. I am so happy that she gave me this insight and removed that blockade for me. Because of a conviction that I held, I stopped myself enormously.

There is always someone who does what you do. Probably something else, but you are probably not the only one with this idea. These days I always say to everyone: “There is no competition.” We always think of our competitors, but you know everyone attracts their own customers. Everyone can get enough customers, as long as you stay close to yourself.

Also do not compare with others, the danger of social media is that you can see everything from everyone nowadays. You see what they do, what steps they take and what results they achieve. Beyond that, you should not compare their big steps with the starting small steps of yours. They are probably at a very different stage than you.

Quote from Theodore Roosevelt:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” And you can’t make changes or improvements if you’re too busy obsessing about someone else’s progress.

Get the attention away from the people around you and focus on your own life, your company, your dreams and your norms and values. Stay on your own path and do not deviate from it. Run your own race. And while making your own steps you are confident that these are the right steps.

4. Keep it simple.

When you pass your education and you are looking for a job, the first thing we often do is buy new clothes for the job interview. You want to look your best right? On the one hand very understandable, but on the other hand nonsense of course. Chasing yourself to make money is not necessary.

We often do this also when we start a new company. We buy a new laptop, a work space is arranged and other things that we “need” to get started. Let’s be honest, you don’t need all of this, you just want it and you want the look of a big company right away. With this you fool yourself completely. Your company does not need this, you only try to make your dream visible. What work you deliver to your new company is more important than the stuff you put around it. “Start where you are now, use what you already have and do what you can.”

5. Don’t make debts.

Many people feel that corporate debts are different from personal debts. As if the debt belongs to the company and not to you.

Just wake up now!

Both really end up on your plate. You will have to pay off the debt, nobody else. You no longer have anything in your hands when you start making debts. You do not want to lose your own power, your company and control to someone else. You want to be in control and that will disappear irrevocably the moment you start making debts.

Consider also that every decision that you will make after making a debt has an effect on the debt and on the growth of your company. Believe me, you don’t want to experience that feeling.

There are plenty of experienced experts who can tell you that you can build a successful business from nothing or very little. You really don’t need a loan for this.

There are of course exceptions, but look at what kind of company you are going to start and think of possibilities to build it up without debt.

One more tip: If you need real money to invest in your company, never borrow it from family or friends, but look for an investor. The loan is going to stand between you and that does not benefit the relationship.

6. Make a plan and set goals.

Of course you don’t all have a dream and an idea. A dream remains a dream if you don’t put a good plan against it. You need a plan with which you plan the steps from where you are now (the beginning) to where you are going (your final goal). Once you have made that plan, you can start to attach goals to it that will ensure that it is achieved.

The moment that you have actually drawn up a plan and worked out the goals, the chance that your dream will come true is greater. You will realize it by taking the steps in your plan. You get an overview and you see what needs to be done.

Start today!

There is no such thing as sleeping a night and waking up with a big company. You will have to put time into it and work hard to reach your goal. It is absolutely possible, as long as you continue to believe in it, but also because you now work step by step. Take small steps at a time, use what you have and grow slowly. You know the most impressive results start not really impressive. They must be formed.

Good luck!

Consuming versus Producing

Consuming versus Producing

How much time do you spend on Social Media?

And how much of this time are you actually producing? Consuming versus producing … think carefully about this for a minute.

We are on Social Media infinitely often, but we scroll until we drop.

We suck everything up and we find it hard to stop. Once you go over that timeline, you keep scrolling down.

People are naturally curious and these Social Media platforms make use of this. The more people you have on your platform, the more new messages you want to see. And before you know it you will be half an hour away.

The moment I want to look up something that I have seen with someone who is following, for example, I will sit back and watch for another ten minutes or longer.  One moment I’m producing something and before I know it I’m consuming again.

The moment you want to build an online business then you will have to convert that consumption into production. If you want to get the most out of your business, you will have to take concrete steps when it comes to Social Media.

You just need Social Media for your online business, but you cannot constantly be tempted to start consuming.

The moment you have a good daily schedule and you have planned moments to post your content, then be aware of what you are doing. You post the content and then you immediately continue with your other tasks.

Turn your mobile off (sound off), internet off, email off, television and radio off at scheduled times of the day. This way you ensure that you are not distracted by the incoming reports. The moment a message arrives, you will be sucked towards your mobile and you do not want to look at first, you are still distracted by the message. You only have peace of mind when you have looked. So mobile out!

The disadvantage of these moments is that with your thoughts you are led away from what you were doing and it will take you a few minutes before you are in good concentration again.

Realize that the successful people you follow on Social Media do not consume, but produce!

Take an example of that.

GOOD LUCK!

How do you start a side business?

How do you start a side business?

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Do you want extra income through a second job or do you want to get rid of your 9 to 5 job and start earning income in a different way?

Have you always wanted to start your own business?

Would you like to earn extra money?

Would you like a second job?

Or do you just want to earn extra money through an employer?  

It is all possible, as long as you take steps to achieve this.

How do you start a side business?

I will tell you how you can make it easier for yourself to earn extra money.

In this guide:

1.Make time for your side business.

2. Determine what your side business will be.

3. Ways to grow your side business.

4. Listen to your customers.

5. Keep a good balance between work and free time.

6. Tips when you start a side business.

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Step up your game!

Step up your game!

Step up your game

I often see mastermind groups formed from like-minded people. You think you can learn from that. That is the main reason. You want to be surrounded by like minded people right?

However, there is also a pitfall. That there are all people in it, who are all on the same level as you. That safe! That’s a good feeling. No fear of saying something stupid or afraid that you don’t follow them in their stories.  You will not be learning! I can tell you that.

If you really want to go further, find a group of people who not only encourage you to continue. But people who are also further than you. Who really see things in you but also in the business opportunities that you don’t yet see for yourself.

You need people who lift you up and say what it is really about.

Because sticking in a social club or with people who call all the time I understand you very well. You will not learn much from that. You also need that kick in the ass.

People who hold up your mirrors. And who also dare to say painful things. They say ok you have that fear, I get it, but now it’s time to step over it.

About hanging around with people I always use the 33% rule.

It’s very simple :

33% people your can learn things

33% people who are like minded

33% people where you can learn from

If you take this as an average for your surroundings you will be in a good balance.

This is the main reason why it sometimes is hard to put a good mastermind together. Always remember what the reason is for the mastermind and get that very clear to your attendees.

 

You can’t fail at being you!

You can’t fail at being you!

You can’t fail at being you!

The way you think, feel and act is a distraction from doing what you would that would actually makes you happy, make you rich, makes you aligned, makes you successful, makes you free, makes you be in every state you want to be.

The reason you’re doing it all is the main reason for most people, FREEDOM!

FREEDOM in time, FREEDOM in money, FREEDOM in doing what you want to be doing, when you want to do it and doing it completely on your terms.

Living the life you want on your terms!

On your terms, on your terms, on your terms!

Got it?

You want every day to be amazing, to be great. You want the day to be filled with passion and flow.

At the end of the day you want to have that feeling that is was a good day, a great day!

A day as it was meant to be.

A day when you are rocking!

Do you feel like that at the end of your day?

Do you feel that at all?

When was the last time when you went to bed and you know that you give everything you had in you to make it a great day?

A day when you create business and live your life on your terms  that you had in mind?

Or do you only remember the days that are filled up with a whole bunch of stuff that you don’t want to do? Stuff that you are not supposed to be doing.

Those days happen sometimes, but before you know it, it’s gonna be one of those days and it’s become who you are.

You’re not living your life with passion and on your terms

You’re not being successful

You’re not feeling the freedom

You’re not what you stand for

If you don’t change that now it will become who and what you are and what you’re known for.

How you fill your life is what you are, what you life for. That’s your reality now.

The things you do, where and with who you spent your time with, the tasks you have to stop but are still doing it creates who you are today!

The things you want to change but you don’t creates who you are today!

You’re not changing your life, your destiny, your business, your success, your money.

You’re on the wrong path and you know it. You’re not doing what is supposed to be your true purpose.

It’s really ok if you find out now that you are on the wrong path.  It happens to everybody from time to time.

Until you change that path.

Like I said, it’s ok. But it’s not ok if you don’t change it.

You have to do something about it. Right now!

Fear is one of the most reasons why people don’t change.

Your life as you live it is familiar and people are always afraid of change.

You have to stop letting fear guide you. Deep down inside of you, you know that you’re not living the right life for you now.

Still if you want to change it ask yourself what would go wrong if you did. Would it be devastating for you life if start by changing one thing?

What are you afraid of?

YOU!

Are you gonna fail?

Are you not going to do it right?

Are you going to lose friends?

Are you going to change it for the good?

 

Stop thinking that it wouldn’t work!

Start thinking what if it does work?

All you have to be doing in change is being YOU!

You can’t fail at being you.

And if you fail because you’ve made a mistake, so what! It doesn’t matter, cause you get yourself up and go because You are who you are and that’s good enough.

You have to believe in yourself

You have to believe it’s going to be alright

What you feel you have to do is always the real and the good thing. Trust in that!

And you have to start right now!

Today, not tomorrow…. TODAY!

Do the thing that you are supposed to be doing!

Never think that the life you want is not possible for you, because it always is. You just have to grab it!

It’s there and you just have to run to it!

Do the things you have to do to get there and you will.

So get over yourself and get on with it.

Face fear and deal with it. Most of the times it’s not that bad that you thought it would be.

You can never fail, because you are just being you. You are following your heart and your soul and that’s always the good step to take.

Stay close to yourself and follow your dream. It’s there for you. Don’t think that it’s not, it is…

Do you want to be going on like you did and reach for the small thing or do want to think big?

Go for your own happyness and life living on your terms, making the business you want and earning the money you deserve.

So stop acting from fear and take the first steps to being you and living the life that’s waiting for you!

TODAY!

 

Goodluck! 

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