I have a confession: I’ve been struggling to keep up with blogging lately because I’ve had the feeling that I want to take my business in a new direction, and by extension, my blog. But I haven’t been quite sure what that direction is — which obviously complicates things!
I’m not ready to share all the details yet (as I’m still figuring out a lot of them myself!), but I can tell you change is coming, especially for my business.
For me, the most helpful thing in finding direction when you’re not sure where you want to go has been to find a new perspective. So I thought I would share a few recent resources that have helped me go from being confused and frustrated with myself to feeling like I just might be able to conquer the world.
Design is a Job
Allie mentioned this book in her At the Moment feature, and I downloaded a copy right away. If you’re in a service-based business, it’s definitely worth a read! Even if some of the specific advice doesn’t apply to you, there are plenty of great concepts, and it helped me find new ways to think about the kind of work I want to do and how I want to do it. Regardless of if this is the right book for you, I definitely recommend reading something when you’re stuck just to get outside of your own head. You never know when inspiration will strike!
After noticing several tweets from Amanda linking to Marie Forleo, I finally dove into her site. I was hesitant at first, because I almost never watch videos on blogs — I prefer to read, which is quicker, and I remember things better when I see them in writing. But I’m pretty sure I watched at least 5 of her videos yesterday morning, and I felt like conquering the world after that. Her enthusiasm is infectious, but not too hokey, and her videos helped me consider things in a different way.
Business with Intention
I know I’ve mentioned Jess Lively’s Business with Intention workshop several times before, but she also offers business consulting, and I decided it was time to chat with her for a bit. Poor Jess didn’t know what she was getting into — I was seriously all over the place during our call — but she still managed to sift through my crazy and help me find clarity and direction!
As I mentioned, when you feel stuck, sometimes you just need a new perspective. It’s easy to get stuck inside your own head! What do you do when you aren’t sure where to go next?
P.S. When I’m ready, I’ll be revealing more details first in my upcoming newsletter — you can sign up here!