A little bit ago, I published an article on 9 Reasons You Aren't Making Money On Your Blog.
I remember the hustle and grind I had to do back when my blog was barely making anything at all.
I even almost sold my blog when I got an offer for $15,000.
I created this blog and made over $80,000 in my senior year of college (that's me in my first major feature by Forbes!).
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Below is my story that helped me boost my blog income, and it may even surprise you.
I Had A Self Pity (feel sorry for myself) Mindset
The past few months I have been working on me.
I had a toxic mindset that was holding me back and I could tell it was affecting literally everything in my life.
Did you know your mindset could be holding you back not only in your personal life but in your business, too?
I decided to ditch the victim and self-pity mentality.
I see so many people with this problem, especially in the blogging world.
Blogging is a thousand times harder than people think, and only you can control what kind of results you get with your business.
No one else. This mindset had to go.
I Enrolled In My FIRST Personal Development Course
This summer, I decided to enroll in a personal development course.
Enrolling in a self-help course was something I never thought I'd do, but I knew I needed a drastic change in my life.
Do you have a hard time with productivity, time management, goal setting, and other healthy habits?
Natalie Bacon's Design Your Dream Life Academy has been life-changing for me, despite me once being a personal development skeptic.
My mindset has gone through a total transformation because of Design Your Dream Life, and it's boosting my business income, relationships, and happiness overall.
I Took Action
Design Your Dream Life shocked me when I went through the burnout and business module.
I've been working for years all wrong.
I transformed my productivity, time management, and goal setting habits and never realized how powerful my mindset is in all areas of my life.
Every day is spent out planning on what kind of results I expect from my work each day.
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Tips To Help You Succeed In Life, Business, and Relationships
1. If you want it bad enough, don't give up!
If I had given up, you wouldn't be reading this right now, and I'd be working at a job that I most likely dreaded going to.
Good things don't come easy. It's true. But would you want it to come easy?
It feels so good to be rewarded at the end of a hard journey with something you did that created kickass results.
2. Work on YOU
The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is to work on your mindset.
This is why I love talking about Design Your Dream Life because it's changed my life (cheesy, but it's so true!).
We learn about history, math, social studies, and other subjects in school, but we never talk about personal development.
Personal development is just as important as all of the other topics because a positive mindset can change your life.
3. Establish a support team
Creating this online business wasn't easy.
When I felt like giving up, I reached out to my sister often because she's a blogger, too, and she understands this business.
If you're in the blogging community, I highly recommend finding like-minded people that are bloggers.
People who don't blog will have no idea what you're going through.
There are tons of blogging groups which are support and/or networking groups on Facebook.
I recommend the private course you get when you purchase Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
I'm in 10+ blogging groups, and this is the only group I visit daily to get feedback and learn from others as well.
There's also one day out of the week where you can ask a 7 figure blogger blogging questions. (Which is probably worth hundreds of dollars a month, but is at no added cost).
4. Find hobbies that bring you joy and happiness
For your sanity, you need to find hobbies and activities that bring joy to you.
If you have no hobbies besides drinking and partying, I encourage you to try out something you've never done before.
Rent a bike, go on a hike, try indoor climbing, take a knitting or craft class, or even learn how to cook.
My go-to hobbies are road and mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking.
5. Learn to love failure
Failure means you're trying.
And every time you fail at something, you can learn from your mistakes.
I recommend writing down in a bullet journal all of your failures and what you have learned from them.
You may be surprised to see how much good failure does.
6. Spend less time on social media
Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook can suck the day away.
Not only that, you're seeing the best of everyone else's life, which can actually make you feel down when life seems rough.
Instead of wasting time on social media, dedicate 10 minutes per day to checking on your friends.
And instead of going to bed scrolling through Instagram, fall asleep to a podcast of your choice.
I enjoy listening to books or podcasts before bed.
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