Catching Up and Making a Change

November 3, 2009 by
Filed under: Play by Play 

My last blog in this category was entered two months ago. I was writing about week two of my journey of moving from the corporate rat race to owning my own business. I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I stopped blogging on this category was due to the fact that I was writing about things that had occurred a couple weeks (or more) prior. What I have decided to do is catch up with what I have been doing and where I am today and then go forward writing about what is going on in current terms.

Although I often do not feel I have gotten that much done the small actions every day have added up. I have done the following since my Sept 3 posting:

Web page: The purpose of this site is to sell coaching, products and provide recommended reading.
Training: I have gone through training for Squidoo, landing pages, Ezine articles and writing for pull (how to put together an article)
Articles: I have posted 4 Squidoo and 1 E-Zine articles
Ads: Learned how to place free ads through several websites.
Blogging: Am posting new releases for books that others interested in personal development may find interesting as well as posting book reviews as I finish reading books.
Affiliate: Have signed up for several affiliate associations which should help monetize going forward.
Autoresponders: I have gone through training and selected the application I will use going forward.
RSS Feeds: Learned about these and got my blog set up in several trackers.
Social Networking: Use Facebook and Twitter to build relationships; created a class that can be delivered
Synergy Training: Attended Lifepath Synergy training in Arizona.
E-Book: Have started writing my E-Book on goal setting.
Target Market Work: Took time and brainstormed and narrowed down my target market
Denver Waldorf School: Am chair of a subcommittee on PR and am on the Board of Trustees. Attended several events with my daughter.
Personal Development: Fished the 56 Days to Discovery, several books and listening to several MP3s.
Corporate J.O.B.: Work a full time job that changed during this time frame, so I am learning a new area of the business. Resigned my position with Qwest Women so that I could balance my life.

So, as I review all that has gotten done in just a few months I do feel much better. This proves to myself that it really is about taking small actions toward goals.

One of the best things that I have found is the training I found through Renegade University . They have assisted by laying out a plan of attack as well as given great step by step training. They teach attraction marketing. They take you step by step from looking at and determining what your target market is and then has a plan that takes you step by step through a set of training that gets students up and running. I highly recommend this training!

I have also gone through numerous emotions in the last few months. Although there was a very high level of excitement in the very beginning as time has moved on, my level of excitement has been contained. Don’t get me wrong, I am still very excited. There are many positive feelings – more positive than negative but… there have been negative feelings.

Guilt
I go in and out of feelings and thoughts of guilt. Thoughts that I am not doing enough for the business, thoughts that I am not doing enough at my corporate J.O.B. often go through my mind. At times when this happens I keep thinking about what I ultimately want. I know that I am someone that has always gone over and beyond at what I do and where I am at and I know I can’t do that at everything in my life right now. I have to let some things just be.

Fear
I know fear is a normal feeling when moving out of a comfort zone and doing something new, something unknown. I have definitely felt this as I move forward. I think there are times that my fear keeps me doing some of the right actions to get me moving closer to my goal; it is really easy to fall back into the comfort zone. Especially when I was told I would be moving to a new job within my corporate J.O.B. the fun of learning something new definitely had my mind moving away from my ultimate goal.

Anger
There has been anger at myself. Thoughts that I might have jumped into something too quickly have entered. If I would have spent some of the money on getting the business up and running then perhaps I would be further along. There has been anger at my up line due to some feelings that they have not paid me one iota of attention (after my sending them the money for signing up). The training from them was minimal – there WAS training and it WAS great to have and get. I listen to what other associates are getting and wonder why I am not getting it, I wonder if others are getting more training and included in things that I have not been. I know that my up line had given leads to others (I was one of these) – but I have not gotten that. I then popped out of this negative emotion and realized only I can make this a success. It doesn’t matter what others are getting and if I am missing out on something others are getting.

There is no room for blaming others, I need to take responsibility for my decisions and my actions. I have chosen to do this business and want to do it in such a way that I am branding ANDREA and that has taken some time. Although I could have put all the dollars I have invested into calling leads I have made a decision that this is not the way of the future of selling on the internet and it is especially not how I feel comfortable and not the way I want to sell. I want to establish relationships and give people full training and value. I want it to be Right From the Heart!

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One Comment on Catching Up and Making a Change

  1. Mary Salfi on Tue, 3rd Nov 2009 4:39 pm
  2. Andrea,

    It’s great that you’re on the path of achieving what you’d like in life. So many spend their whole lives talking about doing but never actually doing. I’m looking forward to reading more about your success!

    Take care,

    Mary