This past 6 months has been one challenge after another. Actually mostly several challenges simultaneously. It has been stressful and allowed me the opportunity to practice what I preach.
Some of the challenges, like redoing my website from scratch, were done by necessity after a hack job that left my site corrupted and unusable. Not the kind of challenge I wanted. Other challenges like completing the draft of my book were self imposed and though challenging, were really good to go through.
Then there were the usual challenges of keeping a balance of working on my business and working in my business. I have been developing a franchise system to help other practitioners that has turned into more of a challenge than I expected and is taking a lot longer than I had planned. As much as I would love to pour all my energy and resources into that and really get it going NOW! …I also have clients to see, which I positively love doing and which gives me the motivation and satisfaction to keep going.
As you can imagine along with the usual things like dishes, kids, drippy faucets, unending winter this year, and just life, keeping a sense of balance and calm is a challenge in itself. That is why I wrote a book. It’s for the clients that I don’t have time to see or who don’t have money to see me, but they still need balance and help getting through their challenges. It’s them who drove me to write a book. There are so many people who need some help keeping that balance. People who need to push the reset button and learn the skills to design a lifestyle they love out of the chaos they live in. If you want to find out more, my occasional newsletter brings you tips, news, and products to help you live the life you want.
This past month has been another challenge. I joined the 30 Day Book Marketing Challenge with D’orah because I was well aware that writing a book was the easy part! Just as I tell clients: get informed and educated, find a mentor, and develop a plan. Stress takes over when worry and lack of direction keep you frozen. I knew I needed help and wanted it from someone who had been there. Developing an author platform wasn’t even on my mind when I started the website rebuilding process, but what I learned through D’vorah’s 30 day Challenge has really helped me focus and enrich my website so that it will serve my readers as well as my clients.
No matter what the challenge, break it down, organize it into bite-sized pieces and get at it. I have so many ideas in my head now: Build an author platform, develop the workbook to go with it, do some teleseminars to connect with readers. I think the biggest takeaway for me is just spend 15 mins a day doing it. If I manage the challenge and break it into doable steps to implement regularly I will conquer the challenge. That is what I teach in my book. That is what I do in my practice. That is what this challenge has helped me to organize and incorporate when it comes to writing and promoting my book. Managing stress is all about staying on top of the challenge. Doing this challenge has made becoming an author a lot less stressful. Stress takes over when worry and lack of direction keep you frozen. I knew I needed help and wanted it from someone who had been there. Developing an author platform wasn’t even on my mind when I started the website rebuilding process, but what I learned through D’vorah’s 30 day Challenge has really helped me focus and enrich my website so that it will serve my readers as well as my clients.