Blogs can be a very powerful way to share the elements of your world with those that are part of your community. Today, I am excited to share, as my very first blog post, the five reasons why I decided to start my very own!
1. It is finally the season for it.
After decades of tackling other forms of communication – as a singer, an attorney, a writer, a speaker, online marketing and now television – it just seemed to be the right time for me to jump into the blog world.
For years, people have been asking me to blog about my life and share many of the interesting, sometimes challenging, thought-provoking and amazing experiences I have been blessed to have in this life. Many have been wanting me to share more of my life – from those that work with me daily in my business to clients, followers and friends.
Although no one ever believes me, perhaps because I appear so comfortable on stages, in real life, I am quite shy and extremely private in ways. So, the thought of sharing my life in this way just felt abnormal to me.
We are so funny as humans. I can stand on stages in front of thousands to speak or to perform, but sharing what I consider to be my private life in such a public way was just too much for me. Well, that was until now!
2. I need to be stretched.
It is time to grow! I am always focused on growing. In the words of one of my favorite people in the world, Dr. Cornel West, “I die a death each day” to grow into my next place of being. I knew it was now time for me to expand in a different way that only creating a blog would provide. I tell my clients all the time how important it is to be stretched. Well, that applies to me too! And I have been feeling like I need a new challenge to push me out of my comfort zone.
3. I am finally ready.
Although I still have some of the thoughts I described above, I am now in a new place and space of being ready to share more in this way. I must say that I have been blessed to live an extraordinary life in so many ways and to be able to share some of those pieces with others I believe is a gift.
4. I can share my favorite things.
One great thing about having a blog is that I can share lots of things in many areas. There are so many favorite things that I come across in life, business, travel, real estate, health, and so much more that my ability to now have a platform to share them with others just excites me!
5. It creates another stream of revenue.
Well look, one of my jobs is that of a Business Leveraging Strategist.
So what does that mean? It means that I indentify ways for businesses to create additional revenue streams to grow at top speed, using leveraged components. And when creating additional revenue streams in a business, depending on the type of business, a blog can be a great way to do it. Most blogs are not revenue generating, but when you create one that is, it can be an amazing, fun way to do it! (I will do an upcoming post on ways to monetize a blog.)
So for all of these reasons and more I decided to finally listen to the universe and take the plunge into the world of blogging!
It is so ironic, or perhaps not at all, that on the day I took a tremendously courageous step for me to launch this blog, I would also be launching the Courageous Living 7-Day Challenge. I have to laugh at that, because although it was inspired by what I discussed on the most recent episode of Women on the Move (check your local listings for airing dates), the universe always has a way of divinely ordering exactly what you need, precisely when you need it. So, if you’re up for the challenge and need to build your courage muscle, join me and others as we work on strengthening ours together.
It starts today and it is totally free… http://leverageupyourlife.com/courage
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