Day 30 – What Should I Talk About On the Last Day?
For a while, I didn’t think this day could come soon enough…the LAST day of 30-in-30! Now, I find that I have a whole slew of ideas, topics, and technologies I could dig further into. And, I will…eventually. For now, I need a break. 🙂
I want to thank you, whole-heartedly, for sharing time out of your busy days to tune in and read my information, thoughts, and rants. I am truly grateful for your consideration.
While this was a challenging project for me to maintain, I have learned a lot from it and would encourage you to take on something equally challenging. This was my equivalent of running a marathon…what’s yours? Maybe it IS to actually run a marathon. Or a half-marathon, or a 5K run. Maybe it is something a bit nontraditional like digging into a totally new activity that you never would have dreamt of before…like archery or sword-fighting. (I dunno…just taking a stab at something a bit unconventional.)
Through this process, I overcame a major mental block that had been holding me back for almost two years. I kept brushing aside “writing” for more imperative tasks such as bookkeeping and warehousing. But, I have those things in order now. I have great vendors and Ginelle is a wonderful Operations Manager. I had no more excuses. I just couldn’t fight the inertia to type out a new article or develop a new product. I knew if that didn’t change, the business would not grow. Nor, would I.
At the beginning of this project, it took me an average of 3-4 hours to complete one article from start to revision. One article took me over six hours! As a good friend of mine would say, “Oi vay!”
Today, I hammered out three articles in 2 hours…at the island in my kitchen, while my two kids and my parents circled ‘round, asking questions, telling stories, and just being engaged in the normal, everyday chaos of life. How liberating!
I’ve also dabbled into a couple of new technologies I had been wanting to test out “some day.” When I got tired of writing, learning how to make the two videos of this project (each with different software) was an invigorating challenge instead of an intimidating process. All because I had over 475 people to answer to if I didn’t produce SOMETHING.
Peer pressure is an amazing motivator and this has been a great journey! Thanks, again, for joining me. While I won’t continue to write something EVERY DAY, I will be generating more content, more often.