Hello! The more eagle-eyed of you may have spotted that my website recently had a name change and a logo change. I'm hoping that at least a few of you have also noticed my distinct lack of new posts on the blog over the last few weeks. Big changes have been going on my friends!
How clear is your path to where you want to be? How often do you question whether you're still moving in the right direction?
I've been doing a lot of soul searching over the last few weeks. I don't know about you but until recently, that hasn't been a normal part of my life. I spent so long not really questioning my reality, but instead just getting on with it. Since leaving my job in July and setting up my business, I've learned that if you want to get to where you want to be in life you have to question every step to make sure you're still going in the right direction. You're absolutely going to take a few miss-steps along the way. That's just life. It's how we learn and grow. The difference between those who eventually end up at their desired destination and those who don't, is whether they pay enough attention to notice they've wandered off the path in the first place and then whether they actually do anything about it!
In my case, I left my job because I wanted to find more balance in my life and to spend more time doing the things that I love, like writing, growing my business, spending time with loved ones and sometimes just slobbing on the sofa with a glass of wine, a good film and NO guilt. Just Write for You was my first step along the path - my chance to do just that. I loved writing, I was good at it and so becoming a copywriter was pretty much a no brainer for me. My plan was to offer copywriting and other marketing services to small businesses who didn't have time to do their own marketing. I would offer consultancy and coaching to those who wanted to manage their own marketing but weren't sure where to begin and I would create online courses for those not wanting to invest in a coach but who still needed some support and guidance.
How Many Scary Decisions Does it Take to Reach Your Dreams?
Over the last couple of months, something has become clear to me. Everytime I get to work on the coaching side of my business I was super excited and filled with enthusiasm but everytime I had copywriting work to do for a client, it felt like work. I still love to write - but about the things that I feel passionate about. I've been working with a great coach and she has helped me so much in getting me to focus on the activities that are going to help me reach my goals and those which are just getting in the way of them.
SO, in a year of scary decisions, I found myself faced with another one. Carry on with the copywriting (my current main source of income btw) OR listen to my heart and 100% embrace a coaching career. After taking the massive step of leaving my 13 year old career just a few months ago, how could I not go with my heart again?
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a tough decision. Just Write for You felt like my baby - I loved the name, I loved my little logo and it felt SO hard to say goodbye to it. But these days, I trust my instincts and I know this is the best decision for me, for my business and for my future dreams becoming a reality.
So goodbye Just Write for You, you will always have a place in my heart because you were my stepping stone from my old life to this latest exciting chapter. Who knows what this year will bring - but I feel confident that whatever it is, I will learn from it and continue to move forwards to bigger and better things.
What Happens Next?
I haven't just been pondering my present - I've been busily planning my future (well the next year of it anyway) and I've got sooo many exciting things in the pipeline that I can't wait to tell you about.
For now though, I'm going to leave you a little in suspense because well, you know - drama.... 😉
What I WILL say is that I am making a commitment to myself and to you guys that I'm going to continue creating valuable free content. For me, I'm hoping that 2017 will be the year of the video. It's something I haven't done before but that I think will be so much fun. I love watching video - whether it be on YouTube, Facebook Live or whatever. It occurred to me that maybe if I love watching others so much, I probably ought to be doing it too! So watch this space....