You may have heard…or maybe not yet…that I’ve started working on a new project in the last week or so. I shared it on my personal Facebook profile and with our DIYplr subscribers earlier this week. I just didn’t have a chance to mention it on Contentrix just yet.
This project is something I plan to spend more time on this coming year and am very excited to see what shape it all takes. Of course, I’ll still be here, helping you with your content in any way I can. We even have a new writer coming on board to share even more great advice, so 2013 for Contentrix is looking grand.
If you’re interested in peeking at the project, it combines two of my favorite things…writing and food. You can see it here.
But I’m not writing to you to just talk about myself. I want to talk about what YOU want to do and how YOU can follow your passion in 2013.
I know many of our subscribers and customers are working very hard…and you’re probably one of them. That hard work is what keeps the food on the table and hopefully also allow you to enjoy some of the finer things in life.
It’s a great feeling, but I know sometimes it can make you feel tied down and it’s hard to find the time to pursue those projects that really capture your mind and heart.
Well, if you’re looking to make that shift in 2013 from the daily grind to something that truly makes you happy, here are few starter tips, but a warning first.
I will always encourage my readers to follow projects that can be profitable and enjoyable, but jumping around from project to project isn’t the way to achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams.
If you’re still in the beginning stages of growing your business, stick with it and put in the time and effort you need. My advice is for people who have built up something worthwhile, but are looking to branch out and perhaps do something a little differently.
Now the tips…
* A strict schedule is your friend. Give yourself enough time to work on your core business, but carve out extra time each week to dedicate to your new passion.
* Outsource more tasks in your core business…and in your new project too. Employ the help of virtual assistants, writers and others to help you reach your goals faster and to keep your sanity.
* Don’t worry about perfection. You might have some grand plans, but start small and grow. The food site I created is really just a small part of what I want to do, but I’m starting with blogging and I’ll move on as time allows and the audience grows.
* Leverage the resources and connections you already have. Chances are, you’ve grown your contacts through social media, forums and other venues. Think about how you and some of your existing contacts can mutually benefit from your new venture.
I’ll have more ideas for you soon, but in the meantime, tell me what’s up. Have you been thinking of making a change or trying something new? What’s stopping you?