I wrote these two quotes in a notebook some time ago. I knew I liked them. In fact, I love them!
I didn’t put the inspirational words into action though. The quotes stayed in the book, along with a sample business plan I put together, entrepreneur success stories cut out of a magazine, and random invention ideas.
Side note: I have this invention idea for a stocking type sock with wool toes so that you could wear heels in winter without your feet freezing! Does that already exist? I would be surprised if not, but boy, would that solve my cold feet and ugly shoe problems in the winter!
As you may have noticed, my blog posts have been few and far between lately. I have been spending massive amounts of times reading articles from some of my favorite fitness sites, listening to podcasts, and working on a new project and an ebook!
That’s right, an ebook!
I am learning so much and enjoying the whole process. It is a lot of work though, whew!
I am obsessed with social media marketing podcasts right now! And since I published my Favorite Podcasts post last month, I have discovered new podcasts to listen to (some science and fitness related, some marketing related), new people to follow, and new programs to use.
The one neat, new site I started using recently (and it is free) is Canva. You can do so many cool things with Canva – if you have not checked it out yet, I definitely recommend it!
Ever since I was a kid, I imagined having my own business and being my own boss. Maybe it is because I am the oldest and I liked to boss my younger siblings around, who knows! :)
A blog is a great way to kind of “run the show.” You can be creative, make your own schedule, make all the important decisions, and report to yourself!
When I started this blog, it was a way for me to stay current in the fitness world because I was working full-time in a non-fitness related job. That has since changed and I find myself wondering what the goal and direction on my blog is. As with pretty much everything, things change over time.
The reasons I started blogging are not necessarily the same reasons I want to blog now. And I don’t have the time I used to create quality blog posts.
So, what am I getting at here?
I am re-vamping my blog.
I realized over the past year that the majority of people that comment on my blog are other bloggers and/or fitness professionals. Just like me.
And I wonder how many personal trainers and fitness bloggers who read fellow fitness blogs really put the info they read into action?
Looking at race recap pictures or what some ate in a day does not provide any value to my life. Don’t get me wrong, that is great for someone who wants to document that kind of info and others who like to document that can relate.
As a busy personal trainer, fitness professional, and blogger, I just don’t have the time to read posts that don’t bring any value to me right now. I wish I did, because fitness bloggers are awesome and I want to support them!
And that is just what I want the goal of my new and improved blog to be: a community for fitness professionals (trainers, coaches, bloggers, business owners, etc.) to connect, learn, and actually apply valuable information that will advance your knowledge, business, and success.
We are all different. We come from different places and have different goals. But if you are like me, you are a busy fitness pro looking for a way to work smarter, not harder; create a comfortable source of income; and have more free time to workout on your own, do the things you love, and make memories with your family.
Stay tuned. I plan to keep you updated as I go through the process of finally becoming self-hosted, creating an ebook, and compiling a new website. My intent is to try to be as transparent as possible.
I want to help others who have the love of fitness and passion to help others to succeed. When I started blogging, I had no freakin’ clue what I was doing! Heck, I still don’t! But I want to share all the great tips and tricks I have learned over the years… and I can’t wait to learn more!
We are all at different points on our paths, but the great thing is, you can ALWAYS learn something from another.
Have you ever changed blogs?
Do you have a mission statement for your blog?
What is one piece of blogging advice or a social media tip that has helped you?