This is something I think about on a regular basis. When things aren't going in the direction that we want them to, we need to step back and think about what we need to change in order to get them on the right track.
I don't know about you, but there are some things in my life that I've gotten that I definitely DO NOT want to get again and there are many things that I haven't gotten that I would like to see appear soon.
There are many times that I am tempted to sit down and let out a big old
I mean, after all, I'm a nice person,aren't I? I try to do the right things, don't I?.....and then I remember my sign. Laura, if you aren't getting what you want, you need to think about changing what you do!!!
So where do I go for inspiration and what do I need to change? Think, Laura, Think.
OUCH!!! Sorry, it sometimes hurts my brain when I think that hard, and really, it doesn't take that much brain power to look for ways to change. When I first started my vintage shop on Etsy, I was selling a couple of things a month. MY daughter nicely pointed out that maybe my photos, which looked like this CRINGE! CRINGE! were holding me back.
I mean seriously. I'm not sure how I even sold two things a month with those fuzzy dark photos. My pictures have now evolved into this.
They're staged, they're clear. You can actually see what it is I am selling. Am I the top seller on Etsy? Well no, but I am headed in the right direction.
The same goes for my blog. When I first started writing it a couple of years ago, I didn't even know what a blog was. Did I think that if I danced around my house singing "people all over the world join hands, get on my blog train, blog train" (My sincerest apologies to whoever wrote the original words to that song) that readers were going to flock to my blog?
I really needed a slap upside the head. How was I going to be successful at something I knew absolutely nothing about?
About seven months ago, when I had less than 75 followers and I'm not sure where in the heck those people came from, I decided to change what I was doing. I did some research on blogs and found out how to actually write a blog and how to engage people. Am I a top blogger? NOPE!!, but I'm working on it and I am having a heck of a lot of fun and meeting so many wonderful new friends. Who knew when I started blogging that it could be about that.
So what do I want to accomplish in my life this year? Here's a short bucket list:
1) New knees (that is going to be accomplished soon)
2) Newer car
3) Move to Atlanta to be nearer my family
4) Better income
5) More positive thinking
So how do I accomplish all of these fantastic goals? Well, I'm going to stop doing what I've always done and start working on some positive changes.
Do you have things in your life you want to change? I'd love to hear about them.