Catching up, and getting blog in better shape

As I mentioned in the previous post, I have to catch up with the blog, and the plan is pretty simple…

As I have some time today I will write 5 blog posts in one day…

This is definitely cheating…

But I as documented all here, and actually keep the dates of the post release, it is all good in my standards.

What I have also started trying to do, is keeping more focus on the content here… If you have been reading some of my content released (yet), I hope You are seeing the difference.

There is no special low quality on the beginning tactics. If You see the difference in my writing, it simply means I am becoming better at this (no bragging here).

Also if You have been fallowing me up from the beginning You are experiencing constant changes in the look of the website.

That is why I am experimenting with DIVI theme like all the time.

Yes, I am using DIVI theme, and DIVI builder on the website (if You not familiar with these awesome WordPress solution, click the link above this paragraph, and do some reading).

I am using DIVI on my third website, and as a autodidact I try trial and error on my own.

I was using Elegant Themes for my two clients, and they were thrilled with the final effect, and I was glad, cause of the time, which I spend to get this effect (and trust me, those were hours, not weeks).

I am not an affiliate of any kind for those guys, and I am definitely not a Person which huge audience (yet), so trust me on that this is pure delight.

I am testing You all the time

Let’s make something clear.

I don’t want You (my potential reader) to become not confident here. Yes I want to give You some of my advice, and I want to be total transparent with what I am doing here, and probably shortly on my other ventures.

I am trying stuff with content, I am trying stuff with the design, and also I will change the logo probably in few days…

And You know why I am doing that?

I have changed my point of view of online business…

I have been trying this for a Year bow, but I were a witness of failures (unfortunately there were my failures).

So I decided that I need to release my idea fastest I can, to avoid something, which is often named like a “lack of motivation”.

Every time, when I was starting a new Project, or just trying to bring to life some idea, I was exited on the first place, but after few days I hit the wall, get frustrated, and forget about whole thing.

Don’t tell me that You haven’t experienced such a thing in Your life?

So…

I decided that, when I have an idea, and it is not costing me a lot of money, I just do it… Start is the most important part.

And I mean a website idea, or a website project such as Internal Calm.

I will be honest in here. I have lots of ideas every day… Lot’s of business opportunities, and chances to actually find my own gap in the market (Thank You Glen for all Your knowledge).

The problem for me is:

  • My specific kind of not 9 – 5 work, which I spend about 70 hours in week.
  • Lack of energy in the week full of work for my work :).
  • My weekend teaching lessons, which I am giving.

Most of my ideas live for one, maybe seven days… And there are dead…

This is really sad, but that is the truth…

I am not going far with thise ideas… Sometimes I am doing some research, and another time, I am just simply figuring out stuff, get to some point and simple as that live the idea.

Seriously, those are good ideas (maybe not all of them), but there are too much of them.

I want to focus on one thing, but the problem is that each time I have new idea, I just simply thing, that this one is better, than previous, so I should probably focus on this one, to not waste of time on something which has a dead end.

Wit internalcalm was different. I wanted just be more focus, and actually achieve some changes, so I decide that I have to keep track of all my ups and downs to actually make a change (also I was doing that after reading my mentors version of similar website: Glen Allsopp).

I have created the website in few hours, write a first blog posts, created a must have sites like Privacy Policy page, contact page, about page, and the blog itself, and I was done…

The logo, which I have today:

internal_calm_logo

was done in couple of minutes, so not a big deal…

That is the reason, why I want to change it.

The big conclusion is simple

I am doing the changes on the blog, and am doing it when i have time, but this is not holding me to release something…

Releasing the idea of internalCALM take me couple of hours from buying a server, and the domain to installing the wordpress, and choosing the proper theme.

I have content on the site, and updated everyday (almost :)), and I can make changes all the time…

Before…

I wanted to make as perfect website as possible. And that was the biggest problem… To much time took me changing the details, and technical stuff, so finally I was having no energy to actually keep on the right trick with the whole initial idea…

Back to conclusion

Release Your idea as fast as You can…

If it is a website, just do something simple, and go public with it…

When You have something publicly on the internet it will make You more committed to actually keep going with the idea.

This is conclusion, which i made after some of my failures…

Normally, when You hit the wall for the first time You properly kill the whole project, You don’t have such an enthusiasm, like when You were starting…

Probably my logo is ugly, and some pages of my site are not looking well, like this one:

internalcalm-website-mistake

but You know what?

You need the audience first to actually someone notice, and to get the audience You definitely need a content.

So why bother with some technical not looking the best on the planet website, if You have bigger issues to actually deal with?

Yes I am a perfectionist, and I look when something looks the best in the world, but I know that if I want to achieve that I do need lot of time, or lot of money… Simple as that.

As I don’t have the second one, and the first one is not working so well, I have decided to change my tactics.

Be honest with Yourself

I am trying to be as transparent here as I can.

Actually this is the longest post here (yet), maybe because I fill a little bit guilty about that I didn’t write for 5 days, or I just simple have some time to thing about my ventures, and did make some conclusions.

I have decided that I have to be honest with myself. If something goes wrong, and I didn’t complete the plan, I have to face it…

Finding excuses that I was stressed, and didn’t have time, was overwhelmed, and depressed is not the reason that I fail for 5 days with my habits…

The reason is that my habits are not strong enough…

I am waking up, when I am in hotel at 6 AM, and staying in bed till 7 AM, that is the truth…

So I have hour, which I could use for writing here, or meditating…

In some reason I am not doing that, because I am thinking about work related stuff, and I am too much stressed to actually stand up from bed…

And this is the whole truth…

When I am at home, I can deal with this, and it actually came to me much easier…

When I am out of home I have some issues with my habits, and transformation.

But… I know about that, so this is an actual bright side.

I consider this blog (no matter how ugly it is right now), as my personal success…

And thanks to that I am keeping going with this venture, and my other ones.