When you have to break out of the box you are in, you have to stretch and grow and learn new things. Becoming who you are meant to be… means you have to do a few things! Learn a few things, new skills, educate yourself, and grow yourself.
During an exceptionally difficult season, quitting work and staying home to help my parents through the last season of their life I had to break out of the 9-5 box. I quit work to take care of them and the truth is I wanted to. It was financially tough but I didn’t want to regret not doing what I could. I loved my parents and wanted to help navigate them through this season. My husband and I made it work.
I just had started blogging, opening an online shop to sell things and make extra income. I had no idea what I was doing. I needed to work from home but I didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know computer skills, and I remember crying thinking I don’t know how….watching other women grow their blogs and Etsy shops made it worse and I cried more.
My college aged son told me something that changed my focus. He said quit saying “I don’t know how” and learn how. At the time it was so simple but what I needed. He said watch a YouTube video, listen to a podcast, read an article. If you don’t understand something, type it as a question in Google search and read articles from people that have figured it out and will walk you through how to do things. And I started just doing that. I started my own personal university of training and learning. Each day my strategy was and is to listen and learn.
This was completely a new and motivating time for me. My circumstances were difficult because I was all the sudden cooking more, doing more dishes, going to doctor appointments and helping my parents. On the other hand I was motivated to be organized and get my work done so I could read, listen, learn, take notes and implement what I was learning. I was very motivated. The only thing keeping me from making and creating better things in my Etsy shop… was me. I started learning and doing, learning and taking notes, and then messing up and going back to a YouTube video and pausing it while I wrote down notes how to make a landing page, or create a digital printable or use google translate to talk to a customer from another country.
I made myself learn how.
I made myself learn how.
So how about you! Do you need to break out of a box? Learn new skills, and teach yourself some things? Today is a great day to start.
Read one article, watch a training video how to blog, make money, cook lasagna, bake a pie, decorate a room, make curtains, help your child with homework… so many topics.
Start today and you will be so glad you did!
Blessings to you! Today is going to be a good day, I just know it!
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