Every journey has a starting line...

When you start something new it’s always tough to know how to begin. There are so many options to choose from. So many paths that you can choose to take. The great thing about the starting point of anything is that you have a blank canvas in front of you waiting for you to turn it into something amazing. But what if you don’t know how to paint the picture you are hoping to create? That’s the scary part. That’s the part that can cause you to stop and hesitate, it can even stop you from starting at all. So what can you do to combat the fear of starting?

Just start! Start with what you have and where you are. That’s the only thing you can do!

That’s what I’m doing. This post is the beginning of a much larger picture that I have in my mind. But I can’t paint it all at once. To get where I want to be I have to put one foot in front of the other and take one step at a time. Have you ever heard the saying “the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time”? This is kinda like that. But why a blog? What made me decide to start one right now?

I am a big believer in goal setting. Not making resolutions, but setting written goals and working hard to achieve them. Starting a blog is one of my big goals for this year. I finally put it in writing and now is as good of a time as any to start. I have been putting it off for years because I kept telling myself “Ill start it soon. I just need to do ______ first.” The crazy thing is that no matter how many times I got done the item that was filling the blank, a new one popped up. So I’m not waiting any longer. I am starting with what I have and where I am. I am breaking my goal down into manageable steps, and taking immediate action. Now is the time to begin!

What is this blog about?

I have a passion for business and personal development. I read every book on these two subjects that I can get my hands on. Over the past 5 years I have read around 250 books and have learned a lot of things that have helped me to grow both personally and professionally.
Most of my posts will fall under the categories of personal development and business development. On occasion I may write a post on something outside of these topics that is of interest to me that I want to share with you.

Personal Development

  • Faith
  • Finances
  • Health
  • Self Improvement

Business Development

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Websites

I will also be reviewing books that I read on these topics. There are 2 ways to learn something. Either experience it for yourself, or learn from someone who has had the experience. The second option is a much quicker way to learn. I believe that reading books and applying the principals taught in them is one of the best ways to learn anything that we would like to add to our lives. The most crucial part is in applying the principals from the book to your life. You can’t make a change just by reading a book and then going back to the way you did things before you read it. The goal of my reviews is to help narrow down some of the important principals I found in the book, and to help challenge all of us to take action on those.

Whether you are reading this post right after I hit the publish button, or years down the road I hope you find some helpful topics here on my blog. I hope you enjoy your time here. I hope that something that you read here will inspire you to make a positive change or addition to your life. I can’t wait to connect with you! Welcome to my site!

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