Have you ever noticed how agitated people look as they head to work each morning?

Office Worker

According to business insider, more than 80% of us hate our jobs.

That staggering statistic hit home for me after reading a comment that was left on my blog last week. The comment read, “I am in a job I don’t love, and I want to get back to what I know and love.”

My heart goes out to this woman because I know exactly how she feels. I was in that same situation just a few months ago… Putting in 12 to 16-hour days and feeling like a zombie on autopilot.

Last week’s blog, A Behind The Scenes Look Into My New Endeavour, explained why I was forced to make a change, this week’s blog will explain why I am so grateful I did!

Promote Your Online Business With Authentic Messaging

We all have unique strengths, each and every one of us. It’s not a matter of having something of value to give, it’s taking the time to find out what we’re naturally good at.

What are your unique strengths?

Here’s a great little exercise… Pretend you just won the lottery and you are forced to take a year off to study one topic that you’re passionate about. What would that one topic be?

Here’s the thing…If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’re never going to find it. Take a moment to think about what makes you come alive and what truly inspires you.

We hold ourselves back because we mistakenly think we can’t do it, or were not good enough. But here’s the truth… You are good enough!

Unfortunately we live in a culture that’s filled with noise and distractions. It’s no wonder we can’t stop reaching for things that don’t matter, because we don’t have time to figure out what does matter.

For me the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place once I figured out my values and strengths. Once I figured out what I stand for and what I stand against, my vision became clearer and I was able to effectively promote my online business.

What Do You Stand For?

I want to make a difference by helping small business owners achieve their online success with authentic and transparent strategies. I stand for truth and authenticity.

What Do You Stand Against?

I stand against false claims and “salesy” messaging that lacks a human element.

If you’re stuck and need a little help figuring out what you stand for and what you stand against, contact me and I’ll send over a work sheet that will help you tap into your core values.

The good news is… More of us seem to be making a shift, choosing careers we’re truly passionate about.

John Seeley Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox wrote in Bloomberg BusinessWeek: “with the unemployment rate apparently stuck or near double digits, more people seem to be choosing a passion over a steady paycheque.”

Amen to that!Hand holding Time is Now Icon

Once I decided to make a shift and use my skills to do what I truly love, help other small business owners achieve their online success, I became energized and filled with a desire to make a difference in this world.

 

If you’re wondering how this relates to marketing and promoting yourself online, stay tuned…next week I’ll show you how authentic messaging will put you miles ahead of your competition!

And The Winner Is….

Last week I promised to award a commentor with a free copy of my e-book, “Content Marketing For Small Business Owners.” BV, thank you for sharing your story with me about your music store in California. I loved your comments! Your free e-book is on its way.

What Do You Need From Me? How Can I Help?

I am so excited to be able to create this amazing entrepreneurial community with you!

Just leave a comment for me below and share your journey with me. Each week I will award someone with a free copy of my new e-book, “Content Marketing For Small Business Owners,” or a free strategy consultation… your choice.

Wishing you the very best for your continued success!

Talk soon,

Shelley

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