Natalie Sisson is currently running a 10 day blog challenge, so I’ve signed up to take part. I enjoyed my 90 day blog challenge last year, and I managed to post consistently, so I’m confident I can manage 10 days! Also, this challenge is part of creating a freedom business, and as my focus is to become location-independent in the next 6 months, it seems appropriate to take part now.
What are Three Challenges I’m Currently Facing?
This is a really good question and I think it’s helpful to actually acknowledge these. We’d all like to think that everything is going well in our business and our personal lives at all time, but that’s never really the case. Here are three things that I feel are obstacles to me being location-independent and having a freedom business right now:
I spent a long time doing jobs that I didn’t enjoy and didn’t have the courage to do the one thing that was really important to me, which was being a writer. At one point I felt that I was going to be stuck in a low-paying, dead-end job forever and my dream of doing more travelling would never become a reality. I’ve worked super hard over the last 12 months to build a successful writing business (and I AM successful), with some great people encouraging me and some amazing testimonials from more than a dozen clients I’ve helped. But I think my subconscious is still catching up, and there’s a little voice somewhere that says “can you really do this?”. I’m a chronic worrier and maybe I don’t like the thought of having nothing to worry about!
2. Spending too much time on little things
When I have a work deadline I find it easy to get my head down and write, because that’s what I enjoy doing. Apart from that though, I can get caught up in doing chores, checking social media (but not interacting enough!) and not batching up small tasks. Because my workload varies from day to day, I still find it hard to plan my week out properly. This is something I need to focus on in the next couple of months, as I want to be location-independent sooner rather than later.
3. Defining my goal
I know I want to be able to work from anywhere and to be able to jet off somewhere overseas by March 1 2017, but I need to clearly define how I’ll do that and identify what I need to do in the next six months to make that happen. Over the last four months, having masterminded with like-minded people, I’ve got a lot clearer on who I want to work with (and who I don’t) and how I’ll help them. The next step is to communicate this more to the wider world, and to actively find those people.
Blog Challenge Summary
Phew! I didn’t even know that I had three obstacles or that I could clearly define them. Think I answered that fully, and I’m quite pleased I can see exactly what to do to push myself and my business forward.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 1 [http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/10DBC-Day-1]