I thought I'd share a few women who I have recently been inspired by.
Candace Cameron Bure
Oprah Winfrey - as if you didn't think I'd include the ole 'O'!
Then there are a few 'Mom Bloggers' who I'm inspired by
Amy Bellgardt (founder of Mom Spark & Mom Spark Media)
Laura (Founder of TipJunkie)
* I'm sure there are a few others but I can't think of them all right now!
So what do these inspiring women have to do with me and my life? Entrepreneurship!
(insert *sighs* of unreasoning here...haha)
1. A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so.
2. A promoter in the entertainment industry.
The more I read on these women, and women of the like, I can't help but to think that it's something I'm reaching for. Sure I blog, I'm up to 170 followers which I'm excited about! And blogging isn't just sitting in front of the computer like some think. I actually email companies and ask them if they would like to send me a product to review on my blog. I've actually gotten quite a few things in return by doing this. I'm not sure what that would fall under but I'm assuming something along the lines of 'marketing & public relations' both of which are important in business. Therefore, I like the idea of entrepreneurship and business. It's like people try and tell you, you should do this or you should do that with your life. Or, you're not doing anything with your life...when, what do they really know about you and your life? When you tell someone what you want in life and what career path you want to take - they look at you with some dumbfounded look as if you won't make it. Really, I'd like to think people would be more open-minded because I'm not the first person to look at this word and think "Hey, that's something I'm interested in" - isn't it obvious that the people I've listed are also in business for themselves? I'm sure they all had people telling them they aren't going to make it, and who knows, maybe I really won't make it far but I think I've done pretty good thus far; as all my life experiences up to this point, are experiences I'm sure could help others who have been in my shoes before. Not to mention, I'm all about learning and surrounding myself with people. Which leads me into...
Another word most people around me would look at and think "Yea right, you, motivational speaking? Doubt it!" I've got to find a way to get into this! The pastor at our church said I needed to get more involved, which IS the truth and I want to, so I can start by sharing my story with others in a small group and possibly leading to a bigger group. I know my story thus far can change lives and I know this because my story deals with an everyday occurance - depression/suicide. I truly believe more so now than ever, that it's up to YOU on how you live your life. Not the other guys - even though at times, the words spoken to a person can break them down which I've found this true through my own experiences...words can make you feel worthless no matter who says them.
I've forgotten Who we are living for and it's time to take a step back and reprioritize my life. I'm ready to do something for myself, but also for our Father and for the family that He has given me. I'd really like to take 'It's A Mom Thing' to the next level of blogging - not sure just yet what that next level is, but I'm thinking offering advertising/sponsoring soon. I will probably try to get more followers before doing so however, but it's definitely something I'd like to look into. I'd love to make it to a blogging conference, and am praying hard about the next Bloggy Bootcamp coming to Atlanta. My mom lives in a surrounding city so I would stay the night with her instead of getting a hotel room, I'd like to anyways :-)
Do any of the bloggers have any tips as to how to 'stretch' your blog and go to the next level?
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