I just spent about 2 minutes scanning my email. 10 years ago, I received a few emails a day. So it only took me a few seconds to scan my emails. But a number of years ago, I would have spent roughly 30 minutes checking email. Why? I did not evolve efficiently during those days. I resisted evolving. I attached heavily from an energy of fear to each email, treating each message with a life-or-death energy. Not good. I held myself back because I refused to evolve with the times.
Fast forward to today. I am in and out of each email in a second or perhaps 10 seconds. Evolution rocks. Simply seeing where you're at and what you need to do now to grow benefits you and your readers. Imagine if I spent 30 minutes checking my email daily. No way would I be able to write this guest post for Joy and you awesome readers. Do you see how evolving helps you, your business and your readers? This is simple to see but uncomfortable to put into action. Evolving as a blogger pushes you outside of your comfort zone. Sitting smack-dab in the middle of your fears does not feel pleasant, fun or delightful but such is the freeing, fulfilling journey all evolving bloggers eventually take.
Do you evolve as a blogger? Or do you cling to the past? Do you hold on to old, worn-out blogging strategies? Or do you let go old, worn-out blogging strategies to make room for new, fresh, success promoting blogging strategies? Everything is on you. Nobody forces you to evolve. But if you refuse to evolve, struggles follow. Most bloggers struggle because they attach to the past from an energy of fear and comfort. Simply observe change. Watch how quickly most bloggers complain about change. Observe how fast peaceful, successful bloggers adapt to change.
Last week, I felt a little sick one day. My neck, back and arms felt incredibly stiff from all of the typing that I did over the prior few weeks. Instantly, I knew I had to evolve. Bye-bye typing thousands of words daily. Hello dictation. Now I dictate every one of my blog posts and guest posts. Sure it eats up more time but I have no other choice. I had to evolve or else my neck, back and arms would suffer, followed by my prolific nature dropping off. I had no choice but to change how I created and published posts. Things move smoothly for me because I evolved. But if I complained about not being able to type and resisted dictating, I would not have evolved and naturally would still be struggling with bodily pain and a less prolific nature. One cannot blog while sick in bed, being overwhelmed with bodily tension.
Regularly revisit your blogging vision. See yourself living your dreams through blogging. Does this involve blogging from places like Fiji, Bali and New Zealand like me? If so, picture yourself blogging from the beaches of Thailand. Allow that vision to come alive in your mind. I can tell you from personal experience, blogging from places like Phuket or Koh, Lanta in Thailand feels fun, peaceful and freeing. Feel the cool ocean breeze kissing your face. See the crystal clear water beckoning you to dive in. Now, visualizing this peaceful image, you energize yourself to be the blogger who evolves with change. People with no vision never evolve, then struggle and fail. This goes for blogging or any venture in life. But people with a dream vision energize themselves to be the people who live that dream life. Does that make sense? It should. See an image in mind, feel it as being true in mind and you begin being the person who lives that dream life.
Happy, successful bloggers are flexible bloggers. Top pros simply evolve with the times. Top bloggers are flexible. These folks never complain, moan or whine about change. They simply evolve with change. As should you if you want to be a top, professional blogger. Change is the only constant. You may as well change with change while remaining true to what you value in order to succeed online. But everything begins the moment you decide to evolve.
Expect to be uncomfortable. I only knew how to type blog posts as of two weeks ago. That's 10 years and 15000 + hours of typing. But knowing how I needed to evolve, I stopped on a dime and began dictating. Something cool happened. My blog post and guest post length increased. Now I hit 1000 words or more because typing tension does not hold me back. I dictate, the words populate and then I simply edit the blog post a few minutes later. Easy peasy! But the change felt uncomfortable at first because I had to leave behind my comfortable writing strategy to make room for my current day dictating strategy. I also had to be more patient and gentle with myself because I obviously make more errors dictating words versus typing the words.
Think of all the ways you need to evolve as a blogger right now. Should you write longer blog posts? Should you write longer guest posts? Should you publish posts more frequently? Less frequently? Give yourself some time in a quiet room to ask and answer these questions. Step away from the online world because your own head trash and negative bloggers influence you to not evolve, to never leave your comfort zone. But nobody grows in their comfort zone. Successful bloggers succeed because these pros evolve, letting go what needs to go in order to be the person they need to be to become even more successful.
At the end of the day, evolving is about changing to help more folks so everybody succeeds. I evolved from a typing to a dictating blogger because it helps me to help more of you. This process allows me to become more successful as you become more successful, gobbling up my simple, proven tips. This is what the evolving journey is all about. But you need to be open to evolving in order to make the uncomfortable, sometimes scary choices that precede your blogging evolution. I know that you are up to it. Evolve. Change. Stop resisting flux. Go with the flow to be more successful and to develop a sense of peace and calm about your blogging campaign.
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