Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by for my first Wednesdays with Wodline post.
Today I officially launched my website. Yay! I hope you had a chance to browse through the site. Let me know what you think. =)
Over the past few months, I have learned so much about myself and what it means to give your all when pursuing your dreams.
Here are 6 practical tips for pursuing your dreams that has helped me on my new journey as a mompreneur:
1. WRITE THE VISION
I’m always writing new ideas in my notepad. Putting these ideas on paper has helped me visualize my goals and dreams better. I am able to determine what dreams I can pursue now or later in the future.
Write a business or action plan for whatever dream that is on your heart to pursue. It allows you see where you are, where you are trying to go and what you need to do to get there.
2. STAY FOCUSED
I can get easily distracted with social media, so I intentionally had to change the settings of all my accounts to stop getting e-mail notifications every time someone “liked” or “favorited” something I posted. I found that it’s easier not to stay logged in on my social media accounts, so that I won’t be tempted to check them every 10 minutes.
Take the necessary steps to remove distractions that hinder you from staying focused on completing tasks.
3. MANAGE YOUR TIME WISELY
Time management hasn’t always been one of my strengths because I can be a bit of a workaholic. That’s not good, right? I used to find myself so consumed with work that I forget to take a break or enjoy life. There have been times where my 4 year old son would tell me that I work too much on my laptop. I tried to explain to him I was doing it for the both of us, but he wasn’t having it. LOL!
It is important to manage your time wisely so there is a balance between work, family life and enjoying extra-curricular activities.
4. CREATE A TO-DO LIST
I developed a habit of creating a to-do list at the end of the day or first thing in the morning. It helped me stay on track and focused on accomplishing my daily goals. Even though I may not have been able to get through the entire list in one day, it allowed me to monitor my progress towards my goals.
Creating a to-do list is one of the best things you can do to remain focused and organized.
5. GET CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK
It is a blessing to have people in my life who will give me constructive feedback when needed. I can always count on them to be honest with me about a business idea I may have.
You may not always get the feedback you are expecting, but it is important to get it from people who aren’t afraid to be honest with you. Also, be careful who you seek feedback from because they may be an undercover hater. I'm just being honest.
6. IDENTIFY YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
There is no way I would have been able to successfully launch my website without my support system. They were there to encourage, challenge, and support me.
Identify people in your circle of friends and family that you can turn to as you pursue your dreams. You cannot go through this journey alone.
These are just a few things that have helped me as I pursue my dream as a mompreneur. It is my hope that these tips help you turn your dreams into reality.