I guess it must be almost a month since I last wrote for this blog. And a lot has happened since then, not least Christmas! I hope you all had a good Christmas no matter where you are in the world!
For me? Quiet. One of the quietest Christmas’ I’ve ever experienced. A time to reminisce and get all sad about the number of poor choices I’ve made in recent times I never receieved a single Christmas present nor a single Christmas card. Is that progress in life or regression? Depends on your point of view.
Nevertheless, there’s been a lot of good too and there’s a lot to look forward to during 2013 and beyond.
One thing that’s got me all excited is a new project I’ve just embarked on. At the moment it’s a secret. A work in the making. And there’s a lot of work to be done, but I’ll be sharing it with you very soon, don’t despair
Actually, this new project may very well formulate the backbone of my business for the whole of next year. I envisage growing it from strength to strength and no doubt it will have a major impact on this blog. And I suspect it could in fact have a fairly large impact on a number of people who are reading this, even if they (you) have no interest in the specific niche I’m going to focus on.
Basically, and in a nut shell, I’m going to be sharing more of my life with anyone who wants to enjoy that experience. Opening up more. Doing more to help you. Doing more to help myself. 2012 has been a year of trial and mostly error. Well, I intend to make 2013 a year of trial with a whole lot more success!
But here’s a bit of a clue to what I’m intent on.
Do you listen to Pat Flynn’s podcasts about people who are successful (oftentimes VERY successful) in a niche other than the make-money-online niche? I do. It’s one of the very few podcasts I listen to regularly. But, my problem, or so I thought, was that my passions consist of making money online and nothing much else.
For sure, making money online is a means to an end. Making money online leads to choices that other “normal” people can only dream about. Making money online, in the passive sense of the “word” gives you freedom – freedom to choose. A freedom that very few others ever have. And that is more than IMMENSE!!
My move to the Philippines which occured only some five months previously has “forced” me to make a number of reassessments as to where I’m at in the world. It’s been a painful experience actually. Regularly I’ve felt that I’m moving backwards, not forwards. That leads to frustration and for me, to sadness and a true sense of loss.
Nevertheless, it’s been a necessity so that I can move onwards rather than sit tight and live out my days in mediocre.
So, what’s now happened is that one or two of my previous interests have progressed to becoming passions. It merely took a little bit of a push, a change in my circumstances, to realize it.
And fortunately I’m in a position to extend those passions into the creation of an online business (businesses).
Although I have big ideas, one step at a time is a wise precaution. I’m guilty of biting off more than I can chew, as many of you are aware, and I have no intention of doing the same here.
My next blog post will reveal more… a lot more!
And that blog post will be completed prior to the turn of the new year – promise!