I Saw the Light!

It’s been a few months since I posted.  This won’t happen again.  I’ve had time to do a lot of thinking, and some interesting things have happened in my life.

Back in February of this year, I was contacted about an international job possibility.  It was a cool position in a cool industry, located in an amazing city in a great country where I would love to live.  The job would have required international travel to really neat places I have never been.   And the pay would have been great.

The company decided not to move forward in creating this position for me – not because there was anything wrong with me, but they had some internal limitations and it just didn’t work out.  What did end up happening is that I got extremely distracted with the whole idea of moving and working there, and I basically just lost about six months of progress that I could have been making in my business.

That said, I did learn a lot and here are some takeaways:

  • I am valuable enough for someone to consider creating a brand-new position, flying me off to another country, and hiring me.   This was a huge self-esteem boost, let me tell you!  I’m taking that to the BANK.
  • While it’s good to explore new opportunities, don’t get distracted by shiny objects.  The truth of the matter is:  I don’t want a full-time job.  I think I could’ve been happy with that company for a while, but had it worked out for me there, it would have just taken me down some windy side roads and NOT towards my end goal, which is having a wildly successful online company.
  • Did I mention that I don’t want a full-time job?  If that’s the case, why would I go on a job interview?  It literally makes no sense.
  • Did I say that I want a wildly successful online company?  I meant empire.

The bottom line?  I’m smart, talented, and valuable.  And if I can be all of that for someone else, I can also be that for myself.  While I’m making big statements, I can also say that I don’t want to screw around with this “making money online” thing any longer.

I’m starting a new digital media empire, and it’s going to be grand.  I’m taking it one excruciating day at a time.

If you’ve been at this online marketing thing for a while, you might know someone like me.  I come up with a cool idea, register a domain, make a quick website, post a few times, and then figure out that it’s “too hard” or there is “too much competition” or there are some “obstacles that I hadn’t considered”.

I actually have a line item in my annual budget for domain registrations!

Years ago, I started this nifty website.  Not unlike this one, in actuality.  I blogged for about a year and built up a tiny reputation for myself.  This was back in 2011.  Recently, I realized that someone else came along and is using a very similar name and doing a very similar thing.  They are having success – because they stuck with it.

So that’s what I am going to do in building my media empire.  I’m going to stick with it for the long haul this time.  No matter how long it takes. One. Word. At. A. Time.

What are you going to build?

Talk to you soon,

Mercedes

Featured Image Photo Credit:  Steve Johnson