A teacher once advised to make changes every five years.
That’s what he did anyway.
Change your job. Change the area you life in. Change your diet. Change your hobby.
I checked out his LinkedIn and guess what?
He is still in the same position as when I first met him, 11 years ago.
It makes me wonder,
What prevents us from experimenting in life?
You might be wasting your time
Let’s take blogging as an example.
Probably you have been wanting to open your own site for ages, but you had a million (bullshit) excuses not to do it.
Then on one fine day, you finally find the courage.
Most likely you had no clue what you were doing.
After a couple of weeks you are disappointed by the fact that gaining readers is not as easy as on other social media.
Lately I have been reading A LOT of blogs from people who decided to quit their site.
They expected more interaction. They expected to be earning money by blogging. They expected world domination.
But then they realize, it is not as promising as they hoped it would be.
Sorry to break to you all, but blogging does take time and work.
Yet, with a few simple steps, you can easily speed up your traffic.
Number 1 tip:
Keep your blog short-ish, include a picture and ask a question to your readers in the end.
Also, just be patient. Rome was not build in one day either.
Jasper and I recently decided that by November we will be living abroad.
Meaning, we have to sell our current house, find a new house, we lose the cars, we lose our furniture and have to buy new one.
All of this, in two months.
It’s going to be an investment which I am not sure yet if it’s going to be worth it.
For me, the financial situation is probably the largest resistant to do anything different.
What I keep reminding myself is that we have another 40 years to earn money, so even we lose all our savings, we might be still alright. Right?
When I first started drawing my Doodles, I was scared of making a fool of myself.
What if nobody would like it? What if people thought it was childish?
Even though I am now happy with the end result and want to sell the product, I always feel kind of embarrassed when people tell me that is “oh so adorable”, but I only had 4 sales (which I am very thankful for btw!).
I have seen a couple more people trying to sell their merchandise.
I too am guilty of commenting “So cool”, but nothing more than that.
I guess that’s still OK. One day you might find someone who needs to buy a last minute birthday present 😉
So here’s the link again to the EmotionDoodle store 😉
Now also with Pillows.
As of lately, I am thinking to experiment more in life.
Some experiments are smaller, like blogging and designing.
Others are larger investments, like moving.
Maybe I will get to the gym or a chess club.
Maybe I will try to get on social media again.
Maybe I will follow Gallantly gal’s example and start a podcast
And there is a chance I will fail, but at least I tried.
What prevents you from experimenting in life?