So you’re home, you’re bored, and you’re thinking of all the things you could do but may be too lazy to pursue. Been thinking about writing a book? AWESOME. How about starting a blog or a clothing company?
You have all of these ideas but something is holding you back and you can’t figure out quite yet what is holding you back.
Most people enjoy working 9-5 jobs because they don’t have to carve their own path. Let me tell you, carving your own path is hard. It takes blood, sweat, tears, and a lot of mental strength to be able to pursue something outside of your comfort zone. But it’s so worth it in the end. I’d love to see each and every one of you pursue a mini side gig during this time at home just because you can: not because you’ll become famous or rich overnight, but because you don’t know what might come out of something or what you’ll learn about yourself.
The crucial part of this time period is to grow as a person from inside your home. Mentally, you have the chance to be the best and strongest version of yourself so that when you go outside next, you know who you are, what you want, and the kind of people you want to surround you.
I posted this video years ago when I was living in Boston, and it walks you through everything I did to make money when I first launched. Starting a blog is easy: you only need access to the Internet and an idea. Don’t have an idea yet? Don’t fret: start a Pinterest page or Tumblr with pictures that inspires you. It might surprise you, but that’s how I started. I used to use Pinterest and Tumblr often before I launched A Life in the Fashion Lane. You don’t need money or an artistic ability to be able to use the Internet to your advantage.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I started dating someone! We met at WeWork, and he initially approached me when he saw that I was writing in a real journal and not on my iPhone notes. Writing is a healthy way to let your ideas out in a safe space, and to give yourself some breathing room if you have thoughts in your mind that you don’t feel comfortable talking about out loud. I tell all aspiring business owners to get a real notebook and write everything down in it because you may think of something, write it down, and forget about it for a year, until one day you wake up and you’re like
yep, that’s the money idea.
Amazon is not out of every book, so you can take time to order a few books on Amazon to read at home.
Here’s a list of my favorite books
that I HIGHLY encourage all of you to read, young adult or business owner. I read these books and walked away feeling like I had a brand new perspective on the world. What better time to read than right now?