Hi everyone! Ack! I’m so nervous. I’ve been plotting this commitment for awhile but didn’t know I was going to turn it into a blog series until now. I decided to transparently show you all what and how I am doing something that puts me WAY out of my comfort zone.
Last year I started a blog called ClaimingMyPower.com. It was my “fitness and finances” blog that turned more into a blog about emotional health and finances. Fitness sort of went out the door.
I know why – I was under extreme stress levels. So bad they affected my health temporarily and my body was all out of whack. I didn’t have it in me to do finances, emotional health and physical.
Life is good now. Finances are doing well. Emotional stress has been eradicated. I’m in a completely different place than I was a year ago. Wow – a year ago I was just going through some major life changes enduring a divorce and it was literally scary.
How could I have asked myself to treat myself – my body – with care when it was all I could do to relax for a few minutes in a hot bath to cry and let it all out? I couldn’t.
My kids start back to school this week. For the first school year since they’ve been alive, this is fully my home. It’s a safe place. I’m handling everything. And now, I’m ready to work on me.
I sat here the other day video blogging about how life’s going so well and I thought, “There’s just still that one thing I want to remedy.” My body.
So you’re going to see me go on a journey to tap into a niche – a niche I haven’t even figured out yet in terms of what I want it to be. You’ll see me brainstorm it, buy and set up a domain, blog, develop ideas, find an audience, network with others, create products, and put myself out there to become an expert.
I’m not worried about not being a success story yet. I know from experience that people love to follow someone’s journey. They did that with me, here. I’m not worried about trolls. I honestly don’t care about anyone else’s opinion about me and my body. I really don’t.
Scratch that – I care about my babies. They have never been unkind about my weight, but I was young once. I know the feeling of having a parent who is different (my dad was always mistaken for my grandfather). And while there are other parents even fatter than me, I want my kids to look at me as I looked at my Mom, when I thought, “She’s SO beautiful!”
I am so proud of myself. I got through so much. I found some power I didn’t know I had. And now, I want to use that power for this purpose.
I am starting something new. I want to make it big. I have absolutely NO expertise in this area. I have failed more than I have succeeded. By all accounts, you’d have to be a fool to follow me in this niche I’m going into. However – I have one hell of a determined spirit in me. More than most. And I’ve set my mind to this. Like everything else, I will make it happen. So I’m not worried.
This is NOT going to be a “diet” website.
I won’t ever diet. Please don’t send me diet advice or I will just delete the email. Love you, but no. I mean it. That means don’t send me an email that says, “I know you said not to, but…” because that will irritate me. I’m stubborn with this topic.
I can’t describe what I want but it’s a vision in my head.
I can tell you that it’s about:
- Feeling strong and powerful, physically.
- Feeling comfortable physically.
- Not having to wonder if my weight is okay for a tube on a water slide.
- Feeling confident and sassy.
- Having energy.
- Feeling healthy.
- Feeling beautiful at any age and any size.
I tried brainstorming a domain earlier. I can’t just think of what I know it is in my mind – I have to have a domain that attracts the audience I want to reach, and sometimes that might mean going with a phrase they might search for in an effort to have them land in a safe place and be surprised.
I have no size or weight goals. I won’t diet. I don’t have an exercise plan. I won’t give up bread or sugar or Cokes or anything else. I want my niche to be mindful and guilt-free. I want to eat normally, and not pig out – even under stressful times. I will pray for strength, too. Might not be for you – oh well. It got me through some tough times and it’s healing for me.
I want fewer chins. I do want to lose weight. My way.
I want to do it alone. I don’t want to join a gym or hire a trainer or listen to ANYONE. I don’t want input on what I should or shouldn’t do. I want this fire, this power, this fight – to come 100% from within.
What I love about this journey is that I will be tracking what I do here in terms of marketing and niche tasks. But on that site, wherever it ends up, I will be tracking my progress for becoming stronger, healthier, and feeling more beautiful – less chinny. Less butty. Less. But so much more.
I have seen with my own eyes and experienced what a HUGE difference a year makes in someone’s life. This past year my life has transformed like I would never have believed. It’s inspired me to turn this into a 1-year commitment.
So now that I know what can be done when I am determined, I’ve decided to put this same Phoenix badassery into my body. I will use everything I know and love to succeed. I will work hard. I will give it my all. And then some.
And by golly, I will create a business branch out of it, too – because if I can do this, if I can help others through doing this, I would love to spend more time helping more people.
Please enjoy following my new niche marketing journey.
Come along on it if you want to – either the marketing one where you follow my business tasks to launch a new niche, or the actual other journey I’m on.
Hopefully, this will help you with ideas for your own business, either in expanding or tightening up or trying something.