How To Set Goals and Make a Million Dollars

Monday, January 9, 2017

Goals are fun.

You're filled with excitement and energy as you think about them and write them down. You imagine them coming true and your mind allows your body to feel the joy of this little day dream for a moment as if it's already happened.

And then a week later it starts to dawn on you that this is going to take a lot of work. And what if you can't do it? What if you fail? What's the point of even trying? And why does it look so easy for everyone else?

And how did Jenny Blogger make over 1 million dollars last year doing webinars (this is real)... Should I do webinars? No. No, I should't it. I still don't fully understand how to make a powerpoint.

Well what about Facebook marketing? And marketing emails. And email newsletters. Gaining newsletter followers. And followers on Instagram. Instagram collabs. Blogger collabs. Hashtags. Hashbrowns. Brow tutorials.

On one hand it's completely unreal how many options there are to grow your business in this day and age; it's almost limitless. However, it can also be quite overwhelming.

And suddenly it's Monday morning and I'm sitting under my blanket paralyzed in useless fear and what-ifs unable to even look at my goals from last week...


But, no this is real. Luckily, I know myself and understand this will pass. It's called my normal Monday morning. I'm not sure what sets it off, it's either submitting my weekly inventory- a task that always makes me nervous, or if it's just planning out strategy for my week ahead.

Or it could always just be the result of too much coffee. I fall for this one, a lot.

Regardless, I try to ask myself what's fueling this fear. And the response is almost always the same- just my good old friends Ego and Insecurity doing what they like to do. Sometimes Envy sneaks in as well, depending how much time I've spent on Instagram for the morning.

I dissect what's going on in my head, figure out if there's anything to be learned, and then tell myself to MOVE ON. It's Monday and I've already spent the last four hours playing garbage toss in my mind.

And it's annoying and exhausting and far too self indulgent.

Now look what I've done, I just wasted an entire post. My apologies. If there's anything to be taken away from this Monday ramble (I meant to write a comical, more light hearted post but unfortunately this came out instead) it's that if anyone else has Monday mind garbage floating around make the decision to toss it before right now before it starts to rot.

Time is ticking, we're already a full week into 2017.

Weekly mantra: stick to your passion, not someone else's.




  1. I hate it when you see things on the news about bloggers making stacks of money as Tim will say why can't you make stacks of money blogging, I usually pretend I didn't hear him and hope he doesn't go on about it which is hit and miss when he does go on about it all I say is I don't know how to make money blogging and hope he drops it

  2. Yessss! I saw on Instagram that my friend was doing the #1000milechallenge. And I'm like yes I will do that too! But then I did the math and you have to walk or run almost 3 miles a day and I'm already a week behind and instead of being challenged I was totally Maybe I can do a #500milechallenge.....which is really not a challenge is it? I'm not good at this...:(

  3. Sometimes I tell myself that I should design sassy, feminist t-shirts. And then I remember that I don't want to sell t-shirts, even if Taylor is doing that successfully.

    The comparison game is a bad one because everyone loses. As much as I tell myself that, sometimes I forget and start envying the success of other bloggers. Will I ever stop? Probably not, but I keep working towards envying LESS. It's a start.

  4. You articulated exactly what's in my head!

  5. I feel like everything I have ever learned from blogging e-courses and webinars is that if you really want to make money blogging, you should create and sell e-courses and webinars. ;)

  6. I'm definitely with you on those feelings when you look around at other bloggers haha. I realize quickly that I'm at the level I'm at and I need to work from there, not go crazy trying to reach for that crazy million.

  7. Well, if your goal was ever to help people, I'd say you're a success! Every day since reading one of your December posts I write down "I live the life I want," and then I go out and try to do exactly that.

  8. A million dollars just by blogging & doing webinars...hmmm...

  9. Man, I wish I'd read this yesterday. Some of that same feeling even trickled into this morning. It's weird how a crappy mindset becomes less important the second you realize it's not just you – like "power in numbers" is totally inverted.

    Thanks for this kick in the butt!

  10. This couldn't of come at a better time. It's those damn, beautifully crafted instagrams that flood my feed. I'm definitely borrowing your mantra. It's exactly what I needed.

  11. Exactly what we need to read and remind ourselves of constantly. Stick to your passion, not someone else's. Totally journaling that one. Thanks for "rambling." We like it. :)



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  12. Aha this is the first post I've read of yours and it did make me laugh so definitely not a wasted post at all! Loved it! X

  13. Yes! Follow and stick to your passion! Your million is around the corner, it just might not be in dollar bill form.