💌 You Have to Lose Some to Gain Some as a Creator
On balancing your well-lived life, what your rich life looks like, a Punta Cana vlog
Hi friends & new subscribers,
Can you believe that it's already March?
Time is flying by SO fast. I hope you're slowly reaching your 2022 goals. If not, you still have some time (292 days) to start (or keep) working on them.
I'm not going to lie. My life in Punta Cana is pretty great. It's been hard to create content because I've been fully immersed in this new environment.
So this week, I'd like to talk about this topic.
You have to lose some to gain some as a creator
In a perfect world, a creator would be living off passive income while enjoying their real life.
But for most of us new in this ‘creator economy’ world, being a creator can feel like you're always choosing one thing or another. As I spend more time enjoying this beautiful country, I've dramatically decreased my writing output.
I feel bad because I told myself that I wanted more time for my personal writing as I stopped taking freelance clients.
But since I stopped writing regularly, here's what happened instead:
Woke up at 7 am every day and went for either a run or a walk
Worked on my YouTube channel
Cooked healthy meals
Met up with my childhood friends
So even though I might have decreased my writing output, I've gained new experiences and new life insights.
I'm also becoming more comfortable with the idea that money doesn't define my self-worth. That's huge, imo.
So if you're feeling bad that you're not doing "enough," think about what you have gained in those times you were doing something else.
🧚 3 Fairy Tips for Multipassionate Creators
Teach, don't sell. [On Writing] All of the writers I admire and respect have one thing in common. They all educated me. Even though they’re “selling” something whether it’s a book or an online course, it’s always in the form of education. And for those of us who are terrified of selling things online, this tactic of "teach, don't sell" is so much easier to learn. And lucky for you, it works better when earning money as a writer. (Source)
What does your rich life look like? [On Money] Not many people take the time to really figure out what their rich life looks like. For me, one of those things is not needing to look at grocery prices and merely picking things that I want to eat (i.e. being able to pick organic vegetables vs. a regular vegetable). It's not about wasting money, but more so being a conscious but rich spender. (Source)
You can turn your life around, no matter what. [On Life] My hubby and I binge-watched the Netflix biography series about the life of Nicky Jam. He's a very popular Reggaeton artist. He was involved in substance abuse and gang violence at a young age while pursuing his music career. Then slowly decided to turn his life around by slowly getting rid of the things, people, and places that weren't helping him. He literally moved to Colombia to turn his life around. And little by little, he found success. (Source)
✨ Latest Work On The Internet
In case you're curious, here is my most recent work in the last two weeks.
🎉 Biggest win on YT:
Uploaded a vlog within a week! :)
🤔 A question for you this week:
How can you start to believe that your current situation is working out for you?
With online love 💌 ,