How to pace yourself in this fast world?
On getting married, pacing yourself, and landing a sweet gig.
Hi friends & new subscribers,
Greetings from Calgary!
So my newsletter disappeared from my Notion, and I absolutely have no idea where it went. So this is a re-written newsletter.
I wanted to share the news that I'm getting married tomorrow and I'm excited. We are getting eloped in Banff, Calgary. If you don't know where that it is, it's home to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
If you want to follow my travel journey, I'll be active on Instagram. Say hi if you came from this newsletter!
On another note, I wanted to talk about having your own timeline this week.
How to pace yourself in a fast-driven society?
There's no doubt that everything in this world comes fast.
We all want to get to our desired results right now. And because of that, we take on more responsibilities than we can handle. And we're on a constant treadmill of work, projects and other big milestones.
I'm not here to tell you that you shouldn't go for all of your dreams.
On the contrary, I think you should try out everything your heart desires. But I wanted to let you know the importance of pacing yourself.
This week, I had to withdraw my application from becoming a Maven Coach. Maven is a new online learning platform, and they’re doing amazing stuff for creators. I passed the first round of applications, but after reflecting on my main priority in the next 3 - 6 months, I realized that going through the program wouldn't help me get there.
Despite being a multipassionate creator, I still have focus and priorities. My ultimate goal is to make a lot of money by working less. And jumping to every opportunity out there doesn't help me get there.
So how can you pace yourself with your personal goals?
Define your main focus in the next 3 - 6 months. My main focus is to become good at cold pitching, negotiating contracts, and getting comfortable with my freelancing workflow. Right now, it takes me a really long time to produce high-quality work.
Say "no" to things that don't align with your focus. There are abundant of choices online. The real skill is learning how to say no. I said "no" to becoming a coach right now. I put my community Creator Sandbox on pause because I can't show up the way I want. Saying no will help me have more energy for lesser things.
Have your own timeline. Who decided that you had to make six figures within a year of launching an online business? I don't know, but that kind of messaging needs to stop. You're on this journey to figure out what you love and build a business out of that. So, take your time. If it takes me five years to become a 6 figure freelancer, so be it. But also, who knows if I'm still going to be on that path a year from now?
I say all these, considering that I'm in a lucky position where I have a stable job and can afford to explore and experiment. And if you are as well, I think it's important to appreciate that.
✍️ Writing Journey:
My Medium journey is deteriorating, but my freelancing journey is going well.
I landed a sweet gig with Nicolas Cole and Dickie Bush for their new blog, and I'm SUPER excited. This was a terrifying thing for me to do since I was their student. I joined Ship 30 for 30 in February and here I am a few months later approaching them, "Hey, do you want me to write for you?"
We're in the works of another project, so I hope to share more about that soon.
But in the meantime, here's the post on the Ship 30 for 30 blog that I'm absolutely proud to share:
🤔 A question for you this week:
How can you pace yourself while working towards your dreams?
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With love 💌 ,