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Last week I was visiting one of my favorite blogs – Location 180 – and my friend Sean had a very powerful message on how to improve your life in just one easy step. Like an attentive 4am infomercial watcher, of course I was intrigued…
What’s the one thing you can do that will completely change your life?
Start a blog
Seriously, that’s it. And I couldn’t agree with Sean more. A blog can be the gateway to infinite possibilities for you. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few (of many) examples:
I started Life Without Pants a little under a year ago because I didn’t like where my life was going, more specifically, I felt trapped at my mundane nine to five job. Life Without Pants was and still is a creative platform for me to be me – to speak what’s on my mind – to share ideas with all of you – and to explore passions within myself that honestly, I had never realized until a year ago.
A blog can be your home away from home – an escape from a reality – a hub of innovation. Your thoughts might not always be brilliant, hell, they might not even be all that unique, but it doesn’t matter. Writing is a way of thinking and blogging is a way for all of us to put our heads together and come out on the other side with perspectives and ideas we never had before.
Thinking about relocating? Want to lose 50 pounds? Looking for a new job? Starting your own business? There are people who have been there, done that, and are more than willing to help you achieve your goals. Blogging is like the ultimate support group – you put on your name tag, introduce yourself, and your audience pins their ears back, waiting to hear what you have to say, encouraging you, challenging you to think in new ways, pushing you to overcome your obstacles.
There’s no other clearer way for me to say it – except that without my blog, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have had the guts to quit my job and move (at least not when I did), I wouldn’t be working in Internet marketing, I wouldn’t be a successful freelancer, I wouldn’t know any of my friends in Chicago…and that’s only the beginning, not even the tip of the iceberg.
This idea may sound completely ridiculous to you. But I’m so excited and passionate about this (and so is Sean) that I seriously doubt there is anyone out there who can prove me wrong that a blog can and will help you achieve your goals.
If you’re not already – hop on the bandwagon and find out what a blog can do for you. You don’t need a plan, you don’t even really need a purpose – step one of any plan is making the decision to do it. So go do it!
What has your blog done for you lately?