If you’ve been reading my blog since I’ve started it last year then you know I do a lot of stuff. I went to Korea and started a blog about Korea where I interviewed a celebrity, and I maintain a Black in Korea Facebook group. I started my own social media marketing-turned consultation/design business. I’m currently 14,000 words into a fiction novel that I plan on self-publishing (I already have the cover designed and I’m so excited for this!). I’ve hosted events, and I also own an online shop.
What do these things have in common? Not much. And that’s a problem!
Last year I was told that you can’t do it all, and I set out to prove that you can. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should, especially if your goal is to earn money. What happens is you say “yes” to too many tasks and end up dropping the ball, or two, or three. I want whatever I do to be done with excellence, as Jessica Chinyelu once told me, and that’s not possible if I’m running seven-‘leven businesses all on my own. Doing too much leads to burn out, depression, and sets the scene for failure.
Note: An example of this is my failed subscription service. Had I put my all into it, who knows what would have come of it.
So, while my blog title is staying the same (I don’t feel like creating a new logo ha!), the way I handle my blog and business will be changing. Here’s how: