Spillin' Tea: Swirling Dervish
The Swirling Dervish
I say this every month, I’m sure, but this month I’ve felt like a swirling dervish, jetting about from one project to another, but never quite feeling like anything is complete. Perhaps it would be best to explain myself here.
Looking back at January,
this is what we’ve been up to:
If you are a YouTube or a Twitter friend, you probably know that I’m really big on watching empowering videos and reading motivational quotes. Therefore, one of my first principles of success is to plan, plan, and plan some more. (We make the big plans, which lead to the smaller ones, which lead to the daily checklist.)
Having said all that, I found out during the first week of January that YouTube was not allowing anyone with under 1,000 subscribers to monetize. Our first thoughts were that this wasn’t an issue and that we would continue to grow at a pace that is comfortable and natural….. But, from way at the back of my brain, the competitor stepped forth and said, “What if we drop EVERYTHING else and could do an all-out push to reach that number?” I probably don’t even have to tell you that I am have been unnaturally-obsessed with doing just that. –And when I say we dropped EVERYTHING else, I mean it! So much so that I hadn’t realized that it was time to start drafting this newsletter until two days before it is scheduled to post. Yikes! With 2 weeks left, I am happy to say that posting at a rate of nearly 100 links every day has yielded incredible results, which is why I am sad to think that we might be just short of the mark by the deadline. The other great news is that I have discovered some extremely inspirational channels that I might not have stumbled upon had it not been for going down the rabbit hole, so to speak, into this process.