You can tell a lot about a person by the blogs that they subscribe to.
I find that I am always drawn to good writers with blogs that cover these subjects:
- Money (how to handle the money I have better and make more money on the side)
- Personal development (not corporate speak personal development like seminars about your “brand”, but really knowing yourself and how you come off to others, how to find the work that is right for your personality and skills)
- What makes successful people successful (not the work hard and get an MBA stuff, the behind the scenes information, like why most successful people work out in the morning and how they learned outside of formal education)
I am fascinated by all of these topics, and how they work together. Many of blogs I follow combine these topics. But I think the larger force behind my obsession with these topics is that I want it all: a high-powered corporate career, my own business that allows me flexibility and control over my life, the ability to be frugal, yet make enough to where I don’t have to be frugal.
But most of us at 23 don’t have enough experience and knowledge to attain any of these achievements, let alone one of them. I think about the direction my life is moving in a lot, and feel worried, hopeful, sad, motivated- sometimes all of these at the same time. I wonder if I want to go down one route over the other route. I wonder if I made the right choice by moving across the country for a job. I wonder if I should go back to school for an MBA, and if so now or later?
So many questions, and they all go back to the fact that I want it all. Our lives as twenty somethings rarely look like we thought they would.
I am finding that it is best to pick one thing. Just one. It can be a big thing- like starting your own side business, or changing careers, or finally paying off all of your debt. But pick one. It is amazing how much faster you will reach your time management, career and financial goals if you put all of your energy and effort into focusing on one at a time.
For me, that has been this blog. I have always wanted to blog regularly. I have tried and failed two times before this. For a little over a month now, I have blogged at least once/week. According to Penelope Trunk, that is a good sign! I am enjoying it. I am looking into ways to turn it into more.
One thing, see how far you can get.
Let me know what you want to really focus on in the next few months.