Creating the blog planner was a big step for me and just watching it take off has been the best part of my year so far. It didn’t come without its own hassles though, there were lots of tiresome planning and moments where I didn’t think it would work out.
The process of drafting, creating and
launching the planner was a learning experience and like I did with my catwalk class here, I thought to also share a few lessons I learned from creating the blog planner.
N.B : I’ll be including some of my favorite flat lay pictures of the planner from some of the lovely people that made a purchase. Please tag me in your flat lay pictures and check out this post if you’re not sure what a flat lay is or you’re still trying to get a hang of it.
1. Trust your gut instinct/crazy ideas and be persistent.
I wouldn’t really classify the blog planner as a “crazy idea” per se because its been done before but I was unsure of how the reception will be here. When the idea/inspiration came to me, I thought that it was a good one but you know how with time, you start to doubt and wonder if it will actually work? That happened. Coupled with the various hassles that kept popping up, I almost gave up on it but thankfully I’m not one to give up on my ideas so easily.
Just in case you’re currently facing some uncertainties in completing a project you have in mind. Remember to try your best to keep the dream alive and not give up so easily.
2. Learn to protect your mind and sift out the negativity.
I had someone I told about the idea who wasn’t too sold on it and didn’t think it would work out, but thankfully I’ve grown to a level where I can listen to negativity and just smile but not truly take their words to heart. Not everyone has gotten to that level, so separate yourself from negative people that try to tell you can’t do what you set out to do.
I think there’s something about trying and knowing that you gave it your best shot, even if it doesn’t work out at the end.
I’ve also learnt that some people aren’t being negative because they are ‘haters’ or bad people, they might just actually see things that way.
So while I wouldn’t say to do away with everyone, I’ll say that you should know who and who to approach with your ideas.
One person I always like to bounce my ideas off is Kachi, because she never fails to give me positive vibes. Also thankful for Mary, Berry, Wumi and Dara – my graphics guy for the vote of confidence. Thank you!
3. Dream Big.
This one is something I’m constantly working on and trying to be better at.
When I initially started putting together the planner, I kept telling myself that if only twenty people buy, I’ll be good. Haha but thankfully God didn’t listen to my small way of thinking and the results so far have been amazing! Everything worked out beyond my expectations.
We sometimes attract what we get because of our mindset. I’m trying to attract bigger things in my life by dreaming bigger.
I found this quote by Steve Jobs last night and also thought to include it :
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know whatyou truly want to become”
I’m sharing this as much for myself, as for anyone else out there who might be needing an extra push to go after their dreams.
I’m currently working on a new project and trying to transition into a new phase and I found myself battling with some doubts and wondering if it would all work out well, so I just had to write these down as a sort of reminder to myself. If it helps anyone else, that will be an added bonus.
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You can also read some of the reviews from other bloggers HERE , follow the conversation with the #cassiedavesblogplanner and get a look into the behind the scene process HERE
P.P.S : You can cop yours HERE , or just send me a mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
P.P.P.S : Berry is giving away a planner on her blog! Go check it out here for a chance to win