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Blogging tips for beginners or newbie bloggers. When you might want to start a blog anonymously, or start a blog from home to make money. Tips and tricks for new bloggers who want to be entrepreneurs working from home.

Using the “8 Mile Concept” to Support My Blog Design

I Have a Blogg-y Blog, and I'm Okay With That

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So You Want To Start a Blog …

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There is a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to do it … !

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JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!

Oh man, that was priceless —

You totally should’ve seen your face!
(sorry, blogger inside joke)

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The Resolution Solution – Making it Personal – My Top 5

Top Resolutions - My Resolution Solution

The Resolution Solution

I know there are tons of blog posts out there talking about resolutions for the new year.

And there are probably just as many posts out there explaining how resolutions are pointless.

How they very rarely come to fruition, and most people will abandon their resolutions in approximately 17 days.

So I’m not going to write about my New Year’s resolutions.

Instead, I will do something different.

I’m going to give you my top 5 Rose-solutions.

Confused yet?

Okay, so those who know me – and maybe even met me at FinCon – will know my last name is Rose.

Which would make for a totally cool blog name, by the way — I realize that. Unfortunately, someone already has that domain. Someone who is a keynote speaker and motivational coach. And it doesn’t appear she will be giving it up any time soon. Her site seems to be pretty successful.

And yes, I did join her mailing list. So I’m always a bit startled when an email message appears in my inbox from “Robin Rose”.

But I digress.

We were talking about Rose-solutions. Which are based on my last name.

I guess I could’ve gone with Robin-solutions or Rob-solutions, but neither seems to have quite the same ring to it. So Rose-solutions it is.

And how is a Rose-solution different than a regular ole’ resolution?

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The Day I Got 5 More Minutes with My Mom

How I Got 5 More Minutes with My Mom

This may sound like a strange statement to make.

If you don’t know me, then this might seem totally random, and not a big deal.

And if you do know me, then you’d know this is a complete impossibility.

Bear with me here —

My mom passed away when I was in high school. She battled a long illness that I didn’t know much about at the time.

And being a teenager, let’s face it — I didn’t really care to know the details.

I just knew things in our family were different. For as far back as I could remember, my mom couldn’t do what other mothers could do with their kids. It was just a fact of life.

Other kids had moms who could take them to the park, monkey around on the jungle gym, play dress-up or have dance parties. My mom couldn’t do any of those things. On her best days, she could walk slowly while holding onto the walls. As her disease progressed, she became wheelchair bound. And eventually, she became fully immobilized, 100% bedridden.

She died when I was a high school senior, while I was taking my SATs.

But a short time ago, I was granted five more minutes with her.

And it was amazing.

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How to Know When You Need a Break at a Professional Conference

 

 

Attending a Professional Conference can be stressful. How to navigate networking functions without draining energy and soul. #entrepreneur #professional #networking #selfcare #stressfree

 

How to Know When You Need a Break

I wasn’t entirely sure I’d be writing this post. It’s a lot different than pretty much all of the others I’ve been seeing out there, and I didn’t think it would be received well. Not for any negative reasons, but because it was against the norm of what was experienced by others.

I started writing this more so for me, to be cathartic and get my thoughts down “on paper”. The plan was not to release or promote this.

Then a wise person urged me to go ahead and publish it. They said “it might be different from others, but it is yours.”

So with that being said, here we go. This was my first FinCon experience.

 

Attitude is Everything

There is something to be said for having a positive attitude. For one, it makes life a heck of a lot easier when you see the glass as half full, instead of half empty.

I’ve written in the past about the power of positive thinking, and having faith in your own abilities. Having confidence in yourself isn’t always easy. But it can be learned. And it can become a behavior that is honed, built upon, and improved.

The more work you put into it, the easier it gets. And the growth compounds from there. Baby steps — to feel better about yourself, your goals, and your overall purpose.

But what happens if you push too hard… You go too far… You lean a little too much into a world that you’re not quite ready for?

That’s when it’s best to know your limitations. Identify your triggers.

Because if and when that momentum begins to slow, you may start rolling backwards down that hill again.

And sometimes, instead of pushing yourself forward, you need to know when to take a break.

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Find Your Voice, Be a Sponge

Find Your Voice, Be a Sponge

Advice from a Middle-Aged, Former Over-Achiever

Next week I will be attending my very first personal finance conference.

This is important for two reasons. First, because I will be moving one step closer to my dream. Getting my finances in order. Solidifying my future. Expanding my education by learning more about investing, saving and creating smart financial goals.

The second reason is because I will be taking this excursion entirely on my own. No friends or family to lean on. Navigating an airport, ground transportation, and a ginormous resort hotel. By. Myself.

To those of you who actually know me, your jaws have probably dropped to the floor by now. Because I barely leave the house, much less travel across the country.

 

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I’m a remote worker, faithful Amazon Prime member and loyal user of Peapod grocery delivery service. I prefer to have things come to me.

More importantly, I prefer not to go out in public. At least not very often.

So the fact that I’m stepping out into the “real world” and leaning into my discomfort, is extremely surprising to those I know.

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