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DAY 1- PART 1
Day 1~ Part 1 ~ One Mummy~ One Million Dollars~ One Year
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:19:06, [category: books, category: one-mummy-one-million-dollars-one-year]
Day 1~ PART 1
DAY 1 /PART 1~ HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy new year to you!!
Do you love New Years? I do! I love it so much!
I love the fact that I am blessed to live yet another year of my life.
I love the fact that I am given the wonderful gift of free will.
I love that I have been blessed and given another moment with my gorgeous family and handful of friends that make my heart sing~ that I am given the privilige denied to so many~ as I watch my children grow for yet a little bit longer.
I love that I live in a country where I am free to do as I please as long as I harm no-one. I love that I may live my life peacefully by the rules that were designed to keep me safe and in doing so I get access to wonderful resources like fresh water, and electricity and infrastructure that allows me grow in ways I never knew possible.
And lastly, I love the fact that I have no idea at all, where the new year just born will take me for the next 12 months of my life’s journey. That I am given a journal with blank pages to fill, and it is my choice to choose to fill these life pages exactly how I wish.
Over the last 38 years of my life, I have filled these blank pages with many many stories that make my life what it is today. From the year I was born in 1977, and every year after up to this current year of 2016, my story is like so many others from all around the world.
I have had years of my life that brought me so much joy and made my heart sing in ways I never knew possible.
However I also have had years when I fell off the rails got mixed up in the wrong places with the wrong people and caused my family too much heartache, and made choices that I can not change.
I have years that I spent at school.
Years that I spent at work.
And years where I neither studied or worked.
Throughout my life’s 38 years, I have drank too much, eaten too much and loved too much.
Other times I drank too little, ate too little and loved nothing and no-one at all.
I am the epitome of the average Australian Girl.
I am not fat, nor am I thin.
I am not attractive, nor am I ghastly to look upon.
I am not rich. I am not poor.
I am not a model citizen, and yet I am also not societies worst.
I am just average.
An everyday average mama, that goes about her life every day like most others. I wake, I shower, I dress, and I spend my day trying to navigate my life to the best of my abilities. Making sure my family has food to eat, a roof over their heads, and resources to get them to do what children and families need to do.
So when I write this book, and as you read my journal over the next 12 months of my life, please remember this.
I am no-one.
I am not an expert giving you advice promising to make you rich.
I am not a mama that will tell you how to navigate working and motherhood.
I can not tell you if I will succeed in the journey I have begun, and I can not tell you what will happen to me.
Because I am no-one special.
I’m not pshycic, nor do I have a business degree, a marketing degree, a journalism degree, in fact I dont have any form of degree or knowledge, other than what I have shared with you in my books, and if you have read them, then you will know that I didn’t even finish high school.
So you may be wondering then, if I am no-one, then what right do I have to begin this journey? Who do I think I am to go out into the world with the aim of making one million dollars in one year? If I have no knowledge, if I have no money, if I have no powerful contacts of people to help me, and parents to lean upon, then who in heaven’s name do I think I am?
Well, I will tell you who I think I am. I think I am a guest of 2016.
A guest that has been given things that no other generation or years of human life that has passed in the history of mankind has ever been given before.
Access to volumes full of knowledge for my eyes to feast upon, podcasts full of knowledge streamed straight to my ears, media and resources available for affordable pricing like none in the history of mankind have ever seen before.
The human being today in Australia in 2016, the every day, average human being that has also been gifted the privlege of living, has been given this year in 2016, the most wonderful array of tools and knowledge, that have never been made so freely available, and so affordable as what they are today.
These gifts, this technology, and the people in the world before us, along with those that still share it with us~ have given every day average middle class Australian people like myself a place to dream. These people from around the world have shared with us a library of the most valuable knowledge available for me to access, and my home country of Australia, with having access to the internet from within my local library and my home internet connection, has given me access to it all. LIKE ALL OF IT…..
ALL THAT INFORMATION….. GIVEN TO ME FREELY…..TO DO WITH IT WHATEVER I CHOOSE.
Um, wow, thank you. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.
So this is what happened.
In late 2015, as I was writing an extra chapter into the book HOW I STARTED A BLOG WITH NO IDEA, and as I saw the words appearing on the page before me~ I realised that although I had always written “thinking books” I had never written a “doing book”.
I had began writing my book in 2015, with the aim of helping other women.
Women like me, just every day average mama’s that wanted to bring some money into their families, but had no idea how to do it. My goal of my books was to share a little bit about my life, and the steps I used to open my own small business and website Personalised Tutu’s Australia, which is a little embroidery hobby I had, and turned into a registered business. My thought process for writing these books was to share my mindset of how my little brain works.
The thing I realised with this though was the fact that maybe these women didn’t really care how I thought at all. Maybe they just wanted to DO what I did…they wanted to know exactly what steps did I take to DO IT. Not think it….but actually DO it.
So I began to make a series of youtube video tutorials to add into my book HOW I STARTED A WEBSITE WITH NO IDEA and “show” how I set up my website as well as how I “thought” about it.
I also realised that wordpress was becoming the website of choice, and that rather than me publishing the original one volume HOW I STARTED A WEBSITE WITH NO IDEA with my e-commerce store with Pappashop, that I should reduce it in size and make lots of individual books from each section and in details about my wordpress blog.
HOW I STARTED A BLOG WITH NO IDEA, and also, HOW I STARTED AN E-COMMERCE STORE WITH NO IDEA actually came from this book, and as such I decided to tackle the subject on blogging and WordPress as the first chapter book to release, as not everyone in business needs an e-commerce store, but every business needs a web presence.
So as I was writing and adding a chapter about making money from blogging into my book, well my goodness, I can tell you it got me curious.
I wondered whether or not it could be done. I wondered whether or not what I was saying in my books to all of the women that I wanted to reach, (that they could take all these skills I was sharing about business, and they could apply them to stock based or service based business’s regardless of the fact that they had no idea what they were doing), well I wondered if I could pair them both together myself and prove that I believed in what I was saying.
Here I was writing these books, sharing my thoughts that ALL the skills and the mindsets within the first 4 books were TRANSFERABLE. That you could take those same skills from one job or industry and slot them into another.
And here I was also writing about making money from blogging.
And then and there I realised that all I was doing was writing my story after I had lived it. Trying to tell women that it’s ok, here I am, I have a business and you can try it too.
But really what was happening was the women that read my books weren’t really getting anything out of my stories at all. My readers didn’t know where or how to apply it to reach their goals when they were truly starting with “no idea”.
What I was sharing in my books wasn’t the “daily grind” of my story. It wasn’t what I did day after day after day after day. The failures and disasters that other people don’t see. The wrong paths that business owners can wander down and take a long time to recover from. The thought processes we go through in thinking things. Which articles we learn from, what websites and books influence those decisions.
The times that we think that we are oh-so-right, but instead turn out to be oh-so-wrong, what were those influences that shaped our business future?
My business Personalised Tutu’s Australia, is still an ongoing current business. There were some things that as long as I owned that business I would never be allowed to share. And my business is established. One of my favourite sayings in life is:
“Everything is easy~ once you know how”
So, then and there, I decided to stop “telling” my story, and I decided to “live” my story instead.
I decided that I would set a challenge, and see if I could start a business with no idea. Again.
I would see if I could put myself in the shoes of my reader.
I thought about her. Who was she?
A mummy or a woman.
She spends all her time and money on her children.
She has no time for herself. Sometimes she may not leave the house for days.
She has no disposable income. If she is lucky, she may be able to take a little bit of grocery money each week. Maybe $100, maybe $500, but definitely not $1,000.
She has no access to finance as she isn’t working, so she needs to use what she has.
What does she have? Maybe a computer. Most likely a smart phone.Possibly a printer, but more than likely the internet.
And that’s it.
So there you go Nina. Off you go and make something with that.
When you have no money and no idea.
Once you have made your business, then come back and tell me your story and I will listen. When I have seen with my own eyes, what you did and how you did it. Then I will read your books and listen to you.
So here I am writing my book for both me and you.
I have written it for:
People with no access to a large amount of money (I have started this challenge with $500).
People with no job skills with computing.
People with no skills or education in writing/journalism/editing.
People with no skills in marketing or advertising.
People with nothing, other than a paper notebook, a computer, phone or tablet, and people with a strong desire to see what they could achieve in 12 months.
And let me say this right now……..
I have no bloody idea what I am doing.
Why did I choose such a ridiculous amount of money in a short time? Because I wanted people to notice. I wanted to people to be curious. If I said “HOW I MADE $50,000 IN ONE YEAR” I truly don’t think anyone in the world would care. But one million, well it’s a nice number to make people sit up and take notice.
Please don’t ask me to tell if you if you follow what I do will it make you rich~because I do not know.
I do not know how to make one million dollars in 12 months, because if I did, then I would have already done it!!!
If I knew how to generate a billion customers to my website, then I would have a worldclass website.
However I do not have a worldclass website.
If I knew how to market my company I would be a household name.
However I do not have a marketing degree and am therefore I am not a household name.
I want to know, just like you do, whether or not it is possible to make money from the internet.
And I want to know that if you have no access to anything other than $500 and an internet connection, what steps exactly would you take to even attempt such a crazy thing. Where would you begin? Where would you start? Then what? What next? And then and then and then?
How does one person, a single human being that has been given the blank pages of an entire year to fill with whatever they choose, if that person makes the choice to devote one year to making one million dollars, then how exactly does that person fill those blank pages to achieve their wish?
I don’t know how other people do it. But I will try and learn.
And should you wish to follow my journey, then whatever it is that I do learn, is what I will also share with you too.
Welcome to the chapter in my life. The year of 2016.
Welcome to my story.
Can it be done? I do not know.
We will all (including myself) just have to wait and see!
I do know however that today is the first year of the new year.
So Happy 2016! May you fill the blank pages of your new year with whatever your heart desires, and I will see you again tomorrow!
If you would like to share my journey with me~ it will be made available for free via my email subscription newsletter. To get updates of what I do, and how I do it over this 365 day time frame, you need to subscribe. I will not spam you, and you are more than welcome to unsubscribe at any time if you no longer wish to receive updates.
I look forward to sharing my story with you soon!!
FAVOURITE QUOTES FROM THIS POST
"Everything is easy~ once you know how”"
I am not an expert giving you advice promising to make you rich.
I am not a mama that will tell you how to navigate working and motherhood.
"How does one person... a single human being that has been given blank pages of an entire year to fill with whatever they choose.... if that person makes the choice to devote one year to making one million dollars-- then how exactly does that person fill those blank pages to achieve their wish?"