There's one blog, though, that I stumbled upon a few months ago and became totally devoted. Here's what hooked me about enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe:
|Elise in four words & an ampersand.|
Once you read a few of Elise's posts or some of her 15-part business story series, you sense that this blog is different. This blog is deliberate. During a college writing course, I had a professor who loved the idea of "stream of consciousness" writing. "Just write down anything that comes to mind." That, to me, was the worst. I appreciate writing that is carefully considered and constructed.
Speaking at the 2014 World Domination Summit
Photo Credit: Armosa Studios
2. BUSINESS SAVVY
Elise has documented her career journey in great detail. She gives a real-life road map for others who are interested in building their own brand. There's no "I just always knew I was going to ______" nonsense. She takes you from being a six-year-old reader to being joyfully self-employed.
"But though the definition is flexible, I have found "success" for me because I currently make decent
money working my dream job. Sometimes accidentally and sometimes deliberately, I have built this career over the course of many (many) overnights."
|A print created by Elise.|
She doesn't check email on her phone.
She takes her work seriously.
& my personal favorite: she says no!
You can't talk about Elise's success without discussing what generates it: her creativity. This is fundamental to what makes her blog so different. She has a skill and talent behind her posts. She has more than "blogger" as her title. She creates beautiful things, anything from art to a podcast to her newest brilliant venture: a daily planner and goal-setting workbook.
"The one piece of information that I would want a reader of this blog to take away is everything is what you make of it. Have a goal? Write it down. Then set a plan and make it happen."
|A glimpse inside the GET TO WORK BOOK.|
*All photos have been borrowed from Elise's blog with permission, unless otherwise noted.