I have 4 guiding principles in whatever I do (either business, sports, relationships – whatever):
1. Show up
When the idea of this
blog first crept in, I only knew classic social media channels weren’t for me. I felt as if I started on them (either FB, IG, Twitter etc), I was building a house on a leased land. I only had my Instagram account (after I deleted my Facebook profile couple of years back) and that was about it.
On the other hand, looking onto those who had ongoing blogs / websites, it was intimidating to think about it as they were light years ahead of what I was about to start but knowing the importance of an MVP (more on that another time), I got it done.
Cristina also talked some sense into me: either let it rest in peace or take affirmative action towards it and build my own thing. Decided on the latter, took the first step, bought the domain and took it from there.
Luckily, Alex was kind enough to help me set up shop and assist with the more technical aspects of this but we got it up and running within a couple of hours on a sunny Saturday during isolation.
That is all it took: the first step. Showing up. It’s not a leap of faith, it’s not like I sold my soul for silver and gold so that I could buy this domain (it was actually less the cost of a decent wine bottle at any pub around town).