Since 2010 I have been self- employed and trying to feel my way around in an area of business where I have so many people to compete with… so many people who are much more experienced and way more talented than I am. One of the things my mother always told me was to “be me” and “do you” and not try to be someone else or compete with other people. She was my biggest cheerleader in everything I always wanted to do and I miss her terribly.
Sometimes you just have to sit down and think about all the things that are important to you. Over the past two years I have had to streamline my life so to speak… downsizing to an apartment and getting rid of all the things that really didn’t matter. I was such a hoarder of “things”… mostly small trivial things. I had more junk than things that really mattered. Now when I look around I see everything without all the clutter. All of the meaningful things are in plain sight.
I had been planning a cleanup on my website for quite some time. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the theme I just switch from (a customized version of Carrie Dils’ Winning Agent). I just saw myself trying to be like the “others.” My website was starting to get cluttered and I had to work too hard to make it how I wanted. Then Brian Gardner started writing about “No Sidebars“… you know that thingy over on the right side of the page. What he wrote really hit home with me.
Learn how to eliminate the unnecessary clutter on your website, inside your home and also within your soul.”
Mine… was in a different order…
My soul, my home and now my website.
Now… I said I was going to go all the way “No Sidebars” but… as he put it, that would mean…
…literally removing the sidebars from our website, or at the very least minimizing all the bells and whistles and buttons and ads — keeping only what is necessary, getting rid of what you don’t need.
So I’ve decided to minimize what I have and only add what I feel is really needed.
No matter how old you are, you are still a work-in-progress. So will this website.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I hope you will follow my journey… just sign up over on the “Sidebar”!