While the Urban Panther might be new to the blogosphere, she’s been in my life for a very long time (being my sister). We often help each other when we get stuck and recently it was my turn to help her get unstuck. The Panther was the first person to run through my email workshop (which premiered yesterday) and through that discovered her passion for blogging.
Who: Elizabeth Fayle of the Urban Panther’s Lair
Elizabeth (aka the Urban Panther) is phasing out her existence as an IT Project Manager in Ontario, and phasing in her existence as a humourist blogger in Quebec.
Before continuing, read the first part of the interview here.
What changed? Was it gradual or did it come as an epiphany? Perhaps a mix the two?
What changed? What didn’t change?! *chuckle*. Left a bad relationship. Took a year to myself to figure me out. Met my fantastic man. Moved in with him. Mentioned my desire to write. Got his full support and encouragement. BUT, the major push was beta-ing Alex’s Someday Syndrome course. Yes, that appears to be blatant family promotion, but I’m serious. I worked my way through his course on how to remove Someday from my life and BOOM, not only am I blogging everyday, but I was just honoured by another website dedicated on how to best to blog, with a New Blogger of the Week feature article.
What dream are you in the process of realizing?
In partnership with my fantastic man, we are working towards financially supporting ourselves though some type of e-business. My blogging site is gaining popularity, and his has just recently been launched. This is just the beginning. Once the sites are established we will work on a business plan for generating revenue. Huh, that came across as a Someday, but it’s not. It’s a step by step process, and establishing the websites is step 1.
How would you describe your happiness level now?
Over the top!!! To be honest I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with the rapid and positive responses to my website, but hey, I’m going with it. And as for work, I have a different attitude. Work is now part of my plan, instead of working against my plan. Right now I need the steady income, in order to work on my other business ideas. I can’t say I am now thrilled to go to work, but I am no longer resentful of it. As a matter of fact, I’m quite grateful.
What advice would you give someone in the position you were in before?
Really take the time to figure out what fulfills you. Then be open to different ways of incorporating that into your life. I honestly had no idea that professional blogging existed! I knew I wanted to write, but I also knew I didn’t want to write a book, do script writing, any of that type of thing. Then one day Alex mentioned that I might be better suited for professional blogging, and the rest,as they say, is history! Oh, and sign up for Alex’s course. Seriously!
- When passion comes together in several areas of your life at once, your brilliance lights up the world.
- Get specific with your dreams. The more clarity you can find, the easier they will be to realize.