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It’s Friday so that means Cara and I are here for another episode of FriChats, the ooey gooey side of food blogging! Today we’re talking about why to Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging and Start Living Your Dreams! Sounds great to me! FriChats are short versions of the Chopped Podcast, where Cara and Marly dish out some “Friday Chats.” If you’re jonesing for some more FriChats, go ahead and scratch that itch with these: Money Vs. Happiness or about Blogging is Not a Popularity Contest!

Today on FriChats Marly is talking about Tennis and Blogging and how we can learn about being in the present moment, being nonjudgmental, and staying relaxed in order to play...and blog our best!

So Today, Cara and Marly are giving tips on why to Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging and Start Living Your Dreams! Because, you know, you’re in this for the dreams. Right? If you were in it just for the money, well, you

Marly and Cara talk about how we often read income reports of other bloggers and compare our financial situation to theirs. If they’re making $30K a month, how come we’re not? Are we failures?

What if we change the metric? That’s what Cara says. I mean, sure, making money is part of what we’re doing here, but there is a point at which more money doesn’t mean more happiness. So why not go for both?

We discuss a couple of articles — one that points out the salary sweet spot. If you make $75,000 a year, you’re happy, but over that amount, you’re just accumulating stuff. Marly discusses an article that says most lottery winners are miserable within a year (see links below). Here’s an excerpt from this article:

“About 70 percent of people who suddenly receive a windfall of cash will lose it within a few years, according to the National Endowment for Financial Education.” — Melissa Chan of Time Magazine

Cara and Marly talk more about finding your own personal sweet spot between making money and being happy. Cara suggests the two go hand-in-hand.

How can we allow our Intuition and Planning to play side-by-side? Cara and Marly suggest using your Intuition to dream the big picture and then using your ego or essential self, to create the plan.

Check back with us each Friday to get your FriChat on!

In case you’re curious, here’s how we feel about Fridays.

It's time for FriChats with Cara and Marly and today we're talking about why Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging


Here are some of our favorite quotes from today’s the Money vs. Happiness episode!

You sell yourself short when you think it only can happen through X, Y, and Z. #frichats Share on X Your job isn't to figure out how it's going to happen. Your job is to dream and keep your mind clear and your heart open to the possibilities that can happen. #frichats Share on X There's so much inside of us we're just sitting on, like a box of gold. #frichats Share on X Spending less time on the how and more time on the inspiration we feel about the work we're doing is a great first step. #frichats Share on X Ep #103: Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging Share on X When you all fear to lead, it's like you're saying you don't trust there's more out there. #frichats Share on X Everybody should stop what they're doing right now and create a mission statement. #frichats Share on X

Our goal at ChoppedCon is to help you be your best. We hope this discussion Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!

Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!

Featured Content – FriChats: Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging

Here are some of the highlights of today’s post:

  • We introduce today’s topic about Stop Worrying About the How of Blogging
  • Cara talks about the difference between worrying about the How and actually getting things done
  • Marly shares the parable of the beggar by the road sitting on a box of gold
  • We talk about why the focus on How comes from a place of fear and control
  • Car compares blogging to discovering electricity! Cool stuff!
  • Why, as always, the answer is…you need to believe in yourself

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