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If you’re excited about your food blogging career, finding a way to stay focused with your work is critical. Because there’s a number of distractions that can take over your passions, including comparing whatever you’re doing with others. Listen in as Tanya Harris talks about how you can be a focused food blogger and the tools she’s used to help her along the way!
More about Tanya
Tanya was a college track athlete turned attorney. It seemed like she was on a highly successful path in her life. But she realized she wasn’t as happy as she thought she’d be.
Have you ever been there? It’s easy to have a dream. Then you work towards that dream, like being an attorney. But what do you do when the job doesn’t match up to your dreams? It’s not exactly what you thought it would be? That’s where Tanya landed. And that’s why she started her food blog, My Forking Life.
Not only did her site take off, but soon it surpassed her attorney income! As a result, she eventually quit her job and is now a full-time food blogger.
The Focused Food Blogger
With her background in sports, being focused was a skill that Tanya was familiar with.
You have to be intentional about goals and boundaries in your life. When you’re working from home it can be a challenge. There can be so many distractions! And sometimes a goal can feel so daunting.
Tanya shared some of the keys for success for achieving goals as a food blogger, so let’s go there.
Keys for Success
Tanya has had some experience achieving goals. She grew her food blog from an idea to a business that exceeded her income as a lawyer in just a couple of years.
How did she do it? She stated her goal to a friend. That helped her stay accountable to it. Come to find out, there’s a lot of evidence to back this theory up.
Research shows that there are two major things that can impact achieving goals: incentives and accountability.
Tanya’s incentive? She wanted to quit her job. The job that was not bringing her the joy. Her accountability? She told a good friend that she wanted her food blog to make enough to quit her job. Boom! She covered the bases on both fronts!
Think about this a moment. What are ways you can incorporate incentives and accountability to achieve your goals?
Here are a few of Tanya’s favorite tips for success.
- Stop comparing yourself to others.
- Know your goals.
- Write those down.
- Have a plan.
- Share your goals with others.
Here are the references mentioned in today’s episodes about the Focused Food Blogger with Tanya Harris.
- Connect with Tanya on her site: My Forking Life
- Say thanks to our guest today with a shout-out: My Forking Life on Instagram
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- Connect with Chopped Academy Online: Instagram | Twitter
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