Josh Monen

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Month: August 2017 (page 1 of 4)

Getting Discouraged After StrengthsFinder Coaching

I’m feeling pretty discouraged right now.

My wife and I took this Strengthfinder’s test and today we went to our coaching session where someone walked us through each of our strengths.

Afterwards I allowed myself to get discouraged because I started to focus on the negative thoughts that I was getting.

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The Mistake of Telling a Client My Hourly Rate

A couple days ago I made the mistake of telling a client what my internal hourly rate was. And as soon as the words left my mouth I regretted it!

I had been working non-stop all that morning and even skipped lunch so I could cram some more copywriting time in. So by the time I left my home office at 3:00 to go meet this client, I was starving!

But I figured I would just order some food when I got to the coffee shop where I was meeting my client to discuss his project… But as I was on my way to the meeting I realized I forgot my wallet!

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Your Destiny is In Your People

Your destiny is your people

I started reading Destined to Win by Kris Vallotton  this week and I’m really enjoying it.

The biggest “aha” moment I’ve had while reading it came last night when I read about how we need to find “our people” if we want to discover our purpose in life.

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Building a Covered Patio for My Office

My wife and I have been dreaming about adding a covered patio to my office ever since we moved in a few months ago.

And today that dream became reality thanks to my wife’s “can do attitude” and some awesome help from her Dad and Uncle Bruce! Thank you guys, you’re the best! 🙂

I only helped a little since I had a couple copywriting deadlines I had to focus on today. But after work I did get to bang some nails and it felt good to do some “real work” with my hands.

Here’s the progress they made today:

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Taking Calculated Risks as an Entrepreneur

Calculated Risks

Entrepreneurs by nature love starting new things.

And it’s a great gift to be able to launch out into the unknown and act on your dreams.

I quit my job in 2011 before I had all my ducks in a row to start my own freelance copywriting business. And it wasn’t easy. That first year I made very little money.

But fast forward 6 years and I’m getting the hang of it. I stay booked pretty solid. My big struggle now isn’t, “How do I find clients to pay me well for copywriting work?”

Instead it’s, “Do I even want to keep doing this? I want to do something new!”

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