Josh Monen

Sharing my journey through life.

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Dealing with Business Building Doubts

On Friday one of my clients asked me, “Josh, what’s your big audacious goal?”

I said something about wanting to go from being self-employed to being an actual business owner so I could actually take 2 weeks off and go on a motorhome trip with my family every now and then.

“I want to be able to stand outside of something and be able to tweak and improve it. I don’t want it to be based all around me. I don’t need to be a guru where my name is on everything,” I said.

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Realizing Why Behavior Change Matters

Behavior Change

I’ve been using this new Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt. And every week there’s a Weekly Review with several questions to answer.

One of them is, “How will you adjust your behavior going forward?”

I usually skim over that question because it doesn’t excite me. Plus, I wasn’t sure how to answer it. But today I took some time to really ponder that question. And I’m glad I did!

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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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Sovereignty, Free Will and God’s Calling

Sovereignty, Free Will

Great talk this morning with my friend Dan (No, Dan is not my invisible friend. I just took the pic after he left).

It’s Saturday and since I decided that Saturdays will be Free Days from now on I refuse to think or write about anything work related.

So instead I’ll talk about a great conversation I just had with my friend Dan Freiss.

We were talking about life, God, giftings, etc. when I told him how I often struggle with the fear of wasting my life. And how I wonder, “Am I really doing what God has called me to do?”

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Habits vs. Goals

Do you ever wonder if it’s better to focus on habits or goals?

For the longest time I was more into goals than habits. I’d dream big and write down things I wanted to do like: quit my job, buy a house, summit Mt. Rainier.

I like goals because they inspire me. But then I started to get too obsessed with the “process” of goal setting. And somewhere along the way, the goal setting process became what it was about more than the actual goals/dreams.

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