This is truly a little note from my heart to you.
First I need to say good-bye to a very interesting year. If it weren’t my faith in God I can tell you I probably have dealt with a lot anxiety.
I could hardly believe it when both my son Matthew and daughter Victoria called me to say I would be a Grandma again.
They both had worries about all that’s going on in the world but they met the challenge with bravery and love in their hearts. I now have 4 beautiful grandchildren with my sweet little Willow and my little guy Emery. The two of them were born within 2 weeks of each other.
Wild and oh so fun!
4 grandbabies, I’m so happy our little family is growing. My kids are pretty brave and they have the best partners for their children.
I love them all so much.
Personally I took quite the health journey in 2020 which included a new Fitbit to keep me on track and making different choices with my food. It wasn’t perfect but some beautiful moments were given to me.
I temporarily became a vegan which lasted about 3 months and then I gave up because I absolutely love chicken. But I learned a lot of things from the whole process and for many years have always taken a vegan journey especially with my daughter Victoria just to cleanse and the body a break.
I have also made some decisions going forward into this new year.
Hello 2021, fancy meeting you! A new start is always just around the corner.
I have made a decision to simplify my online business. When it comes down to it, I’m constantly reinventing my business and it’s been such a fun ride. There are many reasons behind what I’m doing from my experience of living this digital nomad lifestyle for many years.
As you can see from reading here now, everything is quite different, this site is very simplified now and I love it.
I want to focus more on what support you need when it comes to working within your online business.
I’m simplifying my blog so I can focus on the most important part of my business… you.
Right now there are SO many different ways you can make money online but the best thing I know to share with you is exactly what I do.
Every year my little business gets better and better. I want to bring you along with me so that you can have the same freedom working remotely.
I have a lot of dreams for this year, so much vision for the future.
I think that’s why I’ve had the career that I’ve had, as a business owner from age 21 when I opened my first store location here in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Those days are long gone now and I could talk for hours about all the sweet memories with my customers. I got to know them well and had many great moments with them. I sometimes even have little jumps in my heart to do it again and you’ll often see me with my face up to the glass of an empty store that is being leased.
When it comes down to it, I have so much freedom in my life now it would be a miracle if I ever did it again.
Since I’ve been internet marketer, online full time since 2007, the industry has increased and has become extremely noisy.
I see so many coaches teaching things that take people wayyyyy off track. I see many new softwares and gadgets that people buy and then can’t figure out how to use them properly.
When all you need truly is the basics, there’s beauty in simplicity and focusing on these basics.
Just a beautiful connection with your customers.
2021 is just around the corner and I’d like to encourage you to start a blog about something you love, or maybe it’s a skill that you have that’s brilliant. There are so many topics you could create a business around. I even plan to get pretty creative this year and jump into markets that bring me joy. I can’t wait!
For example, I have curly hair and had to learn about how to take care of it properly, I love my green smoothies and started dabbling in a vegan lifestyle this year, I found this water challenge that I wanted to be part of, I recently took an art/writing class where I explored new things about myself and I have a desire to collect stamps and post cards again one day.
These are all niches that I could jump into and create a business around.
It’s what I used to do when I came online, I had websites in scrapbooking, worship music and video games years ago. I’m probably the only Mom you’ll find that encourages my daughter’s to start their own YouTube Channel for their gaming hobby.
The creative ideas are endless.
What are your passions? skills? hobbies? Why not start your side hustle?
I’ll be sharing here on the blog in a brand new way as you can already see. I want you to see things in a new way and also take care of yourself as you go. The online world can be very addicting and I can easily sit for hours working on my blogs so my vision is to also share how I plan to work on my health at the same time.
January 1 is just around the corner and every year I sit down and write out all of my goals. I do it every year and it truly helps me keep my focus and pushes me to do new things all the time.
So, please do me a favour and forget about all of the noise that’s out there, you don’t need that extra tool, you just need yourself and a creative idea that you can write about.
I have a very specific plan that I roll out every year and it starts with goal setting. Yayyy!
I’m creating a new vision for my online business going forward and would love to have you join me.
Let’s work on our dreams together and go further by making a real change in this world!
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Vera JM Friesen
Creative Online Business Coaching
PS. Watch my YouTube Video here to find out the 3 things I plan to do start this new year out right:
2 Corinthians 6:11-13: Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!