If I can build a blog anyone can – and yes, you can set goals and accomplish them too. Take this opportunity to to focus your thoughts on your goals; struggles are everywhere embrace them.

Building a blog was difficult for me. If you stay true to yourself amazing things can happen for you.  Let me tell you how I struggled with building this blog and how it relates to you.falling door3

Starting a blog can open doors of opportunity for you. It can reach people all over the world and improve their lives with new information.  My door-of-opportunity … was in the floor.

I can’t believe how many times, and how many things, I hit my head on when I decided to start a blog.

Building a site in WordPress is the easy part; the difficulty is deciding on a name, the purpose, direction of the site; also writing content that is relevant – content that people want to read – content that is helpful.

I have it all backwards … I have concepts and ideas people will want to read; the working class needs direction and I have the ideas and the desire, but nothing more.  All I have to do is build a blog, write, and post them.  So then what’s my problem?

EVERYTHING… I was a complete failure in school. When all my peers were learning grammar and punctuation, I was daydreaming about fast cars and recess.  I barely understand how to use computers let alone how to write … I’m wing’n everything.

FM Name crop finalA few years ago I wrote a proposal for a book called the Working Class Coach, I submitted the proposal to a few publishers. I did get a positive response, she thanked me for the opportunity to review my proposal, but stated it was not for her.   I didn’t have an established audience and for today’s publishers that’s a problem. I thought a blog would be easier and I could establish an audience … Ha! Jokes on me…

I remember the difficulty creating the name “Working Class Coach” it had to sum up my “idea” in as few words as possible,

I had the name and looked for hosting.  I’m ready for building a blog and sharing my ideas.  A friend of mine, Ian,  suggested I use WordPress – “it’s the easiest to use and won’t take too long to get it up and running”, he said.

RIGHT!!!  That’s what happened – real easy for most – but not for me. I spent eight hours trying to choose a theme on WordPress.   And there are so many technical words I had to look up on Wikipedia just to understand, like, widget, SEO, permalinks, meta…  Hours and hours clicked by trying to build what I thought would be acceptable site.  I am also very particular and will spend the time to get everything exactly the way I want it.

I felt MF WP croplike a foreign exchange student dropped new country knowing only a few words of the native language.  I took me a few hours just to get Word Press connected to my host, iPage.  Even the simplest tasks were challenging, I had to learn this new language to survive.

MF social 3I finished the basic outline of the WP site, choose my theme, set the title page, had the widgets and menus filled with what I wanted, and plugins installed; this process took me four days. I felt so accomplished; now I was ready to link the social media to the site.

Getting Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ up and running was frustrating too.  I had to  register new accounts, add pictures and comments, save passwords and link them to my site. I have spent the past twenty five years making a living with my hands. This is a whole new world for me.  I like it, but there are some growing pains.

Ok – Working Class Coach is up and running, social media is hooked up and I am ready to load in some posts and I am excited to start sharing my point of view. I finally get to show the world what my ideas are, how they can change the way all working class people look at their employment, and learn how to find a path of success starting at any level.Writing Content crop 2

I written a proposal for a book, had some paragraphs and stories already written, and they were ready for posting.  I began writing a couple of posts on some ideas I wanted people to know first: Warning… disaster lurks when changing jobs.  and Is success really only one step away from where you are?  So I started writing and poured all my emotions in the words.

I started looking for information on how to write blog posts that moved people, and I thought I wrote some good posts.  But then I discovered a problem – EDITING.

Everything I wrote was poor – ideas were good – writing sucked.  I really banged my head on this one, as I looked over everything I wrote, I found that I committed the most egregious errors.  I now began learning everything I Editing Content cropshould have learned in the third grade – I began to see how the structure of conveying a point on paper is built.  I spent countless hours reading as many tips as I could from many different blogs on how to build a simple post.

It’s similar to building a future in the working class, even if you start at the entry level you must work hard for yourself. You control the flow of information – it’s up to you to learn how to build a structure that will support your success.  All careers have challenges – you can’t get discouraged.  I have been discouraged many times, stay focused on your goals.  It took me a while to build this blog – now I have a structure that can support my success.

At some point our fall comes to a rest and you can collect yourself and be ready to build a future.  Soon you’ll be on the right path to find everything needed for success in the working class. Opportunities are everywhere.

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Thanks for reading

Jon