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  1. Am so glad you can write about your accomplishments and success. If we don’t celebrate wins, is it failure we will celebrate. Although, both are meant to be celebrated for further progress. This achievement will be a good motivation for people that have lost their motivation or interest in their journey in this online world. Wins celebration is very valuable and can be a spirit lifter. Cheers to greater heights.

  2. Hi there,

    All I can say is WOW! Amazing, you just opened my eyes. It’s been a while that I am blogging and until now, I’ve never seen my little wins, but only the downsides. You make me change the way I think with just an article and I thank you for it!

    From now on, I’ll see only the wins, even if they are tiny ones. I think this is the way to grow and win!

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    1. You’re welcome, Daniella. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the many things we need to do, the task list that never ends and all the little things that don’t go our way. But when we do it, we realise that we experience overwhelm, stress and burn out to the point where we can’t even get any motivation going to actually start working.

      It can be a dismal place to be in and certainly, based on our own experience, brought us closer to giving up.

      Cultivating an attitude of gratitude has brought more joy in our life and infused excitement back into blogging. We highly recommend. πŸ™‚

  3. I enjoyed reading about your achievements. Small win reflection is so important, yet so easily forgotten.

    I’m wondering how you acknowledge those small wins. Do you see them one-at-a-time and reflect and acknowledge or do you look back on the week to see what you did and acknowledge weekly (or even monthly) accomplishments in bulk?

    Also, do you treat yourself to something special, like a nice dinner out, for a job well done, or do you simply reflect and bask in the energy of achievement? I tend to do the latter but I was wondering how you guys handle it.

    I’ll look forward to your response. Thank you for the excellent reminder of seeing the small wins. It appears you’ve done very well with them. Congratulations!

    1. Hi Bill,

      Believe it or not, we’ve had problems acknowledging our wins. So, this is something very new for us. 

      Now, what we do is reflect per month (although we do have a bullet journal that contains everything that happened nearly daily so we don’t lose track of them). We’re actually going to start incorporating that in the blog too. 

      So, on the last Friday of the month, we’ll list all of our small wins and on the first Friday of the month, we’ll list all of our plans for the upcoming month.

      We haven’t decided yet if the goals we’re going to list will be confined to the blog or do we include more personal wins. We might include some that aren’t too personal unless they would prove inspirational to the readers. πŸ™‚

  4. Wow! I celebrate with you on your wins in life through your online business. Being ranked as one of the best blogs in a Nation such as Scotland is a great feeling and I’m happy for you. And yes! I’m  waiting calmly for the inception of your new idea that would be launched soon. Also, I really wish that one day, I will be a success just like you are online too. You are worthy of emulation. Cheers

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. The Beyond The 9-5 Series starts on Wednesday and we’re super psyched. We hope to see you there. πŸ™‚

  5. Kevin and Jade,

    What a great reminder about the importance of celebrating the small wins! I find this to be a good life lesson and particularly relevant for bloggers. Your link to the post on reasons why bloggers quit had me nodding at every turn. But I appreciate the reminder in that post that blogging is a marathon and not a sprint.

    People launch blogs every day with totally unrealistic expectations of the time and effort required to achieve success. As someone who’s been blogging for 3+ years now, I recognize the challenges. But I also view blogging as an evolution that occurs over time as you find your voice and develop connections. 

    Small wins may take the form of page 1 rankings on Google, new social media followers, or gradually increasing your subscriber list. These tiny victories compile over time until one day you have a steady stream of traffic and a successful business venture.

    I applaud your achievements and thank you for an inspiring post!

    1. Linda, thank you very much for your kind words of wisdom. 

      Any blogger would do well to remember them, especially your description of blogging as an evolution that occurs over time.

      I love it! πŸ™‚

  6. This article has come just at the right time. This week I have been focusing on feeling good and being grateful for small wins in life. I can not take anything for granted.

    I am also 6 months into blogging but I already feel like a winner. I want to congratulate you on your WINS. Those wins are not small at all. You have motivated me to stay focused on my blogging and who knows? I might be featured in your ‘Beyond the 9-5’.

    Thank you for sharing and all the best!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Carol. 

      I learned very recently from a more experienced blogger that it’s the energy I’m “being” that can make or break my blog. I’ve been feeling harassed and burnt out.

      When I started focussing on gratitude, everything fell into place and these small wins happened almost one after the other. It’s amazing! πŸ™‚

      Good luck with your blog and contact us once you’re ready to be featured. We’d love to have you!

  7. Wow, this is really awesome. I’m happy to see that you have made alot of progress and you can celebrate them. To that I say cheers. Personally I think I should also list out all my little wins and bask in their beauties. That is something I don’t do normally. Your blog is really welcoming and I feel you deserve all the accolade. I wish you more successes this month. My best regards

    1. Hi Henderson, thank you very much for your comment. We have a tendency to set a goal, get it and then move on to the new one without stopping to really savour the feeling of achieving the first goal. 

      The end result is that we get stressed out because it never seems to end.

      Now that we’re making a conscious decision to really “smell the roses” so to speak, blogging is becoming fun again and the stress is melting away. πŸ™‚

      Do let us know once you publish your wins, we’d love to read it.

    1. Hi Rachael, thank you very much. We couldn’t believe it. Especially after we realised that we had a typo (which we’ve now corrected). It’s 6 months and not 9.

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