This post is sponsored by Socialstars and Tide, however all opinions are my own. #SmallButPowerful
The road to success is paved with small but powerful moments. No matter what you set your sights on, you can only get there through hard work and determination. That being said, the moments when you feel like you’re just treading water are ultimately the moments that can catapult you forward on your road to success. There’s something to be said for perseverance…
My Road to Success with Small but Powerful Moments
If you’re reading this, then you probably only know me as The Rebel Chick. However, there was once a time in my life when I was Corporate America Chick. I did the 9 to 5 thing, and I did it well. At little too well, in fact, because I became a total workaholic…which left me very burnt out and a bit disconnected from the family. Fast forward to my daughter’s biological father passing away, and I decided to transition from being Corporate America Chick to Stay at Home Mom Chick. That was such a dramatic change for me – and the entire family – that I started blogging about the transition from workaholic to stay at home mom, thus: The Rebel Chick!
My road to success in the blogging world wasn’t easy. It was pretty difficult, in fact, but I loved it so much that I just kept pressing forward because I felt that the juice was worth the squeeze. There was learning how to use WordPress, learning how to do basic HTML, figuring out how to network and make friends with other bloggers, finding ways to make my content interesting and valuable to readers – and that was all before I ever began blogging as a business!
Every few months, something happened: my site got hacked, or a client reached out with a big campaign that I felt totally incapable of handling but didn’t want to pass up the opportunity…there were both large and small stumbling blocks along the way to where I am now, and each step helped me become what I ultimately found to be my true calling in life: inspiring others to embrace the fun in their lives and find ways to bring MORE FUN into it…even in little ways (like making a batch of homemade cookies).
Each month, each blog post I struggled writing, each new app I had to learn, each step in becoming a better photographer – they were all small moments that amounted to something big: becoming a successful blogger.
That’s the beauty of small but powerful moments. In the end, you look back and think, “Wow. I did that.” Now that it’s done? Now when I receive an invitation to a great press trip, I look back on those moments and know that they were worth it…
Small but Powerful Moments Lead to Great Things
Just think about Danica Patrick. She made her mark in one of the most male-centric sports around – car racing. I love the sport, but for so many years, it really has been a boy’s club. Danica Patrick knew what she wanted, and she went for it. Her literal road to success was paved with small but powerful moments – and some not so small ones. I think she’s a great role model for little girls AND little boys, because she shows that the road to success is all about how you drive on it.
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— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) February 7, 2016
Tide Pods are #SmallButPowerful, Too
I’ve struggled so much in my life on my blogging and personal journey that I’m all about the easy in all other aspects of my life. That’s why I love Tide Pods. They are small and easy to store, but their cleaning power is so much bigger. #SmallButPowerful Tide Pods make doing laundry easier than ever, and they help me keep my laundry room neat and tidy because I don’t have to make room for a huge box or bottle of cleaner.
So remember, the road to success, whether it’s in life or in laundry, is paved with #SmallButPowerful moments. When you feel like you’re drowning, that’s the time that you can really shine. And when the laundry looks like Mr. Rushmore, just remember, you’ve got Tide Pods to help you knock it out.