It's New Years Morning 5 am. My daughter is asleep next to me. I'm lulled by the pattern of her breathing.
I'm not in my own home. I am in a house filled with the sleeping children of two single moms. We celebrated New Years last night in all girls sleep over fashion. I can't leave to go out for my usual tradition of Gate Station morning coffee and a lotto ticket like I have on New Years mornings past so it's a good time to write this.
2015 was a manic year for me. I had returned from a deployment and believed I could harness the online world and make my fortune. 4-months working Word Press at night with a full time and part time job on the side resulted in being happy I had those jobs to pay the bills. In fact, the harder I worked at building my business, the happier I became I had jobs still to pay the bills.
Fast forward only one year to over 5,000 followers, 4 books online, a website fully loaded, 24 Vines, a dozen blogs or more, two podcasts started, a weekday morning show, 6 YouTube videos and founding the International Association of Live Stream BroadCasters, IALSBC.
There's no question why I'm entering 2016 tired. Hearing all the hoopla of goals is exhausting me. Me, Ms. Motivation, Ms. Big Ball of ANNErgy. I'm tired. I've envisioned a lot and I've built a lot.
Have I seen a stream of income from all my creations? Budding entrepreneurs will want to know. My answer is no, not yet. I've only been doing this a year on the side. This was the year of learning new skills, creating product and engaging with an audience to build a following.
I've been testing markets, keeping abreast of the industry and looking into new markets, continuing self development, getting to know and falling In love with very special people I meet in the morning show while raising two beautiful daughters.
It's been an amazing ride and now I'm ready to relax in with laser beam focus and direct my energy to learning sales, gaining sponsors and continuing to write and produce awesome content that is fun and entertaining.
For those of you that have supported the Anne LIVE show in 2015 you are amazing and I thank you. Your support and dedication through hearts, text, emails, pics, subscribing and purchasing products ... All of it is what keeps me encouraged to keep going. I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun with the HOT Club in 2016. Of this I know, if we keep having fun, the world is better for all of us.