My Plan to Value My Time Higher $$

Writer | Entrepreneur | Business & Personal Development

At the moment I’m exchanging my hours for dollars 💰💰.

I’m working on building a brand with my writing, podcasting and social media platforms and I also have a business with my sisters that is long overdue for an update.

Though I’m getting close, none of those are paying me in dollars yet.

So, of course, I have a job(online) that takes care of the bills. And last week I applied to a remote ESL position because I would like to save some extra money up. It was during the third part of the application process that I suddenly changed my mind. I realized I was applying to do more of the thing I’m trying to move away from.

Something similar happened to me in March, when I decided to stop freelance writing. I was exhausting a lot of time and mental energy writing articles about topics I did not enjoy.

Since I’m not at the point where I can stop exchanging hours for dollars, I’ve made some new rules for myself.

My existing job is safe from these (for now) but beyond it I’ve decided any paid work I start has to meet two simple criteria.

1) I have to enjoy it


2) It has to provide more value for my time.

Teaching ESL fits #1 but not #2 and freelance writing is the reverse.


Last week the idea popped in my head to become a writing coach.

A few months ago, I was having my monthly chat with one of my Medium friends and the idea of becoming a coach came up. At first, I was intimidated by the suggestion, but then I let go of the limiting belief and became open to it as a possibility. The only problem was I never figured out what I could coach, so I put the idea on a shelf.

Finally, I’ve been able to reach in and dust it off.

I love to write and I’ve found my voice. I think I can help others to write authentically too.

Back at the beginning of this challenge, this might have been a trickier endeavor. There was no proof of concept, but now I have a little something to show.

Over the next few days, I’m going to update my website and LinkedIn Profile. Though I anticipate this will only take a small amount of time,  as with anything I never know where it will lead. It might be the main thing or may end up being not much at all.

Either way, I like the idea, so it’s definitely worth a shot.


Thank you for reading!

❤ Aleesha

Day 169



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