Finding Focus

I started blogging in September of 2010 as a way to chronicle my travels and be a backpacking related resource. Somewhere along the line it morphed into a completely different beast. It wasn’t just a physical journey anymore, but an internal one as well.  I like writing about travel and my adventures, but the focus is on me.

I’d rather the focus be on YOU.

I want the focus to be on you because I know you want something different too. I am motivated to jump out of my bed everyday because I’m living a fulfilling life. I want to light a fire under your ass and get you on your own quest to world domination. Maybe you want more freedom in your life to play with your kids. Maybe you want to travel the world. Maybe you want to start your own business… whatever IT is for you, I want to help you get there.

Why are we here?

In order to do that though I need to have clarity and be laser focused. I haven’t been focused on my blog and I know you’re confused. I’ve been putting it off for a while, but now it’s time to get serious and take this to a whole new level of awesome. Not only do I need some extra time, I need to hibernate and really concentrate on how I can make the biggest impact for you. So over the next 2-weeks I’m going to go into my little Jenny cave, reorganize things, and come back bigger and badder than ever. I’m ALL IN. I’ve got a huge stack of poker chips and I’m pushing them to the center of the table.

I want to be better at helping YOU. In order to do that, I need to receive some specific feedback. If you can take 3 1/2 minutes of your time to fill out this short survey I will do a little dance on my skateboard.

Please take my survey! :)

I invite you to write me at any time, I answer every e-mail I receive and I’m happy to help wherever I can. The stories you send me are the ones that keep me going.  In fact, I’m going to go as far as saying I want to help 1,000 people in the next year make their dream become a reality. Do you want to be part of that?

Next Monday (24th) I’m going to pop in and give you a short update to my progress. Then on January 31st prepare to be blown away. I’ve got some EPIC new content underway and I can’t wait to show it to you.

Please take my survey! :)

Jenny is rebooting her life. She is leaving everything behind to backpack the world as a digital nomad. She doesn’t know when, where, or if she’s coming home.

  • Gayle

    Good for you Jenny. It is nice to have some thinking time when you are making changes. I answered your survey and I am sure many of your readers will too. You are doing great and I am sure you will figure it all out. You have a lot of offer.

    • Jenny

      Thanks for the support Gayle. :)

  • Nick Laborde

    I’m right there with ya, I need some focus as well.

    • Jenny

      YOu just redid everything???

  • Justin Hamlin

    I hear you there Jenny. Finding a focus for my blog has been on the top of my to do list ever since I have started writing again a little over a month ago. It is definitely something I think all blogs need, mine included.

    I look forward to your focused effort and am excited to see where you take this blog.

    • Jenny

      Thanks Justin. Glad to have you around. :)

  • Safan Momin

    Take that well deserved break Jenny. Before I get too neuroscience and technical, I’ll just say that the brain need a break once in a while no matter how passionate a task its doing. Don’t feel too much pressure to write to us, write to yourself. I’ve always felt that when i read your posts, its like talking to a friend over coffee (or in my case, tea) 😉 I hope you have tons of fun in the snow.

    • Jenny

      I really want to take the time to do things the right way and 100%… and this is what I need to do to get there.

  • Christy @ Technosyncratic

    Using a survey is a great idea! Who knows how helpful my feedback will be, but I gave it a shot. :) And sriously, I’m really excited to see what this epicness will entail.

    • Jenny

      Awesome. Thanks for taking the time.

  • selah

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! You know why? Because being a blogger myself, when I search for other good blogsites, 90% of them are ME focused. Basically whoever has the blog only writes things that them and 3 people are going to understand. And I love it that you want to be audienced focused. Of course it is your blog and you will write about yourself. But you are finding ways for your blog to be understandable to people who have never met you. You’re gonna move up the blogging foodchain in NO TIME!!!!

    • Jenny

      I want my story to inspire people, but I also want them to have their own story as well. :)

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  • EmotivePromotionsAKABFSDesign

    That’s a very interesting twist to take with a blog, but I have to admit, it makes more even more excited about your inspirations and aspirations. Although you’re looking at helping others and telling your audience about the work and acheivements of others, I think it’s important that your blogs also include how people and events make you feel. I might be being as blind as a bat, but I couldn’t actually see the survey anywhere? Looking forward to seeing an even moreinspired Jenny! :)

  • Karen

    Just finished your survey! Good luck on your journey, Jenny. If you ever need anyone to stay with in the Austin, TX area, I’d be happy to host you.

  • asalvesen

    Hi Jenny!
    I took your survey.
    Did you happen to see the really great article about creating one’s own writer’s retreat by Christine on her blog Almost Fearless? It’s got great advice on creating an environment for yourself to focus, focus, focus. I thought you might find it useful, so here’s the link:
    I’m really excited about what’s happening in the coming year with your blog! Count me in.

  • MarkPowers

    Wow, Jenny- sounds like you are on a mission! Can’t wait to see what you’re unveiling . . .

  • Jonathanfigaro

    Wonderful post. Im ready to chat with you!!! I can’t wait to read the new content..

    • Jenny

      Sure hit me up on skype whereisjenny37

  • Breakaway Backpacker

    Have to agree with everyone. Wonderful post Jenny (as always). I just took the survey. I want to let ya know that you are awesome and keep doing what you are doing!!!

  • Rebecca

    Survey complete! As I said in that, keep up the good work! Really enjoy reading about your personal journey and I think the way you work to inspire others is very admirable.

  • Nancie (Ladyexpat)

    I answered your survey. Looking forward to what you have planned.

    • Jenny

      Thanks! Can’t wait to unveil the most epic news ever on Monday!

  • Ags

    Survey completed. Got a feeling this is going to kick ass. Have fun while at it too!

    • Jenny

      Thank you so much for your input!

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  • Bluegreen Kirk

    Just finding this article a little new to your blog but i certainly like what I see from your blog so far. Is it too late to complete the survey?

    • Jenny

      Feel free to fill out the survey… I would love to hear your input. :)