First Step to Success? Showing Up: A Guest Post by Katja Presnal

First Step to Success is Showing Up
Guest post by Katja Presnal

I think many of us are now thinking about entering the $100,000 blogging gig by Cheap Sally, and I’m here to tell you, what’s stopping you!

Imagine it:
blogging from home,
by the pool or
from your favorite coffee shop
and making $100,000 next year?

The opportunity sounds amazing, yet some are hesitant to even apply.

I have this theory that you can have anything in life, you just can’t have everything (when it comes to things money can buy). I truly believe in the old saying if there is a will there is a way. We so often put our dreams on hold because we are not willing to figure out the way to get the things in life we want; whether it’s things we can buy, or things that make us happy. But you know what? You are in charge of your own happiness, your own life and your own success.

We so often see amazing opportunities and think “it would never happen to me”. I used to be one of those people too. Then I stopped putting myself down, and started taking risks and just giving it a try. Have a failed sometimes? Yes. But I have gained much more in life than I ever thought I could by just having guts to give it a try. This is why I don’t understand that when a great opportunity presents itself there are people who will not give it a try – worse that can happen is that they say no, what have you lost? Nothing. Think of all those people who audition at the reality TV talent shows and make it through, when you ask them how they are feeling standing on the stage, the answer is almost the same “I never thought I’d be standing here today”. But they gave it all they got and they made it through to their dream. The more you try, the more likely it will be you the next time.

Now, think what would you do if you were offered the Cheap Sally $100,000 blogging job (or insert your dream here) for next year – what would it mean to you? Where would you blog, would you be able to make some changes in your life? Keep that imagine in your head, and do not let it go away. Feed it like it’s your baby, print a picture of a beach where you could be sitting next year this time blogging and tape it to your fridge. Sure, there will be many others applying too, but if your dream, your image of your future is the clearest, your passion is the strongest, your determination to get the job is the biggest – I trust that YOU will get it. Now take the first step and apply.

If you haven’t heard about the contest yet:
Cheap Sally is a couponing and money saving website that shares over 20,000 coupons for dining, recreation, bills, entertainment, home maintenance, groceries and much much more. Over 400 new coupons are added to site daily and provide customers an average savings of 15%. Cheap Sally is looking for a blogger to join their team – virtually! – for the year 2012 to blog about deals and coupons for their site. If you have passion for saving money, you think you can be the next big name in frugal blogging and want to work from the convenience from your home, this might be THE opportunity you have been waiting for. Apply now, you have no excuses not to!


Guest post by lifestyle expert Katja Presnal of Skimbaco Lifestyle. Katja owns the Skimbaco brand and blog network. You can also find her writing for LifetimeMoms.com and she has been featured in Redbook, NY Times, Glamour and other publications. You can connect with her on Twitter @KatjaPresnal.

2 thoughts on “First Step to Success? Showing Up: A Guest Post by Katja Presnal”

  1. This is really a kind of wonderful useful resource that you are offering and also you have away totally free. I truly believe in you too about the old saying if there is a will there is a way. We so often put our dreams on hold because we are not willing to figure out the way to get the things in life we want, whether it’s things we can buy, or things that make us happy. I have to say that it lies in our hands how we build our success. I really loved reading this page. Many thanks!
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