Ughhh…yesterday sucked. Remember that post I did about perspective?….I tried REALLY hard to remember it! Ha…
I was up really late working on cleaning up my list, removing email addresses that had bounced for months now and I actually felt pretty good about it. It’s liberating actually to realize that the number of subscribers is NOT the goal but rather the engagement and relationship with the subscribers. Timing is everything I suppose….
….because I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast, spent some time in prayer, put the little one down for a nap and sat down at my computer only to find the autoresponder service I used has suspended my account. My first thought was that, since I pay per subscriber count for their services, that perhaps I broke their terms somehow because maybe they thought I was trying to cheat the billing.
It turns out that company, Mailchimp (for those who may be considering them) does not allow affiliate email marketing. What!? It doesn’t matter what you’re promoting, they don’t want you. I spent a good hour pretty ticked off about that until I realized if they don’t want me, why am I angry about that? That’s their problem.
*cue the Frozen music* Let it go…..(if you’re singing that, you’re welcome!)
Truthfully though, I had a moment of clarity where I realized how much I’ve grown in the last couple of years. The old me would have not only been really angry (for a lot longer then an hour) but then would have found every excuse in the book why I couldn’t switch to a new service and continue…and actually, I probably would have quit. It sounds silly to even write that now because…that’s all it took. Mentally I wasn’t ready to commit and rather then admit that (because then I would have had to work on me), I’d just blame everything else and walk away.
Yay for personal growth! *Pats myself on the back*
Within a couple of hours, I was up and running on my new best friend, Traffic Wave.
If you were on my list and want to be back on, you can subscribe at my blog (the link is on the top of this page) I’d love to have you back! I will be importing my now very clean list so if you see an email and wonder why, now you know.
This post is very rambly but I’ll try to sum it up:
- Perspective changes everything. It’s okay to be angry…but only be angry for a little bit and then move on.
- If something doesn’t work out, don’t quit!
- When someone decides they no longer want you around (or your business), raise your chin, thank them for their time and walk away.
“One of the hardest things in life to learn is
which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
~ Oprah Winfrey