Today on Simplify Blogging, I’m featuring the lovely Chloe from One Infinite Life. She’s a Psychology Student, Life Coach and blogger.
1.) Tell us about yourself and your lovely blog!
Hello! I’m Chloe. I’m 22 years old, a psychology student and a life coach. I’m an INFJ who loves reading, hiking, the beach, food, and LIFE. I’m obsessed with herbal tea and dark chocolate, and I absolutely love learning about myself and others.
I really believe that we all have the infinite power to create our own reality, which is why I created my blog. I had a really deep and unfulfilled desire to create, share and serve. And I wanted to inspire people to create a life that they love — one of limitless possibilities. One of the best things about having a blog is the freedom to write and share about whatever you like, this is something that really lights me up, and is another reason why I started my blog.
2.) What prompted you to become a Life Coach?
When I was 12 years old I read my first self-development book, which belonged to my Dad, and I became mesmerised by the whole idea of self evolution and growth. I became obsessed with all things self-development and I loved it so much I decided that I wanted to be a psychologist because I thought that it would able me to help people live their best life.
After high school I commenced a Bachelor of Psychological Science at university, even though I no longer wanted to be a psychologist. I knew I was there and studying psychology for a reason, but it wasn’t to be a psychologist. During my degree I became really interested in positive psychology — in enhancing life and flourishing, which lead me to life coaching…
I came across Julie Parker’s Beautiful You Coaching Academy and I just knew that it was the course for me and that I had to do it. I graduated from the course in April and coaching people is even more incredible and fulfilling than I could of possibly imagined. I am so inspired by my clients and showing up and serving them is something that really fulfills me and also helps me to be my best self.
3.) What struggles have you face as a blogger, and how did you overcome them?
For me starting a blog was one of the most scariest things I have ever done in my life. As a blogger, there are many struggles that I have dealt and continue to deal with.
Something that I’ve really struggled with — even before I had launched my blog — is the fear of being seen and putting myself ‘out there’. This is something that had held me back (big time) for such a long time and was the main reason I kept putting off starting a blog.
I don’t think I’ve overcome this fear yet, however now I don’t let it hold me back as much as I used to.
These are the questions I asked (and continue to ask) myself when fear is holding me back:
– If I did the scary thing what is the best, most amazing thing that could happen?
– What would my life be like if I never ever did the scary thing?
– After I had done the scary thing how would I feel?
I used my responses to these questions as rocket fuel to take the leap to enrol in a blogging course and start my blog.
4.) Your ebook is gorgeous! How long did it take you to create it? Any tips for those of us looking to craft our first ebook?
Oh thank you so much!
It took me a few months to create the eBook, from mapping out my ideas on post-it notes on my wall to actually launching it. However I wrote the actual eBook content in two full days that I had blocked out specifically for writing it, which is something I would highly recommend doing. My eBook wasn’t getting written because I wasn’t setting aside any time to actually write it. So by devoting those 2 days for eBook writing — it actually got written! Then, I let it settle for a few days before beginning the drafting and editing process, before handing it over to my designer.
A few other tips:
- Set an intention about how you want the reader to feel when reading your eBook and use it to guide the whole process. Intentions are super powerful.
- Be generous. Over-deliver to absolutely delight the pants off your reader.
- Focus on serving — ask yourself how can you be useful and provide value. This will also help when you need to promote your eBook.
- Awesome design is definitely not necessary, but it really can help to take your eBook to the next level.
5.) What are your blogging and business plans for this year (and beyond)?
This is such an exciting question! But at the moment I honestly don’t have an answer because the truth is I don’t really know…
I’m nearly finished my psychology degree after studying full-time for three years, but after that I don’t really have any plans. This is really unusual for me because I’m usually a total planner and I’m also very goal-orientated. At the moment it just feels really good to see where my blog and business take me. However, in saying that, I’m planning on officially launching my life coaching services, devoting to blogging and I also have a project that I’m super excited about bringing to life.
Chloe is also the creator of the super inspirational FREE eBook INFINITE: Take your life to the next level and beyond!