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26 February 2019

Business Inspiration

MY GOALS AND PLAN WITH THE WHOLE THING

Good morning dear readers! How are you today?

 

This wednesday started early and energic, the sun is still shining over Paris and I have had a good night’s sleep! YEY! Today I am actually working on developing my business plan, a strategy for my personal brand as well as for my social channels. I haven’t talked much about how I spend my days and what I do for a living and that is partly because my life design it is still under construction. Well, firstly I study economy remotely via BI Norwegian Business School and follwing the classes takes me about the whole day. The rest of my time I choose to spend on several smaller projects, all leading to one bigger goal, which is what I dream about in the end : building my own business where I’ll help people and especially women to be more independent and live more freely! Big dreams huh?

Today I am hence writing on a plan for how my project will move forward and how/if my channels are fulfilling their purpose of driving my project in the right direction. Here is a short description of my goals with this blog and my other social channels:

  • Building up knowledge within digital marketing/social media. This is the mainreason why you find me on instagram, pinterest, on this blog and in my podcasts. I want to learn how the platforms work and how companies as well as private persons can use them to make their businesses and brands grow. And – it is incredibly funny to write and create content!!
  • Develop my writing- as well as my language skills. I am not a native english speaker, nor am I a native Norwegian, French or Spanish speaker, but while working with my channels, I always find ways of using the languages I know and I learn new words and phrases day by day. I started this blog in English because I thought my English skills needed a boost and I wanted to ameliorate it for my future international job dreams. If I am “obliged” to write in English on a daily basis, I force myself to develop!
  • Get a deeper knowledge about what I want to develop myself more into. It is some serious work to run social channels with a professional purpose, influencers often talk about that they run a full media production, which is not false. Included in this job you find photography, content management, content production, strategy, editing, relationship building, social media management and much, much more. I want to focus and work independently with one or two of these areas later on, but at the moment I am not really sure which part I like the most. Working as an “micro influencer” myself, allows me to discover this. So far, content creation and strategy are my favourite parts of this job! <3
  • Build my personal brand and learn how to manage it properly. My personal brand is one part of my start up idea that I also work with on the side. Creating a sort of interest for myself as a person is one important step of my business plan. Realising that your story is worth telling, has been and is still, very difficult for me to believe in. I am a true Scandinavian thinking that I am not anything special and my life is not interesting enough. My business idea, however, is something I believe strongly in and I really, really want it to succeed. I keep trying to convince myself that I am interesting enough – and the amount of readers here in this blog shows me that I am party on the right way!
  • Lastly, I have lived an extraodrinary life so far, I have made friends all over the world and many of them tell me that I should write about my life as it is a source of inspiration to others. With those words ringing in my head, I try to tell my story to show people how wonderfully exciting life can turn out! You decide so much yourself! You can choose to study or not study, to buy a house, get a degree and a fancy job or a very normal and lovely job, become a mother or become a dog owner  or live alone, get a family life and then decide to change and do things differently and move to exotic places or stay where you grew up and set roots forever, make a new perfect home for your family, make new amazing friends, discover amazing places, live amazing moments – it is entirely up to you how you want to design it! Life is in front of your feet!

 

 

So, from the bottom of my heart : THANK YOU so much for clicking in here leaving your own unique trace and support. Thank you for your comments and your feedback that I recieve daily on my instagram account (@lindaloefling ). I have many thousands of viewers of my content every week and it makes me happy and honestly a little scared and shy too. It is scary imagining how many you are! Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support means a lot <3

Now go out and have the most wonderful wednesday!

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Expat Life Inspiration My Paris

A MORNING IN PARIS

Bonjour ma Belle!

You just woke up from your beautysleep and the sunrays are shining softly in your face to promise you a good day ahead. You take a shower, put on your best clothes and as you pass the hall before leaving your apartment, you see a glimpse of yourself in the mirror: you look a million dollar. Sunglasses on and phone, keys and handbag with you as you step out on the Parisian street. You stop to arrange your scarf as it is still a bit chilly in the mornings and while standing there, you observe the Parisians as they look for fresh baguettes at their local boulangerie, take a walk with their dogs and come back from a run in the nearest park. You see their gesturing as they speak with eachother, you hear their typical Parisian complaints about everything from politics to the quality of their croissant this morning and you smile at how all the classic prejudgements you heard about Parisians before you came here, seem to be true.

You start walking down the streets towards your favourite brasserie. Luckily your place, a window seat in a corner is still free and the waiter is someone who recognize you. He smiles at you when you sit down and he proposes you what you always ask for when you come there; un petit déjeuner continental – meaning a breakfast all inclusive, extra everything. You have your coffee, juice, yoghurt, croissant, pain au chocolat, tartine with Nutella, butter, jam, everything you can ask for when you are a hungry girl on an early morning. You get your food, you take up your phone and see that you have recieved a message from a dear friend who wants to meet you later, you can’t help but smiling from ear to ear as you answer with one word “OUI!”. You take up a book you just bought, and before you start to dig in to the “to die for” breakfast in front of you, you gaze outside the window and you see a bunch of tourists crossing the street, their faces turned towards the skyline, pointing. You can see their excited calls to eachother and you understand why as you lift your eyes and you see the Eiffel Tower there in the far distance. One of the tourists spots you as you observe them, she smiles at you and you realize that for her you must look like one of the locals. Just one of the lucky 2,2 million Parisian inhabitants sitting here on your favourite spot in this particular neighbourhood enjoying your breakfast and making plans with friends and you smile back to her as you think about how surrealistic it is that she got that impression completely right.

Greeting and the very best tuesday wibes from Paris <3

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