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Two years ago I quit my job at ”corporate Switzerland” and moved across continents with now-husband Thomas. This is when my life as a blogger and entrepreneur really kicked off but there is so much more before that, in between and now I want to share with you. 

But wait a second, you are here to learn about blogging and social media right?

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If you want to get your hands on some awesome free content about Blogging, Pinterest, Instagram and how to make your dream of a successful blog a reality and you don’t want to waste a second, I invite you to scroll all the way down to get my best-kept secrets right away…

Now for those of you who would love to get to know me a bit better, I invite you to read on, so we can get to know each other a bit better! 

When I was 11 years old I was diagnosed with cancer.

This is the first time I am sharing this online and it feels scary. But this is not a sad story it’s just the story of my life. It is how I got to the place I am right now, and it’s a happy place! 

So after being diagnosed with cancer, going through chemotherapy, radiation treatment, losing all of my hair and feeling seriously miserable…

(Anyone having cancer treatment knows what I am talking about. You basically feel totally fine one day and once taking the medicine you are the sickest person on planet earth). 

But, I got better. 

After nearly a year of treatment, I fully recovered and have been cancer-free for the past 19 years!

Can I hear an amen!

But, I think the experience kind of put me up for an interesting start to life…

I went back to school and everything was back to normal. So it seemed and so I thought. 

A couple of years later I was about to start university and but I was seriously lost. Zero ideas what I wanted in life, study or who I was.  So teenage Katie started studying economics because keeping all my options open seemed like the only rational choice. With a degree in business, I could enter any industry later on right?! 

(And disclaimer: I am really thankful for the privilege of being born in Switzerland. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to receive an education and I will appreciate it for the rest of my life.)

However, studying was not really my thing and I was miserable.

So as a hobby I started a blog.

It was this blog 🙂

Looked very different, I posted a lot about food and just random stuff, well how blogging was in 2010, very random I suppose…

Jump ahead 5 and something years and I graduated. Btw still absolutely no clue what the heck I wanted in life!  The only good news was though, I was gradually becoming a more confident person! Thank you mid to late twenties!

(Ps. I just started my 30th year on planet earth and have never been better! So for anyone reading this under 20 or early 20ies – life gets so much better I promise – just pull thorough! Life will always be difficult but at least you are not constantly worrying about what other people think of you. Ok, you still do but it’s not as nagging and important as it used to be.)

And it was also the first time I started to come to terms with how unhappy I really was.  But time wasn’t right yet. Or I wasn’t.  Because of all the self-doubt, a duty to my family who put me through university and my scared self, convinced me I had to get a job in corporate Switzerland and make a ton of money. 

Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating not to get a job. Especially, after going to school for years and years and not knowing what else to do.  Heck yes, you should get a job and build a life of your own.  I just believe that building a life around a corporate job or any other situation making you miserable from the start is the wrong foundation for your life. 

So I did it anyway and got a very good job at a prestigious Swiss Bank. 

Hellooooo….! Yes, this is a dream job for a lot of people.

So I grabbed my supposed jackpot by the neck and jumped in. I did it for more than 1.5 years and I believe I did it well.  But come on, I was just not happy. 

Can you imagine me during that time? The constant doubt and negative self-talk. 

  • Why are you so unhappy all the time?
  • You are good at this why isn’t this working? 
  • You are so ungrateful!
  • What is wrong with you!!!!!
  • You are a quitter and a winey. 

So how did I end up leaving all that negative sh** talk behind, taking action and life into my own hands, quitting my job and moving across the continent?

Well, I believe it has something to do with my run-in with cancer as an 11-year-old. 

Life is short.

And girl, you only live once!

My unintended run-in with cancer has made this abundantly clear. 

Now I honestly believe you don’t have to be sick or have a traumatic experience to take control of your life.  I also don’t believe you have to wait as long as I did to figure out your stuff but… I believe it takes courage! I for sure know it takes some self-reflection and an honest look in the mirror.

Now attention, please … 

I believe you have it in you to make your life beautiful, achieve your goals and most importantly find happiness!

Do you want me to repeat that?

I believe you have it in you to make your life beautiful, achieve your goals and most importantly find happiness!

For me personally, this means freedom.

This blog, this business, this entrepreneurial journey. 

How does it look for you?

You tell me. 

If you are looking for something similar to this website or tips on how to build a life similar to mine then I hope that this blog and my advice can help you achieve exactly that. 

Below here I am sharing some of the most loved content from the blog and some free goodies I can’t wait for you to get your hands on. 

Now if I can ask one favor.

Please share your story in the comments below! 

There is nothing more I love than learning more about your life, connecting with you and sharing this crazy rollercoaster as a team. 

My name is Katie and I am so happy you found me here on my little corner on the web.   

 

So what could be your next steps?

Let me cover the most common things first! Be prepared to be “WOWed”! Jump ahead to what interests you most: Become a successful Blogger yourself! Become a Social Media Superstar!  

 

No. 1 – Starting a Blog + WordPress:

First of all, you will need to set up your Blog the right way! This means you Blog MUST be self-hosted. If you don’t know what this means…No Problem I explain everything in detail in this Post your free PDF “Start a Blog Blueprint” you can download right here. Plus, I share my best posts on how to get started with WordPress and Blogging.

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No. 2 – Blogging Tips:

Have a look at some of my favorite blogging posts where I share my best-kept blogging related secrets:

 

No. 3 – Grow an Email List (Blog Subscribers):

Once you have checked the box on building your awesome new blog, let’s start growing your own amazing tribe! Here are my favorite ways how to set up an Email Marketing Service and build a relationship with your audience and convince someone to join your list. Plus you can grab your free PDF Guide on how to use high converting Freebies to grow your subscribers:

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No 4. – My favorite Instagram Tips:

Check out this amazing Freebie, I created especially for you 🙂 Plus, here are a bunch of FREE Resources I know can help you grow your Socials: Free Instagram Freed Guide

 

 

No. 5 – Pinterest Tips: 

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No. 6 – Branding + Design

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No. 7 – Start Making Money as a Blogger 

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