Ouch dropped WA rank from 71 to 98 plus Not shortlisted today! But there are silver linings in every

Last Update: October 17, 2018

I haven't seen a drop like this in a LONG time...

But that's OK. Good thing I'm back and blogging and connecting again. Nothing like a break to renew and refresh and regroup.

I also had news that an opportunity I was considered for unfortunately I didn't make the final short list but I received very positive feedback. Although it was a 'dream' opportunity, I am proud of myself that it didn't get me down. But I was able to focus on the positives of the experience and review what it is I actually do want.

What I'd absolutely LOVE is a full-time income on part-time hours. I had this once but it was in businesses that were focused 100% around me and my efforts face-to-face which became exhausting. Therefore I've spent the past 21 months regrouping and really getting back my business MOJO and here I am blogging better than ever before (despite a break) and still loving connecting here.

Why am I not blogging fulltime? This is not based on fear of success or anything. Just practical. Simply because I don't want to put unnecessary pressure on myself until I am generating regular income from my blogging. I had 2 years of financial strain which I'm just coming out of. And although I currently have 2 part-time jobs that give me a full time income, I am blessed because in both I enjoy what I do and I enjoy the variety. So am living in the moment and feeling grateful about what I do have and continue to strive to improve my already good situation to a better one.

As they say, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So my silver linings for today are:

  • Despite my WA rank drop I'm back continuing to focus on my own blogging goals and efforts and along the way assist and support others here where I can and
  • Although not short-listed for a dream opportunity it has got me to return to blogging (because I enjoy sharing my knowledge so much) and get on with what brings me joy and not focus on what initially appears to be a failure.

So tell me, what is your silver lining?


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BillandSue Premium
Hi Fleur,
What a positive attitude you have. I think success is made from failures and setbacks. Figuring out what direction to go when there seems to be a giant wall in front of you is the key to making it to your goals and success.

"you only fail when you quit".

Thanks for sharing.

Bill
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fleurallen Premium
Agreed 100% Bill. My positive attitude paid off last night, I woke to an extra $2,000 from recalculated back pay - nice!
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Fleur,
Wow! What a pleasant surprise. I will avoid any negativity if I can.

Bill
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CandP Premium
The silver lining is that we are healthy, happy, working together at WA and connecting with great people here like you...even though we are getting older.
The best is yet to come.
Carry on with your dreams and they will happen!
C & P
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fleurallen Premium
Oh agreed we're all getting older every day ;) x
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lesabre Premium
There always a silver lining and a rainbow somewhere after the rain. That ranking thing is annoying at times.
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fleurallen Premium
Oh the rainbow appeared this morning, apparently I have been underpaid in one of my part-time roles this year and so I have a lump sum to now play with - nice!
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DebbieRose Premium
Great attitude...my silver lining happened today. Someone else's action upset me but I was able to shift my reaction and move past it. I am grateful for the experience because it showed me my spiritual lessons are working!
Debbie
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fleurallen Premium
Excellent work Debbie what I always aspire to do with varying degrees of success!
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SondraM Premium
hmmm.. Thank you for a post that got me to thinking about how blessed I am. Despite a multitude of unspeakable challenges going on in my life, I have been blessed in so many ways that it is hard to pick out the one thing that would be my silver lining.

I am sorry that you are a bit disappointed over not making the short list. Hopefully one day soon, you will realize that you were very fortunate to have NOT gotten that position. (Hind site is 20/20 afterall.)
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fleurallen Premium
Oh, it is Sondra, it so is! (Hindsight that is - I believe there is just a better opportunity out there for me)
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SondraM Premium
We can't wait to hear about the opportunity when it does occur. It is just a matter of time.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Fleur,
You asked what is our silver lining: for me it is getting a chance to be a productive citizen who matters. No one judges me and I can be free to write my thoughts and feelings about a subject. The only requirement is that it be business related since this is a business site. No problem there!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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fleurallen Premium
Nice Elaine go for it!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Fleur,

Today I became conscious that I have a silver cloud.
I read the result of my bone density test. I have improved by 2.5% in 2 years. Really good news.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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DebbieRose Premium
Great news, Taetske! How were you able to do that....diet, exercise, supplements or drugs. (Email me if you want)
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Debbie,

I will drop you a little email.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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fleurallen Premium
Congratulations Taetske that is so great, health is so important
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fleurallen Premium
Email me too Taetske or PM x
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laparra1 Premium
I will PM you as I do not have your email.
In case you prefer an email then drop me a line on
taetskeguillaume@gmail.com

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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fleurallen Premium
Pm is fine or else fleur@fleurallen.com
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TommyVTE Premium
Have variation in daily life is important to have more fun in what you doing in the same time it creates more freedom
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fleurallen Premium
Agreed time to refocus on blogging again for now as it boosts me and brings me a lot of joy
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MKearns Premium
You'll be back in no time Fleur You go, girl!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks, Michael, it's good to be back. Ranking is not my focus (as you know) was just a wee surprise today :)
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EandS2018 Premium
We have the same problem. We've gone from 87 to 137 but we now have 3 sites and our first priority is to those sites. But we are still active and will continue to be.
Blessings,
Scarlett and Elaine
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fleurallen Premium
Yes ranking is not my first priority either but it was just a surprise to drop so much in one day - but all good - looking forward to returning to regular posts on my blog :)
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