the journey to becoming a millionaire...

A short while ago, I posted about my goal to become a millionaire before I turn thirty. This blog post is an update of sorts that I wanted to share with you. I think it's motivating to share my progress and hopefully it helps push me along this path as well. You can read my other posts here.

I recently mentioned that I made a video log as well, but was hesitant to post it. I decided that I'd suck up my insecurities and let my blog readers view it anyways, so here it is. It was from the beginning of November... and talks about what was happening with the app and why I wanted to do this whole thing in the first place.

So, where am I at right now? Well, not a whole lot has happened just yet, but there has been some good progress on my app idea.  This month has been pretty busy as it is, due to Christmas next month. Between fulfilling shop orders and working on new ideas, I've been trying to finish off all of my custom design work so that I can take a much needed break in December. During this break I plan on really hashing out my ideas and coming up with a solid plan of action for everything. This blog, my handmade/supply shops, and most of all my design shop.

I've decided that my next goal will be to really expand my design shop. As mentioned in the video, passive income is really the route I'm headed for and the more I can bulk up that shop and offer more downloadable goods, the better. During my Christmas break, I'm going to work on stocking that up... until then I still have almost everything at 40-50% off until tomorrow.

After that, I want to knock these eBooks off my list. I've been planning a couple new ones for a while now and just haven't had the time to work on them. My New Years resolution will be to make time for these things. I overload my own plate so much, so I am really going to have to think about what I can cut out so that I can dedicate more time to this whole thing. The idea isn't to add tons more projects to my ongoing list of things to do, but rather refine them, see what's working for me and what's not, and work on maxing out their potential.

I am hoping that the app will be out in the early New Year. It's halfway done right now and looks awesome! As soon as I have it in my hands as a final product I will share with you exactly what it is. You can also sign up to my brand new mailing list below if you want to get early access to the app when it's ready and stay updated on these projects and more:

I'm not sure what prompted me to make logs of this stuff. I guess just so that I have something to look back on and stay on track. I also want to help inspire any one of you to go out and do what you want to do. You don't have to live your life with the cards you were dealt, because there will always be another hand just waiting to be played.

Stay motivated!

(There is also a new Christmas in November giveaway up on my Facebook page. You can win my Mushroom Dreams photo artwork print, so be sure to check that out when you're done here!)

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  1. You are so motivating! I love this post and it applies to so many things in life. Thanks for sharing.
    Almost Endearing

  2. this is really great! I'm excited about the app and I really respect your plan to become a millionaire. thanks for the inspiration :)
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

  3. What a motivating post! You really should vlog more often. I hope all your dreams come true!

    Ally @ theadventuresofally.blogspot.com

  4. Funny. I have the same goal! I'm nowhere near it at almost 26, but I have a good feeling about it.

  5. So inspiring, thanks for sharing. Financial stability is one of my top goals as well...especially as a young woman. xx If you can dream it, you can do it

  6. Dana, you're truly inspiring!
    I wish you all the best with your goals and dreams :)

  7. you're so inspiring! and I agree - stay motivated....great advice :).

  8. DUUUUUUUDE. Amazing much?! Seriously, you rock so hard. I'm awed and inspired, needless to say. Wishing you all the very best with the finalisation of the app and everything else! xo

  9. You are such an inspiring person! I wish you the best of luck! xo


  10. You busy, busy busy girl. :) Again--you can do it. It will happen. You are so self-driven and motivated, that it's inspiring to see you work toward a goal. You always do your best, and that is incredibly admirable. You never do anything halfway or halfhearted; you put your soul and energy into a project ... and that's why I know this is going to work. I love seeing this side of you, and I want to thank you for sharing it. I can understand why you were hesitant, but you know that there are so many of us who support you! Good luck with more work on the app! I hope you'll be able to have some free time come Christmas.

  11. I'm a graphic/web designer from Iowa and I've been suffering from BAD creative block lately. You're so inspiring and have defiantly lit a fire under this ass! :)


  12. This is such an inspiring post! I think journaling/logging everything is really important. In the process of writing down, or talking, you make all your thoughts concrete and actionable. I can't wait to see where your design store goes and what ebooks you release! I really enjoyed Blog Wonderful.

  13. And I believe you can do it too...good luck on making those millions lady!

  14. I wish that I had your drive. Thanks for the motivation. I wish you the best of luck!

  15. Hey Dana. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind words about my little Maddox. He had a blood transfusion today and we should know if its helped a little tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Thanks again, girl. It means the world to me. xo


  16. what a lovely blog you have here darling!


  17. I admire you ability to share this. I'm really looking forward to your productivity app. I'm a blogger, I love your blog, design work and general creativity. So yup, I can't wait :)

  18. Good luck to becoming a millionaire such an inspiring person:)oxox


  19. it is inspiring to hear your plans and progress... i have a number of plans, for income, but also just intellectual pursuit and fulfillment, that have been stagnant. you are inspiring me to push harder forward.


  20. Oof check you out! I wish I was as motivated as you are :) I'm in a total rut right now, I could do with some of your pizazz!


  21. Developing an app?! Awesome. You are so inspiring! Hope you make it to 1 million. :)

  22. Dana I admire you for your determination, and I'm confident you will get wherever you wish. Paulo Cohelo says that if you wish something from your heart, all the Universe conspires in your favour. Looking forward to hearing the next news. Best wishes, Coco

  23. Great determination! Good luck with the app :) xxx


  24. Thanks for sharing your video. You are an amzing inspiration, seriously! It's because of people like you, that stay so motivated and determined that we have things in this world, like apps...lol.. Good Luck (not that you need it, it seems to be going great) and I can't wait to see the final product :)


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