Hello again my friends, this week I want to talk about obstacles. An obstacle is described as a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress:

Can you believe it’s already Week 9 of building my business from scratch? With the incredible guidance from my mentor Dean Holland, the awesome Affiliate System software and support of Internet Profits staff, I’m feeling beyond excited and proud of what I’ve accomplished so far!

What I have accomplished:

Set up WordPress for my “owned asset”: This blog.

Created Domain Name for my owned asset.

Added email to my Domain.

Created a List Building Funnel. This was probably the most exciting. I will post a separate blog on this for you.

Focus on our Primary and Secondary fan focus. This is also another exciting post that I plan to follow up on.

I am currently finishing up Week 8, which was last week. This was to set up my Linktree. What is a Linktree you may ask.

Linktree is a freemium social media reference landing page1that allows you to create a personalized and customizable page that houses all the important links that you want to share with your audience23It is most often used in conjunction with social media sites like Instagram which make it difficult to share links to external sites3Linktree was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia1It is made to provide a landing page for a person or company’s entire associated links in social media, which rarely allows linking multiple sites1.

This definition was retrieved from this website.

Imagine it like a tree – your main page is the trunk, and the leaves represent links to all your other social media platforms like Fb, Instagram, YouTube, Quora, and more. The cool part? You can have multiple links on one page. Pretty exciting, right? Initially, I thought, “Oh boy, this might be tricky,” but with a bit of guidance, it turned out to be not so tough. Sure, I hit a few obstacles along the way, but nothing I can’t handle!

1st Obstacle.

My first little obstacle involved setting up my Linktree and grabbing the links for Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Initially, I thought, “Piece of cake,” but it turned out to be a tad trickier than expected. See, when I usually visit my FB, Instagram, or YouTube, I never really paid attention to the URLs. But once I cracked the code, it became a breeze. Facebook was the trickiest; my link was directing me straight to profile editing, not something I’d want to share with the internet world. Spent a good chunk of hours untangling that web before the lightbulb moment. It’s funny how we take logging into our accounts for granted without really understanding the algorithm magic behind it. I can proudly say I’m now wiser in that department!

2nd Obstacle.

And then life threw a curveball. My second obstacle was a bit more somber – I lost my dear aunt at the age of 91. She was an absolute gem of a soul. Family, you know, it’s one of those pillars of life. In times like these, being there for family becomes the top priority. This amazing lady happened to be my mother’s sister, so I’ve spent the entire week by my mom’s side, offering support as she navigates through this tough time.

This little hiccup did throw a wrench into my plans for the week, and I even missed my blog deadline. But you know what? No beating myself up over it. I just hopped back into the groove whenever I could. We all have those daily and weekly to-dos, and it’s easy to feel a bit disappointed when they don’t go as planned. But here’s the thing – giving ourselves a bit of grace, not getting all worked up, can make a world of difference. Life’s a journey, right?

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ” Michael Jordan, American professional basketball legend.

I stumbled upon this quote during the week, and it worked wonders in helping me navigate through the challenges in both my business and current life situation. Sharing it here with the hope that it might offer you the same boost if you’re facing obstacles in your business or life right now. We’re all in this together!


Hey, when we hit a roadblock, it’s all about pushing forward, even if it means falling a bit behind in our goals or tasks. Everyone’s got their own pace, right? The important thing is we’ll get those tasks done, maybe just a tad later than planned. Keep going, you’ve got this!

Have you faced any recent obstacles? How did you overcome them? Please leave me a comment as I would love to hear from you.

Till next time.


You can find my previous post here.



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13 thoughts on “Obstacles”
  1. Hi Sherri,
    So sorry for your loss; sending you a big Canadian hug.
    If you can find the strength to overcome the obstacles of life; there’s nothing you can’t overcome!
    Wishing you all the best and looking forward to reading your future entries!
    Take care,

  2. Hi Sherri, Thank you for sharing your obstacles both on and offline. So sorry to hear about your aunt, I hope you and you family are OK. Family is everything. As regards the LinkTree, I am about to climb that one next.
    All the best,

    1. Andy,
      Thank you for your comment and your condolences. Good Luck with the Linktree and your links. I am sure you will not have any problems with setting it up.

  3. Hi Sherri,
    I had the same problem with Facebook in the past. It is good that you managed to figure it out. You should definitely be proud of your accomplishment over the last 9 weeks.
    Sorry to hear about your aunt. Family should always be the priority. Please take care.

    1. Alan,
      Unfortunatey I spoke too soon and my Facebook Link on my Linktree is not pointing in the right place. I am still working on it. I am determined to figure this one out. Thank you for your condolences.

  4. My sincere condolences. Coming back from such an intense loss makes it difficult to jump back in. But that’s what we have to do, right?

    My obstacle presently is the Spotify Podcasting site seems to have crashed. I will get on another computer to see if that happened across the board! But Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, right?

    1. Kate,
      Thank you for your condolences. I does help to jump back in to get our thoughts about other things. I hope you tackle your obstacle and get your Spotify working.
      I love that quote about don’t sweat the small stuff. I think I will write that on my wall for inspiration.

  5. Hi Sherri,

    Being willing to go at your own pace and not get upset at falling behind is a growth mindset as you kept moving & did not lose momentum!

    Maybe that’s why we have obstacles to keep us agile. (smile)
    Like the MJ quote.

    1. Eleanor,
      Thank you for the encouraging words. I will continue to move forward. Yes, maybe the obstacles are to keep us agile! We certainly learn from them.

  6. Congratulations on completing week 9 and overcoming your obstacles! What an inspiration and I am encouraged by your progress. Nice description of Linktree!

  7. Sherri, I’m sorry for your loss. My biggest obstacle now is that I’m uncomfortable with being online. The more uncomfortable I get, the more I have to laugh at myself! I started an online business! What was I thinking? Well, it offers many solutions for me, so I’m going to get over it. Lol! Today, I’m enjoying visiting blogs, and tomorrow, I’m going to set up my social sharing buttons on my blog. Someday, soon, I hope, I’ll be a lot more comfortable. My thoughts are with you and your family. My condolences.

    1. Nakina,
      Thank you for your condolences. I love your statement, “You started an online business, and now you have to get comfortable with being online”. I feel the exact same way! But you know what, we CAN DO IT! One step at a time.

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