Having It All Together

Having It All Together

It's already the 11th of January. Seeing that date probably hurts a little bit. You've probably already missed a couple days of working out or tracking that new habit you wanted to create. You've probably already had a few days you aren't proud of - I know I have. Of the 11 days we've had so far this year, I think I'm happy with five of them - I'm stretching that fifth one. 

That's less than half. There have been times where I feel like this year has been a wash and I feel stupid for thinking this year was the year everything was going to be different. Then, I put on my stubborn a** hat and tell myself this year IS going to be the year everything is going to be different. I don't care what happens, what I have to do, or how unpleasant it may be, I REFUSE to let this year end the same as last. 

2018 Goals - Quarter 1

It's January 4th of the New Year and everyone is still focused on setting their goals. Between reviewing last year and deciding what you want to accomplish this year, it seems like the world spends January in a state of planning. 

This year, I wanted things to be different. I've spent so many years worrying about my PLAN and what I was going to focus on each year. I started every year with a set of goals I was going to accomplish and worked on them for all of two days. I would come back to them every once in awhile, but never really did anything. 

If I was lucky and had a super productive streak during the end of my year, I'd finish a couple of goals. More often than not, I ended my year with maybe one goal completed. In 2017, I didn't even finish my reading goal! That's not okay for someone who used to devour books in a day. 

Where to Start: Venture Beginnings

Where to Start: Venture Beginnings

The best part about starting a business is the beginning. To me, I am the most excited when thinking about my new venture. It's the newness of it all. There's a ton of potential and so many different directions I can take the business. It's quite literally my favorite part. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to serve my audience and help people with everything they need. However, the feeling of starting something brand new lights me up in a way not much else can. My fiance and I have probably started and re-branded about 10 different ventures during our nine years together. 

Your Google Calendar System

Your Google Calendar System

If you read my other post about using your planner AND your Google Calendar, then you should read this post. If you haven’t read that one yet, check it out after this one. There is no particular order to either one of these posts - they both have some awesome information that benefits each other. Using a Google Calendar can make your life so much simpler.

I have devised personal codes to help me read my calendar faster and easier. I have no shame in saying that I used many of the codes I use in my daily job at Pay it Forward Processing. I manage my boss’s calendar and while I will spare you from having to see what it looks like, I am going to show you how we schedule events on the calendar. It’s going to be a ton of fun!

Connecting Your Google Calendar to Your Planner

Connecting Your Google Calendar to Your Planner

Scheduling and planning has become all the rage these days. If you take were to Google the words bullet journal, notebook, or planner, the results are some awesome articles and news surrounding the offline side of things. It’s hard to imagine not having a calendar to help schedule everything out for someone like me. I enjoy it so much I actually schedule things twice!

Let me explain. I love planning on paper. I currently use a spiral bound Recollections Planner, which you’ve probably noticed me mentioning a few times. I use this to schedule out my days, keep track of appointments I need to set up, and track habits. Then I take all of the days that I have meetings, appointments, and so on, and add them to my second calendar: Google Calendar.v

Starting A Planner: Using Physical Planners to Organize Your Life

Starting A Planner: Using Physical Planners to Organize Your Life

Planners have become all the rage these days. If you haven’t checked it out, here are a few links to show you how big it’s gotten: here, here, oh and this one. It’s a bit hard to believe, but it’s true. Writing things in a planner or notebook helps keep things at the front of your mind. Planners really are a great way to get out of your own head. As a business owner, this can make your life a lot easier.