And once again, an entire month has flown by! I don’t know about you, but this year is going so fast. I feel like I have so many personal and professional things that I want to do, but most days I blink and it’s 7pm and I’m wondering how early is too early to get in bed before I earn full grandma status. (Shout-out to all the grandmas that are so much cooler than me.)
Luckily, though, it hasn’t been a whirlwind of busy – I’m focused, I’m present, I’m really fucking happy, but I still want to cram more goodness into my days.
These last couple of lightning-speed weeks have really solidified my decision to switch Dare to Grow to a membership program. Putting more of my eggs in one basket and making it easier for all of you to access (both with evergreen enrollment + pricing changes) means my work days are a lot less hectic and I feel like I’m making a bigger impact by focusing more of my time on one specific program and one group of people who are as committed to growing their online presence as I am.
My parents were in town this month, which meant lots of dinners + brunches and driving up to my brother’s house almost every day. I also spent three days knocked out by the flu, took a day off for a zoo date to celebrate the boyfriend’s birthday, spent a few hours every week at aerial rehearsal, and road tripped to wine country last weekend for a friend’s wedding. #somuchstuff
Months ago, after working such an erratic schedule, I would have seen tasks backing up for weeks, but when I opened up Asana yesterday, all was still well. I didn’t have to delete tasks or rework my schedule to cover what I missed – and even my inbox was under control.
Planning in sprints (working on just one project for a week or two at a time) and working half days helped me avoid that brain-melting, overloaded project calendar while still checking off everything that needed to be done on the days it needed to be done.
(I detail exactly how I plan, prioritize, and fit everything into sprints in Dare to Grow if you want a step-by-step process.)
Simplifying everything online and off (I just did a major closet purge as well!) has been both relieving and helps me to stay more focused.
I’m a serious creature of habit (one of the first things my boyfriend said about my apartment was, “you have a place for everything, huh?”), and with membership now open year-round, I’m able to repeat the process for creating + promoting master classes, creating social media graphics, and writing emails on the same days of the month every month. Knowing exactly what needs to get done every week means I can see + use my weekends and free time much more easily and avoid that 6pm guilt when I stop working, which is probably one of the most challenging and most unexpected things that pops up when you become self-employed.
The rest of this month will slow down a little (I hope!) and I’ll be focused on running the Affiliate Income Masterclass, updating all the lessons in Pinterest Powerhouse, and finally finally FINALLY blogging on a more consistent basis.
What have you been working on this month? Did February disappear in a flash for you too??
P.S. And are you coming to the Affiliate Income Masterclass? Because it’s happening next week and you should totally join us!