We live in a world where we are constantly connected with the power of a computer in our purse or pocket. There is no clean, clear divide between work and personal life for so many of us. I got to the point where one email would put me in a downward spiral for hours, sometimes even a full day or two. The anxiety was so intense that it would make me physically sick, ruining special events, my normal favorite activities and time spent with people I love.
We asked you for your most BURNING questions on Instagram and nothing was off limits! Some of you wanted to know personal things, design advice and others sought out business tips and tricks.
This year, I decided to create a template of my own to reflect on 2019 and plan for 2020. When I first created the template, I wasn’t sure if I should separate business and personal reflections and goals, but after some thought I kept coming back to the fact that the two are truly intertwined.
Fear of failure can stand in your way. It can freeze you. Stop you in your tracks. Prevent you from diving into a crazy dream OR it can make you stand up, like the bad ass woman you are, look at a big, hairy audacious goal straight in the eye, and get to work.
We all know that working out is good for your mind and your body, so why don’t we make it a priority? Research shows an amazing correlation between working out and success (whatever you may define as success).
I know some bloggers that are making over $5,000/month with affiliate marketing alone!
I love talking about the topic of time and resources. We have the same amount of time in a day as Beyonce and Warren Buffett. Let that sink in. We also have a lot of excuses as to why we can’t this and can’t that, and the number one excuse is likely, “I don’t have time.”
Guys! It’s not about having more time. It is about prioritizing things in our life to create the space and time. I work full-time, run two business and a blog, and I still find time to work out almost every single day and eat dinner with my husband. I literally want to print out a t-shirt with the word “priorities” written across the chest.
I can’t tell you how many prospective clients come to me that are in the idea phase of starting their business. They think they need to talk to a marketing specialist, but there is so much to do “behind the scenes” before you are ready to market your business. If you are serious and ready to do the damn thing, you need to start with a strong foundation. Here is a quick rundown of everything you need to do to set your business up for success right out of the gate.
I have my money wiz, Katelyn Magnuson, dropping some finance knowledge for you! Investing in her was one of the best business decisions I made in 2019. I’m looking forward to crashing my financials goals with her by my side this year.
A year ago, if I heard the term “mindset” or someone mentioned “life coaching,” my eyes would roll so far back into my head that they would get stuck there for 48 hours. I’m an extremely analytical, realistic, straight forward person that relies on a dose of intuition. All of this “find your inner-self” shit seemed like a lot of fu-fu fluff. The universe works in funny ways my friends. Early this year, I brought on a life coach as a Thoughtfully Designed client, and we instantly hit it off.