Monday, August 7, 2017

August Goals & Intentions


So I haven't published an official post on how things are going yet (that's what a bad blogger I've been) but I started this self-run biz with the help of ItWorks and I'm throwing all my energy into it. I am enjoying myself doing this and helping people. But I miss blogging so here I am to dedicate time to do both- give me some grace here, please. I appreciate any support or encouragement (or referrals) that you can send my way. I've been working really hard on time management and productivity as well. If you think this is an easy task for me it's not but I'm doing better each day and I start to be more effective in my daily routines and tasks.
Here are my goals and intentions I'd like to try to stick to this month:

AUGUST GOALS (various want to's, should do's but not must do's)

1. Blog consistently (starting now)
2. Keep house clean weekly (morning 15 min tidy) (nightly- dishes and Sunday laundry)
3. Read one PD book, Go for No (FINISH & review?)
4. Meditate Daily
5. Journaling Daily
6. Use Planner Daily/Weekly view
7. One-two bottles of water daily -no backups, iced tea emergency soda etc
8. Batch write/social schedule plan ahead
9. set a day aside to VA every week? (Sundays? new members weekly)
10. Get one to two DTs for work-earned a 100$ shopping spree and bonus in 30 days! It's possible!!

AUGUST INTENTIONS (more defined and narrowed down)

1. Work my biz DAILY for an hour-two per day at most

  • showcase the promos and how people need and can use each product
  • MY WHY! MONTHLY GOALS HUNG UP
  • relatable and real
  • message and ASK or the answer is always no
  • get on weekly calls/weekly online events/read up on products to get familiar

2. Blog Editorial Calendar and Brainstorm with Pam/Rae

  • mass brainstorm ideas and original thought provoking posts
  • editorial layout plan and social media schedule with Buffer/on paper/each network/groups etc.
  • batch write and batch design graphics
  • GET IMMEDIATE SPONSORED POSTS DONE (2) 

3. Virtual Assisting- stay consistent and ask for direction or what I can improve on

  • Sundays: new member day
  • Saturday/Sunday: V/A scheduler days- get links, check posts, podcasts, tailwind 5-7+ days out at least, scheduled to groups and pages

4. Stick to daily routine, healthy lifestyle and begin to incorporate exercise at home from youtube or on demand free

  • wake up at 8-9am on time, brush teeth, feed dogs, get coffee, make the bed, do AM meditation/affirmations, let dogs go potty, 15 min cleanup, first IW post (11 am).....
  • go to bed no later than midnight, (early shower/bath) get PJs on/PM meditation, brush teeth, put dogs in bed, read half hour (maybe), lay out clothes for following day. 

Well, this just about covers it! I'm sorry I've been gone for awhile, I hope you missed me though. What are your goals for this month? What habits are you working on improving or changing? Is there any way we can help each other? And if there is please shout out and tell me. I'm currently using "Forest" to pump out this blog post and well, heck I did it! Congrats to me! Thank you for hanging around and being patient! Stay tuned and I hope to share lots more soon. I have two sponsored posts to get to you.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BLOGGY BRUNCH #??

 Hey everyone ladies and gents! I know I've been missing and completely gone for a bit but I HOPE to be officially back. A lot has happened and also nothing has happened. I needed a break and just felt sorta unmotivated so I stepped back for a breather. I hope your June and July have been wonderful! :) I'm working on myself and my goals a bit more but I hope to grow this space and become more involved here again. This is a special place and I won't abandon it! So, I want to see what wonderful things you've all been up to lately, please follow us all and link up down below to join in.

 I decided to do a quick link mashup since I've been gone and didn't participate last month that I remember so here's a bunch of things I found that I love in the last week on the interwebs.







Well I hope you liked all these links I've been loving this week and recently, just these few really caught me eye and I wanted to share them! :) I will be making that marg soon I tell ya! I'll have more fun announcements coming in this week so stay tuned and follow me on social media if you aren't already! Happy Monday! 
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Things I Can't Live Without: On My Desk

Photo by Roman Bozhko on Unsplash

PANDA PLANNER

This year was the first time in a long time I reconsidered actually using a planner for growth and productivity. I looked and looked around and asked so many people their opinions on what planner is best. Until I found it! Panda Planner has been my savior, literally. I am not going days without writing in it. It has everything I need in it- monthly, weekly and daily undated so that I can fill it out and use as needed. My days and weeks go smoother when I really know what I'm doing and what I'm expecting of myself. I can also track just about anything with goals and daily habit tracker. I don't think I'll ever go back to any other planners.

FELT TIP PENS

Sometimes I like these to write in my planner to color code, to doodle or when I need to tell apart something I'm jotting down like an appointment alongside a post I'm thinking about. Colored felt tip pens seem to always come in handy in some way or another. Using color always seems to make me more productive.

BIC BLACK OR BLUE WRITING PENS

These simple pens... They are the bee's knees. Only pens I've ever used that don't skip or leak ink. I think they write well and I have a good handle on them as well. I can write as fast or slow as I want and my hand doesn't cramp or change. I can get them in packs and be good to lose them or not lose them and I don't mind because there are so many. I know they come in blue, black and red. Other Bic pens also in other colors.

PEN HOLDER- "PAPA'S MUG"

My pen holder is a mug of my papa's that I always saw (or used) growing up. It has a lot of memories attached to him and breakfast time.  It holds all my pens and markers and stamps. Every time I look at it it makes me smile and think of him. 

STAPLER

I had wanted this Nate Burkus stapler to snazz up my desk for awhile. I kept seeing it at Target and couldn't get past it. So I bought it! And I love when I use it all the time I can feel like I work in a real office. It works well and isn't cheaply made also it's shiny and nice sitting on my desk! 

NOTEBOOKS

I have a HUGE variety of notebooks! Spiral, bound, small, big, moleskin, graphic- so many to choose from. I've been going through them to distinguish what is what in them. But so far I have no luck, they are all a mush mosh of my thoughts, needs, wants and desires. I have a couple from high school that have collections of my writings and those are so special to me. 

SCREEN CLOTH

I have this one small screen technology cloth that's I always use. It's a microfiber cloth and it's great for my phone but I always will pick it up if I smudge my completed screen. It's soft and never scratches. I also love a good safe technology cleaning spray but I can't find mine right now. You can also safely wash these if they get dirty or spill something on them.

STYLIST

And no I don't mean a hair stylist. I mean a pointer pen. I've had a bunch of them- the funky little cheap ones that don't work and frustrate you. If you invest in a good one it will make your technology life much much easier. Sometimes my fingers on my phone don't work or I'm being lazy. I often use mine on social media to "write" messages or draw things. It makes my handwriting turn out a lot neater.

If you liked this post go check out the on I wrote on Things I Can't Live Without: On My Nightstand
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