Let’s get to the good part first – the giveaway.
This week Scrapbook Coach reached 1000 likes on Facebook, so I thought it was appropriate to have a little treat.
All orders placed between Jan 10 and Jan 19, 2014 will be entered to win free shipping!
Whether pre-order or an in-stock order, be sure to place an order by the end of day on Sunday to have your name entered into the draw. I will randomly choose two winners from the Canadian shop and two winners from the UK/Europe shop! I will make the announcement on Monday, Jan 20, 2014.
With the start of a new year and with the intent to be organized and balanced, I am always excited to take some time to plan out some of the big things for the year. I know real life can throw some curve balls and things get adjusted, but this is an opportunity for us to get a bird’s eye view of our overall goals and dreams.
Part of that is planning out our business ideas and what we want to accomplish this year. Then we break it down into bite size pieces and put them on a calendar. At a quick glance I can know what I need to take care of this month, week, today.
I am a visual person when it comes to this task + it feeds my office supply junkie fix *grin*
We have a perpetual year planning calendar with dry erase markers, plus I printed out some monthly calendars from timeanddate.com, making sure to include the holidays.
I first put all the weekends and holidays onto the perpetual calendar. Then Rumilio and I sat down and discuss the overall plan, then broke it down to tangible steps that are needed to accomplish those goals. We started by assigning tasks to each week for now. Daily goals are revisited on a weekly basis and are usually pretty obvious once we know the goal for the week.
Now that we have it on the wall calendar and hung in our office, I enter the information into my online calendar (I use the Google calendar) with reminders set. Those little reminders are key for me. Like you, I have a lot going on in my life. I thought it might slow down now that the kids are gone from home – but nope! Still busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I can not express the *SIGH* of relief and excitement I feel every time I walk into my office and see this. I am a list girl and having a written plan, even though I know it will adjust and change, gives me the head space to put it into action.
Do you find that you have all these things you want to accomplish running through your head? Whether daily, weekly or monthly plans? I recommend you take some time to physically write them down – yes with pen and paper. You will be amazed how freeing it is to have it in black and white and not rumbling around in your head, hoping it isn’t forgotten.
Now you can use your brain space to set in motion the tasks needed to accomplish those goals!
Here is to an amazing 2014!