planning

Plan Your Next 30 Days in 5

Wouldn’t it be amazing to enter the month of April without panicking because you don’t have anything scheduled for your blog?

The month goes way too fast. It can be incredibly frustrating when you feel behind because time creeps up on us busy bodies so quickly!

It seems like every month I used to panic on the last couple of days because next months calendar was completely blank and I would either tell myself/convince myself that I had time or I would try the “plan as you go” method...which never worked. For me anyway.


Having the next 30 days planned for your business is simply glorious. And guess what? I challenge you to do it with me. Wanna?

How to Grow Your Business and Take Care of Your Family

Building a business from home can make you feel like you're constantly making choices. Choices like:

  • Should I clean out the dishwasher or write this blog post?
  • Should I throw the clothes in the dryer or finish this e-book?
  • Should I just go to bed for once or finish this book?

It's not an all or nothing arrangement, but it can sometimes feel like it. We have to make choices and a lot of the times, when we choose our work, we feel GUILT. We feel selfish and we feel like we're neglecting everyone by sitting in front of the computer. 

I don't feel guilty anymore. But, I used to. Here's why:

  • I didn't have set hours
  • I didn't have a structured plan
  • I had no boundaries with what I was creating

By not setting my hours I was working like a mad woman. From the time I was let off from my full-time job I was in my office working away. I was only taking breaks for dinner with the family and kiddo "emergencies." My only trigger to stop working was bedtime. On weekends I did the same thing. I worked. All. Day. 

What the heck was I working on? EVERYTHING! I was creating random content, hosting webinars, creating Facebook ads, networking, creating sales funnels, and a ton of other busy work. I had zero structure. If you asked me what I'm working on that week, I would have said, "everything!" Makes me cringe. 

When I finally SET MY HOURS and started to really think strategically on what I wanted my business to do for me the next year...well that's when shit got serious and the light finally appeared. 

It was such a relief to have a PLAN and to know exactly what I was going to focus on for a year. A year! That helped me zoom in and get into more detail about what I will do quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily. 

So, now, when I get off work from my FT job I'll play with my daughter for a bit, clean up the kitchen, maybe call a family member for a quick chat, and then off to work I go. Let me tell you, this system has completely cleared my brain fog. I finally know EXACTLY what I have to do. If I get done early with what was on the agenda, great! I'll either move the next days up and get ahead or I'll just pat myself on the back, close the office door, and go enjoy my family.  

Be sure to get the planning system that I've created to help you do just this! 

Planning - The Secret Way to Plan a Full Year Ahead

The year is coming to an end. Is a part of you screaming, "Holy $hit! I'm running out of time!" or "Bring it on, I'm ready!" ?

No need to panic if you haven't even thought about your business in 2017, you're not alone and this is actually quite common. The year somehow flies by even faster than the year before and every good intention you had of sitting down and planning ahead is either way too overwhelming or  extremely daunting. 

 
 

I've always been a planner. Heck, I'll write down something after I've already done it in my planner, just so I can cross it off. You do that too right? By doing this (since elementary) it has helped me to stay organized, focused, and extremely goal oriented. 

Every single day for the next year does not have to be planned out. That's not where I'm going with this. There's an art to planning out a full year and it's done in a certain way, so that you are able to visualize, plan, and feel confident about what you have coming up. So, let's get into it, shall we?

 
 

I have two amazing tools to help you get started.

  • A spreadsheet planner template
  • A mini e-book, THE ULTIMATE PLANNING CHECKLIST

o get access to the planner template and the mini e-book by clicking the button below. I created the template myself and I am using it to plan out my year. I included a sample of mine so you have something to go off of. But, before you go and start filling it out, make sure you go through the e-book as I have a detailed strategy on how I want you to approach your planning mission.

I'm going to go ahead and let you get to work!