How did your Note to Self come out? Have you decided on your goal for a strong finish to 2014?
We are here today because it's time to talk about the rest of the year. We hit the 100 days till 2015 mark this week. So what’s your plan? You know, your P-L-A-N. Plan the plan. Do you have one?
I’m not talking about what time you arrive at work or where you have to drive which kid to which practice after school. I’m talking about the plan to move you and your creative business forward this year. The big picture. The moving parts and tiny baby steps that will take you outside of your comfort zone. Yeah, that plan.
If you do have one, yippee! You are on track to reaching your goals and succeeding at what you want to achieve.
If you don’t have one, it’s time. Don’t you think it’s time? Yeah, it's time.
Interested in some simple solutions? Here's what I do:
1) Use Evernote
I LOVE Evernote. It’s an app I use all the time. I have about a gajillion different notebooks in my Evernote. I use Evernote to dictate my writing, on my phone, in my car, while driving. Makes me feel like Jane Jetson. I LOVE it.
You can also use Evernote to write down goals that you can look at anytime you pick up your phone. If you’re anything like me, you pick up your phone about a gajillion times a day. So make a goals notebook, and start writing.
2) Try the Experts’ secret
Write your goals as if they are happeningright now. Don’t say, I wish I had a million dollars. Say, I am soooo happy and grateful that I have a million dollars! Why am I so blessed to have so much money all the time? It is so wonderful that I always have plenty of money to take care of my bills, my family and all the other things I want to do, have, buy and give.
See the difference? Feel the difference. ***This step is SUPER juicyliciously important!***
3) Find yourself a calendar
Cheap and easy: Go towww.printfree.com, choose a template, then print out all 12 months. That way, you won’t have to remember to go back and do this each and every month. Done.
4) Dig out some colored pencils, assign categories and get started
At least deal with the new month, okay?
If you’re plotting your artistic business plan, maybe you want to fill in marketing, networking, sales, admin, social media and other events. Pick different colors for each action.
If you’re making plans for your creative endeavors, you probably want to highlight the blocks of time you want to reserve for actual creation.
Trust me though, use different colors for each category.
5) Pick different days and/or times for each category
This has to depend on your existing schedule.
Try to group similar activities together on the same day/time as much as possible to save you time. For instance, Thursday afternoons are always writing time. Or Tuesday nights are your sacred time for painting.
It is totally up to you, this plan and its deets.
6) Read your goals and review your plan daily or at least weekly
Keep your eyes on the prize. This step is KEY for motivation.
We all need fresh motivation every day, just like we need food for fuel.
Planning is really not all that hard, right? Right! You can totally do this.
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- Social Media
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Revolution Ringleader Pamela Wills teaches multi-talented Artists of all stripes from around the globe how to stop dabbling in their art, call the shots and start making BANK from their talents to positively impact the cultural landscape. Get your FREE gift at www.pamelacwills.com and get rolling today!