How far you’ve come (vs How far you have to go)

Welcome to December!

What is December made up of for you?

Is it a fun time of family, food, and joy?

Is it a time to slow down, review, and take a break?

Or, as I hear from so many people, is it a super busy time of business and family?

I hear many people talk about how they’re trying to get their business wrapped up for the year, their free time is consumed with holiday decorating and gift buying and trips away to see family (which is fun and sometimes stressful).

(And check out this video on self-care – it includes things that you might not think about like drinking water and grabbing some alone time if you’re an introvert networking and things that you might think about like massages)

And I know in the past, this is the time of the year where I might avoid goal setting because it means I’ll look at what didn’t go well, where I failed, and I’ll think about just how far I’ve yet to go.

So, for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie we talk about How far you’ve come (vs How far you have to go). 

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #46

What to do to be more productive

Thursday is Thanksgiving!

But you already knew that 🙂

This week I thought about talking about self-care (and I probably will in December), but instead I’ve been thinking about how to be more productive and get more things done.

Especially since this is a short week and I plan to take the week of Christmas off (and there’s a lot I want to do between now and January).

I thought perhaps you’re feeling a bit of the same.

So, I talked about that for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #44

Weekly and daily planning

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving already?

I am because we’ve been coordinating with our families for what days we’ll be where. Checking and rechecking people’s schedules to make sure that we have the days right and can maximize our family time.

It’s all sorted now and we know our plans for Thursday and Friday.

I’ve also been thinking about the different ways people plan their days and weeks.

In my experience, both personal and from working with my clients, I’ve noticed there are some universal things that work (and generally don’t work).

I talk about that below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #43

It’s not Greek (and goal achieving)

Over the weekend I started thinking about “if then else” statements.

It’s usually something like “if (x = y) then {do this} else {do this}”.

If it’s Greek to you, that’s okay.

In my previous career, I was a computer programmer, so it’s not that weird that it would pop to mind.

And it’s one of the most basic statements in programming. All programming languages have it.

Seriously, I think programming is less about the particular programming language you’re using and more about if you can logically break something down into smaller pieces.

Business can be similar.

We have goals that we want to accomplish and they need to be broken down to actually accomplish them.

So, for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie we talked about goal setting.

We went over what gets in the way and the basics of successful goal setting. After all, 2018 is just around the corner!

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #42

Self-care to stay productive (I finally turned on the heat)

If you’re in the Midwest, the weather is definitely changing. And while October where I am has been warmer than normal, it’s chilly and raining today.

It’s the time of year where I want to light candles in my office and turn on my space heater (because I’m stubborn and don’t want to turn on the heat in the rest of the house yet. Ridiculous? Probably).

And it’s the time of year where people start getting sick.

Maybe this is where the old wives’ tale about getting sick if you get cold comes from.

So for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie (1pm CDT), we talked about self-care to stay productive.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #41

Think of the times when you’ve been procrastinating a bunch or your energy was really low and it just felt hard to get things done.

Was self-care something that was lacking at that time?
Maybe you felt you didn’t deserve it or didn’t have time for it?

Well, maybe part of the problem was that you weren’t taking care of yourself.

In the video, I share some tips around self-care and some ideas that the ladies in my FB group shared with me.