The first step in deciding your weekly priorities

Someone recently asked me how to do that when you have A LOT of things that need to happen.

And I get it – when you have A LOT of things that need to get done it can feel really overwhelming and downright impossible to pick 1-3 priorities for the week. Because EVERYTHING HAS TO GET DONE NOW.

Well, the quick answer is to grab the workbook How to Choose Priorities When EVERYTHING is Important from above.

For the more nuanced answer, watch the video.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #71

What if you enjoyed the view and didn’t compare yourself to others?

I was driving through a neighborhood I drive through a few times a month and was thinking what I normally think as I’m driving through homes:

  • what would it be like to live here?
  • how long would it take to visit family from here?
  • where would I grocery shop?
  • what would Nate’s commute be?

Then I had an aha moment that changed the whole experience “Why isn’t my thought ever ‘I enjoy driving through this neighborhood’?”

Well, that would just change everything.

In the video below I discuss this and how it would affect our businesses too.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #70

The Importance of Fun and Curiosity to Productivity

A comment made at a networking event I attended last week reminded me of an idea I originally heard from a podcast where Elizabeth Gilbert was the guest.

Instead of pressuring yourself to find your ONE big passion in life, she shared that following your curiosity is important. Notice what you’re curious about and explore it.

The comment lead me to think about how following my curiosity, or not, has affected my life and my business.

You see, in previous years I’ve pushed aside things I’ve been interested in or curious about that didn’t directly tie into my goals or bottom line.

I made a conscious decision to not pursue them until “later.”

Earlier this year I started saying yes to some of these “later” things for no particular reason than I wanted to.

And I’m realizing as I type this, that some of the things on that list have been there, unmoving, for two or more years.

The interesting thing is, that through exploring and experiencing some of those “later” items, I’m having more fun in my personal life and my business.

So, for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie let’s talk about the importance of fun and curiosity in your business and I share a bit more about how it’s affected my life and business.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #68

Spring cleaning your business

We’re officially in Spring and have been for about a month now.

Earlier this spring, for me it meant an intense desire to reorganize my office and move some clutter out.

I ultimately decided that I didn’t need to buy a bunch of new things to reorganize my office (for right now).

But today it got me thinking about the changes that happen in spring.

Yes, things start blooming (the tree outside my office is no longer bare and I can no longer see the back of the yard through it).

But if you have school-aged kids, they’re probably counting down the days until school is over.

And you might have gotten an itch to clean or declutter like I did.

I share few different ways to approach “spring cleaning” below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #67

There are as many ways to get there as there are people wanting to go there

The article that traditional marketing says I should write right now includes sharing lots of what you’ll be missing out on if you don’t join  Take Your Productivity to a New Level  NOW (you can still join through Friday).

Truth be told, I could write that email fairly quickly and be done with it.

But I feel like writing a different email today.

And it’s harder to write, but I can’t quite put my finger on why.

I have 4 drafts of it that just aren’t right and go on and on and on about how Take Your Productivity to a New Level came to be.

Instead, let’s talk about why it almost didn’t happen.

I found a draft of it from 2012, but the first time I offered it was last summer.

That’s FIVE YEARS LATER.

What happened?

I followed the advice I’d been given — don’t offer that until you’re at this place in your business.

But I couldn’t figure out how to get to there, so I decided to focus on a different niche.

I couldn’t figure out how to get to there from that different niche either.

And here’s what I learned: there are as many ways to get there as there are people wanting to go there.

Once I threw out the “conventional” advice things started flowing.

What does this have to do with productivity?

EVERYTHING.

There are lots of different ways to track your tasks, manage your projects, and stay focused. Google it and you’ll find lots of conflicting advice (get up early! No, stay up late!).

But it all comes down to what works for you.

What I teach won’t work for everyone.

But if you run your business from home, have more things to do than you can do in a day, and want to grow your business — then I can help you.

The Take Your Productivity to a New Level program started yesterday.

AND you can still join through Friday, May 11.

It’s a small intimate group where everyone’s questions are heard and answered.

Because it’s now a 7-week program, the investment will be going up to $247 next time I offer it, so if you want in at the lower price, now’s the time.

Head over here to join and read the details.

And for some unconventional advice, check out this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #66