📆 Every year, I start with big plans, big goals, big ideas. But most years I don’t take action on them, map out how they’ll happen or start taking the small steps that create momentum for a while.⠀ .⠀ I wish I was one of those super planner people who was already mapping out 2018 before 2017 was over yet, but I’m not. (@thesocialwalker - I need lessons girl!). Most years I let that get me down as I see others charging through their #powersheets checking off to-dos and crossing off goals.⠀ .⠀ This year I’m reminding myself to practice what I preach and do what works for me. So if that means starting my 2018 planning in January and my goal crushing in February, then it’s all good. This entrepreneurship thing is a marathon, 🏃🏼♀️ not a sprint. It doesn’t matter when you start, only that you do. And that you don’t stop moving forward.⠀ .⠀ So 🥂 cheers to the late bloomers and the catch-er-up-ers! I’ll see you at the finish line. ⠀ .⠀ 📸 via @unsplash . . . . #Joyfulcreative #herestothecreatives #neverstopcreating #communityovercompetition #thatsdarling #savvybusinessowner #entreprenuer #calledtobecreative #creativechics #liveauthentic #pursuepretty #solopreneur #createmore #iamcreative #risingtidesociety #girlboss #allthingspretty #buildingbossladies #immtribe #findyourflock #flashesofdelight #ohwowyes #iamtheeverygirl #creativelifehappylife #mycreativebiz #handsandhustle #thatsdarling #bossladies
Failure sucks. Most of the past 18 months of my life have been filled with failures. BIG ones. Personal failures. Business Failures. Relationship failures. And #realtalk - they've crippled me.⠀ .⠀ But today I'm wondering if I can be my own source of inspiration to overcome the constant sense of failure that I feel as I came across words I wrote almost 2 years ago to the day:⠀ .⠀ Start small. Start somewhere. And just do it. Slowly but surely, the hesitant, self-doubting little voice in your head will get quieter. Small scary steps become this driving force of momentum. ⠀ .⠀ So here's to time wasted frozen from failure and the time of my life still to come. And to the small, scary steps required to get there.⠀ .⠀ 📷 via @thismarbledlife
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Thinking strategy and marketing and business, oh my! This requires doughnuts! 🍩🍩🍩 Trying to create a strategic marketing plan for biz can be daunting. Maybe you're not even really sure what the heck a strategic marketing plan is or where to start? Grab some extra doughnuts and cozy up to read today's blog post where I'm laying down the basics to start thinking strategically. . With 2017 right around the corner (what the heck?!) I'm devoting the next couple of weeks to your brand, your marketing and your goals so you have a #sweetstrategy to ring in the new year. I'd love for you to come back here and tell me what you feel is the scariest, most challenging part of starting to think strategically in your biz. I want to be sure I can answer as many questions as possible in the #sweetstrategy series! So don't hold back! 📷: @vicki_yo
📅 Who else is sweatin' 2017 knocking on their door? Is it just me, or do you more motivated to get organized, set goals and plan ahead this time of year? . Just in case I'm not the only one....I'm kicking off a new series ALLL about planning, marketing and growing your business by learning how to be strategic with what you do. I've named it the #sweetstrategy series, and yes, there will obviously be 🍩 doughnuts 🍩 involved. Stay for the doughnuts or stay for the series, either way, it will last a couple weeks and I've got some good stuff planned. . Today's blog is all about how to start thinking strategically. And Mean Girl's references. I mean naturally Regina George and strategy go together like doughnuts and doughnuts, right? Now that you're curious how I managed that....the link is in my bio 😉
☕️☕️☕️ GIVE ME ALLLLL THE COFFEE!! ☕️☕️☕️ Who else has a crazy busy #makewavesmonday with a super long to-do list? I'm going to be cranking out some opt-in PDFs, planning some websites and stepping WAY outside my creative box to take some real estate photos! What's everyone else up to today? . Stick around my IG today, I'm devoting the next couple of weeks to my #sweetstrategy series that's all about coming up with marketing strategies for your business. 📷 : @minimaliving