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DECEMBER 2016

This is where I'm at: weekly blog posts being published, blogging course complete (and a great investment), business cards printed, reaching out to others in regards to photos (next: collaborations??), trademark process plugging away in background, initial research done for one-off project ideas and had a good discussion with past business-partner about old project.

This winter I need to continue to work at building my community of nature-lovers.  That is the main priority this winter, along with making the one-off products.  It will be great to release these into the world next spring!!!  I need to continue to work on the flow of work at home for my blog and social media and also for the current paid contracts.  And I'm learning a lot about what I want to continue to do as this career expands.

I'd love to hear what you are really excited about!!  There's lots to learn and I hope that we can cheer each other on!

what's what: monday morning check in!

WEEK 28 - POST 1

Really quick check-in as it's 10:30 am and I want to get in my five hours!!!

slept in a bit but did: MEDITATION, YOGA!!  and then spent an hour reviewing C.P. writing.  Will get the first book done by the end of 2016.  Yay!!!

And wrote her an email (about three weeks over due.)

didn't do as much as I had hoped last week.  lots of processing after life coach session on Wednesday.  I'm moving them to Friday in the future so that they don't interrupt my work week as much.

but did do some work on text for post (just not images).  it WILL get done.  it WILL all flow as it is supposed to.  all is good.

and with the next two weeks being dedicated to PAID WORK, I'll have to see if I can find time for the blog.

here's hoping!!




What's Inspiring You This Week:  the energy I'm finally feeling flowing from me and just the calm trust, it's all supposed to be as it is.  xo

Where Are you Stuck This Week: not enough hours for my blog but there ARE enough hours in the day.  I have to start knowing this DEEP in my BONES.

What Is The Message You Need To Hear: I love where you are! I admire this journey you are on and the dedication that you are giving to seeking the truth.  and that it really is sinking in that it's all unfolding just as it should.  xo

What Will You Commit To For This Week: being present.  (thinking about self-awareness, sensuality and imagination.)



OK, that's me... now tell me about you!!

What's Inspiring You This Week:

Where Are you Stuck This Week:

What Is The Message You Need To Hear:

What Will You Commit To For This Week:







Week 25/26/27

Publish two blog posts a week
Social Media twice a week

- post something on Fbook & Linked In!!
- promote some posts on twitter (museum - volunteer, Wild & Wonderful, Land of Giants)

getting close to thirty weeks!! (wow)

WEEK 27 - POST 2

I feel so NOT like an entrepreneur.

It's hard to keep momentum when there are so many projects to work on:

- part-time job
- writing contract
- blog
- social media
- networking
- business products
- writing
(mastermind - is this a project?)

and more!!!

A friend offered me the opportunity to create a "giveaway" for a holiday show to help get the word out but I told her last month that I was just too busy.

today talking to her again she double checked with me - even offering to create a postcard for me.

YIKES!

wonderful for her to offer but I really can't have someone else designing my marketing material.

ERGGGHHH!!

so now I'm back to wondering if I should throw something together for next Thursday.

GOD.  I SAID NO ALREADY - why do I have to deal with this AGAIN!!

(It was hard enough for me to say "no" once - now I have to revisit this.)

UCK!!

(I should have just taken her up on the offer to make something for me.)

Nothing more to say... very unhappy about current situation.

xo

what's what: monday morning check in!

WEEK 27 - POST 1

here is how this morning has gone so far.  one hour on twitter (way too long!) and then answering emails (long overdue). reading some articles (from social media links) and now wanting to finish juicy blogging course.  three more days.

i published another post last night and hope to get two done this week. but the great thing is that i promoted my park post on three social medias (twitter, linked in and fbook (OUWT site)) today.  yay!! (usually I have just done twitter.)  it will be interesting to see what works best.

and my volunteer post got promoted by someone with almost 2000 followers!  so thrilled!!

i'm prioritizing the blog today as I want some final feedback before the class is done.  let's hope this continues weekly - where my blog doesn't become the last priority.




What's Inspiring You This Week:  lots of ideas coming for the blog, hoping for a better schedule with my calendar and feeling better (not behind).

Where Are you Stuck This Week: must limit social media time - it really just eats away at my day!!

What Is The Message You Need To Hear: this is great - someone tweeted you - you promoted your post on three social medias!  and you feel ahead on your writing contract!!

What Will You Commit To For This Week: getting a new post complete.  and if there's time a few other posts started.  xo



OK, that's me... now tell me about you!!

What's Inspiring You This Week:

Where Are you Stuck This Week:

What Is The Message You Need To Hear:

What Will You Commit To For This Week:








the calm before the storm

WEEK 26 - POST 2

I don't know why I wrote the above.  I don't know if there will be a storm but I definitely feel calm!!

I published another post this week: Part 2 of our Trip and I have another that just needs photos.

And I have a third that should be easy to write about instagram tags...

so the posts are starting to roll again... although I don't know what my next two posts will be about... I have nothing in the hopper after the #hashtag post....



On the social media side - I've done a bit of tweeting but I haven't touched instagram.  I'm not really ready to start posting winter photos yet.  :  )

Things feel calm.  I'm still, as always behind in my posts.  No one knows but me, but still I'm writing november posts and here it is almost december!

If I get the two published this week and then get two done next week, I will be caught up!!  And then if I get two done the week after - I'll be ahead.  (This is what I said in Week 17 but never did get ahead... maybe this time it will happen!!)

I have two "blog days" scheduled for next week!!  And I printed out a Blog Schedule Calendar to commit to getting one post each week along with other blogging activities - social media, etc.


I think the reason things seem to be calm here is that I sent off my first five case studies.  They are complete!!  WOOHOO!!  This is a HUGE accomplishment for me.

These case studies have been hanging over my head for MONTHS!! (Along with the fact sheets.)  And now I think things are going to start flowing a bit easier.  I have five more to go, and even if I get three done and am having a hard time with two more, I have an idea that could be an alternative if they just can't get done.  (I'm having a hard time with people getting back to me and being interested in sharing their story - it's really out of my control.)

And the fact sheets, should be fun to write!  I was writing one as I was falling asleep this week.  I know I can do this!!  (And one of the board members was mentioning how key it would be to consider this type of activity... little did she know that I am writing fact sheets on just that thing!!)

Finally the Writing Contract isn't feeling like such a monster!!  Amazing relief here - BRILLIANT!!


And then there are the two products that I want to create this winter... it's all getting rather exciting...  I can feel some momentum!!



OK Fingers Crossed.

LET'S GET'ER DONE!!!

xo


what's what: tuesday morning check in!

WEEK 26 - POST 1

So today was work for my part-time gig.  I managed to get in three hours and then with the bus travel that equaled five hours all together.  I was going to see if I could do some contract writing tonight but will work on the blog tonight - as I have THREE comments!!  Yay!!

I still have a week and a half for the Juicy Blogging Course and then I'm on my own.  It's great to be getting to know my classmates better as we work on our blogs - I can't wait to continue the support after the course and see where we get!!

This week is again a short week but I'm going to make the blog a priority.  I'm feeling a bit jazzed from the last couple of entries and the social media support (I have to get my IG working on my new phone)!!!


What's Inspiring You This Week:  Renewed energy, potential and support for my blog!!  (I just had like the umpteenth person ask me if I had heard of Fbthing - wow!)

Where Are you Stuck This Week: I feel like I'm under a PILE of things to do.  But I just need to focus on one thing at a time and keep working at my pace.  There is no pile.  There is just the next thing in front of you.

What Is The Message You Need To Hear:  You can do EVERYTHING you want to do.  There is enough time and you just need to follow the best rhythm for you to succeed!!!

What Will You Commit To For This Week: Working on finding my rhythm (healthy balance of work, health, etc at home) and getting IG working on phone.





OK, that's me... now tell me about you!!

What's Inspiring You This Week:

Where Are you Stuck This Week:

What Is The Message You Need To Hear:

What Will You Commit To For This Week: