Female-identified artists, healers, and entrepreneurs are badass by nature. You were not told you could make your own money or create your own business, so any woman who is willing to take the risk is the definition of badass.
And I’m also been touched by how supportive these women are to each other, how supportive other women in business have been to me.
I used to sit down at my desk with the goal of “working on my business.” I’d pull out my agenda, figure out what to focus on and start working. After a few hours, I’d stop. The main problem with this strategy was lack of productivity and distractions. I’d waste time on Facebook and sometimes I’d work on one blog post or task for hours and hours and hours. And I was spending too much time on things that didn’t get me closer to my goals and dreams. I needed a change.
Now this is not really a glamorous thing to talk about but the best self care strategy I implemented in 2019 was SCHEDULING. I used to think, “I can’t do that. I’m not organized enough. I’m not disciplined enough. It’s not my style. It won’t work for me.” But it’s absolutely changed everything. I trust myself more and I’m less frantic, more calm and more clear in my business. I know what parts of my business are most important in any given week, so I’m not wasting time working on things that don’t move me towards my goals and the impact I want to make. So I want to share my intuitive heart-centred scheduling process with you: Continue reading “Heart-Centred Scheduling”
Soon after we went into lockdown I had a sore throat, achey muscles, and fatigue. It felt very similar to other times I’ve had the flu but I was nervous. What if I had it? What if I’d given it to someone before lockdown started?
I was trying to understand what was happening in the world, in my country, and to my own body. I wasn’t scared of getting severely ill. I have a strong immune system and am in good health. But I was very nervous that I would give it or had already given it to someone else.
I wanted to get tested but I couldn’t get a hold of Telehealth. When I called it just a busy signal or cut out. I never got to the automated menu. Too many people were calling and the system was crashing.
As a solopreneur, you have to make a lot of decisions and now that we’re in this situation you need to make even more. You have to figure out whether to properly sanitize your whole shopping cart or just the handles or if it’s all overkill… And so it’s easy to get into decision fatigue.
I was spending money that I didn’t have on things that were not that important to me and was telling myself that next month would be better, next month my business would “break through.” This went on for months. I was in school, I’d quit my stable non-profit job and was focusing on growing my business. My numbers – both income and expenses – weren’t good and so I avoided looking at them.
My anxiety has been up and down since realizing the impact of the pandemic. I’m touched by our community as we take the necessary precautions, socially isolate and cancel events to flatten the curve as much as possible.
Your intuition will lead you to making business decisions that make you more money and give you more of your time back. They aren’t the fast cash decisions but decisions that will deeply support your business financially in the long term and also how much fun you can have working in it.