monday motivation

The predominant quality of successful people is optimism…. Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be. –BRIAN TRACY

My work schedule

I know self-employed world requires a crapload of discipline, so I thought I would share my weekly schedule. It’s by far not a perfect system, and it takes a lot to stick to, but maybe it might be some use to those trying to figure out how to plan their weeks:

Mondays

Social Media/Blogs

Tuesdays

Inventory/Ordering

Wednesdays

PR/Press

Thursdays

Sales

Fridays

Production

Caveats: My husband is home Mondays – Wednesdays so I tried to keep the lighter things saved for then so we could have time to hang out. I saved the more heavy work like sales calls and production for the days he’s not here. I didn’t include Saturday/Sunday because if they aren’t off days then theyre promotion days…like events or trunk shows.

monday motivation

Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. –Β HENRY FORD

Weekend Warrior

Create a list of 5 different categories of tasks you need to do regularly for your business

Think about how to group your routine chores into these categories

Begin to create a schedule of how your work week will change to give you more focus and allow you to work ON your business.

(I’ll share mine next week!)

Thursday Etsy Love: Greenies

This weeks featured Etsy sellers in Brooklyn and their green wares:

toddler summer dress in light green and blue by grandmomandme

Apple Green Mandarin-Collar Long Shantung Dress by kimeradesign

Sterling Silver Ring with Floating Green Onyx by feingoldjewelry

Green Tea with Pineapple & Papaya by CarriageHouseTeas

Fuzzy Green Bulb - Handmade light bulb by TheLightStore

Was it me? (Maybe)

So here we are, the post on the Gift Fair. I’ve been trying to wait for any residuals to come from the show before I posted my experience but I think it’s official:

The show was a bust for me. Big time.

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monday motivation

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person. –Hugh Hefner