November Goals

Sunflower Paperie blog - November Goals

My view from the walk to CreativeLive!

We wrapped up the final day of “Creating Digital Products that Sell While you Sleep” earlier this evening over at CreativeLive! My head is currently filled with tons of ideas about growing my business. I will be honest, at the moment I am feeling very overwhelmed (and also very thankful that I will receive a copy of the course, so that I can re-watch it to my hearts content!)!

One of my biggest takeaways has been the importance of creating a year long calendar where I intentionally map out all aspects of my business (product launches, social media posts, etc.). I would also like to start setting specific goals, both personal and professional, that correlate with my master calendar.

So, starting this month, I am going to post a handful of goals that I will be working on in the upcoming weeks. At the end of the month, I will follow-up with status updates and set new goals for the next month. Without further ado, my November include:

1. Blog at least 3 times each week.

2. Create (or hire out) an effective e-newsletter opt in function.

3. Send my first weekly e-newsletter to subscribers.

4. Join a gym / start working out 2-3 times per week.

5. Read two “for pleasure” books.

What are your goals for the end of November or the end of the year? I would love to hear about them in the comments!

Starting Now!

Sunflower Paperie blog - Starting Now!Hello and welcome to the Sunflower Paperie blog! I have dreamed of starting a blog for YEARS, but didn’t know where to start or what I would write about. In the spring of 2013, I opened an Etsy shop and continued to fall in love with the idea of building an online community of people who were interested in the same things that I am passionate about.

This past summer, I watched an online course on CreativeLive facilitated by April Bowles-Olin entitled “Build a Successful Creative Blog.” April’s enthusiasm and knowledge convinced me that a blog related to my creative business was the next logical step towards growing my business. One of concepts that resonated most with me from this course was the idea of “starting now.” I tend to be a perfectionist and want to have everything in order before starting something, but April insisted on starting now. Where ever you are, whatever your talents and whatever your goals, just start now.

Fast forward several months (clearly “now” can be interpreted several ways!), and here I am! I plan to have an official blog launch soon, but in the meantime I wanted to tackle an obstacle that has seemed daunting for almost a month now – my first post.

I am currently in San Francisco participating in April’s newest course, “Create Digital Products That Sell While you Sleep.” I am feeling motivated, challenged and excited about this new blog space and new products for Sunflower Paperie. A full review of my experience being in the CreativeLive audience along with many other exciting topics are on tap for the upcoming weeks, so stayed tuned!

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