STRATEGY SYSTEMS STRUCTURE

"Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan. There is no other route to success."
~ PABLO PICASSO

#126 - Where did the time go?

I am going to keep this brief - I promise!

Because, to be totally honest and transparent here, I am exhausted.

The fact that it's December 5th and I haven't put out one decoration or made a Hanukah list for my kids is saying something.

And it's telling me that I am tired.

I am ready for a break. A break from:

 

my computer

the constant dings and pings on my phone

the emails pitching me to buy a bunch of crap

the news

and the list can go on and on. But I won't bore you with that.

 

Instead, I am going to re-evaluate what's important. Take a look t my list from last year and prioritize what I want next year to look like.

 

One of the tools that I use to help me do that is the 360 Review. It's the perfect time of year to take the temperature of what you have accomplished ( or didn't), what you want your life to look like in the future, and where you are today.

 

My three tips today might help you lean into that.  

Tip #1
Instead of looking back on last...

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#125 - The 4 P's will set you free!🦋

This was the first Thanksgiving in a long time where I didn't feel stressed or frantic.

 

Do you know why? Because I had a plan. As a mom of three man-children, the expectations on this meal is very, very high.

 

My fault entirely. I have spent 25+ years setting up the promise of what ends up on our holiday table, so I take full responsibility for that. In addition, being the sole "cooker"(as my youngest used to call me when he was a toddler), there's much to prep and do.

 

But over the years, I have developed and adopted a system on how to make the process as effortless as possible. It wasn't until I wrote an e-book about my Thanksgiving meal and prep that I realized that my success in both life and business comes down to one thing.

 

Systems!

 

Without them, in my opinion, you're pretty much screwed!

 

With only 34 days left in 2022, there is no better time to get your sh*t together and feel good about entering a new year. That's plenty of time to...

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#122 Why I loathe the word "goal"

There's something you should know. I actually loathe the word "goal."


I dislike it because I feel it's saturated and overused.


Don't get me wrong, goals are essential to achieving both life and business success. But I just feel like the word has become a tool for so many to sell their services, products, or expertise (or lack thereof). I almost feel as though it's a trap for those of you that feel vulnerable, overwhelmed, and stressed.

 

Unfortunately, being overwhelmed and stressed is a state of mind that you will feel at certain times in your life, month, week, and even daily. It's just a fact. And the struggle of getting on the other side of that emotion is ultimately reframing how you attack it.


Instead of focusing on the goal itself, it's my humble opinion that the key to getting to the goal is the systems you use to get you there. "The goal is the vision, the system is the roadmap".


I have worked long and hard on creating that system. And when I started sharing it with...

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#121 Do you know where your digital files live?

Don't want to scare the crap out of you, but have you ever thought about how many computer files are buried on your computer's hard drive?

 

Most computers today have anywhere from 500GB to 1B of space. Does this mean you have so many files stored on your computer that you probably can't remember where they live?


I would bet you are one of the many that are shaking your head yes.


Life is busy. Or as I like to say "focused." The last thing on your big, fat to-do list is prioritizing and organizing your computer files. Out of sight, out of mind is what I always say and because you cannot physically see or tangibly touch those files, they are forgotten.

 

Until you want to create that birthday post for your kid and are searching for that one particular photo from kindergarten. An hour or two later, you are still diving deep down that rabbit hole.

 

What you intended to get done on that particular day is now pushed even further down your to-do list. Frustrated and...

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#115 This one sentence changed my life

Did you grow up believing that there was only one path to success?

 

I did. 

 

I believed that you:

 

Went to college 
Got a 9-5 job
Nabbed a partner
Got married
Start a family
Plan for the future
Balance career and family
Retire and live your best life

 

For most of us, not the case.

 

Generally, it doesn't always work as planned. 

 

Most people I talk to are content. Most have gone down something sort of resembling that laundry list above and it’s “good enough.”

 

For me, life took a turn of events that I would never have seen coming. One after the other; tragedy, loss, and then a cancer diagnosis. I was so angry at the universe and was waiting for it to give me a break

 

It was this quote that gave me a little mini Ah-Ha moment; “Most millionaires have 7 streams of income.” ~ Tony Robbins.

 

I always thought being a Jackie of all trades was somewhat of a negative. As a multi-passionate, I...

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#113 - Why Systems are key to your growth

In my opinion, working for yourself is way harder than working for someone else. 

 

Yes, there are always tradeoffs. And I am not going to lie, there are days when I fantasize about being given a checklist of things to do knowing that I get to put it all behind me when I clock out at 5 pm. 

 

But that’s not the choice neither you nor I have made.

 

You most likely made this choice because



take your kids to soccer practice

work, unshowered, in your sweats

control your own schedule (even if it’s 24/7 right now)

you’re an artist and creative and you want to do what you love

 build something fabulous - even when it feels exhausting

 

Over the past 3 decades as a serial entrepreneur, I have learned a thing or two and it really wasn’t until the last 5 years that I figured a few key things out. 

 

Without a viable plan and the strategy to execute that plan, you’ll go nowhere. You will ultimately go somewhere,...

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