Even though we're still dealing with single digits and mountains of snow and dirty ice here in Chicago, the days are getting undeniably longer, the birds have started chirping, bikers are back out on the streets, my out of town friends are starting to plan visits, and the city is slowly starting to wake up! I AM SO EXCITED.
Now that the winter doldrums and blahs are officially behind me, I'm ready to start taking action on all the ideas and plans I've been dreaming and scheming behind the scenes. This is going to be a big month for me!
I've already hit some major personal milestones. It's officially been 6 months since I quit my job and launched my entrepreneurial adventure, one year since I started Beachbody coaching, and my team has 76 coaches now. Crazy. I finally feel like I'm gaining some perspective and momentum instead of drowning in chaos and overwhelm, haha.
Instead of setting official "goals," I'm going to try making broader intentions that align with my bigger picture values and direction. I've been doing Jess Lively's Life With Intention Online course for the past few weeks, and I'm trying to break my dependency on all-or-nothing achievements and accomplishments that leave me unsatisfied, and shifting my mindset towards enjoying the journey and the present moment no matter how far I have to "go". Here are some of the intentions and areas I'm focusing on this month!
After days of thinking, obsessing, and weighing pros and cons, I've officially registered for the 8-week online marketing cult of Marie Forleo. I have a couple girlfriends doing it with me and I'm excited to finally establish some essential online business foundations so I can continue to grow my confidence and brand. I have lots of ideas of what I "should" be doing, but I needed to invest in myself and give myself a push and some structure to take everything seriously and take ACTION.
I've been trying to finally get into a regular and consistent blogging habit for MONTHS. You know, one of those nagging "I should really do this...." thoughts that never goes away? I'm finally getting organized and prioritizing this space :) I'm loving the Epic Blog planner by Regina. I have so many blog post ideas I want to share, and I'm going to hold myself accountable! Stay tuned...
I'm also planning to finally start sending out a regular weekly newsletter, with life updates, musings, special promotions and surprises, and essentially to connect one on one with all of YOU! I used to love writing letters to my friends, so I'd love to be your virtual penpal! You can sign up here to be on my list!
In terms of my Etsy shop...which has been on the very very back backburner...I'm planning to launch a new line of fun spring scarves and also start offering printable watercolor art prints! My ultimate goal this spring is to launch my printable watercolor wedding invitations :)
Well, it's safe to say that I'm in the best shape of my life, thanks to making health and fitness my job, so I want to continue my healthy balance groove, workout to challenge my body and bring JOY to my life, eat foods that make me feel good from the inside out, and have more fun. More relaxing, more friends, more play. I'm proud of the work/life boundaries I've been slowly trying to establish and I want to start making room for hobbies and creativity again!
I also want to finish Life With Intention Online and continue my personal development and growth regimen. Lots of journaling, writing, creating, painting, photography, baking and cooking, exploring.
Well that pretty much sums it up. I guess I should get cracking ;)
What are you excited about this month?