Photo of me circa 1964, feeling feisty and ready to step into my dreams!
I received two very exciting emails from clients today. Both have been taking small but very FEISTY steps toward their dreams and now they are in the throngs of success. Next step? Juggling the balls!!
With success comes management. Not always a creative person’s strong suit. That said, I promise, it is not as hard as it might feel, it can be done with a little prioritizing.
Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me.
- MOST IMPORTANT: Get a large 12-month calendar for your studio. The kind that shows the entire 12-months and uses the dry erase markers
- USE IT! This will help you with planning and to see the path ahead and keep you from feeling overwhelmed
- Know when to say yes and learn the art of saying no. It can be tempting in the beginning to take it all on
- Each day make a list of 2 priorities for the day, plan time in your day-timer for these to occur and don’t let anything come between those priorities
- Remember to breathe…all day long. Take time at your computer, office or studio to close your eyes and take a very deep inhale and exhale. This will be one of the most important things you can do to manage the success!
CONTRIBUTE: How do you manage success?
I would have to say I am probabaly better at organization, which is what we are talking here regarding management. I would need help with the creative person part. Organization is key. Making “to do” lists is very important and the big PLUS is that you get to mark things off that you have finished. 🙂 This really helps with feeling like you have accomplished something. Along with this it is VERY important to step back periodically and regroup (make a new updated list). Sometimes if feels that you are wasting time by doing this, but in the long run it will make you feel more grounded and will unclutter your brain. 🙂
Great advice Lyndie! Organization is key when we step into our dreams. I agree To-Do lists are great. I would also like to suggest reviewing them each day and pick two a day that are the biggest priorities. Things shift through the week and what felt important on Monday, might feel less so on Thursday…and vice versa.
Thanks for taking the time to comment!
I have been wearing two hats, having added PSYCH-K (see http://www.InnerBalanceIntegration.com ) I was feeling increasingly more harried when Spirit came to the rescue. “Accidentally”, I heard a mini tape of Eckhart Tolle saying “Ask what does Life want from me”
But, even more meaningful to me, was the concept of being a receptacle…..Simply accepting what was coming your way. This quiets anxiety! It’s amazing how easy life becomes when the weight is taken out of it.