Another month in the books, another recap! Writing these posts is part of our process of savoring what was poured out over the past month, sharing the ‘tasting notes’, and acknowledging all that’s been uncorked.
So here’s the flavor profile of November 2019…
Published Blog Posts
New to the Shop
Fresh Email Series
From Our Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shop Sale
Despite it being a success and hitting my goals for 3 out of the 4 offerings, there’s always lessons and insights to glean from a launch or sale of any kind.
My future goals for the Shop are to keep the offers fresh. I want to continue adding new products and potentially even drop a new product each month. It mayyyy be a lofty goal with some of our other content creation efforts but that’s what’s been on my radar!
If you did a launch or sale this past month, how did it go? What worked? What would you do differently next time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Overall, November was a pretty incredible month. I felt the sweet anticipation of the end of a year, the approaching holiday season, and a new decade on the horizon.
It was a month of working with great, involved clients who were ready to dig deeper, collaborate, and strategize to accomplish the big goals they’ve set for themselves.
I found myself getting lost in that coveted feeling of “flow” often, despite trying to manage all the other moving parts of running a business.
I also started to feel & experience the necessity of following your intuition as a business owner.
Sometimes there are tasks that we want to get done or maybe we arbitrarily wrote them in our planner, but it just doesn’t make sense to complete it at the moment that we may have originally intended.
I saw a post on Erin Loechner’s Instagram that mentioned the question:
“Is this a good time?”
As in: Is this a good time to…email that client? To trudge through a big deliverable when I’m lacking creativity or feeling stagnant?
Is this a good time to…scroll through Instagram? Or stay focused?
Is this a good time to…follow-up? To forge a new commitment? Or steward my existing ones?
It’s meant to serve as a gentle pause, a moment to reflect on our own feelings, and also of great importance – those around us.
It’s a bit of compassion and respect for other’s schedules, expectations, and needs.
I’m all for knocking out the little tasks like “Update link on website” or “ Send scheduling link to Alison” because they often take less than 1-2 minutes and we spend more time staring at the task and grumbling about it, when it literally could have been done already.
BUT, other than that, I’m practicing intuition and grace in knowing when it’s a good time to ___________.
The beauty of this entrepreneurship thing is we have the autonomy to artfully create out days, down to every little task & to do.
Aside from our project load and trying to get clients launched before the end of the year &/or early January, I still have it on my goals to get our mini-course launched early 2020. Which means a lot of focused content creation in December.
It’s something that I haven’t wanted to rush, as mentioned before, and have thoroughly been considering the approach, how it will differ from what’s already on the market, and what I ultimately want it to be.
Creating a course can be a lot of work and an investment of both time & money, so I want to make sure that it’s not something that I’m doing because I feel like I have to or just simply want to but that I’m really pursuing an opportunity to fulfill a real problem and need for people.
Other than that, I’ll be fully getting into the Christmas spirit, seeking joy, and remaining in the posture of gratitude that November inspired.
I shared 2 gift guides of things I’ve been loving (or eyeing) on my personal blog that you can find here:
Bring on December!