Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Monday ~ I know you may be saying, “What’s so happy about Monday?”. Well for me - it’s the start of a new week and the possibility to get stuff done and create something new. Taking time off from the stress of being boss, a solopreneur (or whatever title fits for you) is so important in keeping yourself on track. I try and take the weekends off or at least have a light work load so I can spend time with my husband and boys while they are free from the school day and work week. It’s summer now and it’s a whole new schedule to deal with, summers are a little tricky with juggling work/life into the mix (a blog post for another time, maybe).  Staying on task for some people (myself included) might be a struggle if you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all. I actually start my Monday on Sunday night because it helps me get in the mindset and organize myself for the beginning of the work week. I am flexible so if Sunday turns out to be busier than expected I just go with the flow and wake up earlier on Monday to start off with a more focused mindset. While we are on the bandwagon of making Mondays happy, I have a list of apps to share with you that might help keep you grounded and focused for the workweek ahead.

 Here are a few to check out and see if they are a good fit for you. I hope your Mondays will be ever happy! Have a great week.

Meditation Apps for iPhone:
Calm: You can schedule reminders to take breaks
DeepCalm: Helps relax & sleep

Team/work flow Apps:
Asana ~ iPhone: is a project management app
Slack ~  iPhone/computer: is a messaging app

Evernote ~ organizational app sync with iPhone and Mac computer
Hootsuite ~ scheduling social media posts - sync with iPhone and Mac computer
Dropbox ~ File save and share

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

{Personal Post} I Want To Be A Rockstar In My Business!

We all want to be a ROCK STAR in our business, am I right! How do we ROCK IT OUT when all we want to do is hide under a rock some days.  My journey to this point has had ups and downs, obstacles to overcome and strength within to see me through. Ya know it's hard being BOSS ~ boss of one (myself) can be daunting at times. I like the idea of being a rock star even though I don't feel like it most days. The idea of it is fun and keeps me from falling into the perpetual loop in my head that lacks the confidants to pull off "being boss". I love finding inspiration in my day to day it keeps me grounded and moving forward. I recently took my youngest son to a kids museum where they had an exhibit on GUITAR~The Instrument That Rocked The World. Stepping out and away from my hustle of being boss lady helps me get a different perspective on things and clears my head. This day ~ a neon pink and green guitar reminding me to stay strong and move forward. BE A ROCKSTAR! So, if you could be a rock star who would it be? Gwen Stefani comes to my mind. I think she rocks. Now excuse me while I rock-out to some iTunes and dance around the room!