It’s so pleasing, being surrounded by so many of you creative types and entrepreneurs, people running teeny tiny “big little” businesses. In 2005, I started taking on my first paying web design clients, and soon was able to quit my job and start working for all of you full-time. It’s been so rewarding, and feels so right working with people who are in a similar boat as mine – passionate, creative people staying up all late into the night to push their business to grow, grow grow. People tired of working in an office who then find that they do their best work for themselves. Parents of small children, fitting tasks in during naps and after bedtimes. It would often be easier to quit and find a “regular job,” but we all keep plugging away, coming up with new ideas, making friends, and helping each other out.
I write blog posts for Jessika over at Oh My Handmade Goodness (and we’re happily working away on her website redesign), and I love the community she’s built up over there.
I wanted to share her massive project with you today – let me tell you, that woman doesn’t do anything half-heartedly! She has poured a ton of work and thought into what would make an amazing paper buddy to have by our sides as we leap into 2013 with both feet.
The 2013 Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Planner is my gift to creative entrepreneurs everywhere and an early birthday present for myself. It is a gentle push to remind us of the importance of finding our own dynamic equilibrium-a flow between expansive busy business and contemplative practice. Part loving reminder to care for ourselves and part kick in the pants to get our to-do’s done, my hope is that all 100+ pages of colourful printable goodness act as a support to help us plan our year. From remembering to drink water everyday, to tracking where we put our precious hours, to all those pesky to-do’s & to-pick-ups, this is my way of giving you and your business a little hug and helping hand every day of 2013.
What is inside the 2013 Planner:
- A guide to our monthly focus words for 2013
- 2013 annual calendar
- Important dates to remember
- 12 monthly calendar sheets
- 12 monthly challenge & comfort worksheets
- 12 weekly time tracking sheets
- 12 weekly blog planners
- 12 daily planning sheets (with healthy reminders!)
- 12 meal plan/shopping lists
- 12 co-ordinating note paper sheets
- 12 sets of colour co-ordinating bookmarks
- Dynamic Equilibrium print
- Happy Healthy Year print
- love, support, and cheerleading!
To keep the planning party going all year long I’ll be designing and posting extra worksheets starting the first Sunday in January along with thoughts on our 12 focus words for 2013. My hope is that you will join me and we’ll travel along together with our trusty planners!
I have my copy and I’ve gotten January all printed out and ready to go. We are also hard at work on a number of new projects and redesigns for clients this January. What about you? Do you have new resolutions and goals for your biz in 2013? Starting something new? Maybe feeling like slowing things way the heck down and taking care of yourself a bit more?
As for myself, I’m hoping to continue to streamline and improve things as I always do, but I’m also thinking that this year may be the year I really commit to some kind of intention, as Jessika suggests, instead of just letting the road take me where it will. Best wishes for all of you, and keep the flame burning for your little business – it’s worth it!