Why Tailwind is Worth the Money

If you know anything about me, you know that I try not to waste money on anything not necessary and do many things myself. But in doing so, I have learned that sometimes I’m not the best person to do the job, especially when its extremely time-consuming for me to do yourself.

I have learned that sometimes I’m not the best person to do the job

Peace of Time is all about productivity. One of the keys to being a successful, productive business owner is to automate anything you can. These days, there are apps for just about everything.

I recently started using Pinterest for more than just my DIY crafts and recipes: to promote my business and blog. I spent hours and hours pinning, repinning, etc. and I thought, “There has to be a better way! A more efficient way!” So, I looked into several apps to help automate, but wasn’t convinced to spend the money yet. Based on many reviews in several groups I’m in, I signed up for a free trial with Tailwind. Even if I chose not to subscribe at the end, at least I could take  it a bit easier during December which is already busy with all of the holidays and end-of-the-year things to do.

I’m almost up to the end of my trial version and I will be upgrading to the paid version with no hesitations or regret. In my opinion, it is worth every penny and I will tell you why.

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Get More Out of Your Holidays

Productivity isn’t exclusive to our work lives or even to just getting more chores done around the house. Being productive is simply being intentional with your time. Making a plan for your day, week, or month and then sticking to it.

Being productive is simply being intentional with your time.

But what does being productive have to do with the holiday season?

christmas-cookies-553457_1920Have you ever started out a Christmas season with a list of things you wanted to do: start a secret santa at work, make gingerbread houses with the kids, put up ten million lights on your house – only to finish the year not having accomplished any of it?

You cannot just talk about what you want to accomplish in your life, whether it’s as big as a financial goal or as small as an activity you want to do with your kids, you have to speak a specific and strong goal, set a plan in place, and then be intentional and choose everyday to stick to it.

So today I challenge you, set 1-3 goals for this holiday season (mine are below), look at your calendar and intentionally schedule them, don’t move them unless absolutely necessary – schedule around them like you would a meeting or Jonny’s basketball game, prepare ahead of time anything you might need for them, and finally, when the day comes, don’t make an excuse to put it off. There will always be one more chore to do, one more email to read, etc. Do them after.

I’m listing my goals below and the dates I’m setting. Feel free to list yours in the santa-449966_1920comments below and we can all check back in to see how each other are doing. My hope is by the time New Years rolls around, you’ve finally gotten around to some of those fun holiday things you’ve always wanted to do. And, even more important, help you to realize that this is a plan you can apply to all areas of your life to be more productive with the time you have.

1. Make Christmas Cookies 12/23
2. Take the kids to a Santa – and get pictures! 12/16
3. Take the kids to volunteer during the holiday season. 12/10

 

img_6400As someone who always made people ask, “How does she do it?”, I had to learn how to fit more into my day without completely losing my mind. Now I’m excited to share how I did that and what I’ve learned with everyone else. I just want to see people able to live the life they want, doing the things they want, without the stress they think is normal. I want everyone to experience Peace of Time.

When Things Don’t Go Your Way

So anyone who knows me knows that I like to plan. I like to know every detail, every possible outcome (good or bad), and to have a plan for each scenario. You know what I don’t like? When things change last minute… not even just last minute… whenever my plan gets derailed and I’m not prepared. I’m not sure, but I think the Lord has been weighing on me that it’s also my way to throw a temper tantrum when things just don’t go “my” way. I still need to pray that one out.

My husband, Lord knows I prayed for him… is more of the “jump at the chance”, “act on a whim” type of guy. Le sigh… He’s absolutely fine with adjusting plans as often as wanted or needed. As long as he’s sure its the best decision, he doesn’t get stressed about it. Sometimes I think it would be better to be like him, especially in my business.

I picked a very bad profession to work in for someone who likes a schedule, a plan, and consistency. I mostly work for type A executives and professionals who travel more thanbusiness-aircraft-620453_1920 the president, network more than Jay Z, and have to-do lists that could fill an Encyclopedia Britannica. I planned on spending the first 3 hours of my day devoted to my clients, but that doesn’t always work for them, especially if they are traveling. I have no choice but to be flexible. And then there’s days like today, when my youngest son wakes up with a swollen eye and requires a trip to urgent care. 😦 I had to move my schedule around and forgo break time at lunch so that I could still have a productive day and take care of my son.

I think God led me into this profession to teach me that very rarely will things go my way, because, really, I shouldn’t be trying to do things my way anyway. If I get stressed out when things don’t go my way, it just makes sense that I should instead try to do things God’s way. His ways are perfect. But he also teaches that even in his ways we have to be willing to be flexible. His plans are not always (in fact rarely) a straight path. He wouldn’t want you to have the same exact schedule every single day… you aren’t in a Sims game.

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My challenge to you is next time you find that your day or even just a project or task has been thrown off course, before you freak out and stress out, take a minute to breath and pray. You may find that its not a huge catastrophe like you thought (I admit, I’m a slight drama queen), but that this little bump will change your course just enough to lead you into something amazing.

Are you the type that likes to have a plan? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants? Leave a comment below!

Are you finding yourself stressed out everyday and unsure why? Here are 3 of the main causes of everyday stress.

img_6400As someone who always made people ask, “How does she do it?”, I had to learn how to fit more into my day without completely losing my mind. Now I’m excited to share how I did that and what I’ve learned with everyone else. I just want to see people able to live the life they want, doing the things they want, without the stress they think is normal. I want everyone to experience Peace of Time.

 

Take Back Your Time

I cannot wait to share with you all the great ideas, knowledge, and even questions I have pertaining to the success of your business. I believe that productivity is being intentional with your work, having a plan for every part of your business, and understanding the steps you need to take to carry out that plan. If you can’t manage something as simple as your time, how do you expect to manage a team? Do you want the best library of help with time management? Do you want the best tips you will find on increasing your productivity? Do you need advice on how to become and stay organized and on-task? Great! I can help! Make sure to subscribe to my blog on the right, and then dig into all of the information that will be at your fingertips. If you are interested in something more personal, check out my coaching packages!