We recently wrapped up the first quarter of the year and it seems like January was just yesterday. The first three months of 2017 at my 9-5 consisted of over $200K in events including a ski trip, a huge Astros event, two crawfish boils, an open house and an economic forecast. On top of that, I’ve been working on some things to ensure I’m providing you all with more of what’s going to help you personally along with expanding my brand onto YouTube, creating merchandise and eventually some courses to help you all live your own brands and narrow down your passions. I also squeezed three quick vacations in there too. Sounds like a whirlwind, right? It’s especially easy to lose that New Year motivation we had on January 1st right around this time and with my schedule, it’s even more difficult to keep everything organized. Things that I need to do pop up out of nowhere consistently in my life so when Erin Condren sent over a box full of help I was elated. It was exactly what I needed and came at the perfect time.
When I finished college and began my post-grad career I was anxious and excited. Anxious to learn a lot, do well and prove my worth. Excited to be stepping into a different field that would grant me some new opportunities. Sticky notes just weren’t enough for me. A friend of mine who was a wedding planner swore by her Erin Condren Life Planner. I ordered one for myself and fell in love. I’m one of those girls who believes in bringing ideas into fruition by writing them down, reviewing them and then looking back to see what all you’ve accomplished and for that very reason, I still flip through my first Life Planner from 2014.
It wasn’t just a cute notebook that you write in, which I am so bad about collecting. It was a well thought out inspiring planner that not only helped you manage the million tasks in front of you, it inspired you. It’s filled with motivational notes that remind you what you were aiming for in the first place when you seem to forget. Oh and of course, it was cute! For 12 months I carried my planner around in my purse organizing tasks for work, brainstorming on businesses, listing out goals, even planning weekly meals inside of it. It truly is a life planner.
I also ended up getting some personalized note cards. Never underestimate the impact of a handwritten note or thank you card. After every interview, every collaboration and every consultation with my brand building clients I write a personalized note to each of them and put it in the mail. It’s a candid way to express your gratitude and leave a lasting impression. You have to admit, checking your mailbox and having a card in there feels so much better than a text message or email.
I’ve already mapped out my next three months of my year, because as most of you know I like to plan in groups of 90-day periods. I include everything from my corporate job, to my business, to my personal life. All Erin Condren items can be purchased here and if you sign up for her newsletter you’ll save 10%. Every item comes in a array of colors and designs and is customization to keep the creative side of your mind engaged.. at least for me! Ha
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Erin Condren. The opinions and text are all mine*