2017 Mantra: Structure, baby!
Happy New Year, friends! Can you believe how quickly 2016 came and went? Spoken like a true getting old person...No, I cannot!
I can't tell you all enough how grateful I am for all that 2016 had to offer; the good and yes, even the not so good. My life has changed in a million beautiful ways both personally and professionally, and for once, I'm ready to tackle it ALL. It's kind of crazy that I've been doing this whole Kitty Meow thing since 2010, and only recently have I seen big changes in my business.
I've declared my 2017 mantra to be "STRUCTURE". Sounds kind of boring, huh? I promise, it sounds a lot more exciting in my head. The lack of structure in my business is what I believe to be the main factor in not seeing the kind of rapid growth I dream of. I'm really good at working, working, working, and cranking out designs and orders. However, until recently, I never took a break to really channel my efforts. Schedule time for social media? Yeah right! Block out time in your day to write a blog post? With what extra time?! Focus on goals for the following year? Uhhh my "goal" is to make it out alive! I can't believe it's taken me this long, but this whole "fly by the seat of my yoga pants" attitude just isn't going to cut it anymore.
I'm currently enrolled in a program called the Savvy Business Circle, hosted by the seriously fabulous and fierce, Heather Crabtree. It's a 6 month program that helps lady business owners take their business to the next level. GIGANTIC hug to Heather for kicking my butt into high gear, and forcing me to look at my business in a new light. I am 500% guilty of spending too much time working in my business and not taking the time to work ON IT. No more, friends. NO. MORE. I can't do "all the things", as Heather likes to say, and quite frankly...I don't want to. I'm starting to delegate my weaknesses and tasks that simply don't bring me joy. Kitty Meow is no longer a one woman shop, and I'm beyond grateful for the ladies who help me keep my shiz together. Angela and Natalya I'm talking to you!
With 2017 pretty much all planned out, I'm confident I can start checking Kitty Meow goals off my list. And at the same time, if I don't make it through EVERY goal, I'm going to give myself some grace and focus on the big picture.
So my promise to you, friends, is that you will see more consistency on the Kitty Meow front. No more falling off the social media face of the earth, because, more follow through. More intention. More Kitty Meow love. With more STRUCTURE I'll be working smarter and not harder. Because while I love what I do, I want to work to live, not live to work.
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I hope I'm not the only silly person with a watchword for the year. Would love to hear about some of your goals, mantras, and words to live by for 2017 below. Together we can hold each other accountable and DO THIS.