If you've followed by blog for any stretch of time you know I'm a "list girl". I like to create lists and cross things off after I complete the task. I've been known to add something to the list after I do it, because it wasn't on the original list but I feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day seeing the items completed.
Twenty five years later and my husband still laughs when I add something to the list after doing it, just to cross it off. Oh well, I keep him smiling. I don't have lists on the walls but I do have four week-at-a-glance posters. They are dated and are the first thing I see when I walk in. I'm reminded of my priority items and it keeps me focused. On the opposite wall is one poster with short and long-term writing goals, on y way out I'm reminded of what needs to be done in the near and not-so-near future.
In addition to the weeks-at-a-glance, there is a year-at-a-glance calendar on the ceiling. Since this picture, the days have been added with events, deadlines, and goals color-coded. The calendar is strategically placed so if I'm sitting at the desk or in the chair, the calendar isn't a focus point. I know myself too well and I'd get distracted if I was working and looked up to think and caught sight of upcoming events or deadlines. The key to setting up your work space is to know your strengths and weaknesses. This allows you to set yourself up for success.
Since my last visit to the writer's cottage, I have a few vendor and craft shows to add. Yup, to keep myself motivated and on schedule, I plan to start doing craft and vendor fairs again. As of today, I've committed to five: Rome, Utica, Fulton, Oswego, and Mexico. I'll have my books and hope to do something called "Writing on Demand at each.
At a couple, I'll also have my PURE products and share how people can utilize PURE products for a healthier lifestyle. I hope to ENROLL NEW MEMBERS at these events, I now get all my supplements, drinks, and such from PURE instead of a couple different places. One stop shopping and with their auto ship program, I earn free products too. If you want more information about this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll share more on the "Writing on Demand" in a future blog. I learned about it after reading "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg. I'm going to try it at at least a couple shows. Who knows, I might earn enough to pay for my table space.
What is 1 thing you do to stay organized?
Lisa M Buske
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