Well, we never got the rain that had been forecast, and I am very happy about that! It’s been a lovely, if overcast, day here and I’ve had the windows open giving this place a good airing out. I love my air conditioning, but I’d take fresh air and a summer breeze over it any day when the temperature is right.
I want to talk about priorities a bit before we get into the goodies part of the newsletter. I needed to give myself a reminder, so I sat down to write out what I was thinking… and it turned into an almost 1400-word blog post!
Here’s the gist of it and a little of what I’ve been feeling about things since I closed the shop at the end of May. It’s kind of all about me in the beginning, but if you click through to read the full post I hope you’ll find the suggestions as to what I’m doing to make changes helpful for your biz and life too!
Today’s Read: Making What You Really Want a Priority
Are you making what you really want to do a priority?
How many times have you said to yourself, “I don’t’ have time for that,” or “I wish I had more time to do this”?
Here’s a not-so-secret secret…
If it’s important enough, you’ll make time for it!
And I’m human enough to admit that I need that reminder some days too. And that’s why I’m creating this blog post right now. Because I need the reminder big time as I transition from one business model to another.
I want to be working on the pieces of a new project and a new business model, but I find myself not making it a priority because it’s safer to do what I already know works. Let me tell you… that is NOT the way to create change!
And here’s the thing…
Doing that doesn’t make me happy. It doesn’t give me any motivation to jump out of bed in the morning and get to work. In fact, I created a new morning routine that intentionally takes about 3 hours so I don’t have to start work until closer to noon!
And that can happen when we put our priorities on the wrong thing. And honestly, I’ve been doing that since I closed the PLR shop a few months ago. Instead of moving toward the business I wanted to create, I essentially started creating a different version of a PLR site.
Does that mean I don’t like PLR at all anymore. Absolutely not!
I love working with it, and I love creating it (in much smaller doses than before). But my priority is USING all the content I already have collected. That’s what the new business model is designed around. And that’s where my priority needs to be.
Doing what I’ve always done is not going to get me to my beach house. It’s not even going to keep the bills paid here right now, because my heart’s just not in it.
I’m working on a new challenge for you right now that does feed my priorities. I’ll have more details as the launch date comes closer. It’s coming as part of a bundle in September. But I’m doing the challenge myself right now, so that I KNOW without a doubt that it works, and that if you do the work and set the right priorities, you can put it to work for you too.
But for that to happen, I am having to make what I really want a priority in my life and in my business.
And now, here’s the rest of what I have for you today…
Two More Days for the Stock Your Shop Sale
The Stock Your Shop sale is still on until Thursday at midnight ET. You can pick up any of the three current Stock Your Shop Workshop Replays for only $10 each right now – no coupon required. You can check those out here: Stock Your Shop Summer Sale
Featured Partner Pick Today
Seasonal Printables: Make Sales With Every Season by Amy Harrop is my featured pick for today. It’s on sale from now through August 21, and you can save $10 with coupon code SEASONS10.
In this updated training Amy is going to share:
- How to identify easy, profitable seasonal and holiday niches and understand what consumers want.
- Multiple marketplaces where seasonal printables are being sold by the thousands.
- Highlights for each of the four quarters of every year — in demand niches and products that bring back customers year after year
- How to harness superior SEO to bring customers to your listings in droves.
- Done-for-you seasonal product templates…simply modify and sell.
- the insider strategies behind sales, coupon codes and promos to promote your seasonal printables
- And much more!
You’ll also receive a set of Halloween Clipart to use in your seasonal products.
ENDS TONIGHT!! Kids Coloring Bookmark PLR Kit from Karon Thackston is on sale this weekend through Tuesday, August 8. Use coupon code KIDS1 if it doesn’t automatically add for you.
ENDS TONIGHT!! Colorpreneur: Create, Print & Sell Coloring Pages from PLR Finders is on sale this weekend. This is one of Alice’s projects and it comes with the training guide (personal use only) plus 50 DFY coloring pages, 10 coloring book covers, 200 theme ideas, and 350 coloring page prompts, as well as Canva templates for both the coloring pages and the covers. All for only $17.
ENDS TONIGHT!! Family Planner Templates from Sue are available and on sale this weekend through Tuesday, August 8. Use coupon code FAMILY at checkout if it isn’t automatically applied.
A Few Freebies
FREE!! Set Yourself Up For Success PLR from Tools for Motivation is available free through August 9. You get three articles with additional supporting content.
Get 8 Free Canva Templates from Melanie
Free 18-month Dated Planner Canva Template from MaryJo
Free from Design Cuts – Brownie Invitation Textures
FREE!! Storytelling Techniques that Connect & Convert from Karon Thackston. This free guide outlines several ways to work stories into practically any marketing method.
And that’s it for me tonight.
I’ll be back with your Wednesday roundup tomorrow.
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!