Happy Friday: Getting Back on Track

Happy, happy Friday, ladies.

I feel good. It’s April. Spring has really arrived to L.A. although it feels like Summer instead of Spring some days. I hope everyone’s week has been going swimmingly. For me, I am getting back on track. And I’m perfecting a better schedule to make sure I’m as successful for this quarter and the rest of the year.

That’s the goal, it always seem. Feels like I’m always chasing that goal – to be more successful – but that’s okay with me. I like having goals and I like having things to look toward. Otherwise… I don’t know. I couldn’t imagine what life would be and I had nothing to hope for, work toward, dream of and live for. Life then would truly be empty.

Not to sour the morning so early but I hope all you ladies are dreaming (but awake, though). Dreaming about your futures, your goals, your ambitions, whatever it is that wakes you up every day other than your alarm.

Stay dreamin’.

This Week’s Goal: Cold Emailing

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Keeping in the spirit of finding small chunks of time and using it to our best advantage, let’s talk goals.

If you’ve read any of my earlier posts (before my 3 month hiatus), you’ve learned that my ultimate goal is to be in business for myself.  Ideally, work from home and support a comfortable lifestyle.   Not quite there yet.  However, that larger goal is broken down to smaller, manageable goals that can help me chip away and reach that bigger goal of mine.

I own a part time mobile notary business here in sunny (but currently cloudy and cold) Los Angeles.  Which, is one of the reasons I’ve haven’t posted in so long time.  After I get off work to go meet a notary client which is normally outside of my service zone, I am tired when I get home.  Don’t get me wrong, the notary aspect is fairly easy, but traveling, coordinating, confirming and booking and making sure I am the perkiest self I can possibly be (and I don’t care for perky – on myself or anyone else), I’m a little mentally drained. I am spent.

But like many optimistic people, I’m hoping to make some tweaks in 2019 to what I don’t like about what I do and improve those things that I do enjoy.  My notary business is not an exception.

So, my goal this week is to one work on securing some loan signing work.  In a nutshell, Notaries can be certified –which I am — to notarize real estate loan documents and make more money in a single visit.  How much more money?  Anywhere from $40 to $100 an hour more.  Right? RIGHT? So, I’ve been collecting email address and business cards from brokers, agents and escrow officers preparing to send them a small information package about myself and let them know I am available to work them.  I’ve already drafted the email template and assembled my package of documents saved in my Google Drive.  I just need go start sending out the emails.

So my goals is to reach 5 people a week and follow up with the a week and half after my initial contact.

Not a hefty goal.  But manageable. Something that can be done on my small chunks of time.  And hey, if you want, you can be my accountability partner.  I’d love to have someone to make sure I am on track doing what I said I was going to.  And I’ll be your partner if you want.

So, what’s your goal for this week?