This Week’s Goal: “Unsubscribe”

Unsubscribe

I know there are apps and tools that can help me do this, but I kind of enjoy the process of reviewing certain email subscriptions and either unsubscribing from it or keeping it. It’s very much like when I edit my closet: to keep this dress or not keep this dress. That is the question. And most of the time, anything I haven’t worn in 6 months has to go.

Same thing with email subscriptions: if I haven’t made time to read the email or I find that I automatically delete it without reading it, I probably should just unsubscribe. But what’s the big deal with this? Why am I paying this any mind?

Yesterday, I almost deleted an email from a prospect client because when I skimmed through my inbox, I thought the client’s email was one of those recruiter emails telling me about a job opening that also asks I forward the email to anyone who I think would be a good fit for the position. I couldn’t differentiate between a client message and junk email because I have too many messages in my inbox.

Unsubscribing I shall go. Besides, why would I want messages in my inbox I don’t read or even acknowledge anyways? It takes up time deleting them and distracts from the messages I should be focused on. And since we’re all together trying to crush 2020 with our head start over these next two months, we don’t need no distractions.

Stay Motivated: Reset, Restart Re-Do

One of the biggest challenges to keeping a goal and staying focus is getting off track. And it will happen. You will fall off track. We all do. I mean, unless you have amazing will power and an unshakable force built already inside you, you will stumble getting to the finish line.

But that doesn’t mean anything. If you get off track, just get back on. Simple, right? Because it is! Don’t make a big fuss about it. We all get distracted or overwhelmed or even fed up. We’re human, ladies. And we deal with a lot in our lives day to day. So when a distraction comes along or we become impatient, or it seems like too much for us and we just stop trekking to the end, that’s okay. Take that moment to pause. And then… reset, restart or redo whatever it was you were working towards. We’re not aiming for perfection. We’re aiming for accomplishment. And those two are not mutually exclusive.

And when do reset or restart or redo, don’t wait till the next week or month to get back on track. That’s too long. If the next opportunity is the very next day, jump on it. What about that whole notion of pausing? Well, when you catch yourself off track, let that day go. Be at peace that you weren’t your best that day. Then, get ready to start anew tomorrow.

Because you can. And you should. We got big dreams and big things to accomplish here and we’re gonna need to stay motivated to do it, ladies. So fall track, it’s all right. Just make sure you get back on.

WHEN: It Feels Like It’s Falling Into Place

I’m gonna keep this short and sweet, because sweet it is.

I’ve been interviewing for a position at a nonprofit for the past couple of weeks and as of this past Monday they offered me the position and I accepted it. And was thrilled to learn it pays 29% more than what I’m making now, has more benefits and after my first two days, I’ll be flying to New York for a retreat of theirs.

Holla, holla!

This is great news especially having received it on the eve of my birthday. Best birthday gift to myself… ever!!!

But… that doesn’t mean my side hustling days are through. Not by a long shot. It just means I’ll be able to better fund the dream. And the dream is to still be self employed. That’s the prize and my eyes are still on it. But this new job at this new company means I’ll get the opportunity to learn from a real business how to run a business, how to treat employees and because it’s a nonprofit, how to work with what you’ve got. Which I think I got that a handle on that so far.

Yes, it feels like I’m moving closer to the goal and that feels great. One step at a time.