Let’s turn time back a few days to when I started writing this article.
It is the 31. 12.2019. I am moving tables around instead of writing. My teenage son is going to have his new year’s party in my studio, and I have to make space for dancing. It looks like my new year’s post is going to be late.
I am already receiving emails from the Very Professional Newsletter writers. The ones who know how to organize their time. They recommend things like:
Setting “big hairy audacious goals”.
Planning for three years. Or for three months.
Deciding on a “word for the year.”
It seems like everybody else knows what to do, while I’m moving tables around.
In Gretchen Rubin’s Book “Four Tendencies,” I fall into the “rebel category.” She says that accountability, monitoring and rewards don’t work for rebels.
Well then, I am asking myself: How is it that I get things done?
Being inspired. Sometimes it is a little thing like the new fun brush I used in the illustration above. Sometimes it is a big thing like starting a whole new business adventure. I did that with the “LiLL Big Picture” last year.
To help others. I enjoy showing up for my drawing classes and webinars, and sharing what I know.
Thinking about what’s at stake: Do I want to work a regular job again? Or get going and write a blog post?
Getting help from others and connecting with people. Everything is SO much easier with support from somebody who knows the ropes. Instead of figuring out everything yourself.
- Finding – and formulating – my message. This makes everything easier! You’ll hear more about that in the future.
What about you? Do plans and resolutions work for you?
My son’s party was a big success. Now the tables are in their place again. I’m a bit puzzled about the dry baby crocodile head that I found on the studio floor. But otherwise, things are back to normal.
I wish you a wonderful new year and adventure-filled decade!