Since quitting my full-time corporate job and going full-time into consciousness last May I’ve come across several FABULOUS blogs and websites. I just had to share Heather Allard’s recent posting from The Mogul MOM – for moms running a business, raising a family and rocking both! Thanks, Heather, for allowing me to share your message. ~Lisa
20 Simple Ways You Can Be Happy, Healthy & Wealthy in 2011
1. Look ahead
Every year, my friend Laura Roeder buys a big ol’ Year At A Glance calendar and maps out the year ahead for her business – promotions, marketing, launches, everything. My friend Alexis Neely takes it a step further and creates a 12-month “life and marketing plan” so she can achieve the success that she wants without her business and her family life colliding.
2. More kettlebell
Christopher Walken might need more cowbell, but I need more kettlebell. Because my butt is notwhere it used to be ten years ago. Somehow I’ve gone from J. Lo to Spongebob and it’s time I got my booty back. I’m doing the “Perfect Posterior” workout from Tim Ferriss’s new book The 4-Hour Body because it’s quick & effective, uses only a kettlebell (mine’s 35 pounds) and takes just 30 minutes per week. Bonus: this workout firms way more than your butt – it tightens & tones your stomach, legs, shoulders & back too.
3. Become a sixer
Save time, save money and for Pete’s sake, stop staring into your closet each morning wondering what to wear. Simplify your life by taking part in the Six Items or Less experiment. If you’ve known me for a bit, you know this won’t be a big stretch for me, but I’m really looking forward to the chance to streamline my wardrobe even further.
4. Avoid the Benjamin Blindside
Download Daily Worth’s 2011 Money Planner so you have a realistic – and predictable – budget plan for the entire year. While you’re there, sign up for their daily email and become financially savvier this year.
5. Be in the (tech) know
You know that drawer full of shiny new gadgets you just had to have but have no idea how to actually use? Well pull ‘em out and head over to Digitwirl, the weekly web show that makes tech work for you. Get on the list to receive their weekly 3-minute (who doesn’t have 3 minutes?!) video that shows you how to use technology to make your life better.
6. Business or hobby? Pick one.
While watching the awesome “How To Failproof Your Business” video series by Naomi Dunford and Dave Navarro, they cracked wise about something I’ve been talking about for years – the difference between a business and a hobby. If you answer one question this year, let it be this –do you have a business or a hobby? Your answer will dictate everything else you do over the next 12 months.
7. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…
Stop trying to be a one mom band. Instead, outsource your weaknesses & time sucks so you can focus on your strengths. Whether it’s accounting, laundry, grocery shopping or shipping, if it slows you down, get it off your plate. Earn extra points for outsourcing to a mom.
8. Help me help you.
I’m Jerry Maguire, you’re Rod Tidwell. Do you have a question or need advice? Head here to let me know how I can help you.
9. See the human side of business.
I’ve been a fan of Chris Brogan’s for years now. Lately though, the man is on fire with his Human Business Works newsletter. He describes HBW as “part self-improvement, part business improvement, and part motivation and guidance” – I say it’s hot sauce for your entrepreneurial life.