3 Tips to Use a Bullet Journal to Organize Your Business

As you already know, I love bullet journaling. I have my own course, Bullet Journaling for Online Business Owners that teaches you the basics of setting up your own bullet journal.

In the course, I showed you that a bullet journal can help you make lists for the future, track various aspects of your business, manage your finances, and this will ultimately reduce your stress level. The bullet journal is so completely customizable that you can let it help you organize your entire life.

Everything you need to plan is in this single journal, so there is no trying to look around for the right one or having Post-it notes lying around all over the place. It becomes a personalized planner that you create based on your own needs. Read More →

Lessons Learned From Participating In My First Business Bundle

I recently participated in the Laptop Lifestyle Business Bundle (it is now over) and I learned a few things.

Lesson #1 – Problems will Happen

Even with testing, things can still go wrong. I created a special link for the participants of the bundle to be able to download the product for free, since they had already bought the bundle. I tested the link, I had my sister test the link, and Angela Wills, who runs the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club, also tested the link – no problems.

The bundle goes live and from my tracking I see that I had a couple of sales from the link for the bundle – unexpected. I contacted Angela with the emails of the purchases I was concerned about and she verified they had indeed purchased the bundle, and she checked the link again, everything was okay for her, but obviously there was a glitch somewhere. I was able to refund the money spent right away, and let those who made the purchase that they indeed did not owe any money.

And a big shout out to the folks who were interested enough in what I had to offer that they were willing to pay more to get access to my offering.

Thankfully, Angela is a very smart lady and she had a work around, that we had up and running very quickly, problem solved. She emailed those who had already purchased the bundle so that they could try again to download the product. So even though you think everything is okay, there can still be problems – but they are fixable.

Lesson #2 – Expect Good Things

My expectations were exceeded – in a very good way. My email list was increased by over 150 new subscribers, and that number is still growing even though new sales of the bundle have ended, those who purchased have 60 days to download their products, so it may continue to grow even more.

My actual goal when I joined the bundle was to increase my email by 50 people, that happened the very first day J. I then hoped for 100 people, again that happened by the 3rd day – so now my updated goal is to have 200 new subscribers by the end of the 60 days. By the way, this was a great problem to have – exceeding my goals too quickly.

Lesson #3 – Quality Matters

The quality of the person offering the bundle matters. This bundle was the first one that Angela Wills had ever offered, and she made it exclusively products from her community. She freely admits that she had no idea how much work was really involved when she hatched the idea, but she was also so wonderfully excited for the bundle and for the members of her community, that includes me.

Each month in the club, Angela offers us an actionable challenge to help us grow our business, and I have to tell you, the steps she gives us really do work. If you would like to be a part of the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club, you can check it out here. If you are interested in learning about email marketing, the club is the right place for you – Angela is amazing at email marketing.

Lesson #4 – Create Products

Product creation is a must. To be able to participate in this or any bundle or giveaway, you must have something to offer. In the case of the Laptop Lifestyle Business Bundle, Angela helped to guide us towards product creation, so we could be prepared, but most opportunities will not be so guided.

I was planning on my next product already, but I realize, I should be creating more products more often – not at the risk of quality of course. The more ways people can find you and what you have to offer will only help to grow your business. I even created a quick product last night that I’m extremely proud of, now I just have to finish the sales page and I will have it up for sale – I feel like I’m in the “Product Creation Zone” – you have been warned – lol.

Lesson #5 – Say Yes

The final lesson is of course, say yes. When I was offered the opportunity to be a part of this bundle, I said yes. I filled out the information and sent it in before I could think of a million reasons why I should not participate. Remember to be open to growing your business online, you will be offered different opportunities, be prepared to say yes to the ones that fit you and your business.

I hope to see you in the Laptop Lifestyle Business Bundle next year when you join the Club.

 

Bullet Journal Update

As you may or may not know, I have a product that teaches you how to set up and use a bullet journal in your online business. When I was doing the videos for Bullet Journaling for Online Business Owners, I was using a plain spiral notebook, to help to demonstrate how easy it is to get started. But since I was using my bullet journal more and more, I decided to go ahead and upgrade to a journal more specifically designed for bullet journaling.

I decided on this one because it came with a great set of stencils and if you have watched the videos you are well aware of my artistic limitations. I also have to admit, that I didn’t think it would make much difference having the stencils, turns out, I absolutely love them and use them all the time.

I did pick mine up on Amazon and this is my affiliate link, of course, if you want to get one for yourself or as a gift. Read More →

The Laptop Lifestyle Business Bundle

I’m very excited to announce that I’m part of the Laptop Lifestyle Business Bundle that is available from September 23, 2018 to September 28, 2018. This bundle consists of more than 40 products! And it is selling for only $27. http://lorilikes.me/LaptopLifestyleBundle

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Focus On What’s Important To You

Having a good reason to be confident, brave, and courageous can be a huge help.

As I have mentioned before, I am a huge tennis fan, and today was an exceptional day in the sport for the wrong reasons. During a Grand Slam Championship match the umpire took exception to being called a thief (for previously awarding a point to the other player) and this time gave a whole game to other player.

The 2 participants in this tennis match were Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. The person that was in trouble was Serena. The trouble all began when she was given a warning about on court coaching, which is not allowed during the Grand Slam tournaments. Serena was most upset that she would be perceived as cheating, not that she was being reprimanded. Read More →

Courage is More Than Mindset

Moving Past Mindset and Theory

So far a lot of what I’ve been talking about recently, courage and self confidence, has been theory and mindset stuff. And, while this is important, courage is more than mindset, there must also be actions to go along with the theory. Today we are going to pick something we are afraid of, and take an action step to move past our fear. In other words, we will be practicing courage.

If you missed the previous post, What Have You Already Done That Took Courage, click here. Read More →

What Have You Already Done that Took Courage?

Realizing how far I’ve come and how much I can actually accomplish when I put my mind to it, is always a HUGE confidence booster for me. I’m sure it’s no different for you. To be honest, there’s a lot each and every one of us has done over the past few days, weeks, and even years that we can be proud of. Small acts of courage or big acts of courage, they all count.

But we often don’t see it for ourselves.

In the previous blog post, I was talking about being courageous becoming a habit, click here if you missed it. Read More →

Building Courage Is A Habit

In my previous post, I talked about the relationship between courage and self confidence. One aspect of that was that we can use courage and doing things that scare us a little to boost our feeling of self-worth and confidence. In other words, we can increase self-confidence by being courageous or doing something that takes a little courage more often.

If you would like to read the previous post Courage and Self Confidence, click here. Read More →

Courage and Self Confidence

Today let’s take a look at the connection between courage and self-confidence. Too often we think of courage only in the terms of extremes, like saving someone from a burning building. And yes that does require courage, but so does admitting you need help to get your business organized. If you are fearful and go ahead and do it anyway, you are courageous.

Trust me, there’s an important reason why we’re exploring this idea. Take a moment to think back on a time when you were scared to do something but you gathered up your courage and did it anyway.

Maybe it was walking away from a bad situation. Maybe it was working through a problem that seemed impossible at first glance. Maybe it was overcoming a fear of yours, facing it, and coming through ok at the other side. Maybe it was overcoming a big physical or mental challenge like running your first 10K race or acing a big exam. It doesn’t matter what it was, as long as you think of something that took courage to do. Read More →

Happy Independence Day!

Here in the United States today – July 4th – is Independence Day, a day that I believe should be near and dear to the Solopreneurs heart. We have chosen Independence over the easy security of a traditional job. We should be celebrating our choice today – we represent the American Spirit. Read More →