As October kicks off (I know… I’m 6 days late..), I was deeply inspired by the wonderful LaraCasey‘s post, #ClearOctober a few days ago. It really hit home for me since i have been driving myself crazy with feeling overwhelmed, over-worked and on the verge of mental shut-down. I have been trying to do EVERYTHING and without strong reasons as to why I want to do them all and if they coincide with my personal, professional and spiritual goals for the next 6 months. How could I possibly of thought that this would work for me?!?!?
Anyway, I had a great few days of October after that post to really dig deep and talk with God as to what I want him to do through me into my personal life as well as my business and relationship with him. It was a great eye-opener and must I say RELIEF as well! October is to be a brand new month where we can really focus on what really matters. What we want to transpire in our lives and what we want to not focus on as well. I finally came to realize that I have been spending way too much time focusing on things that do not add to my future or personal goals and I believe that now is the best time to really “get things right” for my business and personal life and really end off October with a sense of contentment and joy in my heart. Not confusion or stress.
So here are the 4 aspects of my goals broken down, SIMPLIFIED:
– READ: I have a few books that was reccomended in an article I featured in my previous post, which are aimed at new entrepreneurs who want to grow their business through selling hand-made crafts, blogging and more. The top 2 on my must read now list are “Craft Inc” & “Mom Inc” by Meg Matteo Ilasco and “The Fire Starter” by Danielle Laporte. I cannot wait to dig into them and feed my business with great insight from fellow entrepreneurs. I plan to read everynight or at least every night my son and husband will let me…
– CRAFT: As a part for my goals for my business, I am launching a custom hand-made line of party decor which I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled about. It will include custom backdrops and banners for sweet tables, coordinating theme cupcake toppers and cake toppers, favor bags with custom labels and matching bag sealers and more! I am currently crafting some as I type (along-side my son’s 2nd birthday decor – there will be a post-party blog post which will feature all party details made by moi!) and will be launching within the month. Stay tunned for more updates and when available in our Boutique.
– BLOG: This has been one of the goals I have had for the longest time. It’s not that I have not yet blogged before (clearly I am doing so right now) but as you may see, I am no expert. This goal really has to do with perfecting my writing and really learning skills on how to make clear, engaging and well-written posts as well as amazing photography to go along with it.
I have signed up for a blogger’s online course as well as will be adding the book “Blog Inc.” by Joy Deangdeelert Cho to new hot reads list! I want to add to my online store with a blog that not only relates back to event-styling but also to normal mothers trying to pursue their dreams of owning their own business too! This blog will give me that platform to connect with them and share experiences as well as showing them that everyone is able to do what they love, as long as they just start SOMEWHERE. This goal is a very exciting one for October and beyond!
– Pray: For this goal of October, I want to deepen my relationship with Jesus. I want to actually COMMIT to making time in the morning before life gets so busy, to pray, read my daily devotional by Joyce Meyer (“Trusting God Day by Day“), and talk to God about my day’s tasks and what I need from him to complete them with Grace and love. I always pray, but starting this month I want to get deeper with them and really devote my mornings to him so that the rest of my day can be clear on what matters most. This is a very special goal and is very deep in my heart to pursue.
So here you have it, my personal, professional and spiritual goals of October. Do any of them sound simliar to yours? If so, I would love to here yours and why…