2017 AuthorLife Planner

I am so thrilled to announce that the 2017 AuthorLife Planner is live! The planner was a surprisingly large project, scoping out the workshop, boiling it down, creating a stream of reference that works on paper only, then creating a planner that keeps those findings on track. BUT, I’m so happy I did it. I’m already getting some amazing feedback and really hoping that writers and other creative folks are able to find their BEST PATH and stay with it {Read More}

Zero to Planned Update

I’m having a ball with the newly re-created Zero to Planned workshop. The second group is halfway through their month and going along really well. I love the Ah-Ha moments and epiphanies. Every group teaches me something new too! I also just scrapped the original pages and put up some better, more informative pages to show what it’s all about. Lots of designing going on over there…me! Being quasi-visually-creative *flails* March 7th is coming up quickly and I’m offering a {Read More}

The Perfect Time To Plan

One of the questions that has come in from more than one person is “Should I plan my day in the morning or the night before?” Well, we already covered the “It’s All About You” thing, so let’s break this down to help you decide. The morning or night planning is really personal. It’s the way you’re setting yourself up for success, so figuring out what works for you (at this moment, bc this is a big one that can change) {Read More}

Just Pick an Organizing Tool

On we go with more from my Zero to Planned class. “Just Pick a Tool” — that seems to be what people often feel is expected of them to get moving on their organizing. Who of us hasn’t said, TODAY IS THE DAY I GET ORGANIZED and rush out to HomeGoods and Staples to buy everything we need to make our home, office, and day feel better and be more productive. Only — well, what did you buy and why? {Read More}

It’s all about you

With the pilot of my Zero to Planned workshop finished and the next group about to start, it feels like a great time to talk a little bit about planning and organizing and getting things done and balance. Yeah. That’s a lot of ands, but that’s okay. I’m going to tackle some of the questions I’ve been asked as I’ve rolled out my workshop for online classes. Instead of diving right in, I’ll answer the “WHY” questions I keep getting: {Read More}

2016 Prep – Part Five

If you’re just joining me, start here: Part One If you’ve stuck with me this far, you’re probably wondering how anything actually gets done. Don’t worry, we’re to that point! I would stress that if you’re really wondering how this works for me and what you can get from the process for yourself, you definitely should go back and read from the beginning. It will probably take you 10-15 minutes tops. That said, I realized going into the Planner section that I was {Read More}

2016 Prep – Part Four

Part One Part Two Part Three Ok, you’ve done a lot of work, but you didn’t write any goals… but, now you have goals. The quick check you need to do is to see if what’s in your large 2016 section can be done viably this year. I usually don’t do that until February. The turning of a year is filled with so much optimism (and unset deadlines) that knowing what’s going to fit isn’t always doable. BUT, in a {Read More}

2016 Prep – Part Two

Welcome back for Part Two of 2016 Prep. If you didn’t already, check out Part One HERE. So, you did your brainstorming and you have a list of possible and impossible ideas. Keep that around. At the very least, take a picture of it because you even when we’re done with it for now, the impossible doesn’t always stay that way. So, the next thing we’re going to do I create your deciding factors. Don’t worry, we’re not to goals {Read More}

2016 Prep – Part One

If you know me even a little bit, you know I love planning, goals, organizing, etc. One of the best parts of the end of the year is for once the majority of people are on the same page about getting some goal-making going on. Lately, I’ve been so chatty about it, that people have been asking me about my own get-organized ways. And so, get ready for a couple posts that will show you what I do and maybe {Read More}


Here’s the standard disclaimer: We all think and work differently. Do what works for you. Now, on to Flexi-Goals! This past year, I noticed my goals structure wasn’t working as well for me as it once had. A lot had changed in my life, I’d finally rejoined the world of the employed (hallelujah!), my new job was much more time and energy consuming than previous ones, WG’s mama was brought to the US to do hospice and passed away late this summer, {Read More}