Get Your Priorities Straight

This week on the Craft Business Challenge:
You can't do it all, so here's how to focus on what really matters in your business and your life and let go of the rest.

Get Your Priorities Straight!

The challenge this week is to get your priorities straight!

Valentine's Day is this week, so it seemed like a great time to focus on finding the things we're most passionate about, and focusing on our biggest priorities - both business and personal.

I have two new articles that look at lessons I've learned about time management that put priorities and values at the forefront of decision making. Plus, will take a look at some timely tips from past articles, including the reason why I never trust someone who thinks "follow your passion" is good business or career advice.


New This Week


Time Management Lessons

The Single Most Important Time Management Lesson I've Learned

Okay, truth be told, I'm still working on mastering this lesson, but it's big. It goes beyond delegating, or getting up an hour earlier. It helps you to ensure you're working toward goals that reflect the fundamental values of your business.


Time Management Essentials

Essential Time Management Truths

4 essential truths I've learned over the years that need to be in line if you're going to build a business that's in line with your values.


Timely Tips from Past Articles

FOCUS: Get Your Priorities Straight

Don't Follow Your Passion

Follow Your Passion - Worst. Advice. Ever.

As a former career coach, I cringe every time I hear the advice, "follow your passion." It's irresponsible and unhelpful for so many reasons. I'm having trouble writing this intro, because I don't even know where to start... Read the article, and you'll see why this advice gets me so riled up, and what you can do instead to build a business you love.



Setting Priorities

What Are You Willing to Let Go Of?

I know I've been writing about this topic a lot recently, but it's influenced my thinking so profoundly in the past few months, I think it's really important to share. 

We spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to do and how we'll do it, but we generally don't put a lot of thought into what we're going to let go of in order to focus on other priorities. What are you willing to let go?



An Astronaut's Guide to Chasing a Dream Goal

What If Productivity Isn't the Answer?

As we try to cram more and more into our days, we never stop the consider whether doing more is really the path to thriving. What if there's something more important than productivity and time management?


How I Stick to My Priorities

Printable Planner

I've been using my printable planner for about a year now, and it has been immensely effective in helping me stick to my commitments and accomplish more while still leaving time for fun. It's available on my Etsy shop if you'd like to try using a printable planner to manage your goals, projects, and day to day life.


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