Get Your Priorities Straight

by Lisa McGrimmon

This week: 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.

The challenge this week is to get your priorities straight!

Valentine's Day, when our thoughts turn to love, is this week. So it seemed like a great time to look at how to find the things we most love about our businesses, and focus on our biggest priorities - both business and personal.

I'm sharing plenty of lessons I've learned about how to put your priorities and values at the forefront of your business-related decision making.

Plus, while we're on the subject of love and passion, I'll tell you why I see red (and not in an affectionate, be my Valentine sort of way) whenever I hear someone in a position of influence proclaim that we should all just "follow our passion" and the money will surely follow.

Trust a former career advisor. Follow your passion is the worst business advice ever. I'll tell you why this week and show you what to do instead.

First up, I have 8 brand new craft booth photos to share this week with lessons on how to draw attention to your booth from a distance, and how to make sure your display suits the aesthetic of your work.

New This Week

Art Booth Ideas

8 photos of beautiful art booths show you how to display paintings at an art show.

Timely Tips from Past Articles

FOCUS: Get Your Priorities Straight

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 business goals that truly reflect your fundamental values.


Time Management Essentials

Essential Time Management Truths

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


Don't Follow Your Passion

Follow Your Passion - Worst. Advice. Ever.

As a former career advisor, I cringe every time I hear the advice follow your passion. It's irresponsible and unhelpful for so many reasons. Read the article, and you'll see why this advice gets me so riled up, and what you can do instead to actually build a business you love.


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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What happens when you put a career advisor in a craft tent? You get a craft business writer who has been sharing tips for building a craft business since 2006. Lisa McGrimmon is the founder of CraftProfessional.com. Read more about Lisa here.

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