Getting Back on Track After a Challenging Month // Creative Business Breakdown Podcast

This month has been a little bit of a doozy!!!  We have simply been trying to coast and move through the month day by day.  Between illness and travel, Rachel and I have been trying to simply stay on track and have been relying on each other to stay afloat and keep on the right track.  We started the year by outlining some awesome goals and creating our mantra for the year.  We’ve known what we want to get done, but life has gotten in the way recently.  We were so excited by our goals at the beginning of the year and ready to take them on, that when life got a little hairy, we started feeling a little disappointed and frustrated.   In today’s episode we talked about how were are dealing with the rollercoaster of life that we have been on and how were plan to take on February with a new mindset.

Even though life has been a little messy and we haven’t been putting in the serious hustle that we have in the past, we realized, with some further reflection, that in being able to take time away from work and being able to just let our business coast we ARE meeting some of our bigger goals. We recognize that we have put in place some awesome strategies and systems that are proving their efficacy as we’ve had to each step away this month for one reason or another.  We’ve been able to cut some of the waste in our business by simply cutting out the unnecessary tasks that have saved us time, energy, and money.  We’ve been able to share more of ourselves with our families and friends.  AND we’ve been able to live our why by taking time away when we want and need it.  Things have been running smoothly and without having to put in a whole lot of extra effort because of all of the work we’ve done in the past.

Even though we are definitely happy (a little proud) that we have been able to run on auto-pilot, we are definitely wanting to work more actively toward our goals and refocus our attention in the month of February.  In order to work toward those goals more effectively, we outlined 3 strategies that we are going to be reintroducing to our business and using more diligently, especially in the coming month:

  • Creating a Structured Plan by Assigning Tasks & Getting Specific in Trello – We want to set our big goals into motion by breaking them down into smaller, specific tasks that are achievable throughout each day, week, and month. Every time we take time to plan out exactly what we need to accomplish, we get it done and achieve our goals in a much more timely and successful manner.
  • Weekly Business Meetings – These are short business meetings where we can regularly check-in with one another, get on the same page, and figure out what where we need to be headed.
  • Chalkboard Method – Writing it down is the most important thing you can do in achieving goals. Simply be creating the space fro something to exist, you are creating the opportunity for it to happen and to be successful.  Creating something that is visual and trackable has been a game changer for us!  We talked a little about our chalkboard door in our facebook live video during our recording of today’s episode.


We’d love to hear more about how you are staying on track in both life and business and how you keep working toward your goals even in the midst of craziness.

Until Next Time,

Katey & Rachel