#FtheHustle ~ 034 – You Know EnoughJuly 1, 2021 July 6, 2021 /
I should have seen this coming… or at least anticipated it.
It’s been almost 4 weeks since I arrived in Costa Rica and I’ve hit a wall.
Everything is going great, I have zero regrets about my decision to move here, but man…
It’s time to slow my roll.
Pura Vida, right? 😉 (I totally see the irony in moving somewhere that moves at a slower pace and I’m crashing from being busy).
I have no doubt that I’ve written about this pattern of mine before, but here I am again. The only difference is that this time I’m shifting to being the observer (as opposed to having any judgment. Or at least a lot less judgment).
When I get going I have a tendency to keep going until I crash, as opposed to making sure I slow down and recharge.
In this case, there have been a handful of things that had to be taken care of because it was around someone else’s schedule (ex: a friend took me to pick up a desk I bought from some other expats moving back to the states. I couldn’t pick it up until the 28th. So my hands were tied & I had to go when it worked for her).
There have also been a handful of things being fixed or done in my place and again, it’s not just just based on my schedule.
And I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to work when people are coming & going where you’re trying to work.
All is well, but it’s definitely caught up with me.
To the point where I need to put the brakes on a few things because I find myself not trusting my own decisions.
I’ve spent some money to have some things made for my place (pillows, drapes, etc.). I love the seamstress, was totally on board when we picked fabrics, got them into my place and I’m not digging it.
My initial reaction was just to live with it.
Then I thought, um, no.
Will it cost me more money?
Is it worth changing?
And I’m going to take my time to find the fabrics I like and trust my gut.
Which is the whole point in sharing this with you.
It’s O.K. to take your time.
To say “no, that doesn’t work for me.”
To say, “let me think about it.”
Or just to say No.
All of this is just as applicable in business as it is in life.
What I’m Working On 💻
I’m sharing this for a little public accountability! EEEK!
I’m working on a few things right now, but this is something that is going to take some concentrated effort in a shorter period of time (this coming from someone who said she’s hit a wall. I know, I know).
I’m writing the #FtheHustle BOOK!
I’m doing that with the help of a book writing challenge (WritingWithJarvis.com). More on that later, but I’ll be sharing updates along the way in separate emails.
A Little Brainpower 🧠
This may be news to some people (confession: it was news to me in the last year), but did you know Twitter is good for SEO? Yep. Read Blake Amal’s “Twitter SEO StrategY” here.
August Birch is one of my favorite writers on Medium (his publication is called “The Book Mechanic”). This article is for anyone starting something new – whether it’s your first leap into a creative endeavor or an additional project. Read “Thinking of Starting a Creative Business or Practice?”
Related: The Book Mechanic’s Manifesto
Tool Time 🛠
If only I had more time in the last week to play with some of these. I’m keeping them bookmarked for future free time.
- Video: Zoom + WordPress + Webinars? Yep. eRoom is a free WordPress plugin for hosting webinars and zoom events on your WordPress site. Download the free e-room plugin here.
- Courses: This is the second mobile app I’ve seen for online learning. Looks like courses on customized for mobile is coming. Checkout Learnreel here.
- Notes: Make quick notes right from your browser bar with this Chrome Extension (maybe less sticky notes all over your computer?). Download Page Pad for free here.
- Links: this is part of a referral program from SparkLoop, but what if you made it easier for people to share and subscribe to your newsletter or email? Check out MagicLink from SparkLoop here.
Back in the day when I worked in a bookstore… not sure I would have found this as funny then as I do now ! 🤣
Have a fantastic week and a very Happy 4th of July to those in the states (feels a little weird not to be there, but I’m not complaining).
For everyone else, enjoy the first weekend in July!
Until next week,
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