Here’s the deal: I’ve been a time managing, color coding, organization nerd since grade school. (#nobutreally) I was the girl who used a homework planner, color coded her school supplies by subject, took the neatest and most detailed notes in class, and spent every single free period in the library.
That’s right, I was the Hermione Granger of my class!! #proud
When I launched my first business (a wedding blog in 2010), I fell down the same BUSY and HUSTLE black hole that SO MANY female entrepreneurs fall into when they become their own boss. I thought that hours and hours behind the computer was “the life of a female entrepreneur” and so I adopted the same crazy schedule and hustle mentality.
But that turned out to be a pretty bad life choice because I burnt out… FAST!!
I knew I couldn’t keep doing what I was doing if I was just going to keep feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and just plain over everything. I needed to change my ways and fast!!
So I started using a planner again. I created systems for my inbox, blog, social media, and more. I started planning, scheduling, organizing, color coding, goal setting, and using my time wisely again.
And I honestly thought people would make fun of me like they did in school or think I wasn’t working hard enough because I wasn’t working long hours or withholding showers.
Instead, I started getting emails with compliments about how organized I was or how easy and smooth a process was. People came to me with questions about what tools I used and how I managed to get so much done and still have a life.
And that’s when it clicked.
I had something to teach. I had something to share. I could help these boss babes (like you) take back control of their business AND have a life they love just. like. I. had. done.
So I shut down my wedding blog in March of 2017 and launched The Productivity Zone in June. I had BIG goals and dreams for this new business venture, but life had other plans.
45 days after launching The Productivity Zone, my 18-month health struggle hit the red zone and I collapsed. I experienced trauma that I almost didn’t survive.
During the hardest and darkest days of my recovery, I remember wondering how The Productivity Zone would go on to thrive (let alone survive). And then I remembered that I had built my business on a very strong foundation of systems and that I would be able to pick up where I left off when I was ready.
Now I’m here to help you systemize your business and be more productive so you can actually live your life and run your business in a better, easier, and funner way, now and in the future.
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