If you’re new to my community, a warm welcome to you! I’m so happy you’ve decided to join us!
It’s a hot and humid day here in Central Ontario. It’s trying awfully hard to thunderstorm, and I’ve just come back in from getting my annual leg scan done at the vascular lab. I’m very grateful the lab is only a couple of blocks away so I didn’t have to be out in the heat for too long.
I have lots of deals and goodies to share today but first I wanted to talk a bit about your schedule – or if you’re anything like me, the lack of – because it hit home for me this weekend how non-existent my formal schedule is. Case in point, I didn’t even know I had this appointment today until Sunday when I found a letter from the lab in a pile of papers I was clearing off my desk!
Today’s Read: Is Your Schedule a Realistic One?
How’s your schedule looking?
What schedule, you ask? (That would be me, by the way.)
I’m probably the last person who should be talking to you about schedules since mine is the most haphazard thing you’ve ever seen.
But I know that a realistic schedule can help to improve your productivity and organization, and help you achieve your goals both personally and professionally. So, I went searching to help me find a few tips for creating a realistic schedule that doesn’t leave me feeling overwhelmed and stressed by trying to get more done in a day than is humanly possible.
Here’s what I found…
Tip #1 – Define Your Goals and The Resources
For every goal and main objective, there are little tasks or to-do lists needed to get there. Highlight each one and then list the resources required to complete the work. For example, do you need to purchase specific equipment, or can it all be done from home?
Tip #2 – Always Include Breaks and Vacations
Schedule your breaks, or you won’t take them and cause yourself to burnout. Burnout, fatigue, and lack of motivation won’t allow you to work efficiently no matter how much time you schedule yourself to work. It’s a myth that breaks are only for lazy people. The most highly productive people take breaks, and they take long ones too.
Tip #3 – Schedule Extra Time
Add around ten to fifteen more minutes to any scheduled task for things you can’t predict. Over time, little tasks you weren’t aware you were even doing, but are required to survive – like go to the bathroom – will add up and steal you away from doing the important tasks. To keep you on track and still complete what is required, expect to use a little more time than you believe you need, just like showing up to work fifteen minutes early, for example.
Tip #4 – Be Aware of Shortfalls and Potential Snags
Each task you need to get done will likely have different variables or expectations, such as driving time to various onsite meetings or working with clients with different time zones. These examples can cause different kinds of delays that you are not used to or even aware of.
Tip #5 – Commit to Distraction-Free Work
When you schedule tasks, you need to commit to the work time. If you don’t, you will only end up allowing yourself to work over your breaks or other essential duties. If you commit to distraction-free work, you can ensure you get your job done on time every time.
Tip #6 – Expect Change and Variability
Planning is only there to support you and guide you. It is not foolproof. Don’t expect it to be.
Tip #7 – Reevaluate for Accuracy
To improve any systems, you must schedule a time to review where things go wrong and where they went right to do even better next time.
Tip #8 – Don’t Forget About the Little Things
Little tasks build-up, even five minutes or two minutes here and there, which could affect your schedule.
The best productivity tools in the world can’t account for everything that goes on in your life. Hopefully these tips and tricks will help you set up a schedule that realistically reflects your life and allows you to meet your goals.
And now for your daily deals…
Sale Ends Tonight
The coupon for the PLR Hoarding Challenge expires tonight, so there’s still time to grab it before the price goes back up. So far, it’s selling really well and I’m really pleased that it’s resonating with so many people. We’re working through the 5 days in the UsePLR Facebook group, and you can join in at any time. Pick up your copy here if you haven’t already, and use coupon code RUTHIEHOARDS to save $5 through Tuesday, June 8.
Today’s Daily Deals
Day 8 of Coach Glue’s Daily Deals
Melissa and Nicole have put their Simple and Fun Goal Setting Strategies to Create Your Most Spectacular Year Ever Workbook on sale for only $17 today with promo code 2021. This workbook covers:
- Step 1; Determine Your Goal-Setting Persona
- Step 2: Go with the Flow
- Step 3: Dream the Big Dream
- Step 4: Get Present in the Moment
- Step 5: Making a Vision Journal
- Step 6: Getting Others to Achieve Goals for you
- Step 7: Know Where You Want to Be
- Step 8: Join a Group
- Step 9: Find your Maximum Workflow Formula
- Step 10: Find Your Story Question
- Step 11: Brainstorm your Big Business Life
- Step 12: Make Sure Your Goals Belong to You
- Step 13: Write your Own Obituary
- Step 14: Do More of What Worked
- Step 15: Build Your Confidence with Tangible Rewards
- Step 16: Train Yourself to Keep Deadlines
- Step 17: Dig Deeper and Challenge Everything
Plus you’ll also get:
Worksheet for Your Clients (8-pages, 574 words)
Checklist for Your Clients (8-pages, 967 words)
Use promo code 2021 to claim your savings through midnight tonight.
Day 8 of April’s Birthday Bash
April is having a Birthday Bash for the next few days to celebrate her son’s 12th birthday. Each day you can pick up two different PLR packages for only $12 each. Today’s deals are:
- Snowball Debt Method Printables
- DFY A Better Night’s Sleep Report & eCourse Bundle
You can see all the deals on the main event page here to help you plan your purchases.
Day 2 of PLR Beach Birthday Bash
Becky is celebrating the one-year anniversary of PLRBeach.com and she’s throwing a Birthday Party Extravaganza to celebrate. Each day you’ll get a swag bag of PLR freebies from Becky and her friends when you register here
Deals Ending Today
Last Day to Save on These Wealth Mindset Printables from Ekit Hub
Alice and Yusef have a new Wealth Mindset Printables kit available this weekend. You get:
- 10 – 18″ x 24″ posters
- “Reframe Your Money Mindset” 72-Page Journal with ecover set
- “Wealth Building” 72-Page Journal with ecover set
- “Reframe Your Money Mindset” 36-Card Deck
- “Wealth Building” 36-Card Deck
See everything that’s included here and pick up your pack for only $11.97 this weekend.
Price Goes Up Tonight on Etsy Profit Secrets PLR
Sajan and Justin have a new PLR pack available on Etsy Profit Secrets – How to Sell on Etsy and Make Money. You can pick it up for only $9.95 through June 8. The content covers:
- 6 reasons why Esty is such a great platform to use to sell products and generate huge profits!
- How to perform niche research with Etsy to ensure that you know what niches are the most profitable to be in!
- The best-selling products on Etsy and why they are such good sellers – this information is priceless!
- How you can create hot selling products that will be big sellers on Etsy with minimum effort and no cost!
- 3 proven ways that you can source physical products that are always in demand on Etsy and make insane profits!
Etsy has been a huge topic of conversation for the last little while, and you could use this to both build up your own Etsy business and teach your customers how to do the same thing.
New Deals Today
New Coloring Pages: Realistic Unicorns
Rayven has released a new pack of Realistic Unicorns coloring pages this week. Use coupon code UNICORNS to get the pack of 30 pages for only $27.
OR – Buy Rayven’s PLR Extravaganza Bundle, claim the free month of either the All Access Pass (Basic bundle) or the All Access Pass & Mastermind (Deluxe Bundle) and you’ll get the Unicorn Pages free as part of your membership! (Plus you get a $37 coupon from me as a bonus!)
New Printables: Sunny Gratitude Journal Pack
Ana at My Fair Ladies Printables Boutique has just launched her first official product. (You’ve no doubt seen her in several of my, and other peoples’, bundles so she’s definitely not a stranger to this space.) Her Sunny Gratitude Journal Pack includes:
- 107 pages
- 21 gratitude quotes
- Beautiful watercolor illustrations
- 6 x 9 in page size
- 1 Editable .ppt file (for Powerpoint or Google Slides)
- 1 PDF file
- PLR commercial rights
Check it out here and use coupon code SUNNYJUNE to save $10 through June 12.
New Training: 20 Ways to Create Kids Printables from Faith
Faith has taken two packs of kid’s coloring pages that were recently on sale and shows you how to use them to create 20 different types of kids’ printables. I’m going to pick this up for myself because I have a huge pile of kids coloring kits sitting here that I haven’t figured out what to do with yet.
Check it out here and use coupon code 20WAYS to save $10 through Sunday, June 13.
New Training: Affiliate Program Success from Cindy
Cindy has a new training available this week on how to set up your own successful affiliate program. I can tell you that as a product creator, I would not make half the sales I do without my affiliates. And I have learned that the best way to get people to promote your products is to treat them like gold. Inside Affiliate Program Success, Cindy is going to show you how to:
- Choose the right platform for your business. This is a delicate mix of easy to use and trusted by your potential affiliates, and it’s easy to get stuck here. Cindy helps clear the confusion so you can move forward with confidence.
- Find and recruit top affiliates. Not only does Cindy tell you how to find them, but she’ll help you avoid some common outreach faux pas with cut and paste email templates.
- Build profitable relationships with your affiliates, including how (and when) to keep in touch, how to make it easy for them to promote, and more.
- Easily manage the techy details like paying affiliates, understanding click tracking, and configuring your program to make it a win/win for both you and your affiliates.
- Avoid common affiliate turn-offs. This lesson is filled with common mistakes I see in some affiliate programs, and they always make me question whether I should even bother signing up. Don’t skip this one!
See everything that’s included here and save $80 through Sunday, June 13 (no coupon required).
ICYMI… Yesterday’s Deals
New! Sushi Printables from Sue
Sue has a new set of Sushi Printables available in her store this morning. Use coupon code SUSHI to save $5 through June 10. The pack includes:
- 12 Sets of Sushi Inspired Printables created in PowerPoint
- 21 Layouts in Total in Full Color
- Letter Size + A4
New: Sunflower Journal Templates from Teresa
Teresa at Zen PLR has a new set of Sunflower Journal Templates available this week. The pack includes: two sizes of journals, two color schemes, digital versions, print versions, three file formats, an editable cover, and more. Use coupon code sunflowers to save $10 through Sunday, June 13.
New: Father’s Day Social Images from Shannon & Stephanie
Shannon and Stephanie at Monthly Content Helpers have a new set of Father’s Day Social Graphics on sale this week. You get 20 images with quotes, 20 images without text, and a text file with 30 quotes. Use code father to save 50% through Friday, June 11.
New: The Organized Home PLR with Early Bird Bonus!
Justin and the team at Tools for Motivation have a new special for you this week. The Organized Home PLR is a full PLR package that’s on sale for only $37 this week (through Friday), but if you purchase before midnight Tuesday, Justin is going to throw in a surprise bonus worth $250! Here’s a peek at everything that’s included in the main package:
The Freebie Section
Free Wealth Mindset Poster from Ekit Hub
5 Easy Project Ideas to Grow Your Business (Free Downloads Included)
Free Succulents Coloring Pages from Carmen
Free 5-pack of Daily Routine Articles from Alice
Boost Affiliate Commissions Report from Alice (NOT PLR)
Free Decadent Desserts – Taste Test from Kitchen Bloggers
Free Journaling PLR Articles from Alice
Free Finding the Good When Things are Bad PLR Articles from Piggy Makes Bank
New! Beautiful Font from Creative Fabrica
Rain Drop Color Procreate Color Palette from Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica Freebie – Watercolor Floral Frame Collection
New! Design Cuts Weekly Freebie – Botanical Line Art Sketches
Design Cuts Freebie – Tasty Textures Pack
New! Design Bundles Freebie – Watermelon Fruit Seamless Pattern
New! Design Bundles Freebies – Watercolor Cherry clipart
New! Design Bundles Free Design of the Week – Changes every Friday
New! Font Bundles Free Font of the Week – changes each Wednesday
Font Bundles Freebie – Drum Handmade Brush Font
New! Font Bundles Freebie – Coffee Latte
New! The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Watercolor Wreaths
That’s it for me this afternoon. I’m going to find some dinner and then dive into my to-do list for today. Not sure how much I’ll get done since it’s so late in the day, but I should get at least a couple things crossed off!
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
P.S. – Free Wealth Mindset Poster from Ekit Hub
P.P.S – Miss the last newsletter? Read it here
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