I think things are getting back to normal around here. It’s been very different the past couple of days having Shaun and his girlfriend hanging out with me for whole days at a time. But it was very nice too, and yesterday I finally got do go and do the waterfront trail. It was so cold and windy because the trail is up on a ridge that eventually slopes down to the beach, but while we were up there we were getting battered around pretty badly. I got some great pictures, though, and have had a lovely couple of days. They’re leaving after breakfast this morning to head back to the girlfriend’s for this week, so I’m going to be getting a ton of planning and working done over the next few days.
Since I’m going to be planning, and I’m assuming you probably are too (or else you’re way more organized than me and have already got your 2022 planning done) I thought for this week’s reads we’d talk more about planning and how to do it so you have a better chance of success.
So, for today’s ready we’re looking at how to be more proactive in your planning…
Today’s Read: 3 Tips for Being More Proactive in Your Planning
Are you a proactive or reactive person?
Proactive people strive to be organized as much as possible and always take accountability and ownership. They always see failure as an opportunity to learn and do better. Their behaviors and actions are a conscious choice as a direct result of their values or morals.
Proactive people also use other people as inspiration but compare it to their values before they react and hardly feel dependent on others. They are confident and believe they have what it takes to get the job done, and they never wait for success to come; they make it come to them. They act and never avoid it or make excuses. With these attributes, it’s obvious to see why being more proactive leads to more success.
Reactive people, on the other hand, tend to go about life unprepared and unplanned. They wait around until things happen and then decide to do something or not. They are unclear on their goals and intentions and often use their feelings and conditions as excuses to not get work done and are often driven by their feelings and emotions.
For example, they commonly use excuses like “I can’t run today because it’s raining” or “I can’t do this thing until this happens.” They are more likely to blame others and hardly take full accountability for their actions or lack of effort. They also tend to build their lives around other people’s emotions, making them feel more dependent and reliant on others.
Personally, I’ve always been a more reactive person and as the first step to becoming more proactive I’m taking ownership of that. I know that I’m not organized and my brain works in weird ways that have me jumping all over the place – not an excuse, just an observation at this point – but I’ve decided that for the coming year I’m going to be much more proactive, think more like a CEO and make things happen for me.
Here are 3 things that you can do to be more proactive too…
Actively Search for Ways to Improve
Research shows that those who look for things to do rather than wait to be told are more likely to see success. Especially as an entrepreneur, you don’t have the luxury of someone else telling you what needs to be done.
Act and understand that it is your responsibility and only yours to get going. Find more ways to educate yourself and never skip opportunities that allow you to improve or invest in training. Don’t wait around for change to happen or for the stars to align perfectly to go after your goals finally.
Understand Your Core Values and Be Clear On Your Goals
Instead of writing your goals out and then never looking at them again, set up weekly self-evaluations and highlight what you believe in and hope to strive for. When you’re planning out your year make sure you take time to assess every action against your values and your goals so that you always stay on track.
It’s so easy to get lost reacting to all the new things that show up in our world – every day there are always new offers being put in front of you – that sometimes we forget to do the things we know we need to be doing to move forward.
Be Open to Change
I’m not very good at dealing with change, but we all know it’s a fact of life. Learning to anticipate problems and being proactive around change will help you to plan better and be able to react to change in a more positive way.
Change and stepping out of your comfort zones are crucial to personal and professional growth. Long-term success relies on your ability to adapt and change as needed, and this also needs to be built into your planning.
Being proactive is all about finding what you need to do to get the things you want done and taking the necessary actions. Make sure any planning you do is focused on what you need to achieve your goals, instead of reacting to outside influences. You are the one in charge of your life and the more proactive you can be with both the planning and the doing, the more chance you will have of achieving your goals.
And now, here are today’s deals…
Deals Ending Today
Coupon Expires Tonight! Steampunk Coloring Page Designs
Rayven has released a new set of Steampunk Coloring Page Designs this week. You get 30 pages for only $27 with coupon code PUNK through Monday, December 20.
Bonus Offer: This product qualifies for a bonus. You’ll find the bonus claim instructions in the dashboard on Rayven’s site after purchase
New Deals Today
New in the Shop! 2022 Floral Landscape Coloring Calendars
I added a set of 3 new Floral Landscape Coloring Calendars to the shop last night. These are dated 2022 Calendars in 3 different floral styles, in landscape format and PPT and PDF.
New PLR: Multiple Streams of Income for 2022 PLR
Tiffany has just released a new Multiple Streams of Income for 2022 PLR Pack this morning. It includes a bundle of six short reports on different streams of income for only $17 through January 2, 2022.
- Report #1: Funding Your Lifestyle as a Freelance Service Provider
- Report #2: Achieving Success as an Affiliate Marketer
- Report #3: Earning Money as a Digital Info Product Creator
- Report #4: Selling Private Label Rights
- Report #5: Finding Success as a Self-Published Author
- Report #6: Earning as a Social Media Influencer
Bonus Offer: This product qualifies for a bonus choice. You’ll find instructions to claim your bonus in your Warrior Plus area after purchase.
Other Deals You Might Like
The Digital Divas (aka Melody, Jan, Helen, Stephanie, and me) have opened up all the doors on our Advent Calendar until the end of the month. This is your last chance to pick up any of the deals and freebies that were on our advent calendar.
See all the deals here – coupon codes all expire on December 31
Thrive Anywhere’s Flex Pass Open This Week
One of the best purchases I made last year was Lynette’s Passport. This year she’s improved the program and renamed it the Flex Pass and the doors are open now through January 1. This is your one and only chance to save 70% on your purchases for an entire year.
With the Flex Pass, you get a personal pass code with a $200 stored value – like a gift card – that you can use to shop their entire store. Unlike the old passport that limited you to products of the current year, the Flex Pass has no such restrictions. You can shop now or use it for new products in 2022 at 70% off!
Lynette only offers this program once a year. Twice if you’re lucky. And they don’t discount over 50% so this is a rare opportunity. Get the full details here:
Bonus Offer: For each Flex Pass you purchase, you may claim 2 bonus choices. Details to claim are in the Thrive Anywhere dashboard after purchase.
Credit Bonus from PLR.me This Week Only!
Ronnie at PLR.me is having a Bonus Credits sale this week. Until December 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT you get 50% more credits for your purchase. Here’s how it works…
- Buy 100 credits and get 50 one-time bonus credits (Total of 150 credits today!)
- Sign up for 400 credits/yr and get 200 one-time bonus credits (Total of 600 credits today!)
- …and so on.
Price Increase Tomorrow! Fierce and Fearless in the New Year PLR
JR is raising the price on her lates pack tomorrow. Fierce and Fearless in the New Year Motivational PLR includes:
- eBook: Fierce And Fearless – Your Ultimate Motivational Guide (34 Pages/9,299 Words)
- Report: 37 Power Moves: Be Fearless (21 Pages/6,567 Words)
- 7 Day Email Series: Are You Too Scared To Take Risks? – 1,516 Words
- 16 Minute Guided Meditation: Be Fierce. Be Fearless.
- Workbook: What’s Holding You Back? Develop Your Fierce And Fearless Attitude
- 30 Day Challenge: Be Fierce. Be Fearless. (11 Pages/3,060 Words)
- 40 Tips/Tweets/Social Media Updates: Be Fierce And Fearless – 1,261 Words
- 15 “I Am Fierce” Positive Affirmations
- 15 “I Am Fearless” Positive Affirmations
- Affirmations Audios (mp3)
- 2 Editable Graphics
- 25 New Articles
- Being Fierce Means… Checklist
- Being Fierce Means… Checklist Graphic
- Being Fearless Means… Checklist
- Being Fearless Means… Checklist Graphic
- 3 Editable Infographics
- 2 Editable HD Videos
- 15 “I Am Fearless” Positive Affirmations
Check it out here and pick up your copy before the price increases tomorrow.
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for a bonus. Email your receipt to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put BONUS CLAIM in the subject and I will send you the link to choose your bonus.
Content Drafts Sitewide Sale
Nicole is having a sitewide sale over at Content Drafts through the holidays. You can save 50% on all these packs with coupon code HOLIDAYS through December 31. I love the way Nicole has structured these packs with and epic post, smaller blog posts, a self-assessment quiz and other goodies. I’ll be picking up a few that I missed out on when they launched to add to my blog this winter.
Price Increases January 1! The Kitchen Sink Plus
The new Kitchen Sink Plus planners for December are ready, and you have to see these! Here’s what’s included in your monthly membership each month:
- All Products will ONLY be available through the Membership – these will never be sold anywhere else!!
- A New Limited Edition Digital Planner
- A New Limited Edition Printable Planner
- A New Limited Edition Lead Magnet
- PNG versions of the layers for use on Canva!
- A Layered PSD File to create your own covers (at least 10 Layers)
- At least 5 Done-for-You Covers
- Monthly LIVE Workshop
- Surprise additions every month to complement that month’s planners!
If you join now, you’ll get both November and December content, and you’ll be grandfathered in at the lowest price too. Mel says she’s raising the price on January 1, so now’s the time to get in.
Bonus Offer: I have an exclusive headstart bonus for this of a set of at least 20 (sometimes I get carried away and you’ll get more) digital papers to mix and match with the monthly content. You’ll find download links in your members area on Mel’s site after purchase. December’s papers are now in your members area!
Creative Fabrica’s Weekly Discount Deals
The Hungry Jpeg’s Dollar Deals Page
The Modern Designer’s Unforgettable Font Collection from Design Cuts
New! The Kids Graphic Bundle! Cliparts and Patterns from The Hungry Jpeg
New! Scripture SVG Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg
Canva Instagram Template Bundle from Creative Fabrica
The Comfort and Joy Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg – 5 fonts and 34 graphics packs for $29
New! The Best of 2021 Font and Graphic Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg
Throwback Bundle: The Magic and Dreams Clipart Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg
Winter Cute Animals Bundle from Creative Fabrica
10 Free Cultivating an Abundance Mindset Graphics from Publish for Prosperity
Blooms and Butterflies Planner from Christina at CJD Laptop Lifestyle. Coupon code: HAPPYHOLIDAYS through December 31
3 Free Coloring Pages from Ekit Hub
Free PLR Sampler with papers, journal pages, and coloring images from Shannon at Creative Printable Designs
Free 2022 Calendar from Ekit Hub
Pastel Glow Digital Planner (and other freebies) from The Happy Journals Club
Free 5 Pack of Dealing with Negative Thoughts Articles from Publish for Prosperity
Free Taste Test pack of recipes and photos from Kitchen Bloggers. You get 3 recipes with 22 original food photos.
Christmas Printables Mini Kit from Ekit Hub
7 Days to Establish a Better Bedtime Routine from Piggy Makes Bank includes 7 articles and 7 emails
Free Adorable Elephant Template & Cover from Shawn Hansen (Tip: Check out the Subscriber Special Offer after you log in!)
Free Guide to Participating in Bundles and Giveaways from Jenn Brockman
Free Action Word Stickers from Di
Muddy Lilac Seamless Pattern Template (Affinity Designer) from Lynette
- New! Valentines Gnome Clipart from Creative Fabrica
- New! Christabelle Font from Creative Fabrica
- New! Watercolor Gnome Clipart Bundle from Creative Fabrica
- Design Cuts Freebie – Free: Procreate Brushes & Worksheets Sample
- New! Design Cuts Freebie – Christmas Lights, Patterns And Cards
- New! Design Bundles Freebie – 50 Handy Patterns
- Design Bundles Freebies – Watercolor Paint Textures Digital Papers
- Design Bundles Free Design of the Week
- Font Bundles Free Font of the Week
- Font Bundles Freebie – Lovebird
- Font Bundles Freebie – Candy Christmas Font
- The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Palamino Beach Brush Font
- New! The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Floral Design Set
And that’s it for me this afternoon. I’m off to find some lunch and get some work done to catch up after taking the last 3 days off.
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
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