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 cool and overcast morning here in Central Ontario, and I have to say it’s looking pretty grim for getting any golf in this weekend. Sunday is supposed to be the only sunny day, which means good news for everyone celebrating Father’s Day this weekend. And I’ll probably get my golf lesson in, but no practice rounds before that.
That might not be a bad thing, because it’s been a spectacularly unproductive week for me. I’m working at being more consistent, but it doesn’t always go the way I plan. So today I’m embracing the rain and buckling down to really get some things ticked off my list here.
So, here’s what I have for you this morning starting with your Friday Five…
Today’s Read – 5 Reasons Your To-Do List Doesn’t Always Get Done
I don’t know about you, but I start every day with a to-do list. The sad thing about that is that on a lot of days, there’s not much that gets done. Other things crop up, I go down rabbit holes in a completely different direction, or sometimes I’m just plain old undproductive with a capital UN.
What about you? Did you make a to-do list for the day? Are you following it, or are you off in another direction?
If you are, don’t feel too bad. There’s a statistic floating around out there that says approximately 41% of items on most people’s to-do lists never get done. Part of the reason for that is because we don’t always make the right kind of to-do lists.
Here are five reasons your to-do list doesn’t always get done. Do any of these apply to you?
Reason #1 – There’s too many things on your list
To-do lists should never be pages long or used for the long term. Instead, they should focus on daily tasks within a certain period of time you plan to get to work. Meaning you should have multiple to-do lists, not one overwhelming one that will surely get you lost.
Reason #2 – There are no deadlines on your list
You must set hard deadlines and have the discipline to follow through. A to-do list without them only gives you the permission to take your time or not do it at all. Understand how long it really takes to do each activity, including prep, and clean up – and never assume you can do double the amount of work you can do overnight.
Reason #3 – There’s no room for anything unexpected
No ones’ schedule is perfect, so don’t plan it that way. Account for flexibility and always include an extra fifteen minutes each day for the unexpected. As a solopreneur you wear a lot of hats, and sometimes things come up that have to be dealt with in the moment.
Reason #4 – You’re thinking too long-term
Having long-term goals is NOT a problem. I just want to be really clear on that. But, if you are giving yourself too much time to complete tasks or are creating to-do lists for more than one day then your to-do list is not going to be effective. It should guide and maintain your 90-day action plan, not replace it. Be sure the lists are to the point and a direct path for achieving your primary objective for that day or even a 90-minute period.
Reason #5 – Your to-do list lacks clarity
Clarity is crucial to achieving your goals – both long and short term. If you don’t have a clear picture of what you want, you can’t be sure you will have the right plan either. A lack of clarity leads to unorganized plans, ideas, and actions. Learn to understand what you need and want and prioritize to get things done in a timely and orderly fashion.
I’m pretty much guilty of all of these bad to-do list habits. That being said, I’d be lost without my list to at least start the day. To-do lists are a great tool for keeping you on task and pointed toward your goals, as long as you replace these bad habits with better ones that keep you focused and on task.
And now, here are your deals for today…
Last Day for These Deals
Last Day for Podcast Utilities Kit
Justin and the team at Tools for Motivation have something new for you today! Podcasting is such a hot medium right now, and they’ve put together a special offer designed to help you either start a new podcast or enrich your existing podcast.
Introducing the Podcast Utilities Kit Pilot Offer
The kit includes:
- 10 DFY Audio Segments
- 10 Text Transcripts
- 10 Helper Files for Customizing the Content – these are really cool!
- 10 Editable Episode Covers
- 20 Shareable Social Graphics
- 30-minute Training Video to show you how to use the content
I’m excited to grab this and use it for my own podcast!
Check it out here and grab your content before it goes away on Friday, June 18.
Note: because the Podcast Utilities Kit is “licensed content” you are not limited to using it only for podcasting. Once you purchase a license, you are free to publish it in any format that suits your needs (i.e. create custom audiobooks, blog posts, video content for Youtube or social pages, paid products/courses, webinars, membership site content)
New Deals Today
Weekend Printables Sale: Michelle’s Anniversary Sale
Michelle at PLR Niche is celebrating her 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. You can save 40% on everything in her shop with coupon code 40YEARS from now through Sunday, June 20.
New PowerPoint Tools: Two Plugins from Di and Hans
Di and Hans are releasing two new plugins for PowerPoint this week.
Print to Digital Transformer allows people to transform their existing print layout planners in PowerPoint into digital planner layout. Save $50 when you buy before June 22 – no coupon needed.
Size Matters lets you take a 8.5×11 document in PowerPoint and change it to an 8×10 or 6×9 in an instant. It converts all the elements and fits them perfectly. Save $10 when you buy before June 22 – no coupon needed.
New PLR: The Purpose Of Life – Living Everyday With Passion And Purpose
Sajan and Justin have a new release this week. The Purpose of Life PLR pack covers:
- Why discovering your purpose in life is so beneficial to you and how it can lead to continual happiness and fulfilment!
- 6 problems that make discovering your life’s purpose so difficult and exactly what you need to do to overcome these problems!
- Why it is NEVER too late to discover and live your life’s purpose and how you can do this whatever age you are!
- 11 powerful questions that you need to ask yourself which will provide you with the all-important clues and signs to discovering your purpose in life!
- A powerful technique that you can easily use to really help you to discover your true calling and transform your life for the better!
- And much more…
See everything that’s included here and grab your copy for under $10 through June 22.
ICYMI… Yesterday’s Deals
New Reseller Printables from Jenn:
Jenn has a new product line launching today – Reseller PLR for people who want to start offering their own PLR and don’t know where to start. These are basic templates that you can add your own spin on and then sell as PLR to your own customers. Right now there are three different packages – 1 set of Meeting templates and 2 sets of Project templates to choose from. These are also limited PLR – only 50 licenses for the regular PLR and 25 for the Reseller versions are available.
See the packages here and get yours before they’re sold out.
New Printables: Baby’s First Year Journal
Jan has a new Baby’s First Year Journal available this week. The package includes 38 unique pages in both PowerPoint and Canva formats for only $12.95 when you use coupon code BABYFIRST through June 29.
New Printables: For the Love of Family from Ekit Hub
Alice and Yusef are back with their newest printables kit. The For the Love of Family Printables Kit includes:
- 10 Product Templates
- 10 Coloring Pages
- 100-Page Goal Setting Journal
- 365-Day Planner
- 36-Card Printable Card Deck
- Bonus #1: The Top Product Dropshippers
- Bonus #2: Print on Demand Profits Guide
- Bonus #3: 3 Planner Templates, 3 Journal Templates, Planner Creation Checklist and Journal Creation Checklist
See everything that’s included here and pick up your copy for only $14.95 this weekend
My Bonus Offer: Of course, I have a bonus for you this weekend as well. I’m creating a new set of 30 digital papers for you that can be used for card backs, digital stationery, and any other projects you want to use them for. I’ll have them done by end of day Friday and you’ll find them in your Bonus Links area on the Ekit Hub site.
New and Free PLR: Summer Journal Prompts (This Weekend Only!)
Jennifer at Health and Wellness PLR has a new and free set of Summer Journal Prompts available this weekend. You get:
- 50 Journal Prompts (Summer-Themed)
- 52-Page Workbook (From the prompts)
- Canva Cover Template
Existing PLR Deal – Coffee PLR Content from Tiff
Tiff has a new bundle of Coffee PLR packaged up and ready for you this morning. You get 5 packs ($131 if purchased separately) for only $12 in this mega bundle. Contents include:
- Coffee Niche PLR OTO (Value $56)
- Coffee Niche PLR FE (Value $35)
- Coffee PLR (Value $25)
- Becoming a Coffee Expert (Value $10)
- Coffee Blog Posts (Value $5)
Ongoing Deals You Might Like…
If You Outsource Your Content You Need This – Author Assignment of Copyright form from Attorney Bob Silber
New Training: 10 Minute List Building Tasks from Piggy Makes Bank
Launch Extended – Fran has a new set of Habit Trackers available. Use coupon code TRACKER20 to save $20 through June 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Jenn has just released a really cool Manga/Anime Journal. See the preview here and use coupon code GRAPHICNOVEL to save $10 through Monday, June 21.
Digital Papers – Hand Drawn Elements Digital Papers from Faith. Use coupon code HANDDRAWN to save $20 through Sunday, June 20.
Jenn at Health and Wellness PLR has a new set of Goal-Setting Journal Prompts available for only $12 right now.
Creative Fabrica’s Weekly Discount Deals
The Hungry Jpeg’s Dollar Deals Page
New Bundle from Design Cuts – The Designer’s Complete Typography Collection
Contemporary Art Deco Collection from Design Cuts
New! Procreate Brush Bundle 3 from Design Bundles
The Exquisite Floral Graphics Bundle – 26 graphics packs for $18
New! Summer on the Farm Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg – 26 fonts and 1600+ graphics for $29
The Freebie Section
New! Muddy Lilac Seamless Pattern Template (Affinity Designer) from Lynette
5 Easy Project Ideas to Grow Your Business (Free Downloads Included)
Free Succulents Coloring Pages from Carmen
New! For the Love of Family Free Printables from Ekit Hub
Boost Affiliate Commissions Report from Alice (NOT PLR)
Free Journaling PLR Articles from Alice
New! Free 7 Days to Set SMART Goals PLR Articles & Emails from Piggy Makes Bank
The Boldstyle Retro Font from Creative Fabrica
House Plants Illustrations and Patterns from Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica Freebie – Happy Carnival Splatter Backgrounds
Design Cuts Weekly Freebie – Bestorika – Modern Serif
Design Cuts Freebie – Tasty Textures Pack
Design Bundles Freebie – Animal Hugs Bundle – Illustrations
Design Bundles Freebies – Funny Snails Clipart
New! Design Bundles Free Design of the Week – Baby Cute Dinosaurs Watercolor Clipart
New! Font Bundles Free Font of the Week – changes each Wednesday
Font Bundles Freebie – Keen On You
Font Bundles Freebie – Rosella Handwritten Brush Font
The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Father’s Day Pattern Set
Events on Now and Upcoming
BC Stack Still Available Until Tomorrow – I’m not going to say a whole lot about BC Stack today other than that it’s still on sale for a few more days (through Saturday, June 19) and that I am offering a bonus if you buy through my link.
The 3rd Annual Low Content Birthday Bundle Bash is now open for contributors. Get all the details here.
This Week’s Reads
Monday – 4 Tips for Managing Your Energy
Thursday – Consistency for the Win!
Bonus Read – 7 Low-Content Publishing Ideas for Authors and Publishers (with Templates) from Karon Thackston
That’s it for me today. I’m going to do some more cleaning while I wait for the landlord to show up, and tackle a few things on my to-do list in between.
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
P.S. – Free Self Care Articles
P.P.S – Miss the last newsletter? Read it here
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