Happy Wednesday friends!
Right about now is that time of year when things start really kicking into high gear for wedding photographers. The summer weddings are well under way and the engagement shoots for the Fall are also starting up. Plus it’s now prime booking season for next year. So there are jobs to be edited, albums to be designed, emails to send & client meetings to have. It’s enough to make your head spin. Add to that any ongoing, bHag (big, hairy, audacious goal) worthy projects you’ve been meaning to work on and it can become so overwhelming that you just don’t know where to start.
You get stuck in that place of just maintaining the business and never quite get around to actually growing it. And another year goes by in a blur and you have no idea how it’s December again already.
Yea, to me too.
But one of the hands down best way we’ve ever found to get out of that “overwhelmed paralysis” is simply to focus on winning the day. I blogged about “Win the Day” a while back and you can read the full post HERE. But basically it’s the idea of making a list of a few key things that if you can just accomplish those that day, then no matter how much is still glaring on the (let’s face it, never-ending) to do list, you can still say that you have WON that day.
Like the incredibly wise Lara Casey says, it is holding yourself to a standard of Grace, not Perfection.
And speaking of the amazing Lara Casey, I just stumbled upon these gems in her shop!! They take Win the Day to the next level by picking just THREE things to focus on. After you finish them, you might end up going on to do more things. Or they may end up taking up the whole day. But if you can accomplish those three things, then you know that that day has been a Win. AND you get to write them on this super cute paper.
Which is always a total WIN in my book!
**And I know we just did a giveaway yesterday, but what can I say? Cute paper makes me feel extra generous! :) So let’s do another contest! Just leave us a comment in the box below telling us your 3 things for today and we will pick THREE (hey it’s the theme of this post!) winners to receive your own notepads from the Lara Casey shop! And….GO!!