At the beginning of the year if you would have to told us that 2015 in review would involve two business owners, one new business and thousands of new tribe members we would have laughed you out of town. As we wrap up this amazing year we are taking a look back on where we started, how far we've grown and the quirkiness of you awesome people.
PARTY WITH US IN 2016 ON INSTAGRAM!
If you’ve ever joined any of our free trainings, then you know that half the power of the success of your business relies on consistency - Instagram growth is no different. By showing up multiple times a day or trying new posting times, you’re able to track your engagement results (hello, Instagram Analytics) and know when you should spend your time on Instagram. But we know it’s easy for the day to slip away from you. You’re busy hustling all day and all of a sudden you look up and realize that it’s 8:00 p.m. and you haven’t posted in three days. No bueno.
Before you go assuming that you know what I am going to say, no, this is not a review of Stephen Covey’s Book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” That being said, it totally sounds like a book I’d be into. Rather, this is my personal rendition of the 7 most important habits that you, as a small business owner, NEED to be highly productive.
These do not require a master's degree from Yale or years of first hand experience. Anyone who’s willing to give it a go can achieve this state of, as Emylee and I like to call it, Beyonce-like productivity.
Emylee here. Words like “systems”, “audits”, “workflows”, “processes” and “checklists” - they can either make the extreme Type A person rejoice and ask for more or they can make the whimsical creative clam up and cringe.
Here at Think Creative Collective, part of “thinking creative” is to put on the business hat every once in awhile so we can check in with our growth and sustainability. And that’s exactly what a systems audit does for you.
How to Import Subscribers from MailChimp to ConvertKit
This same method will work for any other systems you want to import from – the first steps may just look a little different.
If you're anything like me, you not only own a label maker but you also find any excuse to use it and get excited about organizing things by category whenever possible.
Before styling visuals for femmepreneurs using Canva, I was a home and food stylist. I love it when things have structure and order. I love it when everything has a home and is easy to find. I also love it when I can add my own personal touch whether it be in my business or home. That’s exactly why I started creating my own labels so that I could create what I needed in the colors I loved on a whim.
We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is there’s a sh*t ton of things you can automate in your business to save you time, save you energy, and make you more money. The bad news is that figuring out actually how to do all these things can drive you just as bonkers as it does to just do them manually.
Ok, but we’ve got even better news. If you scroll to the end of this glorious little post (you know, once you’re inspired about #AutomateAllTheThings) you’re gonna see a special present we have just for you. Spoiler alert: it’s free!
When you begin to treat your business like a business, things start to shift. It’s really simple. If you’re still treating your business like a “hobby” or “side hustle” it will only ever be one of those things. Even if your business isn’t exactly where you want or need it to be today you can still treat it like it’s on its way to getting there. Just because your business hasn’t reached the figure you want it to (yet!) doesn’t mean you can’t treat it like it’s the next best thing since the dollar section at Target! Here are the ways we treat our jobs like the big biz they are.