Constantly feel like you’re running to catch up? Jumping from one project to another with no thought about how to reach your long-term goals? Feel unproductive day-by-day, week-be-week? I get you. This was me. In this blog I’m going to talk about how I got out of this negative spiral and into my most productive, goal focussed self, using one simple tool.
If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you constantly feel unhappy, unmotivated and almost like you’re failing before you even begin. Perhaps there’s a life goal, dreams that you want to accomplish but just don’t know how you can fit it all in. Maybe you’re somewhat working towards your goals, but you don’t have a clear vision and so you’re veering off from the path. And, like me, you might feel you never know what to do and what to focus on because there’s just so much to do. You simply cannot work towards a life goal because you’re busy quickly attempting immediate tasks and deadlines (sometimes procrastinating because you don’t know what big projects you should tackle).
Nobody seems to know how to help. They say make lists, write it down – but then what? What are you really, truly trying to achieve? How do you actually do this?
Sound familiar? This was me in November 2020: unfocussed, without purpose, ambling along, about to give up. Then I came across Sarra Cannon’s Heart Breathing’s channel on YouTube. There, she offers her tried and tested HB90 planning system method for authors like me and many other professions trying to navigate life and get things done. Her course changed my life.
I started publishing in 2016: had no clue what I was doing. I started writing long before that. By November 2020 I had my debut duology out and the first book in the Bloodline series. I’d dabbled in blogs. Gave up. Dabbled in YouTube. Gave up. Dabbled on writing projects. Gave up. Dabbled on social media. Was about to give up. See a pattern?
In just over a year since then, I now have the full bloodline series out in the world, I’m working on a special edition, about to release a prequel short story, writing a novella for said special edition, written two new books in a fantasy series, started blogs again (shout out because you’re reading it), started and growing a successful YouTube channel, became consistent with social media and exploring possibilities online, met new writer friends in which I have a solid group of writing partners/critique partners/beta readers, beta read several books from other indie authors, started looking and dealing with my writing as a business, took a publishing course, updated and managed my website, started a newsletter, went wide with book sales, quit my job and had a baby alongside raising my toddler.
Yeah. My head hurts just thinking about it. But you know what? My heart is also bursting with pride. This is the power of the HB90 course.
I have a clear vision of my ideal life.
I am taking steps towards that ideal life every week.
If this sounds like something you’d like to have, read on for more information on the course and the planner!
The course is a week-long starting from March 13th for Q2. We plan in quarters because it’s long enough to see if something is working, and short enough to switch things up if we need to. That means you have FOUR big planning sessions across the year. The idea is that you spend a lot of time planning and preparing for the quarter and then you are done. You know exactly what to tackle and when. You know the exact priorities of your projects and tasks. This time is instrumental in ensuring the rest of the quarter is successful.
There is an initial live with Sarra Cannon which she uses to welcome you all and get you pumped and ready for action! Alumni students are welcome to attend this but new students will stay in their own dedicated Facebook group so Sarra can focus specific energy on you. When you finish the course, you move into the alumni group. Sarra is still very much present in this group (like she is all her Facebook groups) but you get access to hundreds and hundreds of students who have done the course before. This group is invaluable in helping me stay on track with their ideas on goals and general support.
Make sure you download and complete the ‘ideal life workbook’ before the course starts. It’s a therapy session, but worth it. The workbook will really help you to dig deep and discover your true inner dreams. Following this, each day of the seven-day course, a new module unlocks.
Module 1: Picture
Module 2: Prioritise
Module 3: Time
Module 4: Goals
Module 5: Projects
Module 6: Tasks
Module 7: Accomplish
By the end of the module you’ll how a clear vision and a clear plan for the next three months. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re interested, the affiliate link here will take you to the HB90 sign up page where you’ll find information from Sarra herself and all the sign-up information. There are options to pay monthly too so it really is an affordable investment.
I am always happy to answer questions and queries using my experience to help you if you need it! I’ll be posting a video soon which will look at how I use my planner and I’ll be setting up for Q2 so you can see it in action.
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