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Kristin Youngman
What matters most to me....
Reducing my stress and anxiety. Addressing these will trickle down positive changes in other areas that matter to me - quality time with my husband, losing weight, using some of my free time to do things I enjoy that I have stopped doing or do less of (gardening, paper crafts, drawing, painting). Getting my shit together in a better way i feel will help reduce my stress and anxiety. I won't be thinking about all my to-do's and deadlines as much as I will have them planned out and written down! ;)
Michelle Jump
That's tough - I am mainly trying to get my shit together so I can figure out what it is exactly that I want to do and how to get there. Am currently stuck in eat-sleep-work-study-repeat and can't get my head above water long enough to figure out where I want to focus my energies. Need to work out a career that can allow for more time at home and starting a family; I'm presently supporting a partner with a health condition that means he needs a lot of physical/financial/moral support; employers where I live don't allow for that while trying to increase one's salary and penalise people for having family responsibilities (not on paper, but in reality, sadly). So, really, balancing out my home responsibilities so I have the time/energy to study and practice towards something specific (am currently studying generalised I.T.) that allows for future remote work or at least some flexibility. And if not, at least that working part-time will be enough to get by on. Getting my shit together so I can get more done while having some breathing room and energy leftover will definitely help with this..!
Laura Hutchinson
Wishing you all the luck in the world, Michelle! I've never been in your particular situation, but I do frequently feel like I'm never taking the time to step back, see the bigger picture, re-evaluate things, etc. It can be so hard to stop when we're paddling so furiously! I hope this course helps you find some time to review what's working for you and what's not working, so you can let go of the things that aren't serving you and, instead, use that time to improve your life.
Kristin Youngman
Hi Laura,
I like what you say here about taking the time to step back, see the bigger picture and re-evaluate. My office atmosphere is more reactive than proactive to things. I prefer to work in a more proactive way and I work better if I take the time to step back. It is difficult to do and I look forward to the e-course and learning other and better ways to get my shit together so that I can take that time to step back. (I do a lot of project management in programs/grant compliance and planning fundraising events.)
Martha E. Salter
what matters most to me:
being able to spend more quality time with family and friends
continuing to challenge myself - keeping up with not only professional development but personal reading, learning new skills
improve my health (getting down to a healthy weight and exercising more)
reach financial freedom and be able to retire early from my current main "paid work" gig; explore the possibility of launching a side business
having a peaceful, comfortable, and organized home

now, all of the to-do items that feed into achieving and maintaining those goals is why I'm here!!
Rachel Capicotto
What Matters Most To Me: Getting my shit together, so I can focus on my health, spend more time with my loved ones, and utilize the tools here so that I don't continue to be a full-time babysitter at work.
Laura Hutchinson
Health and family are really what it's all about, so you've clearly got your priorities straight! Hope you're finding everything you need to help you along the way. =)
Rio McCarthy
What Matters Most To Me: As one giant lump all "My Art", which I would say not only just having more time to learn and grow as an artist, but to have time to finally get to try out different tutorials and things I've wanted to do for ages. I also want to get more organized and timely with my business, so that everything will run more smoothly, and I'll have time for the other things.
Laura Hutchinson
Encouraging creativity is so important for personal growth, especially if it's your "thing". Take it one step at a time (maybe one tutorial a week, or one hour a week on organising your business) and you'll be there before you know it! =)
Being able to spend more time volunteering in the non profits I left (because the pay was barely enough to survive on). More time in the communities I care about. Scheduling MORE travel time that's vacation time (not work trips with a tiny bit of vacation added in there). And sculpting/developing that as an extra income stream.
Laura Hutchinson
That all sounds excellent! I love that all of them are about YOU and nourishing YOUR soul, not about what you think you should be doing. Kudos to you for taking care of yourself. :D
Ruth Charlton
What matters most to me

Quality time with my family and friends: I want to get all those pesky to dos off my mind so that I can not only spend more time with my family, but be more present while I'm there.

Personal/professional development: This may seem contradictory considering what I wrote above but I also want to develop my skills so that I can not only manage whatever is thrown at me at work, I can get it done well and develop new skills to progress my way up the ladder.

Part of that development for be is developing side businesses, not only for extra streams of income for more financial security for the family, but to develop new skills.

Oh and have time for personal development.

So become a Teflon coated productivity ninja basically.
Laura Hutchinson
Sounds like you've come to the right place. ;)

Mine are the same as yours: grow my business into an empire, while also having even more free time to spend with my family and friends.

Do you have a particular skill in mind that you want to learn?