Wednesday Words: Creating Momentum

I can’t believe February 2013 is almost over! The year is flying by so quickly! I also can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years (this March) from when I started this blog. What started off as a place to showcase wedding inspiration & real events and other random stuff about me and my company has really become more of my brain dump and personal journal. I realized I think it’s time for me to really sit down and figure out the direction for Preppy Chic.

Since the beginning of 2013, I have been doing more soul-searching to really try to figure out where I’m headed in my business, career and life. I love what I do, but there are a lot of things I still want to accomplish, which is making me scattered and all over the place. From focusing on wedding & event planning and building that business, to trying to figure out a direction for this blog, to attempting to maintain my other health & fitness blog, to launching a new startup, I basically have entrepreneurship & business a-d-d and spreading myself thin. I admit that I am an extreme overachiever and I need to remind myself exactly this:

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This quote really struck a chord with me because I put so much pressure on myself to be everything that it leads to stress, disorganization, and loss of focus. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% committed to all my clients and my work, but sometimes the pressure is overwhelming.

So what are my next steps? Like natural evolution, I think it’s time to make some changes in my business & blogging. Instead of writing about what I thought I should be as a wedding & event blogger, I think I am going to start writing about things I love… like fashion, business, and entrepreneurship… to give readers a little bit of insight to who I am. I want to do more destination weddings with Preppy Chic Events because I love travel & think intimate weddings are so special. I want to work on my startup that I think will really help make the wedding & event industry more transparent.

I love this article by Whitney English on creating momentum in your business because it’s so true. It’s very similar to what I learned in Making Things Happen: making a list of action steps. Action Steps have to be “physical, accomplish-able in under a couple of minutes and they have to be realistic.” It requires breaking down a big project or goal into manageable tasks that will allow you to reach your completed project (check out Lara Casey’s article on it). Right now I’m working on creating actionable tasks that will lead me to my final goal. For example, buying a DSLR and an instruction book. Simple easy task physical that will help me to create the food & fashion images I want to help build my blog. I definitely makes getting to where you want to be a lot more realistic!

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