5 Ways to be 2020 ready without feeling overwhelmed!

5 Ways to be 2020 ready without feeling overwhelmed!

Yes, everyone is promoting their 2020 plans and they’re implying you should already have done yours. YIKES!  The reality is, time escapes us, business get ridiculously busy this time of year and someone keeps stealing the hours. Probably that cheeky elf on the shelf!

Is it gonna cost your business massively if you don’t have it done ‘yesterday’. Possibly not.

Let’s explore how you can get it done and survive without having to work 24 hours a day for the rest of 2019.

 

Identify what is urgent

If you have projects or launches happening in January or February. These should already be underway in your planning. If not, breathe. It’s still doable.  Write a list of what MUST be done, mark off what you must do and then hire a team to help you get the rest sorted. 

Leave everything else that isn’t urgent until the new year.

 

Switch off, it helps will help you switch on again

If you’re stressed and under the pump, you are not going to be able be creative with business ideas for 2020, nor are you going to have the energy to think that far ahead.

Take at least a week off over the Christmas period so you can recharge and relax. Often when we are away from our day to day business, the best ideas come and our creativity starts to reignite.

You’ve worked hard, you do deserve the break.

 

Book in a date

Righto! You need to get 2020 sorted. Book a date with yourself to work on the year ahead, mapping out what needs to be done and what you want to do.

Spend your time focusing on these key elements:

  • What you want to achieve by the end of the year
  • What you need to achieve it (coach to support you and help you map it all out, a project manager or virtual assistant to help you implement it and so forth)
  • What is going to help you make money faster, in order to fund your other ideas.

Commit

Make a commitment to yourself through 2020 to start checking in monthly on how you’re going.  Join a mastermind to be held accountable, or if you want something more personal work with a coach 1:1.

Lock in regular time to work ON your business not in it.

 

Build the team

Don’t hold yourself back with pre-conceived ideas that you need to have LOTS of money to start hiring a team to help you get things done. When you suddenly start freeing your time to work ON your ideas and in your genius zone you start to achieve results and more money.

And the trick is to ask for a quote so you are not caught off guard with a price. If you want to engage someone regularly to support your business, talk about locked in monthly retainers. Win win for you and them!

It’s important to remember, that you can achieve it and it really doesn’t have to be done yesterday.  2019 was a hard year for many, and you need to rest and rejuvenate yourself in order to have a cracking 2020.

Your first step was reading this post, your second step is to booking a chat with me to see how we can make it happen to get the result you want to achieve.

 

2020 is going to be your year. So let’s make it happen.

 

Creating an email campaign in Mailchimp

Creating an email campaign in Mailchimp

Here are your step by step instructions on creating an email campaign/newsletter in Mailchimp. 

Firstly, log into your account.

Click on CREATE on the top menu

Click on EMAIL in the dropdown menu

If you are sending a one off email to your mailing list, you want to select REGULAR. 

NAME your campaign, and click BEGIN

Click on TO, and select your list you’re emailing.

Click on FROM, and enter your details (email and name)

Click on SUBJECT, and enter your email subject. 

Click on CONTENT and design your newsletter. 

To design your newsletter

Select a template

Choose a template in the Content section of the Campaign Builder. The template you select will be the foundation of your design.

To select a template, follow these steps.

  1. In the Content section of the Campaign Builder, click Design Email.
  • On the Template step, click the template you want to use. You can always go back later to switch templates.

Choose from Layouts (Featured and Basic), Themes, Saved templates, Campaigns, or Code your own to begin to design your campaign.

Add your content

After you choose a template, you’ll move on to the Design step of the Content section. Use content blocks to add and format text, upload images, link to files, and more. All templates show placeholder text and images to help you begin to design your campaign. Depending on the template you choose, you can add, delete, move, and replicate content blocks to create the look and feel you want.

Drag and drop content blocks

Our drag-and-drop editor allows you to duplicate, delete, and rearrange content blocks. Drag and drop a variety of content blocks into your layout and rearrange them to customize the look and feel of your campaign.

Add text

The best way to add text to your campaign is to type it directly into the content block editing pane. If you prefer to work outside of the campaign builder, copy and paste your content from a simple text editor, like Notepad or TextWrangler.

Avoid rich-text word-processing programs, like Word or Publisher. They add styling code to the text that can prevent your ability to style content in the campaign builder.If you want to copy content from a rich-text editor, website, or email program, click the Paste as plain text icon on the editor toolbar to add your text.

If content has already been added to your campaign and you didn’t use the Paste as plain text option, or if content doesn’t update when you apply styling to your text, click Clear Styles and try again.

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