Things I have done this week in the desert...
Hiked miles alongside the big rocks and exotic plants of Joshua Tree.
Eaten the most amazing cauliflower crust pizza.
Woke without an alarm.
Laid by the pool and read fiction.
Visited a local nursery so the husband could geek out on cactus.
Ate dinner at a private poolside patio that was as beautiful as it was magical.
The thing I have not done is work...not one bit.
Because I have realized that you have to be just as committed to your down time as you are to productivity in your business. Because I believe that magic happens and clarity comes when you take time away. And because I believe that one of the best perks of running a simple, sustainable business is downtime...if you remember to embrace it.
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Learn from my mistakes and take this time to clean out your electric devices - computers, phones, tablets, etc. Then backup any files, photos, etc. that you do want to keep. This way you have room for all of those new memories that you are going to create this upcoming holiday season. #techtiptuesday
DAY 13 OF 30: “Night Out 2”, acrylic on canvas, 6”x6”, by Emma Ballou, $150
Is there anything more cozy than this? I can smell the smoke from a wood stove burning, the quiet of the night, and the cold clean air. Winter might be a little longer than I like, but it sure is beautiful. 😍#nofocollective30in30#emma30in30
•🍂🚂✨• Locomotive Light •
Took a little detour during our road trip down south to stop at these abandoned train cars. Luckily, not all the foliage was dead and we were able to get a colorful sunset.
Looking forward to visiting this in the summer again with @Ryanresatka when all the leaves are back on the trees and the forest is a little more wooded.
Stay Adventurous Dear Friends!!"
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“AnnMarie, you’re a distraction annihilator” - one of my clients during a call last week💁🏻♀️👊👌While that term might be a bit too aggressive to lead with on my business cards or website, I can’t argue with the fact it’s definitely a role I serve on a regular basis for people. But only because I’m passionately protective of your purpose...so, I have a realllly hard time keeping my mouth shut if/when you’re thinking about spending time/money/energy on work that doesn’t support what you’re meant to do in the world😬
The most common distraction I annihilate on behalf of brilliant creative bosses? Without a doubt, it’s the pressure to do #allthethings on every social media platforms. These days it’s almost always more effective for small business owners to focus on 1-2 social platforms, instead of trying to be everywhere at once🙌
See my story today for more on WHY this is the case. And if you want to know how to determine the social media platform(s) you should be focused on, based on your business goals, I’ve got you covered in this week’s YouTube video (link in bio)⬆️💜
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I wanted to write something pithy, something poetic. But there’s so much suffering happening right now. I’m watching west coast friends posting about the fires and my soul is crushed. So I’m just over here trying to be positive and send light any way I can. That means gifting and practicing patience. It also means taking care of myself, which got me a few extra hours of sleep this morning and a nice long walk outside with a friend tonight. Life is short and unexpected. Be kind and encourage someone today. You never know how much they really need it. 💓