Project-A-Week decision..........

Hi there!
It's been a little while since I posted about Noah's inspirational idea of challenging yourself to be creative daily with the Project-A-Day notion. I've been pondering how I could make something like this work with my busy life as a wife, mother and mompreneur taking into account the amount of time I could realistically devote to it and my what I know about my personality.

I've decided to make mine a Project-A-Week {instead of daily}. I have 4 main sections...or types of items...in the shop so I had the idea to assign each section to a specific week each month and spend time that week creating something new for that particular section. Here's what I've got planned:


week 1:  Stamps  {I will use this week every month to develop new stamp ideas, carve and list new stamps...at least a minimum of one stamp each week}



week 2:  Longjohns Paperie  {this week will be used to develop my line of paper products and paper related items with the goal being to list at least one new item at the end of the week}



week 3:  Jewelry  {this one should be fairly straight forward and somewhat obvious}



week 4:  Yarn Works and any extras  {...I think you're getting the idea....}




and then in the months where there are 5 weeks I will either take the week off or use it to focus on refining the shop, my branding, packaging or maybe even right here on the blog :)

I am excited to have this new challenge in place. I'll be kicking it off starting next week with the Paperie. I think it will help me stay focused on creating and listing and building the business. It reminds me of a verse in the Bible that says "people without a vision perish". Businesses without a vision for their future will perish or shrivel up and fade away.

So, what are you doing to challenge yourself? Leave me a comment and let me know. I'd love to hear all about it!

1 comment

Shyra said...

Great idea, Melody! Less pressure than the one/day and more realistic for someone like me! Keep us posted on all your yummy inventions! :o)