So here we are in sunny France enjoying a lovely break before the next leg of the journey. We are staying in a beautiful Gite which is owned by a very dear friend and her husband, who took the plunge and moved to France approximately 18 months ago to live the dream. They have taken on a mighty challenge of renovating 2 houses and a barn and 18 months on they are making amazing progress.
The break is giving me a chance to clear my mind and refocus on the road ahead. My new boxes are ordered and when I get back home I shall re launch all my social media accounts under my new name, Lillybank Silver. I will also be clearing and re launching my Etsy shop with the focus on everyday wear and one of a kind pieces. I am also starting an online course covering many new aspects of jewellery making. This will hopefully broaden my skill set significantly and in turn allow me to extend my product range. As well as this there will have to be lots of marketing and advertising to get the new name out there so it’s a very busy road ahead.
To help along the way I shall be using the support of an amazing group I belong to called the 100 day goal. It is run through The business bakery which is a brilliant business resource run by a remarkable lady called Julia Bickerstaff. The 100 day goal involves deciding where you want to be in 100 days and working towards that goal every single day. It doesn’t have to be business related and many people use it to increase their own personal wellbeing, declutter their home, plan for a major life event etc. The idea is that you break your goal up into tiny little actions and do one every day. It is an excellent way to break down a big job into manageable pieces and also to focus on the things that will get you closer to where you want to be. If it sounds helpful, click on the link and sign up, it’s totally free and you can then access the Facebook support group which is full of amazing people, all ready to help, support and guide each other along the way. I’m in no way affiliated with this business by the way, and yes you can pay for extra support tools should you wish, but the resource and group is free to join and is well worth taking a look at. It has helped me immensely over the last couple of years and each time I take part I become more focussed, disciplined, and dare I say, organised!
So what is my goal for the next round? Well this time I am setting myself a financial goal, quite an ambitious one granted, but if you want to succeed you have to aim high right? I will split my goal into several areas such as selling online, selling offline. Then each area is split into further areas such as Facebook, Website, Etsy, Markets, Fairs, Shops. Then each area is split into actions for each one such as list 10 items on Etsy, broken down further to include photograph 10 items, describe 10 items etc. So as you can see you break each task down into its smallest part and aim to complete at least 1 per day. These are actions and not to be confused with motion. In my case the motion is what I do every day such as admin tasks and the actual making of the items. The next round starts on May 1st so I am busy breaking down my goal into actions and whilst I am loving being on holiday, I am also excited to get cracking on the next leg of the journey once we return home.
Hopefully you will bob in and check on my progress soon. 🙂