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How To Be More Productive In Your Biz (And Happier, Too!)

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How to be more productive as a small business owner (and yes, happier, too!)

Do you ever feel like you're getting very little done for your business during the day? Does trying to grow your brand feel overwhelming and exhausting? Do you read those Use This System To Be More Productive! blog posts and feel like crying because your creative brain can't manage to follow a "system" successfully for more than 1.73 days?

If so, hello. We should be friends.

For the first 2 years of my business, I lived in the world you find yourself in now. I know you're tired. I know you're frustrated. I know that you compare yourself to the insanely productive biz owners around you and think, "What the heck is WRONG with ME?!"

And I also know just how very unhappy it has started to make you.

I grew unhappy, too.

But through some trial, error, random good fortune, new choices, and -- okay, I'll say it -- wisdom that comes with age, I gradually found my way to a better approach. One that has helped me improve not just the running of my business, but also the living of my life. That's what I'm going to share with you today, in hopes that my experiences (messy failures included) will help you find YOUR way, too.

Before you go much further, note this: what you'll read below isn't a system, or a method, or any sort of strict, defined way to structure every minute of your day in order to be more productive, successful, and satisfied.

Those things are epic for those who think best that way, but I don't -- and thus I won't, and can't, preach something I don't practice.

What IS below can more accurately be described as a "Realistic Productivity Guide for Right-Brained (aka Intuitive + Creative) Business Owners."

It's for those of us who go weak in the knees over new calendars, fancy day planners, and the pretty pens + highlighters to accompany them, but have stopped using them all by mid-January.

It's for those of us who can't fathom planning out a year's worth of blog posts ahead of time because even if we tried, we'd decide to make a whole different schedule...

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