I just started reading the book Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. The opening paragraph has me feeling so seen!
“Do you ever look back and wonder, What did I really do today? Do you ever daydream about projects and activities you’ll get to “someday” – but someday never comes?”
Yep, that’s my brain summarized quite succinctly. I always have a to-do list with a gazillion ideas, all of which seem worthwhile, fun, interesting, challenging, and doable. Some things have been on my to-do list for years. Not even joking!
This time of year is when I finally begin to catch up with all the editing (not there yet!) and find some time to focus on how I want my business, and life, to look moving forward. I take time to organize, learn, streamline, and see where I can improve the business. How can I give my clients an even better experience? How can I make sure I’m booking the right clients and, as a result, enjoying every shoot I take on? How can I be more focused and deliberate with my time? And how can I keep my goddamn desk tidy?!
But this year, as temperatures in Quebec drop and I inevitably photograph fewer weddings, family sessions etc, I’m adding in a new goal. How can I make more time for the things that are important to me? My to-do list includes tasks like learning French, practising guitar, reading all these books I’ve bought and exercising more. Actually, I have been exercising way more the past couple of months. I’ve also been intermittent fasting and have lost 11 pounds in 2 months. My French and guitar, on the other hand, have not improved in the slightest.
So, yeah, I won’t be neglecting my clients while I focus on my personal goals, but I want to find a way to use my time more effectively to have time for personal activities. So maybe I can “start someday today.” Or maybe tomorrow.
Also, big changes to this website coming soon. I’m excited.