Sanity For your Business and Your Life
Gifts to buy.
Packages to send.
Deadlines to announce for your shop.
New products to launch.
The holiday season isn’t JUST busy socially, it’s also the busiest time in your business.
Balancing the two can lead to piles of to do lists or post-it notes all over the house.
And you, in the middle of it all, trying to keep all the balls in the air.
Ditch the craziness.
This is not about having the perfect, Martha Stewart holiday.
This is not about fulfilling all those obligations you think you should do.
And this really is not about becoming another BUY BUY BUY holiday retailer.
It IS about paying attention.
Noticing and supporting what you want out of the season.
Building a sustainable business that weathers any holiday storm.
And it’s about ending the season knowing that you kept your wits about you, your shop running and you spread a little holiday cheer.
This is Holiday Sanity, and it’s a simple system for remembering what you want to do and gently helping you do it.
Digital Holiday Sanity
Holiday Sanity Guide – A PDF of my crazy-proof plan for getting everything done.
Playbook – 14 worksheets to help you remember, track and document the recipes, gifts, decorations and business-y stuff you want to do this season.
4 week email course – weekly emails to inspire, reassess and make sure everything is staying sane.
We’ll work together, with the aid of worksheets and exercises and noticings, on first figuring out what we want from the season and then, actually getting and doing it. All for $29.*
The Real Mail Holiday Sanity Kit:
In your mail box:
- 36 printed pages: The entire Holiday Sanity Guide + Playbook, printed on cardstock (5.5×8.5, about the size of a regular Moleskin notebook) – so you can save your ink + create a real hold-in-your-hands planner
- Fancy washi tape – stick down your pictures, inspiration or post-its in style
- 6 matching stickers
- 2 yards of handspun yarn
- 2 O-rings (so you can bind the whole thing into a book)
In your email inbox:
Everything in the Digital kit, including the 4 week Stay Sane email course.
The Real Mail Holiday Sanity Kit is $37 and includes shipping anywhere.*
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*Because everyone deserves a great holiday
$5 from every Holiday Sanity goes to the Red Cross, to help the victims of Sandy.
Don’t want Holiday Sanity, but want to help? Donate to the Red Cross here.
Wanna know more about each part of the Kit?
Instead of going on and on about planning, the Guide gets down to the action. The action of looking clear-eyed and honestly about what you want to do this holiday.
For most of us, that starts with a List.
I am Queen of the List, but my planning really needs to go beyond the list.
The Guide has everything you need to deal with big (scary!) to-do lists:
How to figure out what needs to be done.How to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.How to pace yourself, so you’re not scrambling at 3am on December 24th.
All of it explained and then demonstrated with metaphor-rich worksheets:
Page 4 of the Guide
The Playbook is the guts of your sane holiday and can serve as a kind of scrapbook of what your holidays actually look like. From your favorite recipe to your gift-giving list to decorating your abode, the Playbook gives you a space to capture it all, so nothing gets away from you.
A food-focused page from the Playbook
The Stay Sane e-course
The Stay Sane e-course comes with both versions of Holiday Sanity. You’ll get your first message one week after you’ve purchased the kit. The first two weeks, we’ll work on planning, organizing, plotting. The remaining weeks will focus on implementation. Getting the stuff we planned done.
Week 1: Exploring.
In this week, we’ll get ultra-clear on everything you want/need to do and we’ll piece it all together, in a low-stress, no-guilt.
Week 2: Play.
In this week, we’ll look at how you usually plan/implement and we’ll work on different ways of focusing/scheduling/planning that may work. You’ll experiment with different methods, ditch the ones that don’t work and add new ones to your repetoire.
Week 3: Reassess.
We’ll look at what’s working and what’s not. What can really get done?
Week 4: Wrapping it up.
We’ll keep the momentum going with a plan for December.
What are we going to talk about?
In the first two weeks, it’s all about planning.
We’ll start with getting really clear on the stuff you are already committed to, the stuf you want to do, and the new stuff you might want to introduce.
Since your business and your life are not in separate dimensions, we’ll include EVERYthing.
Once you see what you want/need to do clearly, it’ll be a matter of puzzle-piecing it together. How early do you need to start offering X? When will you want to be done with Y?
I’ll share my tips and tricks and for fitting it all together (not to mention, actually getting it done) and you’re welcome to share yours.
In the remaining weeks, it’s all about implementation.
We’ll work on the skills and the practice of bringing mindfulness into your business doing (you know, the step after planning).
These last two weeks topics will be determined largely by what everyone is working on. If there’s a few people launching new products, we’ll talk about how to do that in an effective sales-generating way.
If there’s a lot of members who just want to keep their head above water, we’ll talk about managing to stay present in both your business and your life.
Ready for Sanity?
When you do, you’ll be taken to a Paypal page (but don’t worry, you don’t need a Paypal account to pay!). After you finish checking out, you’ll get a welcome email with your digital kit and a link to sign up for the e-course. If you ordered the printed kit, it’ll come to your mailbox in about a week.
Wait, is this just for people with established businesses?
Nope! Every thing we’re going to talk about can be applied to whatever is on your plate this holiday. Crafting is crafting, whether you’re doing it for 15 aunts or 150 customers.
And all of us, whether we have kids, pets, jobs, mortgages or sheep to feed…we all deserve to enjoy the holiday.
Still have questions? Ask me!