Time Management Tuesday

Yesterday, I was working, and today I’ll be working again. Funny how that happens. Today’s post will be a quickie as I’ve taken the time to invest in some help with my time management. I determined that I wanted to have a Street Team, but realized I know nothing about having a street team. I did some sleuthing and talked to some folks I have met at events for advice.

I was severely impressed by Jennifer with Wickedly Innocent Promotions. She was willing to answer my questions and offer advice without bashing her “I do that” stick over my head. It was hours later, while reading her services list, that I came to realize that she does exactly what I’m looking for help doing. Consider me SOLD! We spent time over the long weekend conspiring on what was what, and her showing me how it would come together…which is amazing to me with my technology limitations.

If you are interested in helping out on my team, you simply start by filling out an interest form and VOILA….the process begins of finding out if it’s something you can, and truly want, to take on. So, my TMT post today is about knowing your limitations and asking for help. I’m so freaking glad I did!!

To see what the team is all about, start HERE.

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Thanks in advance!

Time Management Tuesday

I know that what I am going to say here might be unpopular…please hear me out anyway. I promise to make it quick.

We as authors have a LOT of stuff to juggle…production costs, promotion costs, travel costs, education costs, event costs, swag costs…the list is LONG. Come tax time, I have seen, year after year, authors bemoaning the collection, collation, and coding of the invoices, receipts, and odds & ends slips of paper to prepare for the ‘day of due’ or celebration that you made it balance somehow and don’t owe Uncle Sam.

My proposition is, to take part of the Labor Day holiday, since most are off work anyway, and if you haven’t been keeping your documentation together monthly, to get it together and at least partially sorted now. The year is slowly but surely winding down and soon enough you’ll be consumed in holiday preparation or shopping and you surely won’t want to do it then, so do it now. Just a little.

It’s Labor day after all. Might as well labor a little. Then reward yourself with a barbecue and a cold one. 🙂 WIN-WIN.