2019 Year in Review – The Simplified Office

Here is the 2019 review, both good and bad, ups and downs.

In this 2019 review, you’ll see the evolution of this year.

Up until this year, I’ve not been a “word of the year” person. I don’t (or didn’t) like that kind of commitment and didn’t see the point.

Instead, as the year went on, I realized one word that kept coming up. Growth.

This was truly a year of personal growth as you’ll see in my monthly highlights (good and bad) in my personal and business life below.

I had already started therapy September of 2018 for my PTSD, after ten years of physical and emotional domestic violence. My therapist was wonderful and I wanted fast progress so I went weekly with things to discuss each week. All year long I worked on refining my business and did a lot of market research.

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Word of the Year 2019 Review

It’s hard to believe that the 2019 year is already ending. Funny how the years seem to go by faster as you get older.

It’s bittersweet as it has been a tough and wonderful year. I’m ready to take all I’ve learned this year and execute on them. It’s time to finally keep the past in the past and embrace this new woman I’ve become.

Look, I’m not going to sugarcoat and pretend this year was all rainbows. Yes, (more…)

Planning Ahead for the Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

3 Tips to Plan ahead for the Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

3 Reasons to Plan Ahead Your Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

It’s finally October!

Are you feeling anxious knowing the holidays are around the corner?

You know how hectic the holidays can be.

Between holiday shopping, festivities, and cooking on top of your already hectic life, it’s no wonder it’s easy to get frustrated, anxious, and short-tempered.

What happened to spend more time with family, being joyful, and being merry? Have you ever planned ahead your holidays? Any Reasons to Plan Ahead the Holidays?

You may be thinking, “But Jennifer, I’m not ready yet. Let me enjoy Halloween first!”

A part of me is feeling the same way, but I also know that planning ahead is important too.

I used to get anxious too until I started simplifying by planning for the holidays in October.

You know how important it is to plan ahead in your business, so why not get ahead of the holidays this year?

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DIY Home Office Decluttering Course

 

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“Clutter to Calm: DIY Home Office Decluttering Course”

Do you dread working in your home office because the clutter is overwhelming, you don’t know where that important paper is when you need it, and not sure where to put everything?

Physical clutter takes up emotional anxiety, so when you get rid of things, it also gives you emotional head-space to focus and more confidence.

In 2015, I started my simplifying journey.

I was in an abusive relationship and trying to leave.

All the clutter I had accumulated over my life made it difficult to focus, be productive, and move out easily. AS it worked out, he demanded I purge my stuff, so while I was purging, I also packed. (more…)

1 Thing to Focus on to Keep Your Sanity as a Solopreneur

1 Thing to Focus on to Keep Your Sanity as a Solopreneur | thesimplifiedoffice.com #solopreneur #workfromhome #businessefficiency #process

Everyone starts here: 1 Thing to Focus on to Keep Your Sanity as a Solopreneur.

Whether you want to grow into a multimillion-dollar business, or keep your business small and outsource as needed.

You gotta start somewhere.

That somewhere is solo.

You’re excited so you dive right in! Work doesn’t feel like work when you’re so wrapped up in your business.

But, you’re doing all the things:

  • Emails
  • Marketing
  • Writing copy
  • Calls
  • Graphics
  • Etc.

You get overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, keep doubting yourself, and begin to burn out.

It may seem like an uphill battle, but here’s the thing…

There is 1 Thing to Focus on to Keep Your Sanity as a Solopreneur (more…)