January 3, 2018

2018 word for the year: streamline

Filed under: Creativity — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 4:30 pm

2018 word for the year: streamline

Since 2014, I have picked one word to set the overall tone for the year ahead. My word for 2017 was PRIORITIES. I wanted to be better about staying on task in my business life (which also affects the priorities I’ve set for my family life).

How did I do with 2017’s word? Well, I know that I’ve been better about avoiding social media during the day (unless it’s work or client-related) and focusing on one project through completion instead of jumping around all day (for the most part…let’s be realistic here, I can’t totally change my creative brain!)

2018’s word is STREAMLINE. Over the course of last year, I’ve slowly gotten myself to this point. I’ve realized: I don’t need to be active on every single social media outlet. I don’t need to write every single blog post that pops into my head. I don’t need to reach out to every prospect that looks interesting.

And I finally admitted to myself that I need to streamline certain aspects of my business that take up a lot of time (time tracking, invoicing, accounting) and started taking approproate steps (I recently migrated to Harvest for time tracking and invoicing and it’s a major time saver.)

Now, I’m ready to move full force and create simpler and streamlined systems for all aspects of my business—both to be more productive during my workday and have more time for my family and personal projects.

What’s your word for 2018?