Simplify your life & business goals into focus projects and actionable tasks, create a sustainable planning & review practice, and organize the backend of your business inside Notion in the next 60 days.
💕 Have a standard planning routine to capture your ideas & take the pulse of your business
🤔 Know exactly what to do and when for all of your ongoing and one-off projects with standard operating procedures, templates, and workflows
✍️ Easily surface information when you need it and create a digital brain to help you scale your business
Staying organized is one of the most important things you can do to ease your mind, make decisions easier, and take action on your goals. 🏔
Even as a seasoned business owner, the idea of HOW to plan, WHEN to plan, and WHAT to focus your time on can be overwhelming, especially when you have a creative brain 🧠 with non-stop ideas and interests.
Inside PrettyProductiveLife I’ll walk you through simple strategies and actionable ✅ steps to plan your projects and break them down into manageable goals and action steps so you can tackle them at any pace.
Your business, creativity, and energy run in seasons
Sometimes I find myself putting unnecessary pressure on myself to do more or work harder when really what I need is to honor the season I'm in. Seasons can happen in a variety of containers; days, weeks, months, and quarters or even longer. Business seasons often look like this:
Resting means taking a break from any element of your business or your entire business for a period of time. Let's ditch the consistency myth and realize that "being on" all the time not only isn't sustainable but also not necessary. I talk about this more in episode 156 of the podcast all about Creative Nesting.
Learning seasons are times to sit back and become the student again. Whether this means going through programs, joining a coaching container, or taking a step back to review your business model. Giving yourself space to learn without the pressure to act right away makes it that much more enjoyable.
Planning seasons are times for figuring out what you'd like to do next and also mapping out details so you can reserve mental energy later when you're in the action zone. This is a time to identify possible road blocks, get clear on outcomes, objectives, and the goals that will truly get you to where you'd like to go.
Action & creation seasons work best when you're in tune with your own energy capacity. I find that Fall is naturally a busy season in my business and a time when I enjoy working harder, putting in longer hours, etc. The creation season also means you'll likely find yourself in the middle of new experiences, possible issues or wrong turns. Staying in a mindset of "I'm experimenting here" makes this process less daunting.
Say Hello 👋 to Pretty ProductiveLife!
Learn how to streamline your life & business goals into focus projects and actionable tasks, create a sustainable planning & review practice, and organize the backend of your business inside Notion in the next 60 days.
Mindful Productivity practices will allow you to confidently make your decisions, manage your business, & run your life. Watch the walkthroughbelow to learn more about the Notion Ecosystem inside Pretty Productive Life ⬇️
Instant access to on-demand workshops for our Weekly Pulse-Point Check-in, Monthly Planning, and Quarterly Planning. Use these as ongoing structure for mapping out your planning on a regular basis whenever you need them.
Ongoing LIVE Trainings, Planning, & Review Calls every year! Let's get into the habit of planning!
Upcoming LIVE Calls (with Notion templates included, of course):
End of Year Review & Reflection (TBD December 2022)
2023 Annual Game Plan (TBD January 2023)
*More trainings & call schedules to be announced in 2023*
In addition to the PPL Notion Ecosystem that will give you the digital space to capture, plan, and produce your life and business goals, you'll also get access to the framework that helps you declutter your mind, manage your time, and break down your days.
"This was the best class I have purchased!" - Nancy B., OYO Student
Setup simple & powerful workflows & time blocking techniques centered around a do-able, energy-promoting schedule!
Organize your creative ideas into focus projects that are broken down into manageable target tasks (so you know what to do and when)
Create a schedule around your energy level & consistently check the pulse of your projects so you can avoid decision fatigue
Setup your Google Calendar for your business projects & daily routines (and make it both beautiful & functional)
Set Up Your Weekly Biz Planning Session. Check the pulse on your creative projects and check in with your energy level
Establish the 6 Essential Pillars of Your Business Boundaries & Create Your Personal Business Policy (say #bye to freebie seekers and nightmare clients)
Hey there! I'm Sarah. Your Neurodivergent Mindful Productivity Nerd 🤓
Mainstream productivity strategies never seemed to work for me like I thought they would. I struggled to focus or found many steps overbearing which stifled my creative projects instead of enhancing them.
Since 2018 I've been hosting the Mindful Productivity Podcast where I've explored different ways of thinking about productivity, getting things done, and honoring my mental health as an entrepreneur.
And after 300,000 downloads and counting, it's clear I'm not alone in wanting different ways to work, create, and take care of our businesses.
I've spent 150+ hours and counting creating this program and Notion ecosystem from scratch. If you like the idea of Mindful Productivity (and if you've loved the podcast) this will serve as the main dish to truly organizing your life and business, planning creativity, and creating a sustainable workflow unique to your brain.
✅ Creatives and Online Entrepreneurs looking to streamline their creations, products, and services on the backend while creating more balance for personal goals and actual time off.
✅ Content Creators, Authors, Bloggers, Podcasters, and YouTubers who want to streamline their content management process and learn how to easily surface & organize all that creative stuff they've been creating.
✅ Virtual Assistants and Freelancers who want an organized way to stay on top of ongoing projects and wow their clients with their organization skills and efficient communication.
✅ B2B Professionals who want a better way to manage their workload and find a work/life balance that works for their brain, learning style, and energy capacity.
✅ Sidebar Entrepreneurs who want to step out into the realm of business but are still working full time and need an easier way to manage projects.
Note:You don't have to be an entrepreneur to join this program (we aren't checking IDs 🤣) but our planning calls, SOPs, Project Templates, etc will all be centered around creating efficiency for online business owners. If you're entrepreneur-curious or plan to start a business within the next 6 months, you will find lots of useful resources here.
How long will I have access?
Pretty Productive Life is a lifetime access program, meaning that once you've paid-in-full or paid off the payment plan, you'll never have to pay again to maintain access to materials, live calls, and program updates. In the event that Sarah gets beamed into outer-space never to return, you'll be given an option to download materials. 🛰
How is this different from other Notion-based courses?
If you were learning how to become a top chef, it would be less about the kitchen you learned how to cook in and more about the techniques and practices you developed to help you create quality and consistency in any kitchen. Pretty Productive Life is built within Notion but the emphasis isn't on HOW to use Notion alone. Whether you're brand new to Notion or have been using it for years, you'll learn both how to use it better while learning Mindful Productivity practices that truly show you how to get things done while managing your energy levels. The takeaway: come because you love Notion, stay because you want to infuse Mindful Productivity into your life & business.🌳
You mentioned "installing" part of the Notion templates. How long will this take?
The majority of the Pretty Productive Life Ecosystem is already synced, connected, and ready to go and gives you an option of an undated Daily Journal. However, I've also created pre-populated and dated databases for you so you can effortlessly start planning without having to manually add dates, we'll need to connect a few things if you prefer to use this version. I have full confidence that you'll be able to do this in 1-2 hours while going through my walkthrough videos.
Do I need to be able to attend LIVE calls to access program materials?
Not at all! LIVE calls are designed to help you implement materials, get additional support and guidance, and connect with the community but are not required or necessary to reach the objectives of the program or see results. 🎉
When and where are LIVE calls?
New trainings,Planning & Review Calls are being scheduled for the remainder of 2022 and a new schedule will drop as we get closer to 2023. Students are encouraged to show up to calls in a way that feels most comfortable for them. This may mean no audio/video, sweatpants, messy hair, or their best glam self. This is a judgement-free zone and there's no wrong way to show up for support 💕 Replays are always provided with transcripts and ability to watch at preferred speed.
End of Year Review & Reflection (TBD December 2022)
2023 Annual Game Plan (TBD January 2023)
I'm brand new to Notion, is this for me?
Absolutely! While the Notion ecosystem I've created is robust and contains all kinds of areas for life and business, there are options to dive in at your own pace and every tutorial walks you through Notion setups step-by-step. Notion can be as simple (or extensive) as you want it to be and your dashboards and databases will likely evolve over time as you 😉
I've been using Notion for a while already, will I learn anything new here?
While Notion is the main program we'll be using to house materials, databases, and dashboards, the Mindful Productivity strategies, ongoing support calls, and access to Sarah's nerdy 🤓 productivity brain will absolutely help you become more organized, efficient, and awesome at staying on top of details. 🔥 You'll likely learn how to make Notion work even better for you!
Will I need to make any hefty tech investments after enrolling?
You'll be able to use Notion's free plan to copy over the PPL Life Dash and add unlimited blocks to your workspace but I do recommend upgrading to a paid plan if you wish to upload files, documents, images, and add members or guests to your space with advanced sharing permissions. To view all Notion pricing plans to better get an idea of your investment, view this page here. I use the Team plan and pay $96 USD per year.
In addition to Notion, we'll also be utilizing Google Workspace to create your professional business email account with your domain, access GoogleDrive, Sheets, & Docs. You'll be able to make copies of templates with a free Gmail account but I do recommend upgrading to improve your experience and get access to full functionality of all features. You can view pricing here. I use the Business Starter plan at $72 USD per year.
ENROLL IN PRETTY PRODUCTIVE LIFE
Learn How to use Mindful Productivity to Organize your life & business, streamline your Focus Projects, and simplify your content management system inside Notion in the next 30 days
✴️ Lifetime Access to all program materials & evolving Notion templates & updates
👥 Private Facebook Community
📆 LIVE Trainings, Planning, & Review Calls throughout the year!