At this point, many people in my life have realized that I’m quite obsessed with goals.
Last New Year’s, a friend of mine asked me to lead a goal-setting session with some of her friends so we could all start the year right. She thought what with my love of goals it would be a good fit, and it was! We all had a blast and the group got together this year even though I wasn’t around to goal set again. (I was so proud when I found out.)
At that session, I learned a lot about how I set goals and the things I think are obvious that are really only obvious in my mind and not to other people. One of the biggest lessons was the difference between a goal, a habit, and a task. Continue reading “The Difference Between a Goal, a Habit, and a Task”
The end of the year is my favourite time of year because this is the time when I get to set new goals. I love reflecting on the past and planning for the future.
As 2017 is coming to an end, I’m kicking off a process that I’ve adapted and refined over the past few years to reflect on the past year and set goals for the upcoming year.
Continue reading “Setting Goals: The Four-Step Process I Use To Plan Every Year “
Through a group of Public Relations professionals I recently joined, I was encouraged to turn off email notifications on my phone.
Now, that seemed like a crazy idea for me, because what if I got a reporter email I needed to respond to immediately?
Michael Smart, who leads the group, encouraged everyone to really think it over. How frequently did they truly get emails they needed to respond to immediately? For me, the answer was: not as often as I’d like to think.
So I picked up my phone, headed over to settings, and turned off email notifications.
Continue reading “The System I’m Using to Get to Inbox Zero More Often And Check Email Less”
I’ve talked to a lot of startups that don’t even know where to start when it comes to their public relations efforts. They might not even have PR efforts yet, and that’s totally cool.
When you’re ready to start thinking about it, and having one member of your team wearing the PR hat, here are some of the things you can immediately do to set up the whole press shebang.
Continue reading “7 Simple Steps to Launching In-House Public Relations at a Startup”
Working in PR means that every single day, I’m in my media list. I’m definitely not the only PR person who does this, but to be honest I’m not sure where I picked it up. Probably from my sheer adoration of spreadsheets, and in particular, Google Sheets.
Continue reading “The Quick and Easy Guide To Creating a Media List”