Saturday, April 04, 2009


Sometimes you just need to be held accountable. Positive peer pressure. It's why group exercise classes work for me. My face might turn bright red and sweat might pour in rivulets down my face, but I'm going to pound out that jab-jab-uppercut-roudhouse kick sequence until it kills me. Perhaps literally.

That's why I'm psyched about Jena's new Monthly Goal Meetup over at Modish BIZtips. It's simple: share your goals for the month. Then check back in and see how you've done.

So here are my goals for April (those of you who might still have a modicum of respect for me and my business, please don't read the first two. thank you):

1) create a spreadsheet for tracking profits and expenses
2) create a spreadsheet for order packaging/fulfillment
3) create new Etsy avatar and banner
4) work with designer (hi Nicole!) on new logo and business cards

Top image via Bartosz Mucha on BOOOOOOOM!


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June Shin said...

I am the same way with group exercise classes. There is only one time when I actually left because it was just way too hard for me. I am definitely going to check out that Monthly Goal meetup. Thanks for the link!

Melanie said...

Good luck with your goals! For your spreadsheets you might want to have a look at some of the business spreadsheets on Google docs. I've used a couple as a jumping off place and then customized them for my own purposes. Why reinvent the wheel, right?!

lillyella said...

hey! Well at least we're well on the way to a couple of those goals!
I've also got a ton of spreadsheets that might work for you, or even as a basis to modify as needed. Sometimes better than starting from scratch.
Though the really hard part is keeping up with those spreadsheets after you have them :)

jennifer said...

This is great, organization and efficiency is definitely one of my biggest challenges.
I'm sure if I did a spreadsheet of my time and saw the huge percentage spent visiting blogs daily, it would be scary.

jennifer said...

Oops, please excuse the poor grammar...I forgot to look it over before posting!

Clementine said...

oh my god, Jennifer, that's the worst idea for a spread sheet ever. I think mine would be scary, indeed ;) I mean, seriously, what have I done today? Taken photos of one bracelet and read blogs. Mostly, though, just read a lot of blogs.

modish said...

Yay! Glad to have you participating Cassie! I see the avatar's on there ;) and gasp! No spreadsheets for those things yet? Just kidding... but getting them up and going will certainly help you out! Good luck with everything!

Liz said...

Hi Cassie, found you through the lovely jena and Modish Biz Tips... your jewelery is beautiful, and the spreadsheets? : )