HOW TO GET ORGANIZED AND SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS IN 2020. TIPS, TRICKS AND LIFE HACKS REVEALED!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how to get organized in the upcoming year and it was a hit! So today I have decided to use that information and add more of what I have done this past year for you to make it even better. All my tips, tricks and life hacks for you to use and implement into your home, office, business and personal life! Less is more my friends. It’s time to clear out the crap and what is no longer serving you. And make room for a cleaner, more enlightened area for you to live and work in.

Below are the tasks I complete every year in my personal life, my office area as well as online and on my devices. I have also decided to continue doing this quarterly throughout 2020 to keep me on my toes. I like to do a number of these on the first of every month as well, which you will see below. So, don’t stress about getting it all done at once. Just start! Light your favorite candle, put some drops in your diffuser, turn up the volume on your music and get this organizing party started today! And if you get stuck tag me on Instagram @thehappyworkaholic so I can see what you’re up to and help you out!

Office Tasks

Shred old paperwork, legal docs and tax info from years past. Not sure why I didn’t do this years ago. I was shredding docs from 1998. Really? Obviously keep what you will need to reference.

Create a Vision Board and Calendar System for your Personal, Business and Life/Family Goals. I am a very visual person so if I have something to look at every single day it helps me stay focused. I also need a daily tracking system so for me this really works!

I just posted a video on how I mapped out six solid months of goals here! 2020 is going to be life changing for me! And I am so ready for it! Are YOU?

Get rid of battery packs, chargers and electronics that are no longer working. Set up an eBay store and sell them if they do work! Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and the Nextdoor App are great places to get rid of your items quickly and locally.

Organize folders, office supplies and paperwork. Labels, sharpies, decorative boxes, glass jars or vases and paperclips are best for this. I just cleaned out a storage unit, so this took the longest but felt so good when I finished.

Speaking of storage, I love clear bins to hold larger items such as photo albums, sports equipment and clothes. Being able to see items really helps when it comes time to shop! Use what you have first!

Create a special space for journals, old planners and notebooks. If you are like me and love to write everything down, then put them somewhere nice in case you need to ever reference them or feel like taking a break to look back at your accomplishments.

Put together a 12-month plan/calendar so you can see every day what needs to be worked on to stay ahead of the game. I have always focused on a month at a time. This year I wanted to map out all of 2020 and focus on my personal, business and life goals. So far, it’s working out for me.

Set up a work schedule and designated area for yourself. If you work from home like me, you must be scheduled, organized and love the office vibes you’ve created for yourself! Set up a routine. Try a few out and then choose the one that you feel the most creative and/or productive from. Choose a few days to work from a coffee shop or somewhere out of the house. A change of scenery is always a good idea!

Personal Tasks

Buy a planner you know you will use! It doesn’t have to be a $100 planner. It doesn’t have to be filled with stickers. By the way those give me such anxiety!

Just buy a notebook and basic planner and make them work for you! I am very particular with my planners. They first and foremost must have lines. I would be all over the place in those little boxes without them!

I am SO over the tops with my highlighting color coded system in my planner and notebook. But you know what? That is the system that works best for me and so I use it every single day! Find a system that works for you and it will change your life! I’m not kidding…

And if you really need your life changed check out my new program, The House of Organized Chaos and Successful Solutions here!

Donate everything you possibly can. Or sell, up to you! A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to travel more so I packed up my things (for the 500th time) and put them in storage. Throughout that process I realized I had so much more to donate and sell, so I did! I wanted to challenge myself and try to live as minimally as possible.

And can I just say I accomplished that task! I was able to get my clothes, makeup, all the beauty products, my office and my Iced Coffee essentials down to three bags. Check out that highlight reel on my Instagram here! I truly impressed myself!

Journal! Find a notebook that just speaks to you (design wise) and write down your thoughts every morning or evening. Whichever time you feel most empowered. I’ve been doing this since July 2014, filmed a tv pilot around a lot of those stories and then launched a podcast years later. Stay tuned for more life changing episodes coming to you in 2020!

You can listen to The Happy Workaholic Podcast on your favorite podcast channel right here!

Try to eat as healthy as possible. We all know what is good and what is bad so just make the right choice! I am giving up sugar for the first 100 days of 2020 and I also have a HUGE goal (Misogi) of dropping 100 pounds. I know I can do it and excited for the challenge and BIG WIN at the end of the year. My body has been through hell over the past three years and now that the healing and detoxing has begun, it’s simply time to get back in shape! PS Please don’t spam me with your products because I don’t want them. TIA…

Prepping meals has always been one of my favorite things to do. Cooking for me is therapeutic. It’s my stress relief. I am just in the zone when I cook! If I have a hectic work week, I will never have to worry about making bad food choices because the healthy meals are already prepared and waiting for me. If you’re into healthy soups, veggie burgers, vegan ice cream, simple stir-fry’s and more I have a ton of recipes over on my Instagram located in the highlights section here!

Some other kitchen tasks would be to throw away all the items and cans and spices in your pantry and cabinets you haven’t used in six months. Throw away food in your fridge you know will go bad. Be one step ahead of the game. Figure out which storage containers are missing their better half, recycle them and buy new ones for your meals. Design a new menu plan and shopping list every week!

I have so many more for the kitchen but that it a whole other blog!

Walk as much as you can throughout the week. It is just good to clear your mind, get fresh air and smile at strangers. Or at the birds, no judgement here! I’ll be doing this more myself as well as Yoga and Pilates in 2020.

Meditate daily. Even if you only have five minutes. Trust me! You will be so much calmer afterwards. I use the Insight Timer App the most!

Depending on my mood at night I will either watch a show or if my brain is just done I will put on my Hypnosis Sleep Well App or new meditations I found on YouTube that are guaranteed to give you a deep restful sleep. Search for the channel Nu Meditation Music on YouTube. They use Binaural Beats, Delta Waves and more.

I also love the Sleep Meditation for receiving love, money and support from Amanda Frances. Look for it on her YouTube Channel! These meditations are both over 8 hours long and play while you are sleeping.

Online Tasks

Upgrade your website and any channels and accounts that need backing up. A few months ago, I lost my website for 4 solid days. I legit had a mini heart attack. Twelve years of content and over 2 years of my podcast were gone! Luckily my servers were able to come back to life. Boy was I lucky!

It’s a New Year and a New Decade! Give all your social media pages a fresh look and updated bio. Show your followers how excited you are for this new decade!

Unsubscribe from all the emails you keep deleting. It literally is the most annoying task! I know because I just did it. A few weeks ago, both my Gmail and Outlook inboxes were full so that is when I poured myself a glass of wine and got down to business.

Delete social media accounts you are no longer using. Also delete the apps on your phone.

Create a thank you messages for all your new followers in the notes section on your phone. CTA’s are also great to have there as well as LinkedIn responses. You’ll need these when you upgrade your profile!

Change your email signature. Add your LinkedIn Profile, Podcast, favorite social channels and cell. People want to know and feel like they have a personal relationship with you so make that known!

Computer Tasks

Track all your social media numbers, podcast downloads, website traffic, income and email subscribers. I created a super simple Excel Spreadsheet a few years ago for this and use it every first of the month and track those stats. It is nice to have one place to refer to track your growth, savings etc.

If you don’t have a business you can change the titles in the Excel Spreadsheet to mortgage, bills, kids, groceries etc. Use it to keep your funds organized.

Grab the exact Excel Spreadsheet I use every month here!

Back up all files in a minimum of two different places. I have multiple clouds like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive as well as a few hard drives. We live in such a tech driven world now. But guess what? Clouds can crash, accounts can be deleted. Do yourself a favor and back all your stuff up on an external hard drive that you own! It’s better to be safe than sorry! Trust me…

Organize Your Desktop! Put all the files that are all over the place on your computer (I’m looking at YOU) into a folder that makes sense and that you will be able to find the file in later!

Change the wallpaper/background image to something that excites, motivates and inspires you the moment you turn your computer on! I know it sounds a little out there, but it makes a difference. Implementing tiny little changes like this really change your mood and your overall vibe for the day.

Don’t allow pop ups and make sure to do all the security checks and backups when needed. I choose to do this every first of the month.

Clean up task bar, cookies, search results and cache. You may feel this is extreme, but it just feels lighter and cleaner when working online. At least that is what I tell myself!

Phone Tasks

Delete apps you haven’t used in three months.

Reorganize your apps! Just do it for fun and make your brain work a little bit harder!

Delete email accounts you no longer need on phone.

Make sure you have all your music apps ready to go! When it comes time to sweat, put in a long work “sesh” on the computer or maybe you’re folding laundry and scrubbing the kitchen sink. YOU NEED MUSIC! So, find the best playlists for the tasks or create your own.

Delete notes that you are no longer using. This takes forever for me to do because I use this app all day long! It’s basically my assistant and the other half of my brain! It’s also THE BEST place to store all your hashtags from the “Gram. COPY/PASTE BABY!

Organize photos into new albums and delete what you do not need. I deleted over 1,000 pics yesterday. Mostly from my Stories…

Back your phone up to your iCloud or server when on Wi-Fi. Overnight is the best time for this. I would also recommend using this time for your phone’s software updates. We all know those are the biggest pain in the you know what!

Organize your Books App or the areas where your PDF’s live! I have all my media kits and important docs located there, so they are super easy to access when I am not on my computer and need to pitch or submit info to someone.

Well that’s it my friends. All my tips, tricks and hacks when it comes to getting organized in your personal and professional life! Don’t go getting all stressed out now. Just take it on by sections and you will feel so good once you declutter and get organized in the best way that works for you!

Oh! I almost forgot to mention my online schedule for you! This is so important so your followers know where to find you…And most importantly it keeps me accountable knowing that I must post and follow the outline I have created…

Monday: Content Creation Day. I usually don’t take any calls on Monday as they disrupt my creative process. I usually post motivating or inspiring content online on the first day of the week. You can always find me on the ‘Gram posting a little “bts” action of my day though…

Tuesday: LinkedIn Published Posts, podcast recording and LIVE videos coming soon. Patiently waiting for my feature…

Wednesday: Newsletters go out! You can subscribe here if you would like to receive the next one delivered to your inbox! This is also the day of the week I’ve chosen to do all my podcast production for my clients. You’ve got to be scheduled my friends…

Thursday: LinkedIn Published Posts and podcast recording and same as Tuesday. I’m still waiting over here…

Friday: New episode of The Happy Workaholic Podcast uploads to Apple Podcasts, iHeartRADIO, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and more…

Lastly, I have been spending more time on Instagram Stories and LinkedIn so if we are not connected, let’s do that today! You can find me @thehappyworkaholic and on LinkedIn here!

WOW! You made it to the end! Congrats! This was a long post. I hope that you enjoyed it, learned something new and will refer back whenever you feel the need to. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and please share with a friend who is ready for a little life hacking and success in 2020!

Wishing you the most productive and successful year to come!

Kelly Ann-Founder/Creator of The Happy Workaholic Network

A ONE STOP SHOP FOR YOUR BUSINESS, PODCAST, LINKEDIN AND LIFE!

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PS Feel free to tag me on IG @thehappyworkaholic and LinkedIn @kellyanngorman when implementing some of my go-to life hacks and organizing tips! And if you need help in any of these departments I would highly suggest you check out my end of the decade sale because my virtual organizing sessions are included! You can view them all here.

HOW CAN YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS TODAY?

Over the last few years I have been coaching entrepreneurs, business owners as well as their teams. Service, Sales and Social Media are the key to building your brand and one that my own business thrives off of.

Six months after my coaching programs began I incorporated LinkedIn trainings as that has been one of my personal tools and keys to my success. Continuoulsly creating new relationships is one of my favorite ways to network online. An updated and informative profile can go a very long way. Trust me! Learning how to engage and nourish new relationships is very important and one that I am extremely passionate about.

Twelve months later I found out I had an autoimmune disease that could potentially leave me with zero vision. It was then that I scratched the book I had been working on for three years and began my rearch on podcasting.

I am a self taught woman. I learned everything I needed to know and soon after (July 2017) I launched The Happy Workaholic Podcast. A Show about Business, LinkedIn and Life with an Autoimmune Disease!

I can 100% assure you that I have not looked back since. Podcasting has become such a true passion for me now. It allows me to share my message to over ten countries every week. A platform that I never imagined being on. One that has done wonders for my brand. This is why I created Your Podcast Production. A coaching and producing program that will allow you to take your business and brand message to the next level.

Every morning I wake up extremely grateful that I am able to help others and in a way that I have personally created. A way that will motivate and inspire others to do more in their business. Work in more productive and “happier” ways.

I am able to fill a few more spots in July if you or someone you know are in need of coaching (see below). Please do not hesitate to reach out! I would love to help you and your brand get to that next level that you deserve!

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Talk soon,

Kelly

 

My BIG Birthday Celebration Continues…

On Sunday June 10th I turned 40!

This year was a really big deal for me (I’ll be sharing more on that soon).

I’m a huge believer in numbers, luck and manifesting. I love documenting milestones as well as enjoying new experiences (I’m trying 40 new ones this month). I love sharing my knowledge, expertise and story any way I can because that’s the reason why I was put here. To help others (at least that is what I believe).

This is why I am a Business Coach. It was an incredible journey to get to where I am today and one that I talk a lot about on The Happy Workaholic Podcast.

I want to continue celebrating throughout the month of June. Not just for my 40th but for you as well. I want to support you and be there when you celebrate your wins. I want to help you get to the next level of your business. Branch out, collab and uplevel. If not for your business; make it happen in your personal life! Why? Because you deserve to live a happy and healthy life. You need to stay positive and productive to get sh*t done! And I am here to help you do so.

I have decided that this month I am going to offer a very special sale price of $610* for two months of business services! This is more than 50% off! This is also the last time you will see these prices as they will all increase July 1, 2018.

I know this may sound a bit crazy but I like to do something like this every year! I even dropped my WordPress Web Design packages to $610. They usually begin at $1500 so if you are in need of a new website now would be an excellent time to take advantage!

I am also launching a year long program on July 1st. So be sure you are following me on Instagram as that is where I am sharing the launch info first. You can find me on IG @thehappyworkaholic.

You have the option to choose between three of my coaching programs. Service, Sales and Social Media, LinkedIn or Podcast Coaching. You can choose two months of one program or two different. You can also add one additional month to cover all three coaching programs for an additional $305. All of my coaching programs have been strategically designed (by ME) to uplevel your business.

If you are ready to take your brand to the next level then joining The Happy Workaholic Network is just what you need! Once a part of a coaching program you will gain access to my private business networking Facebook Group. This is where you will meet other like minded entrepreneurs. A fun place for you to chat, collab and bounce ideas off of each other. A place where other business owners are there to support you!

If you are looking to grow now is the time to let me help you.

My special birthday pricing is more than a 50% savings so you will definitely want to act fast as space is limited.

All available coaching program options can be found right here!

When you are ready to hop on a call with me send me a message here!

I cannot wait to hear from you…

Kelly

To learn more about Kelly Ann Gorman, The Happy Workaholic Network, Podcast and Leverage Your LinkedIn Coaching click here…

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GETTING SH*T DONE!

Happy Monday Friends!

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post on my site and I am here to tell you why…

I have been spending a lot of time (offline) creating content for some new coaching programs as well as working with my current clients and simply learning how to enjoy life! Getting outside, journaling, meditating and creating healthy recipes are some of my favorite ways to keep myself in check!

Living with NMO (my Autoimmune Disease) can sometimes get the best of me! Especially when I have a full month of doctor appointments. However, I am a fighter so I will never give up on what I am trying to accomplish. It may take me a little longer and I may have to become extra extra creative in the process now but I can still get sh*t done!

I’ve learned that I am my best when I focus on one thing at a time. Especially when it comes to creating something BIG! So I have had to take a little break from the internet. As much as I love Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. In order to better myself and take on more clients and projects I have to remain in a positive and distraction free mindset so I have to unplug more than usual.

Today I am happy to say that many of my projects I have been working on are now complete and I would love to share them with you below!

New episodes are live on The Happy Workaholic Podcast!

The Happy Workaholic Podcast is a show about Service, Sales and Social Media. Three important ingredients needed in order to build a successful business, create long lasting relationships and take your brand to the next level. Tune in every Friday for a brand new episode where Kelly will share all of her tips, tricks and triumphs regarding all things Business, LinkedIn and Life! 

My Pinterest has been upgraded!

My Boards are all about Business, LinkedIn, Travel, Podcasting, Design and Decor, Health and Wellness, Recipes, Healthy Living and so so much more that I love!

Check it out! It’s super organized! I’m so proud to finally check that big project off my to-do list!

New blog up on LinkedIn about my new networking group (see below)!

I created a brand new group on LinkedIn called The Happy Workaholic Network!

The Happy Workaholic Network is for Business Professionals to share their story and what they have to offer. Networking is key when running a business and this group is just the place to do so. 

Once a member of the group please feel free to post a litle bit about yourself. Unlike a lot of other LinkedIn groups you may absolutely post a promo, sale or job you are trying to fill.

If you are looking for a job let everyone in the group know.

You never know who your next contact could be…

New story is up on Medium about what makes you happy!

Group Coaching Sessions are currently for sale for Leverage Your LinkedIn!

Have you ever wondered how you should be using LinkedIn to grow your business? How to create that perfect profile?

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Come prepared. Have your questions written down because this is the time they will all be able to get answered by ME!

Class One is to learn the basics. Class Two is an advanced class. Have a question? Contact Kelly here…

Space is limited. Only ten guests permitted per class to ensure results. 

Group Coaching Sessions are currently for sale for The Podcast Project!

Over the last few months podcasting has become quite the rage!

How do I start a show?

Who will listen?

What should I talk about?

How can I promote to get listeners?

Is there a big investment involved?

Do I need specific software?

How do I design graphics?

Where do I publish my show?

How much time will it take to start a podcast?

If you have recenty asked any of the questions above then The Podcast Project (two hour live) Group Coaching (power session) is for you!

Come prepared. Have your questions written down because this is the time they will all be able to get answered by The Happy Workaholic herself Kelly Ann Gorman.

Class One is to learn the basics. Class Two is an advanced class. Have a question? Contact Kelly here…

Space is limited. Only ten guests permitted per class to ensure results. 

And coming soon…Instagram Updates!

Be sure to follow me @kkinvegas to read the news first!

Well……

If you made it this far! Thank you so much! I know that was suuuuper long.

I would love to know what keeps you motivated, focused and inspired?

Let me know in the comments below.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

KAG

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ONE OF THOSE DAYS…

I am not sure what happened today. I woke up and everything was fine. For some odd reason everything on my to-do list was a big pain in the ass. Simple projects like installing java script on my site. I just could not get it done correctly. Writing this blog post earlier today. It was just an impossible task!

My brain was filled with technicalities so I honestly couldn’t write or create. I had so many design projects on the books today that I just could not complete. So many pitches that had to be done. And the list goes on. Needless to say I definitely had a strange morning.

Has this ever happened to you? OMG! Did I have a case of the Mondays…

After getting some advice from a few of my friends I decided to turn my computer off and get outside to work out. I did two miles and feel so much better!

Once I got home I showered, did a face and hair mask and painted my toes. I am even going to attempt my nails after I post this. I know…living on the edge.

Right now I’m eating some cereal, drinking a glass of wine and blasting my Broadway music. Not sure of the food combo and why I was craving it but I must say I am in such a better mood right now then I was earlier. I forgot to mention I am craving bacon like crazy! What does that even mean?

I’ll be honest with you. I put a large amount of pressure on myself to get a lot done in a timely manner. However, when I walk away (go for a workout) I realize that everything can wait. I have to focus on myself first so that I am able to give 150%.

That is the recap of what I did this afternoon and I am so proud of myself that I did get outside. Especially for some Vitamin D. My old self would have kept going and be totally burnt out in the morning and have to do it all over again. And without a workout.

So now that I am back to myself I want to share something so incredible with you! Something that I have always been extremely passionate about. Something that always puts a smile on my face. That my friends is cooking. I love creating amazing meals from scratch and being able to entertain.

Fun Fact: I have held positions on motor yachts and in restaurants cooking! I bet you didn’t know that?

Here is my super exciting news…

I started a brand new Facebook group called the KK Cafe. 

THE KK CAFE IS A PLACE TO SHARE HEALTHY EATING HABITS, HEALTH ARTICLES AND OF COURSE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES!

Something else I have always wanted to have was a LIVE cooking show! So that is happening too! That’s right I’ll be cooking live!

You’re probably curious how that name came about. It’s simple. My friends call me KK and my kitchen the KK Cafe as I am probably the most high maintance iced coffee drinker, cappuccino maker ever! And that is really how it started. If you follow me on Instagram you can also find me @kkinvegas!

If you are into meeting a fun group of people, sharing recipes and a good laugh then I would absolutely love to have you in the KK Cafe! And if you know someone else who you think would love it please let them know. The more the merrier right?

To join the KK Cafe today click here!

That’s all I have for you tonight.

Talk soon,

KAG

PS What is your favorite meal to cook at hme? Let me know in the comments.

HOW TO TACKLE TEDIOUS TASKS!

Hi There! Happy Monday!

Today I want to give you a few pointers on how to tackle your tideous tasks on your to-do list!

I want to start off by saying that these tasks that I am speaking of are most likely the ones you keep pushing to your to-do list for the following day! You know what I’m talking about…

Stop doing that! I’m not going to lie I caught myself doing it last week so since then I have been knocking them out one by one.

Here are a few tips for getting these annoying little projects done fast and efficiently! By annoying I mean updating your Mailchimp subscriber pop-ups, all of your podcast url’s and graphics, new graphics and stories for your new Instagram Spotlights, following up with three different support teams for your podcast, researching effective new hashtags etc. Oh wait! Those are mine! LOL

Well now you get the point…

I’m happy to report as of right now all of those projects are complete! Chickety check!!! Feel so good…

TIPS FOR TACKLING YOUR TEDIOUS TO-DO LIST

  1. Music. You must have some. Whatever you are into just put it on and turn it up nice and loud!
  2. Highlighting System. Some like this, some don’t. I love it! I use a different highlighter for each project, meeting, clients, doctor appointment etc. I have my own little system set up and you should do the same. However you prefer to cross things off your list. Just make sure it is happening.
  3. Hold yourself accountable! I sometimes put my to-do list on my Instagram Stories. This way I am able to post everything checked off right there again at the end of the day! Accountability people! It works!
  4. Schedule your creative and operational projects on different days. Example: It is very hard for my brain to switch from design mode to crunching numbers and analytic mode. Therefore, I try my hardest to schedule everything on opposite days so I don’t have issues throughout the week.
  5. Make a “celebration” list for the end of the week. I’ve been doing this for a while and it works! It puts a smile on my face and gives me that extra reassurance that I am on track and where I want to be!
  6. Shit happens! We all know that we cannot have a perfect work day every dam day! So celebrate the small stuff and keep on doing you! Self-Care is number one in my book. And it should be in yours. Trust me on this. You will be a hell of a lot more productive when you have a clear head and vision.

That’s all for tonight! Let me know how you tackle your lists in the comments below. Sharing is Caring.

KAG

PS Want to check out the last project I just crossed off the list?

Head to my Instagram @kkinvegas to see all the new Spotlights.

Have you seen the latest episode of The Happy Workaholic Show? Click here to watch.

Until next time…

 

FINDING CLARITY IN 2018!

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Let me start off by saying how sorry and truly annoyed I am. I had every intention of writing my blog post yesterday. However, something got a hold of me. A little piece of the flu? NMO symptoms? Chemo side affects? A mixture of all three? Not sure, but it’s been happening for almost two weeks now (on and off) so I am really over it to be honest with you.

I know the flu is going around (again) and I’ve already been sick with that for three weeks so I am praying it’s not returning. I didn’t even have the strength to finish my Work Boards yesterday afternoon. By that I mean put thumbtacks into my cork boards. So sad. I know! I just had zero energy or strength so just had to clock the hell out and rest. Now if you know me at all then you know it is very hard for me to “rest” but I did have to do just that.

OK! Enough of my bitching…

The good news is that I was able to finish my boards this morning. Feel free to check them out on my Instagram Stories for a little looksie 🙂 You can find me @kkinvegas here!

Anyway…I hope that your 2018 is off to a fantastic start. I would love to know what you are working on so please comment below and fill a girl in…

I have had a lot of positive changes happen in my life over the last few months so I am here tonight to give you the 411!

First and most importantly (on a personal note) I received wonderful news that I no longer need to receive Chemo every month. I am now a twice a year patient. Although my treatments will be for the rest of my life I am still praying that there will be a cure for my NMO one day soon. Fingers crossed…

When I received that Chemo update the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I started writing a list of all the projects I wanted to launch in 2018. Projects that I knew I could complete and have and give 100% energy for. I’m not going to miss having crazy side affects every month that’s for sure! All they did was hold me back and hang a huge question mark over my life.

No mas my friends. No mas!

I needed to find some serious clarity in my life for 2018. What are my goals that I want to accomplish? What types of clients do I want to attract and work with? Where do I want to be featured? How can I use my skills to the best of my ability? How can I grow as a person and business owner? Who should I be aligned with personally and professionally? Where do I want to travel to?

These are just some of the questions that I ask myself. I write them down in my notebook with an answer below. I always date my pages too! It’s a great tip for when you want to look back to see how far you’ve come on your journey. I also add little notes onto my Work Boards (some call them Vison Boards) to keep me truly focused when I see them throughout the day.

Don’t get me wrong I love a good vision board but right now I was feeling pulled towards words and really wanting to align myself with the work and goals in front of me. I’m focusing hard on my work and the tasks, goals, projects that I want to accomplish and the people I want to connect with!

What’s on my Work Boards? I have mantras and quotes. Hand written. Little keep sake items that remind me of special times in my life and items that I’ve cut out of magazines. I also have fortunes I’ve collected through the years from restaurants.

No pics. All words. Again, getting the complete clarity of what it is I want 2018 to bring to me. 

My 2018 is all about less is more!

I am happy to say that over the last few weeks I have been in full force creation mode. Creating coaching programs, podcasts and shows for anyone in business to enjoy! Content that will help others learn and grow from. Online or in person…

Allow me to share some big and very exciting news with you tonight!

1. KellyAnnGorman.com has been streamlined and redesigned to be more user friendly!

2. The Happy Workaholic Show launched on Facebook last Wednesday!

3. Behind the scenes work can now be found on my Instagram Stories.

4. The Happy Workaholic Podcast received an upgrade!

5. Weekly blogs are now posted on my website, Medium and LinkedIn every week!

6. The Happy Workholic Network has expanded.

7. Leverage Your LinkedIn is on fire! Just saying…

Want to learn more about all of my programs? All links can be found on my website right here!

I am a woman on a mission. 2018 is our year! What are you working on? Comment below and let me know…

KAG

I AM UNSTOPPABLE!

Happy New Year! 2018 is finally here and I could not be more excited about it!

Today I have a pretty big announcement to make on Facebook so I’ve been preparing a lot of to-do lists and content checklists all afternoon. You know me. Miss Organized! Need to make sure everything is in place!

I am definitely going to take it easy later today though as the last few days I went hard! I was on a mission to finish 2017 strong. If you were able to listen to my last two shows on The Happy Workaholic Podcast you are in the know. If not, I shared a lot on my Instagram Stories as well so feel free to check that out if you follow me…

If you want a behind the scenes look at my day and want to learn some business tips first I always share them on Instagram Stories so let’s connect if we aren’t already. You can follow me @kkinvegas right here!

Here is some great news! I have finally upgraded my website. It took me hours to redesign but so so worth it! It’s my pride and joy and the one place to come to learn everything about me!

And guess what? Every Monday you will be able to read a new blog post from me right here on my website. That’s something new I am starting today! So welcome to my first post of 2018! I’m glad you are here…

Take a look around and let me know what you think of my site!

I’ll also be blogging on Medium and LinkedIn every week just like I was in 2017. That is definitely not going to change.

What IS going to change and has already is my outlook on life. So many negative things had happened to me in 2017 and I am so glad to be able to have left them behind.

I have added a few more projects into the mix this year because they are something that I have been wanting to do but was not able because of health reasons and chemo treatments.

One of them will be on Facebook and really really excited about that! As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be on my page later today to make the “official” announcement.

One of the most important changes I am making is my Business Coaching Programs. I am going to focus more on my favorite words in business. Service. Sales. Social Media. These little words are the key to your success. No matter what line of business you are in! I know because it’s what I live and breathe.

Providing the best service possible. Knowing how and when to sell or pitch. How to incorporate social media to build your business. The techniques I have put together will definitely take your brand to another level.

I share everything I do in my line of work and put together a very specific program for each client for them to reach the level of success that they want!

I will definitely be sharing more business tips and lessons on my podcast too! If you are not subscribed you can do so on the home page of my website right here!

There are 40 shows up now and I will have my first episode of 2018 up on Friday!

Something else I do that not too many know about is design websites. I’ve been using WordPress for ten years now and have designed so many sites and blogs for myself and now clients. I honestly love it!

I by no means know how to code! I just know how to listen to people when they talk about their business. I hear what they need. I sketch an outline of what their site should look like to represent them the best and then get to work! I love it! And my clients have loved the work so far so I am excited to be adding that to my portfolio this year!

Lots of LinkedIn content as well! That is also on the list for 2018. If we are not connected on LinkedIn yet… What are you waiting for? That is my favorite playground online. Especially when it comes to building your business.

Connect with me on LinkedIn here!

Lastly, another project I had to put on hold the last six months was my Luxury Brand Consulting. Well my friends I am back in the saddle! If you have a luxury brand and looking for more ways to get it into some new hands and in front of new eyes I am your girl! This is one of my absolute favorite things to do! It gives me that rush! I love love love it!

Seeing the joy on someone’s face and their eyes light up when they talk about their business makes me want to work 150% for them to get it to where they truly want it to be! To get it to that “next level”!

I love people. I have always been a people person. I’m the girl that will just start talking to a random person in line at a store and end up following them online and doing business with them or just staying friends with them forever. Do you have one of those crazy friends? That’s me! It’s just my personality. It always has been and I use that to the best of my ability when it comes to business and helping others grow!

Sooo…

As you have probably been reading online (lately) everyone is talking about “their word” for 2018.

I honestly struggled with this for a while. I’m not really sure why because I am usually pretty good when it comes to things like this. I knew my word to close out 2017 was TRIUMPHANT! However, it took me weeks to come up with one that would fit me perfectly that would describe my year ahead.

Finally it just came to me a few hours ago as I was sitting on my bed making my to-do lists.

My word for 2018 is UNSTOPPABLE!!!

As you can see from above I am a woman on a f’ng mission! And why the hell not? I love what I do. I love to create. I love to help others succeed. I love life. So I am making the best out of everything I have to be able to do what I love and that is work…

Hence, the name of my show and Business Coaching Program. The Happy Workaholic!

What is your word for 2018? Let me know in the comments. So excited for our new year ahead.

And of course thank you so much for taking the time to read my post today! If you are new here and would like to sign up for my weekly VIP Newsletter you can do so on the bottom of my home page right here! I send them out every Wednesday…

Talk soon,

KAG