So, you got any plans?

My week in pictures: (T-B; L-R) Nothing like starting a morning off with being treated to a decaf cappuccino from my fave Colette, working with Maggie Habieda from Fotographia Boutique celebrating Patrick Brown’s PC Leader win, picture with Zombie and Escape Room, CAPS meeting with Faith Wood, Carolyn Dickinson’s ‘I Am The Boss’ event, Hot Topix event with panel speakers Katrina Mckay and Laura Bilotta :-).

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

And happy May 2-4 long weekend for those celebrating! Any fun plans? As you read this, I will be well into day one of my 3-day Master Planning Workshop. Work on a long weekend? Well, sorta :-).

Although it may not sound as much fun as cottaging or enjoying the sunshine in a park or on a patio, I am pretty excited. 3 days solid, 12 hours a day, master planning my life. I’m pretty sure I’ll be coming out with a wee bit more clarity and strategy come Monday!

When was the last time you took the time to carefully plan something out in your life?

I’m sure you’ve heard the quote: ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.’ ~ Benjamin Franklin. I think intrinsically we all know how true this is, and yet it doesn’t mean we’re actually making it regular practice. Right?!?

I have experienced days both carefully planned out, hour by hour, and ones that sort of unfold and transpire however they do. And let me tell you, I always get WAY more done on the former.

Now for all of you highly productive, high performer types out there, this is second nature to you. So let me ask you this: Are you as diligent planning out your fun time as you are your work time? For all of the business goals you have created, do you have just as many life goals? Fun and recreation time on the calendar?

So perhaps the idea of master planning your life is a bit daunting. I get it, for me too! However I do think everyone could benefit from a little extra conscious planning.

Last weekend I did the Zombie Room Escape with a group of my friends (so fun!) and then enjoyed a lovely Mexican feast afterwards. And during dinner, we took time to talk about all of the things we each wanted to ensure we did this Summer. It’s the second year in a row I’ve created a ‘Summer Bucket List’ of sorts – and I’m pretty excited about what we have in store! When you take the time to plan, the odds are far better it’ll actually happen.

To be sure, all of this talk of planning is not intended to take away from the excitement or spontaneity of life! However if you aren’t at least a little intentional with what you want to do, the end of Summer will come all too quickly. And you don’t want to feel as though you didn’t get a chance to do all you wanted to do, now do you?!?

So perhaps you too, are inspired to plan out your life, your Summer, or maybe you’d simply like to be able to plan out your next day or even your next meal. Whatever it is, enjoy the process. And allow yourself to get excited about all you are going to make happen!

When you spend just a little bit of time planning, you’ll spend a while lotta time enjoying. (Click to tweet it out!)

Have a FAB week, and happy planning!

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P.S. THANK YOU for reading! I so appreciate you :-).