I saw that quote today and it really resonated with me, so I of course need to share!

The MINI Vibes series is all about sharing daily doses of inspiration, so here we go:

“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow” 


I have had a lot going on the last 6 weeks, so seeing this, really made me stop and think. Between launching a web design business, creating a magazine, deciding to completely take the blog offline for 4 weeks and re-do the site, re-branding, quitting my job… It’s been a tad bit chaotic! Not gonna lie, there’s been a few days where I cried and thought about giving up.
But, then I would sit and take a breath and my amazing boyfriend would remind me that whatever obstacles or setbacks I come across are just the Universe’s way of testing me. Making sure that the “boss life” is really what I want and making sure I can hang.

And I can. So here we are.

But, the last 6 weeks have been like one of those cartoons where they just run in place trying to get away from another character and they just get nowhere.

I’ll spend 8 hours thinking I’m working (I am), but at the end of the day, feel like I’m no closer to building successful businesses.

I’ll admit that time management is not my forte (one of my goals this year is to finally read The Productivity Project and really get my shit together), so after some reflection, it’s definitely obvious that I just waste time flying blindly with most projects instead of planning & mapping out what I’m working on, and then executing.

This quote is going to be my new background and taped up around the house as a reminder that whatever I am spending 8-15 hours on everyday, 100% needs to be getting me closer to what I want tomorrow.

I make it a point to re-read my goals every morning so I know what I should be focusing on that day and what I’m trying to achieve.

What did you do to get organized and focused when you first became your own boss?

I need some advice on how to not live in my pj’s all day, blogging from my couch *insert crying emoji *

Happy Thursday, babes!

xo, Ashlee