Tuesday, August 1, 2017

There's nothing like a deadline

I've returned from She Speaks in North Carolina, safe, informed, inspired, and equipped.  It was a great trip but the biggest thing it did for me was make me incredibly productive!

Though I got to hear a lot of great speakers, met a lot of great people, got some incredible feedback from an agent and a marketing agency and gained SO much useful information, what I think will mean the most to my life is that I got a lot accomplished.  I got the ball rolling.

You see, about two weeks before I left I "found out" I was going to get appointments with publishers and/or agents.  There is nothing like a deadline that will get you scurrying to get blog, websites, proposals, brochures and more looking as good as you can make them in two weeks! (Okay, not THIS blog, maybe that will be next week?) I spent probably 8-10 hours a day writing, coding (okay, copying code really), designing, revising, updating and more!  DOING that has never given me such focus and vision for my business(es)....

I think we sometimes need a deadline!  How many times do you think, maybe I should do this.  Or, I should probably do that?  You're not sure what to do?  If you get busy and just DO SOMETHING I believe God will guide you.  I'm still not positive the "exact" direction God has me on, BUT I've prayed he will open and close doors to help me stay on HIS path and I believe he will.

Whatever God is asking you to do, be it with homeschooling, ministry, jobs, parenting etc.  Just get busy and do something! Don't be paralyzed by the indecision.  Pray God will show you and guide you. He is able to open and close doorsDon't be held hostage by the multitude of possibilities.  

If you're a homeschooler, you can think of it like choosing curriculum.  There's so much!  What to do?  At some point you have to pick something and go for it!  You can't let months, or even years go by while you decide what you should teach.  Just study something, start there.  Trust that God will refine and redirect if necessary.

Proverbs 3:6 "Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take." NLT

So for some inspiring take a way's from my She Speaks experience, click here for a free printable sheet of quotes I created as a take away.  It's probably the speech and debate coach in me, but I just love quotes!  (And no, the quotes don't take you to a sign up sheet, I know it should, but this blog is so eclectic I'm not sure what you'd want me to email you about in the future!)

And if you're looking for a speaker for your women's or homeschool event, I'm booking for fall and spring.  Check out my newly updated speaker page at GinaReynolds.org.  I'd love to connect with you!

p.s. And if you haven't checked out my new BLOG/VLOG, there's no time like the present!  Go to www.sodoable.com!

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