It's summer and the livin' is easy...except we still have to work!
If, like us, you want to squeeze every bit of joy and awesomeness out of both work and play, we commend to you the following hacks.
1. Thunderbolt from the blue (okay, actually, via the Amy Porterfield podcast, from Brooke Castillo):
Don't sit down to "work." Sit down to produce. Give yourself (way) less time than usual and settle for imperfect, but Get. It. Done.
This is so huge! How many days do you "work" so hard, only to realize you haven't actually accomplished anything on your impressive to-do list?
Pro-tip: Take your top priority and give yourself two hours to accomplish an actual, tangible result (you got the appointment! you drafted the proposal! you planned the trip!).
We can hardly say how amazing this is. You feel free and in charge of your work at the same time. You get more done in less time and get to go have some fun already. Give it a shot!!
2. Very much connected to #1, Don't do what...
Happy Friday, Generous Changers!
This week flew by for us - as in, holy moly, where can I buy some more hours?! Hope it was a good one for you.
Coming up next in Fundraisers' Monthly is the discovery visit - how to have the conversation, what to (and not to) ask and how to turn the convo to money, even and especially when it feels super awkward.
So, we're in deep thought about great conversation....
Quote we're digging:
"Be interested, not interesting."
Dale Carnegie said that first - and it's fantastic advice for fundraisers...and every single person who wants to be a great conversationalist!
We're watching: the super brilliant Dan Pink on the ABC's of Persuasion.