Given that I run a blog dedicated to productivity and list making, you might be surprised to learn that I’m actually a huge procrastinator. No really, I can be pretty slow with even the simple things like reading, eating, even chopping vegetables. I think that’s why working in the news business is so appealing to me. We have really strict deadlines, which forces me to do things quickly and not procrastinate. Read more
I never thought I’d be going back to school — but I am! Today is the very first day of Marie Forleo’s B-School and I couldn’t be happier to get started. I found Marie a few weeks ago through Twitter and have been devouring her content ever since. She teaches people how to be entrepreneurs and turn their passions into much more.
It’s an 8-week online course and there are people from almost every inch of the globe participating. Just check out the map of participants — insane, right? I’ve done a few continuing education classes here and there since graduating college. I’ve taken a novel writing class, a children’s book writing class and of course a bunch of cooking classes — but never anything like this.
Getting ready for class has been exciting and scary. Here’s a list of my preps in case you find yourself in a similar situation one day:
1. Get a notebook you love. Seriously — this helps calm my fears. I chose a notebook that a close friend gave me for my birthday — so it has some sentimental value. It’s the perfect size to stick in my purse if I need to take my work on the road. And the best part is the cover. It’s plastered with stamps from fabulous places all over the world that I want to visit. It’s an excellent inspiration for the traveling I’d like to do in the future.