Day 3078 – Star Wars Day!!!!

In just about 6 hours, I will be starting a double feature including The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Friends, I cannot put into words how excited I am. I love Star Wars, whether it’s fun shirts, theory videos, Lego games, or the movies themselves. To make the day even better, Bret got a two hour delay from school, so we had some extra hang out time!

In honor of such a happy day, here are all of my Star Wars related photos!

When are you going to see The Last Jedi?

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Day 3077 – Bank Of America Allegiant Air Credit Card Tip

When I booked our California holiday trip for this year, I signed up for the Allegiant Bank of America credit card. I was able to get a $50 statement credit as well 15,000 points. When paying my bill a few weeks ago, I noticed something under their special offers and deals – BankAmeriDeals. This gives you up to 15% cash back on purchases at some places. Some that I have active right now are 10% back at Starbucks, 5% back at Autozone (you never know when you’ll need auto parts!), 10% back at Panera Bread, Five Guys, Chili’s, and Auntie Anne’s. Now, I may not use all of these before they run out, but they’re places I might go. For example, tomorrow I’m going to a double Star Wars feature (I am counting down the minutes, woo!), and I might grab a pretzel to eat before the movie. I turned on a notification email when a new deal is added so I don’t miss one.

They also have a great offer called Museums on Us.

Here’s how they explain it on the website –
“Take advantage of the Museums on Us® program on the first full weekend of every month—all for free and all just for being a customer. Each cardholder gets one free general admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Just present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a valid photo ID at any participating museum.”

For museums near me, I can get into The American Visionary Art Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Newseum for free on those first full weekends of the month. I can’t wait to try this out! Do you have any fun perks with your credit card?

This wasn’t taken on an Allegiant flight, but a “photo from the plane window” seemed to be the one to share. Ha ha, whenever we fly Allegiant, it’s only about a 45 minute flight, so I typically don’t take photos.

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Day 3076 – Why Habits Are So Important

As I’ve been making my way through my morning, very slowly and much later than normal, I realized that my morning habits are so ingrained, that I was able to move through them easily. My brain knew what to do next. My morning “always dos” are devotions, writing, working out (though when I’m sick I mark the day as a rest day), reading a book about marketing my books on Amazon, reading Tools of the Titans (SO close to the end!), working on my Pinterest account, blogging, and posting in my Facebook group (Monday through Friday). These are things that happen every day, pretty much no matter what. Because of these habits, I’m making progress towards several goals, even if it’s slow progress.

So while I’m definitely not operating at 100%, the important things are getting done.

Do you do anything every day, no matter what?

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Day 3075 – International Mountain Day

To celebrate this fun day, I’m sharing a few of my favorite mountains! Where is your favorite mountain?

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Day 3074 – How To Handle Sickness When You Work For Yourself

I’m grateful that this sickness is mostly falling on the weekend, so I don’t have as many responsibilities. But how do I handle sick days being a small business owner? Let me share!

First, I keep my to do lists very organized. I use Asana to keep track of my projects, recurring reminders, and for brainstorming ideas. I am a huge fan of Asana and I’m not sure how I lived without it. This allows me to open each (I have one for each of my clients, and one for my personal projects and Bret’s business), see what to do’s I have for each day, and make my to do lists for any given day.

As I’m looking through my to do lists, I’m writing a list for that day. On the weekends, I’ve started doing one page, at the top I have things I have to do on Saturday and Sunday. Then a big list of the things I hope to do on both days.

When I sat down with the list I created for the weekend I looked through and added stars to to the things that HAD to happen today. Thankfully, past Jennilyn was kind and this weekend’s list was very manageable.

Giving yourself time to rest is very important, because, let’s be honest, as a small business owner, YOU are your company’s biggest asset. Especially if you are the only employee. This is where systems and automation are so important.

The biggest thing I have to overcome when I’m sick is not beating myself up for not working.

I am thankful that this current cold seems to be a much faster moving one than the last one.

How do you handle sickness in your business? Is it hard for you to take time off?

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