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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Eat the Frog List



Kylie, of Early Bird Creations, has been giving the Challengette group some marketing and business tips recently, and one that has really struck home with me is something she's been calling "Eat the Frog". Maybe you've heard of this, but the best definition is from Nike... Just Do It. You know, if you have something unpleasant to do, or something you've been putting off, it's time to just get on with it and... well, eat that frog! The cute frog in the picture is from Carapace's shop.

And, well, I am a classic procrastinator, especially with things that seem difficult or unpleasant. So I've taken this advice to heart. In running my business, I find marketing to be the hardest part, so generally speaking, I don't do it. This week, however, I renewed my Project Wonderful ads, and even added PW ad boxes to my blog. There they are... over in the right column. I emailed cuteable to try to get my coasters featured. And, I joined twitter, and added the widget over there on the right column, just under the ads. I've been trying to keep my blog updated more often, and comment more on other blogs, as well.

So, I'm feeling pretty pleased with those frogs. I do have a couple of other frogs still hopping around my house that I hope to get eaten by the end of November (don't want to be too ambitious, lol). The first is getting a fabric inventory spreadsheet up and running. The second is not business related, but I'm putting it out there for all to see... my Cooking Light magazine collection needs to be cleaned out with favorite recipes pulled out and put in a binder. That looks pretty bad, and I've deliberately made the photo blurry (ok, it was just a bad photo).

Do you have any frogs that you need to eat?

9 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Good for you :)

TiLT said...

I like that...frogs to eat - my list may need a bullfrog!

Meagan Designs Kaedan Krafts said...

since our discussion about eating the frogs I make a daily frogs list!

Go2Girl Designs by Kila said...

Thanks for this post! I need to get on the ball!

Waterrose said...

It always feels good to get the things accomplished that we dread. I have a to do list and love checking things off.

uniquecommodities said...

I am so glad I am not alone! I need to get on the stick myself!

earlybird said...

Elle, your frogs sound like they are well under control! I tend to make a Frog list for the weekends, that takes the pressure off during the busy week. :)

Tulip's Talking said...

Hoppy for you that your found something that motivated you.

Me...still procrastinating a MUCH needed yard sale...

Deborah said...

i think i too will make frog lists....seems like i have many frogs to get under control...if i can't eat 'em. thanks for the encouragement!