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The Dreamy Dashboard
Don’t wanna do it yourself, spending time you don’t have learning how to build an effective operations workflow? Skip the YouTube organization rabbit hole + master this process within an afternoon — made for you + your business needs. Learn More →
As conscious creators who dream of working at a deliciously gentle pace — so life has room to breathe, explore, + connect — it’s a struggle to keep up with today's fast-paced world. Gross. Having an effective operations workflow is an essential component to any successful business. Seriously. Without, it's easy to get bogged down with endless to-do lists + tasks that never seem to end. #overwhelm. A well-designed operations workflow can help you prioritize tasks, manage resources + time, + achieve your goals more efficiently. Why do you think my #1 project is building Notion Headquarters?
One of the Dreamstruck brand bibles is David Allen's book, The Art of Getting Things Done, and it’s an excellent text for anyone who wants to build an effective operations workflow. But it’s also a lengthy one, so if you wanna get the TL:DR, we’ve got you covered. In short, the book walks you through Allen’s comprehensive approach to productivity - one I swear by - that emphasizes breaking down complex projects into actionable tasks. This method is literally how I get everything done, + it will help you stay organized, focused, + motivated as you work towards your biz goals.
A key insight in Allen's book is that done is better than perfect. Of course we all know this, but he walks us through how using this mindset actually makes us more successful than striving for perfection itself. This simple but powerful idea challenges the notion that perfectionism is a virtue. Instead of striving for perfection, Allen argues that it's more important to focus on getting things done. Literally - he calls it GTD for a reason.
The best way to use Allen's method is to build a project workflow that’s held in one place - whether that's a notebook, an app, or a digital tool. You know I’m all in on Notion. It will make it easier to prioritize the tasks + overall projects that will best help you in meeting your timeline goals, while tracking the progress you've been making.
And as a bonus, your ideal clients are gonna drool over all that you’re doing, regardless if that project was a match for them or not — that is, as long as you - be brave, be bold - publish your work. When you hit that publish button + share with your folks, you are demonstrating that you do in fact get what you say you’re going to do done. They will be far more impressed by your ability to produce a business project from start to finish, no matter the size, than by a perfectly curated social media profile. Like, who doesn’t eyeroll now when a user posts an image of “perfection”? By showing your clients that you can get things done, you'll build trust + establish yourself as an ace in your field. Because when it comes down to it, your ideal clients wanna bring their dream into reality - they wanna get their thing done.
By following Allen's method - of breaking down complex projects into actionable tasks - and focusing on getting things done, you are building a bespoke operations system that works for you + helps you achieve your goals.
The Dreamy Dashboard
Now, as a Notion user, the way I use my project workflow is a bit different, in that I have crafted - and built for my clients - an entire digital headquarters based on that workflow. And by headquarters, I mean a centralized place where I store all of my business resources, client work, bookmarks, website management, celestial references, collaboration workpages, outreach tracker, etc - all of it. By having these tools in one place, I can easily channel my focus to truly GTD + make the impact I wanna see in the conscious creator world.
And that’s why I created The Dreamy Dashboard. It has a copy of my personal workflow system, ready to go, as well as:
- Goal Tracker
- Timeline Mapping
- Divine Archetype Map
- Energetic Time Tracker
- Recalibration Guide