Have you also felt like this lately? 🙋🏻♀️
✔ You're feeling isolated at home without a supportive community to cheer you on
✔ You're lacking accountability, and feel totally unmotivated to get anything done
✔ You're overwhelmed by big feelings and none of the advice out there seems to address how your emotions impact your business
Same here. But there's gotta be a better way.
Spoiler alert: this ain't your average party.
For one thing, I get that the word "party" might seem insensitive in the midst of a global pandemic. But the true definition of the word party is "a group gathered together for a special purpose or task", and that is definitely an idea I can get behind right now.
Because if this challenging time has taught me anything, it's how important it is for us to come together, to support each other, and to celebrate our relationships whenever we can.
Running your own business is lonely and hard at the best of times, and this is not the best of times!
Plus, this is the best kind of party: you don't have to get dressed up, there's no meaningless small talk, and you'll leave having actually accomplished something.
So let's gather, shall we?
Do you sometimes feel alone running a solo or small business or struggle with where to prioritize aiming your focus, attention and efforts within your business or which opportunities to pursue and which would be better to let go?
If so, hire this woman. She was born to support amazing people who run their own businesses. I think we all could use a Steph in our lives. Not only is she fantastic at what she does on a practical level, she also brings great depth and fun to the process.
Nicole Kagan | Nicole Kagan Art
How It Works
Here's what to expect when you join us for a Productivity Party!
We'll start by sharing our wins from the past week & planning our goals for the next.
Next, we'll each do a work sprint for our own businesses, while on the call together.
Finally, we'll reconvene to share what we worked on & set some intentions!
The Nitty Gritty
💃🏻 WHO: Anyone is welcome, as long as you're up for getting things done
✅ WHAT: Accountability, productivity & community all in one!
🖥️ WHERE: Our parties will be held in a private Zoom meeting
📅 WHEN: Every Tuesday in June, from 12-2 PM (join for all five or some!)
🙏 WHY: Because we need each other's support, now more than ever
🎉 HOW: By clicking right here to register!
Do I have to be an entrepreneur to join the party?
Nope! Though I typically work with entrepreneurs, I'm intentionally opening this offering up to anyone working from home right now. Whether you're working your full-time job at home, trying to make time for your side hustle, or working on your business whenever you can, you are welcome here.
Do I have to participate on camera & microphone?
Yes, please! The magic of gathering as a group is the co-creation that happens when everyone takes part. If you're not up for that personal connection, this is probably not the party for you. That being said, you never have to share more details than you want to, and you can always show up exactly as you are.
What do I need in order to take part?
We'll be meeting virtually, so you'll need a good internet connection and a Zoom account.
What happens during the work sprints?
Whatever you most need to work on! The accountability of the call is there to support you in getting things done, whatever those things are for you.
I want to join, but I'm not really in the "party" mood!
This is totally normal and totally okay. I am purposely designing this gathering to hold space for any hard feelings you might be having on any given day. You are under no obligation to "bring the party" or show up in any way other than exactly as you are.
Do I have to be in Toronto to join?
The beauty of the world going digital is that we can connect from anywhere! That said, it's a good idea to check your time zone to see whether the parties will work for your schedule.
Join the Productivity Party 🎉!
Time to gather together & get things done.
⚡️ Swing by a Party
Drop by a Productivity Party when you can!
✅ Productivity Party Pass
Join all five Productivity Parties in June!
PS. Pay-what-you-can options are available!
I know as much as the next person how much this pandemic has affected small businesses and income across the board. So I'm offering pay-what-you-can options for both drop-in and party passes, based on the honour system. If you want to participate but cannot afford the full price, please choose a price that works for you. If you can afford the full price, please honour that. Thank you! ❤️
And if you're an existing or previous client of mine, you'll be getting your special alumni discount on these parties, too. Yay! Check your email for more details.
The place the magic really happened is the group sessions. It’s this hyper-focused bubble, and as soon as you step in, you feel transformed. We’d sit and be present, share updates that weren’t just about the checklist but also - in fact mostly - about our hearts, celebrate each other’s wins, sip coffee, and while all of this beautiful connection was happening, ideas would pop into my head and I’d be flowing with such a productive and happy energy that would carry through to life after the meeting. And when I wasn’t able to feel that energy as easily, the group truly lifted me up.
Katie Benfey | Katie Benfey Photography