Want to achieve your dreams?

Well friends, things would not be as they are without my LifeBook system. It's my own custom-made way to get it done while chasing all of my artistic dreams. And 'tis the season for organizing and planning and readying ourselves for a new year! If you're thinking about planners or new organizational systems, give this a look. It's just for you! [embed][/embed]

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at [Dec 9] 8.05What is a LifeBook?

Your LifeBook is your very own custom-made life and dream organization system. It is a book that you build specifically for your goals, interests, and tasks. Your LifeBook holds goals both big and small. It holds important information for all areas of your life. It holds important ideas and lists. It holds details and tasks for each month. And then it breaks all of that down into manageable day-to-day pages. It's more than a planner, it's a system to organize and implement your dreams while growing as an individual and mastering your daily to-dos.

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I started "LifeBooking" out of my own digital frustration. Apps and to-do programs just didn't give me the heart and soul behind my day-to-day efforts. My LifeBook puts my dreams and important areas of life FIRST, which is what makes it so powerful.

This LifeBook Course is designed to help you create your own LifeBooking system. By the end, you will have your own LifeBook with your own unique plans and dreams. Your LifeBook won't look exactly like mine, and won't hold the same contents as mine. And that is the goal: To make an organization system that works for YOU. If you can make it work for you, then it WILL work!


Course Details:

FIVE SESSIONS, delivered via email, for $45.

The emails will roll through upon completion of each session. This means you can complete the entire course in a day or a weekend or a week. It is self-paced both for those of you who need to get organized now and for those of you who want to spend some thoughtful time preparing your LifeBook system!

  1. Let's Start LifeBooking! We dig deeper into the LifeBook system and begin the dream and planning stages! By the end of this session you will have an intimate understanding of how I use my LifeBook as well as a precise list of materials to create your own!
  2. Build Your LifeBook! We take the materials listed in Session One and assemble your LifeBook which will be unique to your own goals and needs. Just think: your very own LifeBook!

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  3. Turn Your Dreams into Reality: This is an important session where we create plans for the "big-daddy-dreaming-big" goals you want to accomplish. We will make the impossible possible! Ohyeswewill!!
  4. The Magic of Month-Making: We take an entire year and break it down into bite-sized months that incorporate your "big-daddy-dreaming-big" steps as well as giving each month a specific focus for personal expansion. A little intention goes a long way, y'all.
  5. Mastering Your Day-To-Day: In this session we address your specific organizational needs as it relates to how your day-planner side of the LifeBook is organized. We will talk about page layouts, areas of importance, and implementing the plans and to-dos of your calendar and months and dreams!

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Each session will include:

  • An encouraging and informative video from Mandy.
  • A PDF guide for each session.
  • Printable worksheets to break down the efforts and elements of each session.

Also included:

  • Printable graphics to add to your LifeBook.
  • A variety of Custom Layouts for the Day-to-Day section of your book.
  • A growing list of ideas that others are using in their books.


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Why sign up?

  • You want to live with intention by planning and tracking it, not just "thinking" it.
  • You need a method for chasing those "big-daddy-dreaming-big" goals.
  • You are looking for a way to integrate all the boxes and corners of your life.
  • Traditional paper planners and current digital apps just don't fit your needs.

You need a system that will turn your dreams into reality while ticking away at the day-to-day elements of life, all in a format that works for you.

Sign-up for this self-paced course and get started whenever you want to!

When you register, you will immediately begin receiving your LifeBooking emails! Here we go!

Sign up here and start LifeBooking! ($45 via Paypal)

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Got chatter?

With all the landscapes and natural subjects in my work, it's clear that I love nature in its purist form. With that in mind, I'm beginning a new series that places the man-made against the natural. One of the pieces will feature a beach-scape with faint sketches of a cityscape on top of it… It would be powerful to fill the structures with dialog, symbolic of the people-noises that can drown out the purity of nature's voice. Could I enlist your help in collecting a chunk of chatter to include? If you're in a coffee shop, at a meeting, listening to the radio, or can record/annotate a few minutes of dialog, please send it my way. And, also, mention note your city/location. I'm thinking about incorporating a list of source locations; let's give this piece a "far-reaching" feel.

Thanks y'all!


Weapons of Choice

20140123-095614.jpg I like to think of my hippie-fabulous painting smock as more of a cape, if you want to know the truth. It is thick and I feel like I can fly through the studio when I wear it! I also like to think of my art (and mess) making supplies as weapons, to be wielded bravely and boldly.

I slay the dragon of perfectionism with splats and splatters, with rough textured backgrounds and NO ruler or flat-edge with which to create straight lines. My lines are straight enough. They don't have to be perfect.

The more expressive, the better. Life is messy and scratched up and flawed, yet it is still so very beautiful. I believe art should be the same!

Among my weapons of choice you will see many mess-makers and a few cleaner-uppers. You will also see chalk and a dry-erase marker, as I believe preparing for battle is as much as your efforts during the battle (to continue the metaphor). Also: essential comfort items are on hand to keep me feeling energized and focused.

You won't see music speakers or headphones because it's loud enough in my head. As I showed you earlier, I love to work in silence.

You also won't see paintbrushes, although I do in fact use them. The problem is that I think paintbrushes pull me towards perfectionism, so I use them only when necessary. And when I use them, I often use them in unconventional ways. How? Oh, I can't give away all my secrets, now can I?

I know many of you are heroes in your own day to day activities. What are some of your weapons of choice? (Yes, sticky-notes can be a great weapon -- an effective shield against procrastination.)

So share some of your weapons with us! And wield them with bravery and boldness!

(Wait, don't wield them *at* us, necessarily. Wield them at work. K? Thanks!)