How To Do A Brain Dump | 2 Step Process to Planning

Hey Passionista

As we say good bye to 2020, and enter 2021… I want you all to do a “Brain Dump” to help you start planning your year. Doing a Brain Dump every few months will help you better organize, prioritize and set goals for yourself. I have developed a 2 step process that is super easy to follow and has been really effective for me. Take a look!

There are only 2 steps to the process, and you can’t mess it up. Trust me!

You’ll need a dry ease board or poster board, and a notebook.

First things first, set your phone timer for 20 minutes. Using your dry ease board or poster board, write down everything going on in your head for 20 minutes. Don’t worry about being neat, or forming complete sentences. Just jot everything down in 20 minutes.

When the times goes off, YOU STOP WRITING!!!!

Next, you want to review everything you wrote down and group like things together and began to organize each thing with greater details, action items, or ideas. Use your notebook to gather all your thoughts and create checklist, set deadlines and further plan out the things from your brain dump.

Continue to plan and work on these things daily. Once you have completed everything that’s when it time to perform another “Brain Dump”.

Be sure to come back and tell me all about your brain dump experience.

Do All Things With Passion!

How I plan monthly content for the blog & social media

Hey Passionista-

If you’ve been following me on social media I have expressed how I’ve been struggling with creating content lately. I used to be so on top of my game with creating content and being consistent with creating and scheduling blog post and social media posts. I was really starting to see growth in both my website subscribers and social media platforms. But life happens! My business started growing and my blog suffered. Now I’ve been struggling to find ways to remain consistent between my blog and my business, because both of them at lacking right now.

So, I am taking a different approach and holding myself accountable for the following practices.

  1. Making blogging and being a influencer a Lifestyle and not a hobby.
  2. Scheduling time for planning and preparing.
  3. Do everything with the same passion an drive I had when I launched Passionlocked.com

Now, I’m going to need y’all help to keep me accountable as well. that’s why I am letting y’all know this.

Here is how I plan to prepare my monthly content for the blog and social media

  • Review my brand deals, sponsorships, and collaborations and fill my calendar with dates that these things need to be posted.
  • Fill in other dates with natural hair, skincare, DIY or lifestyle content
  • Schedule 2 dates a month to shoot sponsored content
  • Schedule weekly time blocks to prepare and edit blogs and social media posts

To make things easier on me I started a blogging journal to write all of my blog ideas, grows, rates and track my growth. Up until now I’ve been using my notes app on my phone to jot down things as I think of them.

Even tho I have a editorial calendar, I bought a calendar so that I am able to write out my schedule for blogging, deadlines and photoshoots and hang it in a place that I will see everyday as daily reminders.

I’ve decided to switch my scheduling app from Hootsuite to Later, because Later seems to be a bit more functional and has more features I need for creating content.

August is the 1st month I will be applying these steps and new strategy. Wish me luck!