The dirty mama’s guide to getting started

Last night’s dirty dishes have never looked so attractive.

Admit it: you want to get in there with them and roll around, you minx.

Cartoon woman washing up

Doing the work isn’t hard, it’s getting started that’s the problem. I can help you take your first steps in the right direction.

Anything rather than start the thing you’re supposed to be doing, right?

I hear ya.

And guess what?

It’s not doing the work that’s hard.

It’s starting the work.

There are few things more difficult than actually getting started. (Except calculus, that’s difficult.)

So today I’m giving you a free tip that will help you do less rolling around in the dirty dishes like a weirdo, and more getting shit done:

Decide you’re going to do something, then schedule it. Write it down, and put it in your calendar as a Thing That Cannot Be Abandoned.

Writing things down has magical powers.

You still have to put the effort in, mind — don’t just write it down then expect it to happen on its own.

But by writing it down and blocking time out to get started, you are far more likely to actually get started.

So, tell me a thing you’ve been putting off for ages.

Maybe it’s writing your book.

Rewriting your website.

Scheduling a series of sales emails.

Putting together an awesome direct mail campaign.


Pick a date and a time next week, block out a couple of hours, and write it in there.

And if it seems too big? That’s okay.

I have A Thing that can help you.

It’s called the 49 Ideas – 49 amazingly simple ideas to do better at business.

So follow this link and take your first steps to accomplishing what’s on your to-do list. 



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.


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