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Why I’m Cutting Back On My To-Do List (And You Should Too!)

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Hello Friends,

This message is to let you know that my life has come to a point where I need to re-focus and create a real sense of balance and simplicity. I have discovered that I need to take ample steps to de-clutter everything that is not truly 100% in line with my priorities in life.

I like to walk-the-walk, not just talk-the-talk, and since UpGusto is something that I really want to do, but it’s one of the many many things that have gotten in the way and fogged my clarity about what’s truly important in life, I have to take a step back and re-examine my life and how I’m spending my time.

We all have to do this from time to time. Take some time to reflect and figure out what just isn’t worth it. I’ve been spreading myself too thin, with all my business ventures, and all my family matters, and it’s time to get back to the basics.

UpGusto so far has had an extremely short run. It’s really the only business venture I’ve actually wanted to see come to fruition, and it took me too long to realize that. And I started UpGusto at a time when I really didn’t have the time for it. All I had was the passion to help other people live their best lives, but if I don’t have the time for it, it can’t do it, and it’s as simple as that.

We’re just humans. We’re not super-humans with special powers of being able to do more than is physically possible. I’m just one person and I know that I need to remember that when I’m being called in too many directions.

Most of all, what is important to me is my marriage with my husband, which has been a blessing to me ever since we said “I do.” I have placed too many expectations on myself. Expectations I had of myself to contribute equally to our financial well-being, and expectations that I had to save the world, too. Both of these imaginary expectations that I made up aren’t necessary, and the latter is quite impossible. And to do both at the same time is even harder.

So that’s why I’m taking a step back from UpGusto, and many other business ventures I’ve created along the way, including trying to save the world one person at a time.

I hope I can be an example to you in this, and that you take this as a wake-up call for yourself, and re-examine your life and what you’re doing with your time. Much of what we do on a daily basis is so unimportant.

Think about what (or who) is really important to you. And I mean really important. And shape your life and time around that. I promise you that it will be much more fulfilling :)

Feel free to stick around, continue to follow UpGusto on Twitter and Facebook, and read the articles, listen to the podcasts, and watch the videos, etc.

You can also still sign up for the freebies or the monthly newsletter because those things are set up on an automated system, yay! Either way, I still exist and I’m not falling off the face of the planet or anything. I’m still here, I’m just taking a step back. The monthly newsletter is currently a 6 month newsletter, one per month for 6 months, chock full of some really great tips, tricks, articles, tests, etc. and I really poured my heart and soul into it. It’s only $4.97 per month, for 6 months of exclusive content that only paid subscribers will ever get to have access to, and you can go back to it again and again forever to remind yourself of anything you learned in it.

I’m not making any promises, but there may come a time when I am more freed up and able to devote some time and energy on helping you all live your best lives through this little website, UpGusto. But until then, remember all I’ve taught you thus far.

Thanks for joining me.

To your success, of what success truly means to you,

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