Issue #036 | November 29, 2020  


This week: time to say goodbye, questions to ask before quitting, how to invest in yourself, a free tool for building a personal website, free eBooks!


I'm just going to jump straight to it.

Today will be the last issue of The Sunday Check-In. 

I know, It's only been a minute (well, 7 months) since I started this newsletter.

You see, I had this crazy idea that I was superwoman.

That I could juggle a side project (this newsletter) with creating content for my affiliate marketing sites. And still have time to design and sell products on Amazon.

And I was coping with the workload well(ish). 

Until a few months ago. When I got serious about building my own eCommerce store.

I've been designing and selling gift books, journals and notebooks on Amazon for 2+ years. I'm at that point where I'm ready to level up.

At first, I thought I could tackle my new project while still juggling all the above.

But, it turns out I'm not superwoman.

Even with hiring outside help, I'm struggling with my workload.

For my own sanity, I have to let go of something. That something is this newsletter. 

I have mixed emotions about this decision, but in my heart I know it's the right move.

I'll be keeping the domain up, so who knows... I might be back, one day.

I started The Sunday Check-In, as a way to encourage and inspire others to work on their big, scary goals (and keep sane doing it). I hope it served it's purpose in some way. And that my popping into your inbox each week has been worthy of your time. 

For me, this has been an amazing journey.

- Showing up here every Sunday for 7 months straight - building that consistency muscle.

- Stepping out of my comfort zone to share personal stories (which made me feel all kinds of vulnerable, btw).

- Connecting with, and learning from wonderful people.

- And finding the courage to elevate my own business goals.

What a trip.

I just want to say thank you!

For your time, attention and the kind words of encouragement I've received during our short time together. 

That's meant more to me than you'll ever know.

Stay cool (and safe).

Much love & big hugs.


PS: If you'd like to keep in touch, follow my journey as an eCommerce founder, or you're the kind of person who likes discovering thoughtful gift ideas, join me over at

PPS: Yes, it's another email list I'm asking you to join, and the store isn't even open yet.

PPPS: No, you don't have to sign up to that email list (but it'd be wicked-cool if you did).

PPPPS: The 'soft launch' is scheduled for late December. So excited I could squeal (Oh wait. I AM squealing).

Quick Tips & Cool Tools

✨ Four questions to ask before deciding to quit

"We’re led to believe that the best approach to life is to 'never give up.' And while perseverance and 'grit' are essential for success, so is knowing when to walk away."

It's OK to walk away from that idea, project or business if it's no longer serving you. There's no shame in quitting. Just make sure you do some soul searching before you let your 'thing' go. 

Here are four great questions that'll help you decide whether to stick or quit.

→ Fast Company

✨ How to invest in your mind, body and soul

Something I do at the end of every year is check-in with how I'm doing in the major areas of my life - from business, to finances, to relationships, to physical and emotional health. I call this my yearly life review, and it provides so much clarity for how I want to spend my time and energy in the year ahead.

Here's a useful outline of the process. It's based on the six dimensions of wellness (occupation, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional), originally developed by Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute.

→ 99u (Adobe)

✨ How long does it take to write a book (and do it well)?

One thing that puts wannabe authors off writing a book, is not knowing how long it will take. 

This article breaks down the time investment required to do just that. Along with how to create strategic deadlines (that actually keep you on track), goal setting and tips on writing faster.

→ Self Publishing School

✨ A quick and easy tool for building a personal website

I've mentioned Notion a few times in previous emails. 

It's a great tool for helping you stay organised and productive. But did you know you can use Notion to build web pages in a few minutes? Without knowing how to code!

Take a look at this template pack. There's a free option, as well as a paid one (but it's ridiculously inexpensive).

→ Notion Website Template Pack (Sam Dickie)

✨ Get free eBooks & audiobooks

A great app for readers. Because let's face it, getting access to free books, will always be a win.

→ Libby

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Just for Fun!

This funny animal compilation... Because why not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯