If you're stuck in the endless cycle of awesome productivity followed by awful burnout...
It's time to work brighter.
Do you ever forget that you can build a career you love *without* accepting all-consuming burnout as a regular part of business?
We’ve been so swallowed up by Hustle Culture and Toxic Productivity that you can forget there are options other than working til you drop.
You love your work. And there’s a lot you wanna do with your career.
But for you, productivity is more than getting more work done.
You already know how to "work smart" and put in hours...all too well.
What you *really* need help with is TURNING OFF your workaholic tendencies.
Like knowing how to call it a day on your to-do list to open up Netflix for the night.
Or figuring out when a nap or a walk alone outside is the answer to the strategy problem you’ve been obsessing over.
And how to stay productive while still spending time with your family and talking to your friends.
And to find time for a new hobby (remember hobbies?!).
You're ready to figure out how to balance everything you *want* to do (a podcast! an online course! an Instagram for your dog!)...
With everything you *need* to do to take care of yourself (like actual weekends off, daily routines, and of course, regular dance breaks! ).
After all, the reason you REALLY care about "working smart" is so you can have things OTHER than work going on for yourself.
When you’re a naturally hard worker, especially one with chronic physical or mental illness, you can’t look at self-care and rest as rewards for hard work.
They need to be PART of the work.
Without a break or two, you’ll burn out long before you get *anywhere* near your goals (this is backed up by science, medicine, and productivity researchers).
Take it from someone who straddled the line between “making it” and “breaking it” for 3 years...
(Spoiler alert: eventually I broke.)
You need to adjust your mindset around productivity and success if you want to work hard AND have fun.
So that rest and self-care become jobs to be done, part of your to-do list.
And building habits, systems and routines for *all* areas of your life instead of just work.
You can schedule and systemize your health and hobbies the same way you do your work.
Maybe even some personal outsourcing and automation, too!
Sustainable, balanced, healthy productivity goes beyond working smarter.
It's living smarter, playing smarter, and resting smarter, too.
(Because let’s be real, sometimes your work and business is the one thing in your life you’ve got covered. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
if you're ready to stop working smarter and start working brighter, we're waiting for you in the clubhouse!
The Work Brighter Clubhouse is a virtual coworking and self-care community for burnout-prone entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives who are ready to ditch quick hacks and one-size-fits-all frameworks, so they can help each other personalize the productivity rules to fit their own unicorn lives.
It’s where you’ll figure out how to work (and rest) in ways that work for YOU, surrounded by the Leslie Knope-style support squad you need to dig into your own habits and quirks.
It's an escape from all the “hustle harder” and “balance doesn’t exist” noise out there on social media and in your inbox, full of other people as determined as you to prove those claims ridiculously wrong.
productive unicorns like these:
We’ll help each other screw productivity best practices and create our own, brighter rules to stop...
- Living in endless cycles of awesome productivity followed by burnout
- Feeling like you don’t deserve to take care of yourself til you’ve finished work
- Carrying around self-care shame and guilt when you FINALLY take time off
- Worrying that you’ve never done “enough” compared to everyone else
- Measuring your happiness by your productivity and to-do list
And we'll join together to…
- Build healthy habits and routines for ourselves
- Manage your energy to make room for more than just work
- Improve your mental health, "figure out" self-care, and stop burning out so much
- Consistently make time for hobbies and friends
- Work less (without the anxiety your work will suffer)
- Streamline your work (no ridiculous 4-hour hacks necessary)
- Adjust your mindset around work and business to put yourself first
Here's how it works and what's included...
We talk to each other in the Clubhouse Slack community 24/7, like a virtual watercooler work breaks hanging out at.
You can escape here for breaks, “I need to talk this out” moments, or when you’re super stressed.
(Included at all levels)
There’s an on-demand library of challenges, courses, and tools ranging from self-care checklists to biz planning templates...to help with ALL areas of your life that are stressing you out.
(Unlearning & Coaching Levels Only)
There's monthly workshops and group coaching calls around monthly themes alternating between tactical and mindset topics.
Upcoming themes include journaling, workflow automation, and evening routines.
(Unlearning & Coaching Levels Only)
And finally, you’ll get regular surprises to brighten your week!
Like personal intros to other Clubhouse members I know you’ll be BFFs with and Spotify playlists full of motivating and inspiring music (yes, there’s Lizzo).
And because working brighter and making time for self-care isn’t just for people pulling six figures in passive income...
The Clubhouse is priced to be accessible as possible, starting at $10/month.
Take a look around...
And here's a sneak peek of our roadmap of what's coming soon:
Working brighter instead of smarter means…
- Breaking the constant cycle of “Woohoo! Get shit done!” followed by painful burnout
- Having goals and routines *outside* of work (without dropping the ball on your career)
- Building habits to help you STOP prioritizing work above your health and self-care
And this Clubhouse is what you need if…
- You feel guilty making time for yourself instead of putting in another hour of work (self-care shame is REAL, y’all!)
- Your best months in business are always followed by your worst months and big-time burnout
- It feels like your career or business isn’t far along enough to slow down yet
- You’re not even sure if you deserve time for yourself, a personal life, and self-care
- You feel guilty whenever you say “no” to something
- You have a family, chronic illness, or mental health problem that means work *cannot* be your top priority in life
The doors to the Clubhouse are currently closed for home renovations, but you can enter your email below to be one of the first to know when it's open again. 😀
Here's how the Clubhouse helped other unicorns redefine productivity:
"It's been pretty much life-changing!"
"The way you've gone about working on this while staying true to your values has been SO inspiring. And the energy management challenge was so, so helpful to figure out what tasks worked best for me, how I best worked, and when. It's been pretty much life-changing!" - Rachel S.
"I hate 'the hustle' and everything it purports."
"I hate "the hustle" and everything it purports. I want to grow my business from a graceful place and felt like the Clubhouse was a bunch of people who felt the same as I did. I love the community and support and the intimacy of it. It's so refreshing compared to the other FB groups with like thousands of ppl in them where you don't know everyone and you get lost. This is a real community." - Arielle S.
"This membership is like my own personal cheerleader!"
"This is NOT your typical program where someone says 'after X numbers of weeks, you'll be magically cured of your your mental illness or whatnot. It was finally a safe and fun place to truly let it out: the highs of working in your business (yay, got another client!) to the lows parts (putting my needs before my business guilt trip).
Other memberships mainly treat getting through the day is no big deal. But here every win, big or small, business or in life, IS A BIG DEAL. This membership is like my own personal cheerleader!" - Vittoria D.
This is NOT a business community or mastermind.
We’re not focusing on tactics like growing your email list or building a content strategy...there are enough communities like that out there already, and they’re *great* for that. You can even ask Clubhouse members which ones they’re in to find the right one for you!
But if those communities are like virtual business conferences, the Work Brighter Clubhouse is the fun, silly, and relaxing slumber party you have with your biz besties in the hotel upstairs.
We’ll be less like colleagues and more like BFFs.
And I’m not your drill sergeant-y coach pushing you to hustle harder.
I'm simply the party hostess here to make sure everyone is having their best time.
frequently asked questions
What kind of resources are in the Clubhouse Library?
The Unlearning Library and Template Library are the hub for all of our resources on forgetting what you thought you knew about productivity, and going from working smarter to working brighter.
The place I recommend all new members starting is with our Unlock Your Unicorn Energy mini-course to start planning around your energy.
You can also:
- Start a new habit with the Happy Habit Toolkit
- Declutter your life with the Delightfully Easy Decluttering Challenge
- Automate your personal productivity with the Automation Academy
- Audit your tech stack in Tool School
- Start systemizing self-care with the Work Brighter with Airtable templates
- But my personal favorite is the bundle of Airtable templates for systemizing self-care.
(New resources are added monthly, and members can make direct requests at any time!)
And how much access to you do we get in the membership?
Uh, how much do you want?! Seriously, you get a lot of me.
The Clubhouse is personally managed by me, not a community manager or VA. So we'll have a chance to talk at any of the virtual events you come to, and can direct message me in Slack at any time!
You said it’s on Slack? Tell me about that.
Yup! The Clubhouse will take place in a Slack team instead of a Facebook group, so that you don’t have to deal with the *rest* of Facebook to have fun with us!
You can either download the Slack app or check the dedicated URL during your 5-minute breaks...WITHOUT the barrage of random distractions that Facebook can bring.
We’ll be in our own bright little bubble. And don't worry if you've never used Slack before, I'll show you around.
Okay, but is it just full of business owners who get more balanced by scaling and outsourcing?
Not at all! We do have several entrepreneurs in the group growing teams and outsourcing a lot, but burnout and career overwhelm can happen to anyone.
We're a varied mix of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and employees at startups and agencies.
What we have in common is annoyance with the hustle culture that comes with working remotely, the obsession with scaling everywhere in online business, and the need to find balance between using tech for work and for rest.
I'm getting interested. Is it a ladies-only type of thing?
Absolutely not! The Clubhouse may be like a slumber party, but assuming slumber parties are just for girls is gendered BS.
It's open to all genders, sexualities, and identities. Everyone's invited to this party.
But how long do I need to commit for? I don't know what my life's gonna look like a year from now...
Um, hello, COVID, I don't either.
I get that, which is why the Clubhouse is a flexible month-to-month commitment. Cancel when "life happens," rejoin whenever you're ready again.
And while you don't *have* to make a long-term commitment to the Clubhouse, you can join for a full year to get two months free and receive a bonus 1-on-1 coaching call.
Okay, I'm in! Where do I sign up?
Yaaaay! We're gonna be such good friends. Just go here to make it official.