Do you realize you can build a creative career you love *without* accepting all-consuming burnout as a regular part of business?
We’ve been so swallowed up by hustle culture and bro-preneur productivity that you can forget there are other options.
You love your work, obvs. And there’s a LOT you wanna do with your career. But for you, productivity is more than that. 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, when to call it a day on your to-do list and open up Netflix for the night.
And how to tell when a nap or a walk outside is the answer to the strategy problem you’ve been obsessing over for hours.
Or when you realize you haven't seen your friends and family (or gone outside or put on pants) at all in recent memory.
And when it's time for you to find a new hobby (remember hobbies?!).
You need to learn to balance *wanting* to go after everything (a podcast! an online course! an Instagram for your dog!)...
With *needing* to take care of yourself (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 working hard and hustling (🙄), you can’t look at self-care and rest as rewards for hard work.
They need to be PART of the creative process.
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.
It means viewing rest and self-care as jobs to be done, part of your to-do list.
This means building habits, systems and routines for *all* areas of your life instead of just work.
And it means scheduling and systemizing your health and hobbies the same way you do your work.
Maybe even some outsourcing and automation, too!
It's about working brighter. 🌈
Working brighter goes beyond working smarter. It's also living smarter, playing smarter, and resting smarter, too.
And most importantly, working brighter means surrounding yourself with friends who are committed to working brighter and becoming productive unicorns with you. 🦄
Friends who won’t JUST hold you accountable to get your work done. They’ll also encourage you to take breaks and waste time now and then too.
Think of it like a “self-care mastermind,” with no productivity shame allowed!
You get to connect with other professionals and entrepreneurs, but help each other with our lives OUTSIDE of work.
(Because let’s be real, sometimes your work and business is the one thing in your life you’ve got covered. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
The Work Brighter Clubhouse is a community for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side hustlers 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 cheerleaders 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.
We’ll help each other screw productivity best practices and create our own, brighter rules to stop...
And we'll join together to…
Are you ready to stop working smarter and start working brighter?!
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 or Central Perk to spend your work breaks hanging out at.
You can escape here for breaks, “I need to talk this out” moments, or when you’re super stressed.
There’s an on-demand library of challenges, courses, and tools to help you work and live brighter. From self-care checklists and biz planning templates to decluttering prompts and automation trainings, get help with all areas of your life that are stressing you out.
Weekly productivity parties and happy hours in Zoom make remote working less lonely and make sure you’re not just planning your weeks strategically, but celebrating your wins as they happen too.
Plus, quarterly planning parties and templates to make those wins happen. 🎉
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, Spotify playlists full of motivating and inspiring music (yes, there’s Lizzo), and exclusive deals for software and tools.
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 for as many creatives as possible at $30/month.
Working brighter instead of smarter means…
And this Clubhouse is what you need if…
"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 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 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 digging deep into 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-esque coach pushing you to hustle harder, 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?
Some of the tools already in the Library are an energy management challenge that's a great intro to the Clubhouse.
There are also courses to help you build new habits, declutter your life, and automate your work. But my personal favorite is the bundle of Airtable templates for systemizing self-care. 🤓
(New resources are added bimonthly, and members can make direct requests 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 website during your 5-minute breaks...WITHOUT a barrage of random distractions, your aunt’s weird political rants, spammy coaching and MLM pitches, and everything else that Facebook can bring.
We’ll be in our own bright little bubble. 😀
Okay, but is it just full of business owners who get more productive and balanced by outsourcing to other people?
Not at all! We do have several entrepreneurs in the group growing big teams and outsourcing a lot, but they're the exception, not the rule.
We're a varied mix of online 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 girls-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 and identities.
Okay, I'm in! Where do I sign up?
Yaaaay! We're gonna be such good friends. Just go here to make it official.