Getting Ahead Before Your Wedding

written by Mikaela Cowles on April 14, 2015 in Real Life Perspectives with no comments

Mikaela and Garrett


If you can’t tell – I’m just a little bit excited. I’m also a little bit nervous, stressed, weak-in-the-knees, ready for it to be right now, jumping for joy, pulling my hair out, worried about my shoes, re-reading my vows like mad…

You get the idea.

One of my main goals is to not work during the weekend of my wedding. Sounds simple, right? If you own your business, you just laughed your head off. But, I have a plan.  

Last summer I discovered Amy Porterfield. She’s an amazing Facebook guru who runs a fantastic podcast. During July, I made several trips between Seattle, Washington and Black Butte, Oregon. It’s a 6-hour drive, give or take. Add traffic and you’re looking at quite a bit of time behind the wheel.

During those massively long drives, I listened to every single one of Amy’s available podcasts. I learned a lot of valuable lessons. One of them, in particular, deserves major props as I get ready for my wedding.

In December of 2013, Amy talked about working ahead. One month ahead, to be specific. She cited this as giving her the ability to ensure tasks are accomplished while enjoying a bit of breathing room.

This entire podcast is amazing. I recommend listening to it and all of her others. But, this one lesson……this particular lesson is worth holding onto. Personally, I have seen it improve my performance, grow my business, give me additional freedom, and be ready to face my wedding weekend with a work-free mentality.

I just have a few more tasks to finish.

Excuse me.

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