Newsletter 23rd February 2022: Quit while you’re ahead (really!) and two shiny new things

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When you’re doing tough tasks, you’ll have moments when you’re stuck and you have no clue what to do. ☹️

Don’t just throw your hands up and bury your head in a box of chocolates.

Tricky moments are the worst time to stop and take a break.

Because it will be so much harder to start again.

Just give yourself a couple of minutes.

And use my “before I quit this sticky problem” strategy. 🤣

1. I tell myself there’s a solution out there and that I just have to find it.

2. I remind myself I can Google it and that Google has all the answers if I ask the question in the right way. (But I don’t do the asking at that point)

3. I think of who has resolved this problem, meaning if they can do it, I can too.

4. I promise myself, If I can’t find the solution, I’ll find an alternative.

Then, I take a break, and get some perspective away from the computer.

To be honest, it doesn’t mean I always find a solution when I get back to work (I have no superpowers!)

But it’s much, much easier to start again after a rest without the idea running through my head that I’m stuck.

I used a similar technique when I was writing fiction so it was easier to get going again. The advice then was to stop in the middle of an exciting sentence. (I could never quite do that but I never stopped at the end of a dull paragraph🤣)


If you think your emails, blog posts, and sales pages are boring or you’re worried you sound like you had a personality bypass, you’re probably being overly harsh in the way you judge your words.

But it never hurts to make your copy more fun to read, and one solution is to weave simple stories and anecdotes into everything you write.

We all love stories. It’s an inbuilt human trait. And you don’t need to write a lot. All it takes is a few sentences to put more life into your words.

Learn exactly how to do that with Karon’s new course: Storytelling that Sells

Storytelling that sells

Get it with $60 off during launch (until the 27th) with COUPON CODE: STORYTELLING

Six modules to cover everything you need to master this technique with lots of examples and…stories!

See everything included here

My bonus: If you buy Storytelling that sells through my affiliate link above, send your receipt to me (jan@simplehappiness.biz) and choose any one of my bonus reports. 💖💖💖See the list below at the end of the newsletter.


These simple, low-cost (yet powerful!) templates are a brilliant idea from Sue. Grab the latest – a Utility tracker set of pages to track Utility bills and usage for just $7.

Utility templates

See all the simple templates available here 

My bonus: If you buy any two of these simple template packs through my affiliate link above, send your receipts and choose any one of my bonus reports. 💖💖💖See the list below at the end of the newsletter.

Ends Tomorrow: 22% off sale

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Grab your favorite Heartmade courses while they are on special sale at 22% off their already low prices. (There’s only one that is a little bit more expensive than the others!)

Some of them are very specific for artists, but others are for all kinds of creative business owners, no need to be a designer or artist.

Get all the details here 

Sale ends Thursday 24th at 8pm CET  (which is about 2pm EST)

Bonus: For each course you buy through my link, choose one bonus report from the list below  💖💖💖

OneNote Digital Planner Business Training (Price doubles 10pm EST Froday)

onenote digital planners

This is one of those businesses that you could have up and running in a week!

Michelle from the Daily Grind has just launched a course to show you how to create and profit from OneNote digital planners, which she successfully sells herself.

Find out everything she does in this step by step OneNote Digital Planner Business training and start your own business like the sellers in the image above.

The launch price is just $49, a 50% off discount this week only!

Get all the details here.

Bonus: If you buy this one through my link, choose any one of my bonus reports as your extra treat (see below) 💖💖💖


Ultimate Bundle’s latest offer has landed and this one has everything you need to Create Launch and Convert in your business.

All those important phases of selling anything!

If you don’t have all your processes in place for making a profit, take a look to see what’s included. (You will have to click GET MY BUNDLE to see everything)

Create Launch Convert bundle

Grab everything from the bundle (as you can then do each course later) but choose one or two must have items to work on now and then gradually do the rest.

You’ll find value even if you only need two of the courses. But I’m guessing you’ll benefit from many more than that. (I will!)

Check out all the resources included in Create. Launch. Convert. here

My bonus: If you buy the package through my link, you can choose whether to get a voucher for my site for $35 and your choice of extra bonus report (see below) or whether to get three bonus reports of your choice. 💖💖💖


I love, love, love Michelle’s latest planner What to Wear which is all about planning a great wardrobe. 

This is right up my street!

What to wear PLR

You may not know but my best ever selling book on KDP was in the fashion niche. I’ve since completely updated it and turned it into a course. (If you’re interested in a coupon for that see the PS below)

Anyway, Michelle’s planner is perfect for planning your wardrobe and outfits for each season and is massive at 42 pages in two sizes.

As you get commercial rights to this, you can also brand and edit it as you wish.

Grab this gorgeous planner at 40% off during launch (ends 28th) for just $16.20 with coupon code WEAR40

See everything included here.

Bonus: If you buy this one through my link, choose any one of my bonus reports as your extra treat (see below) 💖💖💖 (and I’ll also send you a coupon for an extra $10 off my course (over and above the one in the PS!))


stock your shop with Ruthie

This second Stock Your Shop workshop takes place Thursday, February 24 at 2 p.m. EST and is perfect for helping you create all kinds of printables from a small number of sources.

Multiply what you have!

Those of us who attended the first Stock your Shop workshop were bowled over by Ruthie’s creativity so I expect this session to be just as awesome!

The cost to attend live is $27.

Ruthie will use items from Amy’s Positivity product to demo her ideas, but even if you don’t have that and don’t want to get it (it’s still available here) you should learn a lot from Stock Your Shop #2.

Bonus: If you buy Ruthie’s workshop through my link, you can choose any of my bonus reports (see below) 💖💖💖


Today’s NEW EXTRA BONUS for any purchase through my links marked with 💖💖💖 in this newsletter is my plan for making the most of old blog posts (but much of it also applies to new ones that have yet to make an appearance on our blogs)😊

boost your business

Buy anything marked 💖💖💖 through any of my links in this newsletter today then send me your receipt (to jan@simplehappiness.biz) and I’ll share my thoughts and plans with you. On top of any other bonuses you see in the newsletter. ( If you already have this, you’re not into blogging, or you’re buying more than one item you can also choose from these alternative bonus reports. Be sure to let me know which one(s) when you claim. I’ll verify your receipts and send them back to you.)

▶️ My plan for making $3K a month from Amazon KDP in 2022
▶️ Aargh! exactly what to do when you feel like quitting
▶️ My millionaire plan (February 2022 update) for how I plan to retire with a lot of fun money
▶️ Simplify! 15 things I do to avoid getting overwhelmed
▶️ Graphics – my process for making PLR unique using graphics
▶️ 339 best selling printable ideas
▶️ 13 ways to get more mileage from the PLR on your hard drive

Enjoy the rest of the week and I’ll be back soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good.





P.S. If you like the What to Wear planner from Michelle, you might like this too. You’ll find my fashion and beauty course “Ten Years Younger in a Weekend” here. Get $17 off with coupon code 17OFF (original eh?)

ten years younger

This email may contain affiliate links for products I personally recommend, however the opinions expressed are my own.

I will receive a small commission if you buy through my affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on, but the product will not cost you more.


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