The last few weeks have been a tumultuous time in the social media world—and that’s putting it mildly. Even if you don’t use social media personally, you’ve probably heard about Twitter and Threads. The controversy around Twitter is nothing new. Users started quitting the platform in droves last year, and a variety of new social media platforms popped up to try to take Twitter’s place, but none of them gained much traction.   

Then, earlier this month, Threads launched. (If you’re not familiar with the specifics, it’s a platform that works similarly to Twitter and was created by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, the same company that owns Facebook and Instagram.) 100 million users joined Threads within the first five days. Unsurprisingly, Twitter’s traffic dropped, and it stands to reason that its traffic will continue to drop as Threads is made available in more parts of the world.  

You might be wondering, what does the explosion of Threads’ success have to do with time management and productivity? (Apart from the fact that there are now even more social media sites available to distract you from productive work, of course.)  

Here’s what: This story is a powerful reminder that transformation can happen quickly. Sure, the Meta engineers have been working on Threads for a long time, but once it was released, it only took days to change the ways that a lot of people and businesses use social media.  

Making big, dramatic change doesn’t always have to take years. Sometimes, transformation can happen within the span of a week or a month. It’s happening in social media right now, but dramatic transformation can also happen quickly in your life and your business. 

What kind of positive transformation do you want to create in your life right now?  

  • Maybe your business has stalled a bit and things feel stagnant and you want to shake things up to create some new energy and reconnect with your passion for your work.
  • It’s possible that the way you’ve branded yourself/your business no longer feels like a perfect reflection of everything you have to offer, and it’s time to overhaul your messaging and services to attract a new type of client.  
  • Perhaps everything’s going well at work, but you’re feeling bored or dissatisfied outside of work and want to dive into a challenging new hobby or start that side hustle you’ve always daydreamed about. 

Or maybe you’re sick of feeling tired, stressed and stuck at your desk all the time, and want to start a physical transformation that allows you to be more active and/or just feel more comfortable in your own skin.  

Take Action for Positive Transformations

Whatever the idea of positive transformation looks like in your life, now’s the time to take action and start making changes that will bring you closer to the life you crave.  

Summer’s a natural season for transformation. Long sunny days feel filled with possibility, and crunch time with your year-end goals is still months away. (Of course, using smart time management and productivity strategies to make steady progress on those goals throughout the summer helps you avoid that year-end stress!) Looking ahead, it’s probably going to be harder to find the motivation to make big changes in your life once it’s November and you’re focused on holiday plans, or in February when the weather is dark and grim and all you want to do is stay inside and hibernate.  

Take advantage of this moment, this summer to create some kind of positive transformation in your life and business. After all, life is going to throw negative change your way, right? Balance it with good change of your own making! 

3 Action Steps for Creating Positive Transformation This Summer  

#1: Get clear about what you want more of, and what you want less of.

Creating dramatic change in your life doesn’t mean you have to change everything! What are the best parts of your day, and your favorite parts about your work? What are the feelings, routines and experiences you’d rather avoid moving forward? Be conscious about building more of the good stuff into your life and spending less time and energy on anything optional that creates stress and unhappiness.  

#2: Give yourself permission to rip up your daily, weekly and monthly plans and start from scratch.

If the routines and plans that you’ve been following so far this summer aren’t working for you, start over! Maybe the way you’ve been scheduling your time hasn’t been allowing you to get the most important things done, or you find that you’re spending too much time stuck at your desk during beautiful weather. You are never obligated to keep following your plans if those plans aren’t serving your current life and current goals.   

#3: Create accountability in a way that works for you.

If you want to create big change quickly, having support helps. Tell your team and your loved ones about what you’re planning to start doing differently so they can cheer you on and pick up some slack if necessary. Or try something else: pair up with a friend who’s working on a goal to be accountability partners, explore accountability apps, start a bullet journal where you track your progress… How you do this is up to you, but having accountability can help you remain committed to following through on whatever kind of transformation you want to create. Plus, getting to celebrate all your positive progress generates momentum to keep going so you can enjoy more well-deserved praise in the future! 

Need more intensive help with time management and productivity?  

Join me on August 3rd for 3 Keys to Unlocking Productivity Secrets for Consultants! Is disorganization or distraction keeping you from getting enough billable work done? Are you so overwhelmed with work that you can’t find time to see your family and friends or enjoy the activities you love? This masterclass is for you. You’ll learn HOW to take control of your time and tasks so you can get the billable work in and have time to do business development, and get the time management and productivity tools you need to stop feeling overwhelmed and stressed all the time.  

Enjoy the rest of your transformative summer! 


Sarah Reiff-Hekking