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Friday Facebook Live: Plan with me!

Hello, hello, hello!  It’s your girl Esha here.  Welcome to our blog Carnivalista Lifestyle!  We help busy, professional women discover new cultures, attract what they want, love themselves and be comfortable in their own skin.  And every single Friday, I film a Facebook Live and today’s was my monthly Plan With Me.

The initial idea for sharing my planning process actually came from Alina Alive, a black YouTuber I follow.  Long story short, I LOVED the idea and decided to start doing them every month myself.

In this video, I share the importance of reflection (not obsession, there’s a difference), dive more into my monthly planning process and share what personal projects I’m working on this month.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Here’s a little summary about what I reviewed in the video:
  • Let’s talk about reflection
    • Why reflection?
      • After completing a project, an event or client work, I have gotten into the process of reflecting.
      • I reflect to understand how things went, what I can do differently next time and to check in with how I felt energetically while working on the project, event or with the client.
      • Refelction is even more important, in my opinion, with the “go-go-go” mentality we have in North America.  Add to that the onslaught of social media, emails, ads…reflection gives you the space and I promise you does wonders for your state of mind.
      • Note: reflection is NOT obsession!  There is a difference.  The very nature of reflection is to not attach judgement.  Reflect on what happened and what you did, don’t beat yourself up for it if it didn’t go well and plan to do better the next time.
  • Reflection + action
    • It’s one thing to reflect.  But, to make it even more effective, writing down what you’ll do as a result of that reflection is even better.
      • As I mentioned in the video, in my Passion Planner, one of the monthly refection questions is, “Name 3 things you can improve on this upcoming month. What concrete actions can you take to work towards these improvements?”
      • I love this question because it prompts me to reflect about what I need to improve on and it then asks me to think about what I’m going to do about it!
  • Tools
    • I’m really big on handwriting into a planner.  I use Passion Planner, but feel free to use anything that works for you!
      • I tried a variety of planners for free before deciding to use Passion Planner.  Here’s the link to download the Passion Planner for free –
      • What I like about Passion Planner: there are separate spots for personal and work projects and tasks, the monthly reflections are very helpful and there’s a balance of structure vs. space for journaling/dreaming.
    • I ordered my door wreath from  These wreaths are gorgeous, look like me and I can’t wait to get mine!

Now over to you: I mentioned 1 of my personal projects in the video which will be decorating for the holidays.  How about you?  Are you decorating this year?  Have you started yet?

Thanks for reading!

Til de next lime,










About Esha:  As an event planner and travel curator with over 20 years of experience (whose been to 5 out of the 7 continents), Esha’s helped professional women who don’t have the time, energy, or resources to plan their own vacations so they can travel and enjoy unique, life-changing Caribbean experiences. Visit our website, call us at (919) 697-8772 or click the links below to read more!


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