I have a large number of projects currently underway — almost certainly too many. But I have always found there to be too many desserts on the buffet table of life. When everything looks so delicious, how can you possibly limit yourself to just one choice? It may be inefficient, and at times crazy-making, but I am happiest when I have many different things going on at once.
In an average week, I spend a dedicated chunk of time writing, and some of my time coaching my self-employed professional clients and managing my training and coaching business Get Clients Now! I also host one or two events each month, and work with the members of my Business Building Writer Academy (not currently open to the public). Upcoming programs you can participate in are listed on the Workshops and Events page. Below is an inventory of other projects I am currently engaged in.
Blog Posts and Articles
I have two blogs I write for regularly: the C.J. Hayden blog on this site, and the Get Clients Now! blog. You can subscribe to receive periodic updates from me, including new posts to the C.J. Hayden blog, by requesting my free ebook Blueprint for a Thriving Mission-Based Business (see box on this page). You can subscribe to the Get Clients Now! blog by signing up for the newsletter. I also publish articles and blog posts elsewhere from time to time, such as Choice magazine and Home Business magazine.
New Books and Courses
I’ve recently completed both a book and a home-study course based on my program Overcoming the Fear of Self-Promotion. I’m now working on three new books and another home-study course. The books are Get It Written, a compilation of all the tips and tricks I’ve learned while leading Get It Written Day writing retreats, the Leader’s Guide to Overcoming the Fear of Self-Promotion, for coaches and trainers who want to lead the program themselves, and Storybook Girl, a memoir of my time as a homeless runaway teenager. The home-study course is based on my program Business Building Writer.
A3 Giving Circle
I’m co-founder and co-director of the A3 Giving Circle. We gather like-minded people together to support Access, Advancement, and Autonomy (our 3 “A”s) for women and girls around the world. We are a giving circle -– a group of women and men who join together to support the cause of their choice. Our circle pools our donations to charitable causes, hosts gatherings to increase members’ awareness of the causes they support, and decide together where our funds should go. If you might like to join us, contact me!
Social responsibility and citizen activism are an important part of my life. I founded and direct the nonprofit Citizen Angel, which supports economic empowerment for girls and women in the developing world. Our largest project is to provide financial and logistical support to Sakhi for Girls Education, a girls’ learning center in the slums of Mumbai, India. In recent years, I’ve also served on the Choice Magazine advisory board and was Vice Chair of the San Francisco chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance.
Okay, I know this seems like a lot when I list it all in one place, but believe it or not, I work no more than 40 hours per week, take five vacations each year, sleep 7-8 hours per night, work out three times a week, and have enough time for fun with my partner Dave, a bunch of friends, and a couple of hobbies. What can I say? I like to keep busy.