Why haven’t you reached your creative business goals? Do you know what you need to be doing? Do you know the steps to take? If so, why haven’t you done it yet? I’m gonna guess that you’re answer goes a little something like this, “It’s not that easy.” And, you’d be right. It’s not that easy.

It’s actually incredibly hard to make changes–and make those changes stick. That’s why I’ve put together a course that will help you get from A to B. It’ll help you set goals that work for you, take action to reach your goals, and push past procrastination. This stuff is life changing.

I’ve never been so excited about a course before, because I’ve never put together a course that could help you make such tremendous changes in your life. Now, I have, and I hope you join me.

I’ve asked you what you need to succeed, and I’ve gotten feedback from hundreds of creative entrepreneurs. So many of you said that you struggle with productivity, time management, and setting and reaching goals. Many of you struggle with making time for your creative work and figuring out how to balance work with family. That’s what RoadMap is all about.

I’ve been there. I know what it’s like.

Even though I have a background in psychology and human development, I struggled with time management when I first started my creative business. It was easy to get distracted by the pile of dishes in the sink or the episode of Grey’s Anatomy waiting for me in the recorded programs in the Tivo queue. I could make excuses all day long to put off work. After a few months of struggling to stay productive, I got my butt in gear, because I knew that I would regret it if I didn’t. But, it’s much easier said than done. You know it, and I know it. I put together systems that ensure that I get my most important work done. Now, I’ve got a successful business, and I want to teach you the tools that you need to build your own successful business.


“I highly recommend April Bowles-Olin’s RoadMap ecourse. For me, a lifelong procrastinator, I got the kick in the pants that I needed to get myself motivated, on track and productive. This was not hard core boot camp kind of stuff though, instead April has a way of teaching and providing you with information that is heart centered.  She’s real and tells you the truth. This course literally changed my life. I will never look back.” – Teresa Curtis, Risa Q Too

This course is packed into 5 days–from June 11th to June 15th in order to keep you focused for a short amount of time. You’ll need to set aside about one and a half to two hours each day to participate {or you can participate at your own pace because you’ll have access to the course for two months after it ends}.

  • Before the course starts, you get access to an introduction module, another video, and a homework assignment that will set you up for success in the course.
  • From June 11th to June 15th, you’ll get access to two more video modules each day. Each module is accompanied by exercises or worksheets.
  • Some days, you’ll also receive bonus modules that range from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
  • All of the modules will be available via video and downloadable mp3’s so you can choose how to consume the content.
  • You’ll have access to ask me questions and get feedback through the comment sections below each video module.
  • After the course ends, you’ll receive weekly email reminders and tips for two months to keep you focused on the course materials and get them integrated into your daily routine.
  • At the end of the course, you’ll get access to one bonus module.
  • You’ll have access to ALL the course materials for 3 months after the course ends, and you’ll always be invited back to participate each time I run the course.

Good question. I had two choices: give you the most concise version of this course in five days or stretch out the course over a couple months. I picked the first option. You already struggle with time management and productivity–I don’t want to add to that. I’m trying to make it better. I’m not about to waste your time. Instead, I’m asking you to work on this course for an hour and a half to two hours for five days. And, you’ll have access to the course for three months after the course ends, so you can work at your own pace if you can’t do it all in five days. That way you really get to pick how you want to consume the modules.


“I just wanted to take a little time out of my day to send you a Big Thank you! I recently completed your Roadmap Workshop (which I loved). And one of my main “concerns” was my procrastination and my “fears”. I finally got off my behind and put my procrastination behind me (my fears are still lingering around) and I launched my Etsy store today. There are still a few hiccups that I need to work through but I DID IT! Thank you for an awesome course and Thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone.” – Shirley McAvoy, Stamping Elephants

From June 11th through June 15th, you’ll get access to two new video modules each day. Each video module only includes relevant and important information–I’m not here to waste your time. The modules range from 7 minutes to 20 minutes, and each one is accompanied by exercises or a worksheet.

Module 1: Take Charge of Your Time

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module

  • How you can really tell what your priorities are
  • What you should you be spending the majority of your time on in order to be happy and successful
  • The question that you need to ask to know if you’re doing the work that you should be doing
  • Why you need to be managing energy versus time

Module 2: Get Rid of Your Crap Excuses

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • How to stop giving away your power which will help you focus on prioritizing your time
  • Why the excuse, “I don’t have time for it,” doesn’t fly
  • Why you need to focus on things you have the power to change
  • How to deal with that nasty inner critic

Module 3: The Truth About Procrastion

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • How you know you have a procrastination problem
  • The worst part about procrastination
  • Why we procrastinate even more when it comes to our creative work
  • Why you need to go on a research diet
  • Why starting is much harder than the actual work and how to make starting a habit
  • Why you need to get out of your comfort zone
  • Why you need to set objectives for every project
  • Why you need to go pro and how to do it today
  • What to do when your inner critic returns at the end of a project
  • How to make transitions easier
  • How to start and end your day to hold yourself accountable

Module 4: Find Out How You Work Best and Set Yourself Up for Success

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • How to figure out what’s already working in your environment
  • When you need to be doing your creative work
  • Where you need to be doing your creative work
  • Why you need rituals in your environment and how to create them
  • The importance of systems and how to create them
  • Why you don’t usually come up with your best creative ideas while working

Module 5: Set Your Money Goals

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • One of the biggest mistakes I see creative entrepreneurs make
  • Why your business is more of a hobby if you don’t have money goals
  • All the positives that come out of setting monetary goals for your biz
  • A brief reminder not to give up the life you want for things you don’t want
  • What money goals you need to set and how to set them

Module 6: Make a Specific Plan to Reach Your Creative Business Goals

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • Why you never want a confused rider
  • What a painted picture is and why you need one for your business
  • Why you need to believe to achieve
  • How to reverse engineer your big goals to figure out how to get where you want to go
  • Why you need to make some of your daily tasks habits

Module 7: Clear Out Your Work Calendar

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • Why you need to know why you do what you do
  • How you might be fooling yourself about how much work you’re doing
  • Why busy work is dangerous
  • Why you need to focus on high-leverage tasks
  • How to clear out your work calendar
  • Why you need to cluster some tasks together
  • Why you need uninterrupted creative time and how much you need
  • The question you need to ask yourself to make sure you don’t have any regrets

Module 8: How to Make the Most of Your Non-Work Time

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • How to make the most of your leisure time
  • How to make the not-so-fun stuff more fun
  • Why you need to make time to create for the sake of creating
  • Why television shouldn’t be your go-to for relaxation

Module 9: Build In Deliberate Practice

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • The difference between practice and deliberate practice
  • Why doing the same thing over and over will not help you succeed
  • Why most people don’t deliberately practice and how you can move ahead of others in your niche by doing it

Module 10: The Power of Saying No

Stuff that’ll be covered in this module:

  • The psychology behind saying no and why it’s so hard
  • How to make saying no easier, so you make time for the things that you really enjoy
  • How to figure out what stuff to say yes to and what stuff to say no to

1. Introduction Module: Change and Mindset

In this module, you’ll learn what it really takes to make big changes, what mindset you need to make these big changes, and how creating habits can really improve your productivity. You get access to this module as soon as you sign up for the course.

2. Bonus Module: The Importance of Energy Renewal and How to Do It Each Day

You’ll receive access to this module during the course. In this module, I’ll cover why you feel exhausted at the end of the day and don’t have the energy to spend with friends and family, why your energy decreases in the afternoon and you’re not as productive, and how making small changes throughout you day can completely change your energy levels. If put these tips into action, you’ll have more energy at the end of the work day. That means more quality time with friends, your children, and your significant other. You’ll also learn how to manage your energy, so you don’t crash mid-day.

3. Bonus Module: How the Internet Might Be Controlling Your Life and How to Take Back Control

You’ll receive access to this module during the course. In this module, you’re going to figure out if you’re wasting precious moments in the day that add up to lots of time over the course of a week, month, and year. And, you’ll learn how to take back control, so the internet isn’t ruling your life.

4. Why You Need Other Creatives in Your Life and Ideas on How to Build These Relationships

You’ll receive access to this module during the course. Do you dread the “what do you do” question, because people don’t get it? I used to feel that way. My husband is a lawyer–and whenever one of his work peers asks what I do, I know he or she will never get it. I often have people say things to me like, “It must be so nice to not have to work all day,” and “I wish I could work from home. I’d be able to get all the housecleaning done and watch daytime television!” They don’t get it. That’s why I need people in my life who do get it. People I can bounce ideas off of and get feedback from. People who inspire me with their creative businesses. And, you need this, too.

5. Bonus Module: Why You Need Study Time as an Adult

You’ll receive access to this module during the course. In this module, you’ll learn why you need study time as an adult, what I mean by study time and why it will increase your success, and how to incorporate it into your current activities.

6. Bonus Module: Self Care and Why It Really Freaking Matters

In this module, you’ll learn about the importance of self care and how you can apply all of the goal setting information you’ve learned throughout the course to your self care routine. Revamp your lifestyle to be more energized and feel healthier every day. You’ll get access to this module at the end of the course.

7. Follow-Up Reminders and Tips

For two months following the course, you’ll receive a weekly email that includes reminders and tips to keep you focused and productive. These emails will help you to continue to incorporate all of the techniques that you learn into your daily routine.

Sorry, this course is no longer available for registration.


“You clearly know your subject and the course has been cleverly put together. The worksheets are a great way to put things into practice.”  -Constanca Cabral

  • You struggle with time management and productivity.
  • You have creative business goals, but you don’t know how to reach them.
  • You set big goals, but you never seem to reach them.
  • You like hard work and are willing to work hard to overcome these issues, because I’m not saying this will be easy.You’ve got creative ideas and you really want to get them out into the world–but you need to find the time to do it!

  • You always look for the easy way out. Making big changes isn’t easy!
  • You’re not willing to work hard.
  • You’re looking for a how-to manual on how to set up an Etsy shop or how to run a creative business. This is a course focused on time management, productivity, and goal setting.
  • You’re a know-it-all that isn’t open to new ideas.


“I loved how it had just the right amount of info without being overwhelming or not enough. I also love your enthusiasm & genuine tone. It provides so many usable action steps & the worksheets are extremely helpful.” -Danielle Nelson

Sorry, this course is no longer available for registration

If you don’t know much about me, you might be wondering why I’m qualified to teach a course on time management, goal setting, and productivity. Well, I’ll tell ya. First, I’ve built a successful business using all of the skills that I’m going to teach you. I’m only giving you information that I know works. Second, I’ve got a background in psychology and human development. Before starting this business, I was a therapist and I worked with hundreds of clients to help them set and achieve big goals. Third, I’ve worked with many individual consulting clients to help them deal with procrastination and goal setting. Fourth, Etsy flew me out to New York to give a presentation at the Etsy Success Symposium on goal setting. People who’ve watched that presentation and put those techniques to work have said that it has changed their lives.


“Info was just solid and spot on–not the same advice us procrastinators usually receive. I‘m so excited because I’m already seeing results!” -Tabassum Siddiqui-Espejo

Ready for total honesty? I’ve really struggled with how to price this course. How can you put a price on a course that can make monumental shifts in your life, up your productivity, and help you reach your goals? It’s tough. I know that this course is worth much more than what I’m charging for it, so I think the price is more than fair. This course will cost ya $97. Is it worth $97 to get your time management and productivity issues under control? What will happen if you don’t? What’s at stake? Do you want to deal with these issues now or lose another six months to distractions and lack of focus?

Ready to make some big changes in your productivity? Registration closes on June 4th at 8pm EST.

Once you join the course, you’ll be redirected to a page to pick a username and password. Then, you’ll get instant access to the introduction module, another video, and the pre-course homework.

Sorry, this course is no longer available for registration

If you complete the course and do all of the exercises and homework and it doesn’t significantly affect your productivity, I’ll give you your money back. But, here’s the thing: in order to get your money back, you have to show me your completed homework. I know this course can make huge shifts in your life, but you have to do the work in order to gain the positive outcome. And, if you honestly don’t get anything out of this course, then I definitely think you should get your money back. If you’re already thinking about how you can get your money back, then this probably isn’t the course for you. But, if you want to make sure that this course will work for ya, then I can make you that guarantee.


I’m ready to help you tackle your productivity issues. I’m ready to help you make big shifts in your life, so you can reach your creative business goals. I hope you’re ready, too. If so, let’s do this. Registration closes on June 4th.