It’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything.
I told myself at the beginning of the year that I would see all projects through win, lose or draw. However I have not kept that promise.
I had thought I had found the secret sauce but was still off.
Every time I think I’ve gained that focus I get off track.
The last few days several marketers have posted several things that I knew but at the same time obviously hadn’t.
One of them was to not only define your goals but also decide what will get you there & eliminate everything else.
Another person reminded to build a foundation before you do anything else. Don’t worry about 20 steps from now (i.e. traffic) if you don’t have anywhere to send them. Yes it’s fine to gather training & education, but don’t try to master it until you have somewhere to send them.
Of course the FOCUS has to be there and PUT IN THE WORK!
A marketer I follow recently released a training which basically is designed to help you get the clarity you need to not only reach your goals, but to also live the life you want.
The Month of April is to get that foundation built. I’m going to redefine my goals & what I want my life to look like.
Many goal setting programs say look 5, 10, 15 years into the future, even in my 20s I had difficulty doing that. Most of my goals are immediate and the only “big” long-term goal I have is to have savings where I don’t have to worry about an income.
So whenever I go into a retirement mode, I’ll know I’ll always have an income coming in.
But this week, I’m going to really define my goals & how bad I want it. No longer just be in a wishing & a hoping state, but a DONE & ACCOMPLISHED state. To no longer being on the sidelines & seeing other people doing the things I want to be doing.
Their vacation destination may not be MY vacation destination, but to go somewhere on vacation! On a REAL vacation! To go on a cruise.
To be able to buy what I want to be able to pay cash for things. To be in charge at the car dealership. To be able to bless others in need. To be able to help others in need.
I’ll try not to let a month go by again without posting! I’m going to try to do it at least weekly!
I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season!
2018 I AM going to get my WSO purchases in line! This month I’ve spent a hair under $89 as of the date of this post. BUT they are for people I am familiar with, except for one. I don’t know the seller but purchased through a friends link for the bonus he offered.
I am going to implement a “Wait Until Friday” especially on those sellers I’m not familiar with. I have a Notepad on my desktop that I will track anything I’m interested in. Then when Friday rolls around, IF I’m still interested in it & I of course have the money, then I’m free to purchase it.
A few exceptions will be for solid marketers who have true scarcity. For example, Kam will put his product on sale for so many days then raise it to $27 or so.
But they will still be under the “shiny or business help” scrutiny.
The other day, I went to the Warrior Forum to look something up. I noticed a new forum where you can document your journey to your goals. I started a thread on there.
I will keep this blog as well.
It actually started today (January 22nd) and will run until July 22nd with a goal to reach at least $5K a month by then. The program I’m starting with has a goal to get you to $3K within 30 days, so hitting the jackpot, I’ll be over halfway there!
Somethings that I do here I won’t copy over there! For instance, in some cases, I’ll be doing a breakdown on the sales pages in my implementation/review process. Or I may come across nuggets in a PDF or video that may not have anything to do with the course I’m going through. But is something that can help me currently or in the future.
What I am going to do, is an implementation/review process. The first one on deck, is Liz Tomey’s $3K in 30 Days. She was originally going to retire it, but decided to keep it around.
I aim to start it tomorrow. I had planned on starting today, but going through another training to get me started with this, took me longer than I had planned!
Sorry that it’s been a while. I’ve started a post then never finished it!
I was going to do the 12 Week Year, then decided to do the 100 Day Year. I’ll have 3 100 Day Years & the last will be about 82 days.
This first year runs December 12th – March 22nd.
I’m actually 5 days behind but I’ll get there. I’ve been doing some goal refocusing. I have an overall goal of what I want to accomplish in these now 95 days.
One of the videos I’ve been watching was a Facebook Live that John Assaraf recently did. It is The 7 Power Factors of Success. One of them struck me was under Vision.
He spoke about how our brain finds it hard to believe in long-term goals because we haven’t reached our goals in the past. So sometimes breaking our goals down into mini-goals can help us see that long-term goal.
So I’m going to try that this first 100 Days. It would be nice to make a few bucks these next 2 weeks of the year, but my main goal is to set up a foundation.
I still need to finish the Christmas Coaching, so need to get back to Sojourn this week on that.
So these next 2 weeks I’m planning on being focused on getting my foundation set up.
What I want 2018 to bring me: To finish what I start. To not get wrapped up in Shiny Objects. To be smart about future WSO purchases. To have focused work time.
Of course, I have financial goals that I want to reach to help in personal endeavors, but the thing I look forward to is being able to help others. Whether I develop training or am able to help financially when a crisis hits or to help someone in a bind.
A few weeks back, one of my friends used one of the Grocery PickUp services. There was an error & they doubled her order. But she took it & financially it didn’t hurt her. That’s where I want to be. To be able to purchase groceries & not worry about how much they cost. To know that no matter what is on my list, I’ll be able to get it all.
If someone is short, to be able to cover their shortage. If I’m out & about, be able to pay it forward. To be moved to give someone $20 or $100 just because.
I look forward to some awesome updates in the coming weeks!
This week sucked! I just did not do what I should have been doing!
I have no reason what so ever! I have got to get my sleep right! Napping when I get home way too long or sleeping in way too long! Then having “no” time to work on anything!
408 days…that’s how many days there are between now and December 31, 2018.
I feel like a broken record and how I’m going to crush it and not doing a thing!
But I have to stop doing that if I truly want to reach my goals! And that’s a broken record as well!
I keep talking but not doing! Every year I have a list of what I want to do but nothing to show for it!
I’m the definition of Insanity–doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
The last few days, a lot has happened to help reset me.
I want my goals and dreams to happen for once!
One thing I HAVE to work on is less snooze! My schedule the next few weeks is still jacked up! So I’ll be losing an hour on days I’m set to close. So it will be EXTRA important to get up on the first alarm on those days. Every time, staying focused!
This current countdown to February will stay the same. Then I’ll 3 100 day cycles with the goal of taking December “off”. I want to have reached my final goal the end of November and allow December to finalize 2019.
I don’t know how I’m going to do the 100 days, I’ve thought of straight 100, doing 2 halves or 4 quarters. Kinda like a 12 week year. But I’ll decide when I get there!
So the goal crushing starts NOW!
Well I passed the test, for the $20 daily method, now to see if I passed the transcription portion. That can take a few days to get back.
I’m enjoying the feedback from Sojourn as it helps me know that I DO have it. Just a few minor adjustments on a couple of assignments.
This will definitely help me as I venture out to another site and other niche sites.
I’ll find out if I received the promotion this week.
My site for Liz’s training is up and running! I’ve already received a couple of Affiliate requests already! I still have to look at them!
I WAS suppose to have my WiFi up and running Tuesday but they sent me the wrong box! It was one for a wired connection! I don’t have an Ethernet port on my computer, so could’t even use it while I waited for the replacement. Luckily, it’s scheduled to arrive Wednesday, so hopefully it’ll be right this time!
I thought my roommate was still at work & had debated paying for Uber/Lyft. But decided I could wait a few days to get it. Then when I received the email and signed up for alerts, it said it should arrive Wednesday! w00t!
One of the groups I’m in does an annual Planathon that you basically work on solidfying your goals for the next year. It’s normally 5 days, but this year they’re giving us a weekend buffer to catch up and then we’ll conclude Monday & Tuesday next week.
So I’ll have Assignment 8 for Azon to finish, work more on my Copywriting and ETSY.
Got a bit more done this week, but not as much as I would have liked!
I’m glad I didn’t send the hard wired box back with the FedEx guy! They sent me a WiFi hook up instead of an WiFi box!
But all set up & I’m going to try to get a TV this weekend!
I found out that the Roku TV app lets you listen via your phone with headphones.
This will be nice for late night/early AM watching when F1 is on, I don’t have to worry about the volume.
I also found out that they are going to let me be the Internet Coordinator. I may not move into it for a few more weeks.
They wanted us to put in our final vacation time, so I put in for my birthday week off.
Have to get and stay on track this week!
One of my friends/mentors, Liz is set out to help people start their online businesses with a Business in a Box formula. Now through the end of the year (at least), she’s setting these up for us AND teaching us how to run them.
I don’t know what the others will be but may also look into those.
I still need to finish her $3K in 30 Days course.
She has businesses in over 22 niches and has been around since 2004, I can’t recall how long it’s been since I first saw her. But I know she’s legit and I look forward to having several SOLID businesses myself over the next 18-24 months!
The mid-shifts hurt me this week. I spent way too much time on the last lesson for the Azon coaching. But finally found a couple of videos for the posts.
My body needed a rest this week, so I didn’t do my consistency with my workouts. But we’ll get back on track!
I purchased a WSO that looked like a way to get $20 or so a day. It’s something that I actually purchased months ago and never got around to. It’s not from the same vendor, but it’s the same dealio.
So I’m going to get that started. Even if I only do it on my off days, that will still be $160 a month.
Thursday marked 60 days to Christmas and 100 for my personal challenge. But it’s still PLENTY of time to get these goals crushed by Christmas!
Hate timed tests! I lost track of how much time I was taking so made a couple of mistakes on the test so have to retake it! But I’ll do that tomorrow!
As some of you may remember, one of my goals is to also lose weight over this time.
I said I wasn’t going to weigh myself until the end, but I’m feeling weight loss so had to take a peeksie!
Down 4.4 & that was with a couple of bad days & not being 100% on my water!
So I’m aiming to stay on program and hit my water every day!
At that track, I’d be 15-20 or so down by the end of the 100 days, I want aim for 25-30 down! I had wanted a 48 by 48 but unless I up that loss, I’ll miss it!
They say you should lose 1-1.5 a week, so even with the off program days, I still hit where I should.
Now to do even better!
This week wasn’t as productive as I had planned. A few things took a lot longer than I had planned but we’ll get going next week!
I still have a bit over 60 days on the 100 DC and 105 on my Feb 2nd challenge. So still PLENTY of time to CRUSH these goals!
This week didn’t go quite as planned. I had hoped to get further along but that didn’t happen.
I allowed myself to sleep in later than planned and when I opened I allowed myself to nap to long, causing me to half-ass my work.
I have 69 days left in the #100DaysWithET and 109 with my February 2nd Challenge.
I’m doing a fresh start for this balance. I need be and stay focused and no longer “barely” get things done.
I need to make sure that I’m not sleeping my time away. I need to make sure that I’m focused on the JOB at hand.
I can allow myself to rest but need to be sure that I’m not sleeping the time away. I have too much to create a base to do that.
The rest of this week, I have 2 opens and 2 closes, then off.
I didn’t get a chance to work on my designs so even if I don’t get to them until Friday, I HAVE to get some started this week!
My friend Andy released another WSO last week that I picked up. It’s something evergreen so it’ll be a great addition to my arsenal. It can be easily outsourced so as I have time I’ll go through the WSO and see how to work that in.
I’m very glad I was able to get into Erica’s coaching. It’s helping me to have the feedback and tips.
I’m doing better than I felt I was, so that’s encouraging. And it will only get better as time goes on!
This week the focus was to get my ETSY shop up & running. Let’s see how it went!
I didn’t take very good notes this week so no good details!
I didn’t get to anything ETSY, but did work on AWAI.
Erica’s coaching starts this weekend so I’m excited for that!
With me opening & a mid, my water has been around 100 ounces, but I’m happy with that! Still doing more than many days when I would get a soda I could guzzle down in SECONDS it seemed!
I’m off this weekend, so hope to get a lot done! The next 2 weeks will have 2 openings & 3 closings.
Hopefully next weeks updates will be better!
The week went by quickly!
I had planned on putting my OT into savings, however, a chance to learn copywriting came & I had to jump in!
It’s through AWAI, I tried to go through the at home program years ago, but didn’t have the focus to study. It’s an accelerated course aiming to get you through in 10 weeks, but of course you go at your own pace.
But I have a cushion set up to give me time to get ETSY up & running! But following Lila’s advice I know I will be fine!
I’m doing really well with my water! Wednesday & Thursday I was off & in the past, off days were the WORST for me as far as water. Most days it wasn’t the coffee, I just sucked at getting even 64 ounces in. But I did well both days & got my 128 in! Just hope my bladder gets use to it real soon!
I’m feeling changes but have not gotten on the scale yet! I want to give it a bit more time, preferably not until the end of the 100 days.
I have to close this weekend then I’ll have a mid & some opens. So that will give me more time without having to rush. And I get to see how the changes are affecting me when I open.
Many times when I’m off, I’ll sleep until 9 or 10, sometimes 11. Then I’ll get into Facebook for this story & that story or might end up at YouTube on some other nonsense.
Next thing I know it’s 2 or 3 in the afternoon & I haven’t done A THING YET I’m tired. Wednesday I DID allow myself to sleep in until 10 but I was NEVER tired at all! On Thursday I got up about 8 & even though a little tiredness set in, I never laid down. I was finishing up some reading & said that if I wanted to I could lay down when I finished. That bit of tiredness disappeared!
Next weeks focus is to get that ETSY shop up & running!