I’ve written and rewritten this post several times over the last few weeks.
The beginning of September, the latest version of Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner was released. I had tried it in Q3 but did not remain consistent in using it OR my goals.
However, with this new one, I feel different about it. I feel like the new design resonates with me better. It makes me want to achieve my goals!
I decided to start my Quarter early and start using it now. The Planner has 14 weeks to account for Quarters that do not start on a Monday.
But I’m using all 14 weeks in this one, so it’ll take me through Sunday, December 16th. I haven’t decided if I’m going to start Q1 ’19 right away or not. But I have time to figure that out.
I have put as my reward for consistency is to purchase the yearly subscription which provides a discounted rate.
I have also now made it my goal to quit the J.O.B. because there are too many things I’m missing out on not having every weekend available. Nearly every race I want to go to falls on the weekend I’m not off. And even if we could switch weekends, I’d have to travel home on Monday for Sunday races, which would be her off day. And I don’t want that to be an issue on that front. And if the race ran into a rain delay, having the J.O.B. wouldn’t give me the flexibility to stay a day or two longer.
What sparked this was the Achieve conference Michael Hyatt started this year. If the tentative date stays it wouldn’t fall on my off weekend. Everyone who went this year had a blast and learned a lot.
They may make the recordings available they haven’t decided how to package them yet.
Last week I actually filled it out every day and a few days I put too much on my list, but I did complete the major parts. So I am very proud of myself!
Computer Problems! UGH!
A while back, my computer started having issues. It started giving me the Blue Screen of Death and then saying my hard drive was on its last leg.
Eventually, I lost my original profile but was able to get another one set up and that lasted me a few more months. A couple of weeks ago, it started taking a long time to start up and as the days went on, it would sometimes take an hour to boot up.
Welp, it decided to give up the ghost last Monday. I tried several things I looked up on my phone and nothing worked. Then Tuesday it wouldn’t come on at all! It didn’t even recognize that it was plugged in!
So I had to purchase another one on Tuesday. My plans prior to last Monday was to get a small portable computer or tablet that I would be able to carry with me.
I wanted something that I could work on my business at lunch or while waiting for the bus. So that ended up coming a month early!
What I’m working on this Quarter is setting foundations
A vendor I’ve followed for years (and purchased nearly everything she’s put out) Erica Stone aka Sojourn on the Warrior Forum has a new Coaching. It’s unlike the Coaching she’s done in the past.
Her previous coaching programs were limited to around 50 people and lasted around 3-8 weeks depending on the focus she had for it. A couple of them turned into WSOs.
The reason they were limited, was because she would have you turn in homework, she would check it and then let you know how you were doing. Then you would get the next assignment.
That coaching was around $400. Last year, she did a Holiday Coaching and because of the OT we were able to earn in Houston, I was able to join it. And while I was doing well, I ended up finding it difficult to be original with my postings. But I do want to go back to it.
This coaching is a 2 for 1 at a crazy price! 1 time at $99 or 6 payments of $19.
I don’t know how many people signed up, but she’s not going to be able to critique every step for us. Instead, as we go along, she’s going to teach us how to do it ourselves. How to know if what we’re doing is working and how to make corrections.
What is unique about this training, is that while it’s a 6-month program, you get a year worth of blueprints. For this training, she’s going to do the work and then create the lesson and homework.
She’s doing 2 sites, one is building a site from scratch and the other is to revive (grow) an existing site.
The lessons will alternate each week, so we will essentially have 2 weeks in-between lessons. And when you finish your 6 months of lessons, you’ll have the next 6 months waiting.
I’m also working on The Quick Start Challenge.
I know it’s crazy to be doing two at once at this stage, but with The Freedom Fix is a longer program and The Quick Start Challenge just 5 weeks of the initial training. And there is so much downtime it will help to keep me busy.
For instance, with QSC, our first assignment was to get our blog up and create the first post. Yes, some homework will take longer and others will be a day or two.
With The Freedom Fix, I essentially have two weeks to do the work. Some weeks it may take me almost the two weeks, others I might get done in just a few days. It all depends on what she’s having us do and how I want to work through it.
I figure this will help me keep focused and not check out every S.O. that comes out. And the weeks I finish early, I have other things I can read on to help me educate myself and make other areas of my business better.
The Freedom Fix is not a race or anything where you are ever “behind” because you do it all at your own pace. But if QSC homework takes longer than I expect that will be the priority.