Nearly all of us have at one time or another heard someone say to Get Out of Your Own Way. That YOU are often the reason you are not achieving your goals and dreams.
Many times we’re doing this and not even aware that we’re the reason why. We often blame other things and other people. Yes sometimes they can be the reason, but often, it’s the three fingers pointing back at us that is the REAL reason.
In going through my emails for the week, I saw one the other day from a woman I follow off an on titled “Are You Holding Yourself Back From Success?” which was to introduce Ambers’ latest Podcast episode.
The main theme was “Attachment vs. Detachment Thinking” and it really resonated with me. Thoughts I had, I never realized were the things actually holding me back.
So I’m going to really look and think about my thoughts. If it’s helping me or hindering me. If it’s hindering me, how to change it to something that will help me.
The episode is only 23 minutes long and I hope it will help you in your journey as well! Let me know your thoughts!
We are all aboard the Mission 022222 train and the first stop is Mission 3000!
My first goal is to replace my income so that regardless of what the J.O.B. future holds, I know I will be OK financially. And the first step to getting there is the minimum minimum I want to live off of and that amount is $3,000.
This is going to be broken down to get to $1,500 and then reaching at least $3,000. This portion is going to run through August 11th.
One of the bad habits I’m working on fixing is not completing WSOs. I’ll start and get distracted by a new one OR one I already have and want to start.
I’m going to start with a new WSO by Stuart and Bart called Custom Template Treasure Chest. While there are tons of templates you can sell, this will focus on resumes!
The main book is 83 pages, with the last handful being their other products.
One thing about ETSY is that your costs are minimal, so whatever you sell will be mainly profit. Build a strong store and you can earn a pretty penny!
I didn’t get as far into CTTC as I wanted because I was trying to catch up in The Miracle Morning Millionaires to do my Lent. BUT I’ve failed in trying to implement TMMM, but will do a fresh start next week!
I don’t celebrate Lent per se, but had planned using this as a kickstart for some focus and habit goals! But 40 days is 40 days!
In 3 weeks I’ll be on my FIRST vacation in YEARS! Even though it’s just a weekend, I’ll be actually going somewhere!
My last vacation that wasn’t a staycation was in the early 2000s when I was still living in California and would go down to LA to Billy Blanks’ gym. A few times it was for the taping of the TaeBo videos and yes a few that I was in were distributed. A few other times, I went down to workout at his studio.
My first flight was in September 2001 for a TaeBo Studio opening in the DC area. The sad part was that the only reason I was able to go, was because of a bonus we received at work AND airfare wars going on at the time. I stayed with a friend so didn’t have to worry about a hotel.
At the time, I had wished I had more money because I wanted to extend it and go to New York while I was on the East Coast. I’m not sure what you want to attribute it to, but in the end, it was good I didn’t have it. Why? I left DC on September 10th, 2001.
I’m going to Missouri for a LivePD Meet and Greet. I’m flying in on Friday and leaving Monday. I also have the balance of the week off. I’ve been on rotation for so long I messed up my initial request! Because if you want to ensure your entire time is a vacation, you have to put in your off days as unpaid. So being used to having to do that I initially included the weekends in it! So had to retract when I realized what I did and redo it!
I changed hotels the other day. We’re planning on watching the show Friday night at one of the hotels’ bars, so I checked and they still had rooms (many hotels are sold out that weekend, some were even when I booked months back), so canceled the first one and re-booked. It’ll be more expensive (just because of the chain) but I’ll be with everyone. And I’ll check with folks to see who has an extra seat for the event.
A few departments who were committed had to back out because of new obligations. I hope they do another one and those departments will be able to attend and I can go as well.
It has just been being very tight and budgeting the last few months I’m able to squeak this out. But I NEED to change this! I want to be in a position to be able to say “YES!” to something 2 or 3 months out. To be able to say “YES!” to something I find out about at the last minute! And when I say “YES!” already have the money to be able to do it.
I want to be able to help others as well. If someone is in need, to be able to help them out.
I’ll be posting my next plans in another post, so stay tuned!
Get Out Of The Backseat and Into The Drivers Seat of Your Life! Was repeated many times this week, more on that later.
The other night, it hit me! The minimum I want to be earning to consider myself Full-Time is $3,000 a month. So I decided to change my goal to be that.
So I was going to do a 6-month challenge, Part 1 running 02.18-05.19 and then the balance 05.20-08.18. That has changed once again!
A few weeks ago, Lisa Nichols advertised a yearly training she does called Power Jam. Each day is a different topic and the training runs about an hour and a half.
There’s the housekeeping which unlike 99% of the Webinars, Facebook Lives, etc., provides nuggets as well. Then we get into the teaching and then wrap up with our daily Self Work and the doors opening to her Speak and Write Conference.
The thing about Ms. Nichols is she doesn’t pressure you or make you feel guilty if you feel the training is not for you OR if you are unable to participate in person. She also provides a way to attend the training via LiveStream.
Due to my schedule and how long the training was, I did not participate daily but did take time this weekend to get caught up. This week I’ll be working on the Self Work.
The classes were:
There were so many nuggets and BOLs (Breakthrough Out Loud) for me.
Day 1 one of the things that stuck was ACTION! Get off the couch and take ACTION!
Day 2 sometimes you have to take ACTION to get the clarity you need.
Day 3 we learned how to SNAAP! It’s your Elevator Pitch that keeps you from wasting time and getting to your goal!
Day 4 I’ve always had trouble doing the 3, 5, 10+ year goals because I was never sure exactly the WHEN I wanted everything to fall into place. But we learned why it was important to do so. I’m no longer going to be handicapped by that.
Day 5 this is what changed my focus! Committing to the next 36 to end up doing only what I love. The class was originally held on Friday, February 22nd, 3 years will be February 22nd, 2022 or 02.22.22. Even though I’m technically starting the 25th, I want to reach my goal on or before 02.22.22!
As I do my Self Work this week, I’ll be sharing it. I hope you check out the training and share your BOLs and Self Work!
I’ve been a broken record for way too long! But I am on a mission to crush 2019!
I need to make fresh goals and stop making the same over and over!
I have several million (it feels like) blueprints of business models. I have about 7-8 that I want to pursue over the next few years.
They finally hired someone to cover the weekends, so I’ll now be M-F! I’ll still have some weekends that I’m sure they’ll have me work because of expected business volume. But it’ll be nice to work in things that are on the weekend.
Having every other weekend off previously, everything I wanted to do was always on the weekends I had to work! There are a couple of events I want to go to next year that if they are when they have been in the past, would have been on the wrong weekend. So I look forward to getting my money together and being able to go!
But before I can do that, I have to get focused and get that money from my business coming in!
I’m going to do a 100 days to $100 a day challenge from 12.12.18-03.22.19. My Facebook memories showed that I updated my profile last year that I was going to do one the same dates. I chose my dates before seeing my memories! I am determined to succeed this time!
I’m also going to be strict on my purchases. I have a very short list, of who I can purchase from. Liz is putting out lessons for the $12K A Month. I don’t know if we’ll get 12 lessons or not. But whatever we get towards it, I’ll obviously need to purchase. And if Tiffany puts out any additional training.
If I do buy something, it has to be related to something I’m currently doing or learning AND I have to start it as soon as it’s all downloaded or I get the log in information.
The sad part of my WSO purchases is that it’s just been about a year that I’ve been able to get credit cards, so all I’ve spent prior to that, it’s been actual cash out of my bank account. And I’ve beat myself up many times over what I could have done with it. Savings, trips I could have taken. But what’s done is done. Looking next to earn it back with my business.
The last couple of days, I’ve been going through some goal setting/goal achievement videos. I’m looking forward to implementing some of the tips and mindset direction.
So I have a bit more to tidy up on that.
I’ll try to update at least once a week, and have a PLR package that I’m planning to implement, so will add those in as well! More on that later!
I scared myself the other day! I put my notes in Evernote and have notebooks for my various categories.
I started a training the other day and wrote my notes for the lesson. Evernote saves every once in a while, but I always try to make sure it’s saved after I’ve finished.
So I did my notes and went on to something else. For some reason, my computer locked up and did a reboot. When everything came back up, I noticed the notebook I created was missing a note. So I started panicking at first because I KNOW I didn’t dream that I watched the video and took the notes.
So I kept syncing and re-syncing nothing came up. I’m not sure why but it hit me to check the app on my phone and it was in my ‘All Notes’ so got so confused because it still wasn’t in my desktop app.
So searched one of my tags and the missing one came up. I have no idea how this happened, but somehow even though I was positive that I was in the right notebook the entire time. I had watched both training videos back to back, so never left it. But WHEW!
As mentioned in my last post, I decided to start Q1 beginning the 19th. I’m going to use all 14 weeks in the journal. So this first one will take me from 11/19 through 2/24 and then the second one 2/25 to 6/2. So in reality, it’ll be a hair over 6 months.
I’m looking at getting to $2,500-$3,000 a month income at a minimum.
While this vacation week didn’t start out as strong as I wanted, I did get SOME work done during it.
I watched the first 3 videos for the $12K A Month Blueprint, Liz wasn’t able to get Day 4 on Thursday so she’ll get that and Day 5 done over the weekend. But I probably won’t watch those until next week. I might spend Thursday watching those. Just to get them out of the way and an idea of what’s coming next. Then when I get to those days, I’ll rewatch if need be.
But these first days will keep me more than busy! With the membership site training we did first, I picked the travel niche, but I’m not sure if I want to build everything on that or not yet.
So I will be doing some research, she did name it as one of the best niches. But I just want to be sure I want to build 12 income streams around it or build fewer streams to get to the same end goal!
When we did the membership site training, I thought we were building 12 membership sites! LOL!
She lists the training as Days but each “day” can take a couple of days. Day 1 will probably only be a day. But Day 2 may take a few and Day 3 may take 3-4 days. But it’s all in getting the prep work done so all you have to do is begin promoting.
I also have The Freedom Fix to do which is work on the About Me page and begin thinking about the categories/topics to blog about. I started that one late, so I’ll be working on that up to the next Building email. The Growing emails I look through to see if there’s anything to note to keep in mind just in case we don’t touch on it while we’re Building.
Today, Tiffany posted a video based on a book she’s reading. While it’s about weight loss and why you aren’t losing weight, the lessons apply to all areas of life.
One area was having a bank to keep you on track.
So if it’s weight loss, you’ll “pay” yourself for the behaviors you’re working on making positive. Such as worked out $2, ate healthy $1, didn’t give in to a craving $1. Then if you don’t reach your goal you’ll subtract that category.
If you have the means, you can put your pay into your savings.
For your business, you’ll do similar.
I’m going to come up with a plan myself and see how that works for me.
I did not lose any weight on LIIFT4, but I did gain a pound. But that’s not discouraging as I wasn’t expecting to really lose. Many from the early access group indicated they didn’t lose but saw results in other areas.
I need to put the pictures together, but I don’t see from the distance changes. But I’m just proud of the fact that I stuck to a rotation for once in my life!
I do want to do another round but will wait until next year. I might do ShaunTs Transformation:20 early access, but am waiting to see how much it will be. 80 Day and LIIFT4 were around $40, but some are saying that it’ll be around $70 and that price won’t include the step. You can use any step, so that part I’m not concerned about, just how much it will be. So I’ll find out around the 4th.
I’m going to try Mes a Mas which is Beachbody’s first all Spanish-language workout. This one is 6 days a week for 4 weeks. Hope to pick up a few new words over the month! I would love to lose at least 10 pounds over the next month.
It’s a bit over 7 months to summer and those summer bodies are made in the winter!
The first few weeks of the 4th quarter haven’t gone exactly as planned business wise but I still have time to make things happen!
I have done really well with my workouts and I have 5 weeks left. I have not decided if I’m going to do another round until Shaun’s starts in January.
From October 29th through December 29th is 8 weeks and 6 days or 2 months and 1 day.
A few weeks back, Michael Hyatt released the recordings from his Achieve workshop. They sell for $147, but annual subscribers could purchase for $47.
The annual subscription was my reward for using my planner consistently. But I went ahead and signed up for the annual and purchased the recordings.
I’ve gotten through the first day recordings and will work on the 2nd day. There are some that do not pertain to me as they deal with working with teams, so I’ll put those on the back burner.
It is on my goals to attend the conference next year!
In the past, in addition to SOS I could never settle on a path to take. Even if I wasn’t buying crap I didn’t need, I would often look at what I already had purchased, and dabble into this and dabble into that.
I have settled into 5 streams I want to pursue over 2019:
Sandi K’s Launch, Run and Profit from any business
Passive Membership Sites
Low Content Publishing
The Freedom Fix
Sandi K’s Launch, Run and Profit is a 2-Part Webinar Class where she is teaching what she has done over 24 years for every 7- and 8-figure business she has started.
She has included additional training and worksheets.
I would love to have a 7 or 8-figure business or two for sure but the first goal is to get to $5,000 a month. s
Passive Membership Sites is a new class Liz Tomey is doing. It’s a 5 day class to get us to our first $1,000 a month Membership site.
Low Content Publishing is a training by Kate Riley, to learn how to create Journals and other publications. Kate has stated she likes to have each journal earning at least $400 a month passive. I am aiming in the end to get 5-10 making at least that.
ETSY I currently have 3 training courses and would like to build each one to at least $1,000 a month from.
The Freedom Fix is the training by Sojourn AKA Erica Stone on building Amazon sites. This is a 6 month program. Each week alternates between Building a new site and Growing an existing site.
This isn’t just a do this, do that out of her head. She’s doing everything and documenting it. So she is building a real site with us and she is growing an existing site with us.
For instance, when we installed WordPress a few weeks ago, she had to do it 3 times. The traditional way of doing in your hosting company, her own theme she created and installing through creating a database.
The PDFs page lengths vary because some are more in-depth than others. It’s not necessarily written words but the necessary screenshots.
She’s hosting 3 webinars, to answer questions and provide additional information. The first took place last week, so I will need to watch that to see what was discussed.
So far, The Freedom Fix, after reviewing the PDF, the work doesn’t take long. I know once we get to the content, that will take longer as I know there will be research required.
Tiffany sent out an email where she was giving a discount of almost 60% off of everything in her PLR store, including the entire store membership.
While I do have the funds on my Credit Card, and there will be money left over until the next payday, I just couldn’t do it. The if something comes up, not having the money and the remaining cushion didn’t make me comfortable.
It reminded me for another reason why I need to get this going. To know that every day can be payday and not just every 2 weeks. That I have a cushion of savings where I can buy what I need/want and be able to pay off the card once my balance updates or whenever I want before the next due date and not have those “why did I do that?” regrets.
That is my goal, to have enough money to not only have my everyday bills paid, but to also be able to not stress when I need or want to purchase something. That I can pay it off right away.
I can’t wait to get to that first goal!
Excuses are nothing but BS! This is something that I need to drill into my head.
I make list after list of things I want but they haven’t been enough to keep me focused.
Everyone says look at your WHY…make your WHY BIG! But I don’t know how to make anything bigger than what I’ve already listed. I’ll continue to work on it.
This week I was on vacation and I had plans on working on my business, we needed to add a phone line and apparently, that messed up my internet because it started to intermittently go out. They came out looked at it and redid the connections and it’s still doing it.
I might look into seeing if I can get a box that has it all in there instead of having a router. When I first signed up they sent me a hardwired one and then instead of sending a WiFi box they send a router to go with it.
But that’s just another excuse. Yes, I do have some training with videos and some that are PDFs or the videos were zipped to be downloaded.
I really had hoped to make this week full of focus but that didn’t happen. But I can’t keep kicking myself for it. All I can do is move forward.
There is a concert that a group of folks from high school
And not only that but for what I want/need to do. What I’m going to do today is rework what want, not only for November but also for the next year. I’m going to try to list 1-3 reasons why I want to reach it. Some may have more and that will be fine.
I want to see if that will help me with my focus. Instead of just having X goal, have what achieving that will do for me. And that’s all I have to do anything for. I need to make myself worthy of my goals.
It’s just me so I don’t have a husband or kids that would benefit, as that’s what a lot of the experts point at. Who in your life would benefit from you reaching goals?
And there are things beyond myself that I want to be able to help with.
So that is my Sunday focus goal!
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!