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!
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!
We were free to leave Houston on Saturday & we did!
Originally some of the boyz wanted to go the the Astros game & some wanted to go to Galveston. That was thrown out the window when they said we could leave Saturday if we wanted.
We worked until noon & then packed & hit the road! My chauffer fell asleep so we were a couple of hours behind the gang.
The two weeks flew by WAY too fast! The 12 hour days were long, but worth it! I don’t know if we’ll get a chance to go again, but if so, it would be great to go again!
While I was gone, the money I was expecting arrived. They took out taxes, so with the OT I’ll be able to cover these last 2 collections on my account. Not sure what it’ll do to my score or if they’ll remove it, but at least they’ll FINALLY show paid!
My ultimate goal is to NOT need credit, but if I choose to, to be in control on if I pay cash or finance.
I was able to get signed up for Eric’s 100 Days With ET Challenge.
My MAIN goal is to get ETSY set up & earning at least $3K a month. The mini-goals will be to lose weight/consistent working out, working up to 128+ ounces of water daily & my Spanish.
September 12th was my last WSO purchase. My goal these 100 days is to keep it as my last UNLESS there is something that CAN help me in my CURRENT ventures. I’m also open to any challenge Erica has going on. I missed all her past ones, but having this cushion from OT and/or my business will help me not miss another one.
Since we worked & traveled on Saturday, Day 1 was lost, but I’m not recalculatng to go an extra day. I’m still aiming to hit my goals on/before December 25th.
For my weight, I have a BHAG of losing a minimum of 40 pounds by Christmas. I’m going to try not to weigh myself until then, but depending on how the clothes start fitting/how I’m looking I may take a peek or two! LOL!
To aid in losing weight, I want to be consistent in working out 5-6 times a week.
Water my minimum is 64 ounces every day to work up to a consistent 128+ ounces.
Spanish I want to study a minimum of 30 minutes a day & watching Spanish language TV.
Sunday I slept in until almost 11. After getting up at 5 & working 12 hour days nearly all 2 weeks, I needed it! Got laundry done, cooked some food & worked on my goals. I created a couple of graphics, one as my Facebook avatar & the other my computer background.
I also updated my countdown calendar to have the remaining time left.
I got caught up on the 100 Day Challenge tips as well as Secrets to Success. I have to redo one lesson because for some reason on the computer, the lesson was incorrect, but on the App they have the correct lesson.
I got my workout in, my Spanish lessons & my 64 ounces of water.
Monday I slept in a bit but was quite productive. Although I was on Facebook a few times, I didn’t time it BUT I also didn’t live on there. I went in, did my business & left!
Got everything done today. I ended up with a 2 hour nap, but in the end there were NO excuses! I only had my workout, Spanish & Business left when I took the nap.
I had looked at the Vintage ETSY WSO I purchased, but think I’ll start with TeeXplosion as originally planned.
Erica has a couple of spots left in her Christmas Coaching so I will look into that as well.
Tomorrow I have a ride in, but have to go an hour earlier, so have to get all I can in!
Tuesday and Wednesday I worked on finding some T-Shirt ideas. I have about 25 to start & will work on more later.
Thursday Today was my “short” day. I had to cook some food for the next few days, as well as have lunch, but I did manage to get everything in! I had my first day of 128 ounces of water! Since the container I’m using is 20 ounces, I decided to make it easier to track & use each box as 20 ounces.
I purchased a WSO today, it was recommended by a couple of marketers I know & trust. It’s a WSO on publishing to Amazon, so I will look at that after I get my ETSY store up & running.
I truly feel that I am changing for the better with this challenge. I’m still working on getting up when that alarm first goes off, however, the other parts are getting DONE!
I hate that I’m closing as it’s cutting into my available time, but at least I’m using that time WISELY!
Wednesday & Thursday will be very busy! I have to go grocery shopping one of those days, but the rest of the time will be pure FOCUS!