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!
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!