Are You The 99% or the 1%?
I’ve been in the 99% too long, it’s time to take my place in the 1% Club! I’ve been dreaming too long, it’s time to EXECUTE!
I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted Week 1 but sadly, it was hit and miss and Week 2 was also awash as my mind was on my trip!
I did get started on NonFiction Fastlane but not as far as I should be because of not doing anything last week!
But I’m getting back on track! Two weeks ago, I came across an ad from Dr. Eric Thomas about a new planner he created. It’s designed to help keep you on track by you assigning points to what you’re doing and then based on each month/quarter/year percentage you either get rewarded or have consequences.
This is the 2nd one they’ve done and made some changes from the previous quarter. They’ve archived the planner group migrating to those who signed up for the 1% club. Once I get my finances back in order, I’m going to look into it.
But someone in the group created a spreadsheet to help you track and luckily they did the last one before the group closed because I think it’s the best! I’m still waiting on the physical planner, but I’m incorporating it in my Full Focus Planner so I truly don’t plan on using it whenever it arrives.
This week back I was still in vacation mode and while I tried to get motivated, it just wasn’t happening.
I think having the spreadsheet is going to help me, when I did my numbers it was depressing to see how bad I did. But seeing the low percentages really hurt! And I want it to!
Part of this is that depending on where you fall at the end of the month/quarter is that you get 1-3 rewards or 1-3 punishments. And the person who created the spreadsheet added a column for hitting it after the year.
Since I’m doing this on 9 months instead of 12 I’ll see what that takes me. If I’m less than that, I’ll recalculate for the 9 months.
I’ll try to pay attention and update each week here on out!
Welcome to 286 Days To Success! Those who have been following me know that I am AWFUL at finishing things I start OR never starting.
Many times I’ve said I’m putting an end to that and pushing through then I get distracted by a shiny. Over the years, I’ve spent an embarrassingly amount of money on WSOs I’ve never looked at! I recall times where I’d barely hit ‘pay’ when I’m getting ready to buy another.
Many I had good plans for then just never did anything with or when I looked at it further, something scared me even though I hadn’t gotten to that part yet.
But I’m on a mission to changing that. To push through and when I get to a part that makes me nervous…do it and do it scared if I have to! That’s the only way I’m going to learn and have a chance of earning money.
There are people making six, seven and eight figures who didn’t know how to do everything, who got to parts that made them nervous and felt they couldn’t do it. Who sucked but kept going and became successful.
I’m also working on being picky about what I purchase. Not getting wrapped up into the sales page, but going with those I know and trust. Not going with blind copy unless I can find out what it’s about. And most importantly, it’s something I’m doing and can give me tips about it.
I’m dividing this into 4 parts: 3/18-6/16; 6/17-9/15;9/16-12/15 and 12/16-12/28.
This first 90 days will focus on getting started with Non-Fiction Fastlane by Sharpturn. This training will walk me through creating a Non-Fiction book in 10 days and earning within 27.
I also purchased the OTO for this which is about your book titles.
When I was updating my purchases, I noticed I had purchased a Non-Fiction WSO by my friend Bill a few months back. So when I finish with this and have a few books out there, I’ll go through his training and go from there.
I have a pre-planned vacation at the end of the month. I’m going out of town for a few days and then will be on vacation the rest of that week. So I am aiming to do what I can while out of town and come back focusing hard!
I’m going to take something that I took away from Amber’s Podcast last week. Not worry about a dollar amount. Yes, I want to reach my first goal of at least $3,000 a month but I’m not going to do what I’ve done in the past.
Previously, I’d see something that could make me a certain amount but might take a bit to get there. Then I’d let myself get distracted by something over here that claimed I could get there much faster. Then there’s this thing over here claiming to get you there even faster.
I’m going to do my best to stay focused on the task and take it all the way through. This first 90 days is focused on getting my first book together and ready to make my first $1.
Thank you for coming along on the ride!
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!