Sometimes just when you feel you are making big steps forward. a little or even big demon, usually in my mind sets me up for a fall or failure. This often for me can be a chain reaction. where I spiral down and out.
I was feeling a little this way this morning. I was wondering when there would be light at the end of the tunnel. We are now 6 weeks into 2008 and I still am working on my plan.
The beach Coach asked what was the question I ask myself when I use the word NOT? So what do I want? I said.This morning my answer was $$$! So I need a real plan with some milestones for that. I have my plan for the year , now I need some baby steps.
Instead of turning on my computer this morning, I got the got my Art Diary style planner out and colored pens- good, old-fashioned paper and pens.
I had done the mind map of the big picture and this morning I planned out the daily and weekly action steps I am going to take.
This was simple and I kept it on my desk beside me, ticking off the actions as I completed them.I think this method will be more efficient for me now, rather then using Google Docs.
After reading a great post today Scaling Yourself by Chris Brogan I thought maybe I would look at using Things- a Mac based GDT tool. Tonight I have decided to stay with this for the rest of this month. I am planning to learn some of the shortcuts Chris talks about, to have more minutes in the day.
It was heartening to read a comment by Mark ( Wizzer)Wilson, on Lighten Up By Stripping Away,.about how he went through a pain barrier, after reading The Four Hour Work Week. He did, 6 months ago, do what I have been doing this week in stripping away the superfulous stuff. I must remember I can always resubscribe!
For example, as mentioned yesterday I have been simplifying my feed reader. Although I haven’t yet got my reader back to what seems to be a manageable number. Ten seems to be ideal for many.
How many feeds do you have in your reader and what is your reader of choice?