Sunday, May 5, 2019

Day 15 - Assessing our progress

It is day 15....84 days, is a long time people!!  A friend of mine says, that I sometimes give myself goals that are a little too ambitious.  I don't believe that goals can be too ambitious but they do have to be SMART?  I am wondering were my head was at 15 days ago when I decided to post 7 goals that I wanted to achieve by July.
Here is a update on what has been going on...
Improving my nutrition by cutting out unhealthy carbs - some improvement.  But like I mentioned in another post, not sure I was specific enough on this one and haven't taken the time to get specific.
And that might be a convenient way of putting off actually doing something about it.
Journaling my progress - That I have been doing.  Which is in and of itself pretty cool.  I can't remember the last time I journaled for 15 consecutive days.  And it definitely has helped me hold myself accountable, whether I am on track with my goals or not.
Coaching model - not even close.... worked on it religiously for one hour a day last weekend but have completely slacked off since Monday.
Marketing strategies - I do work on my marketing everyday but not necessarily, one hour a day.
I was talking to a colleague the other day and she spoke of taking the time at the end or at the beginning of the day to create a schedule and write down exactly what has to be done.  Not rocket science it it?  Why haven't I been doing it?  Silly me!!!
The list is prioritized and can include some "if I have extra time items'.  That is something I definitely want to start doing.  As of tonight, I will prepare my schedule for the next day.
Workshop series - I have been on task with this one.  I have probably worked more then one hour a day on this one.  Mostly, because I'm facilitating my workshop next Thursday and it has to be done.
I am and always have been highly motivated by deadlines.
Talk series - I haven't worked an hour on this one.  And in reality, I do not have to prepare a series, just one twenty minute talk.  After, working on it at home for a few hours, I changed my strategy around this one.  I decided to ask a friend to borrow her cottage on a weekend in June, so that I can completely immerse myself in the creative process.  I find that I am very inspired by nature and my intention is to arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday with a finished talk.
Insights and further reflections...

  • How can I make taking care of myself physically a priority?  This includes healthy, eating, rest and exercise.  
  • Daily journaling in this blog has been a huge accountability piece for me.  
  • Setting a schedule, before my day begins is essential other wise I drift through the day without focus.
  • How can I use deadlines to motivate me in other areas of my life? 
  • It's ok to change strategies if necessary.  That doesn't mean giving up on the goal, it means finding a better way to achieve it.  
Create an awesome day.


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