Day 15 is finally here
This challenge has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. Because Natalie Sisson took the time to put this challenge out and I bravely took up that challenge, I have written more blogs than I thought I could. I have also made connections with other amazing bloggers and entrepreneurs, people who have generously taken me into their groups and helped me along.
Natalie wants to know what my favorite lesson was from the challenge. There were about five that really resonated with me – key tools, habits, the one thing, plan your year and outsource. I have given more thought to these since the challenges were issued and while my business is still in the incubation phase, I feel more powerful and focused than I thought I could. Like I mentioned before, I am busy – just like all of you. I like being busy, but it does mean that I don’t always achieve my goals for the day or week. But I now have a system for keeping track of what needs to be done (Asana) and it reminds me, gently, that there are tasks for me to accomplish. My over all favorite lesson was Day 8 – plan your year. I have planned big benchmarks for my business that I never dreamed of putting on paper so soon. By looking at my year, I have also realized how important it is to plan my time off. I still have a day job that requires advanced planning for vacations, and because I’m in California, I don’t lose my vacation at the end of the year like my Arizona colleagues do (they often procrastinate planning until they realize they are all going to lose their vacations in August and frantically ask for time off for August in June.) In order to ensure that I get my vacations on the books, I need to plan it out well in advance. My husband and I have taken this challenge – we recently discussed travel plans for Summer 2017! This little change has given me control over my calendar. Not only do I know what needs to be done, I know when the breaks are!
Not really over
While the official 15-day Blog Challenge is over, my challenge is just beginning. I have lofty goals, some that need to be realized before October, and I know that I have a way to make that happen. I plan to continue blogging and learning about this online world, and I hope you will join me!
Thank you, Natalie!