This is Day 6.
What are my three priorities for the next 30 days that will move me closer towards living life on my own terms?
Focusing on online work is going to be a CHALLENGE considering that in a week’s time, we’ve got a family vacation in Bali and then following that, I’ve got a 2 week Lazy Adventure in Palawan and El Nido.
Not going to be able to have my hands on WiFi at all times, I am molding this challenge according to what I want to happen and according to the ability that I will be able to do it.
For the next 30 days, these will be my priorities:
CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN
I’m all about to-do lists and literal step-by-step plans and for me, creating a detailed plan to follow and things to cover will be a great guide when I finally get in to get my hands dirty.
FINISH TWO BOOKS
Finishing 1 book may sound daunting enough but I have had my eyes on starting a different kind of book other than the usual books that location independent people put out. The kind of book I’ve wanted to work on is different. I believe that I can finish AT LEAST 1 in the span of a month. Two will be pushing it. Hence, we will aim for two.
Now this is going to be REEEEAAAAAAAALLLLLL challenge. I’ve already started and failed (to continue) two online courses because I found myself in a rut straight out of the gates. Here the things I’ve been considering to study:
Improving on my grammar and sentence construction skills – it will be good to up my game from super-duper conversational to super-duper conversational that has impeccable grammar. As a writer by profession, I NEED to work on this to progress
Coursera or Udacity-like Courses – It would be good to get a new skill, but with the schedule, I don’t think that it would be likely. I don’t even see WiFi being too reliable when I’m out traveling.
Taking up an online course or book to improve myself in the ways of my online business ventures – Getting out there on the laptop, slaving away to make a book is one thing. Reading up on guidelines isn’t such a bad boost to it. Like the way I travel, I like my path, more or less, educated. I love the whole traveling and getting lost kind of part – but when you’re strapped for time and strapped for cash, being informed about your destination, routes and other travel details make for smooth sailing/traveling. Naturally, I apply the same concept with doing online businesses. It’s good enough to do it without any information to guide you, but you will end up losing money and time.
From these three, I am leaning more towards the third one. (I literally just decided on that right after typing them out just now).
This is a scary-ass to do list. Even with just three items on it, it’s very daunting. However, for the latter half of the 30 days, I will be in good company, company who will push me and who will understand why I need to do these things, company who will see me slack and whip my butt into it. Yes, thank goodness for that!