Happy Mother’s Day (U.S.)! Welcome back to the 52 week challenge: a year-long commitment to systematic growth and profit for your business. If you’re just joining us, click here for the full backstory.
Each week on Sunday, I’ll offer you a prompt that will make you think, inspire you to take action, and/or help you figure out what to focus on next. Online business is a machine—simple components make up its success and determine how well it will perform. In this series, I’m going to challenge you, via weekly assignments, to build and enhance your online business machine. My theories are tested, my strategies are proven, and I know I can help your business grow.
The 52 Week Challenge: Week 18
This week, your challenge is to create a 3-month progress log. Last week, I asked you to do a seasonal brain dump and organize everything currently revolving on your task list into five main categories: Finish, Do, Celebrate, Study, and Start.
Now, I want you to really think about what needs to get done to move your life and business forward. Prioritize your to-do list into 2-3 main goals for the next three months, and commit to getting them done.
The shorter timeline (three months from now is the first week of August) makes every day matter more and every decision critical to your success. Should I check email or send a sales campaign? Should I make my social platform rounds or study for the goals I’m trying to achieve? Should I splurge on this luxury item or pay off my debt?
When the goal is mentally six months to a year away, it’s much easier to make the more comfortable decisions right now. We mosey around our inboxes much longer than we should. We make rounds on social media several times more often than necessary. We buy instant gratification over improved long-term results.
It’s not just you. It’s not just me. It’s simply human nature: we follow patterns, habits, and crave comfort over discomfort.
The fact of the matter is, you’re unstoppable—regardless of which direction you choose.If you don’t bring awareness to the situation, you will march down the same path you’re on forever. You’ll be unstoppable in that direction—look around you to find a plethora of examples. 95% of people avoid change and create a comfort zone around their problems. It’s the majority vote.
If you do bring awareness to your current habits, make some uncomfortable decisions, and choose longer-term results, you can absolutely change the direction of your life to that of achievement and accomplishment. If you set your mind to it and move toward your desired results in the next three months, you’ll be unstoppable.
Below is an important share on Instagram, and I’d really like you to take a look at it. It’s not my prettiest spread, but there are some important planning concepts coming into play (hello, Your Best Year 2018). It’s a multiple picture share, so be sure to take a look at the all the concepts feeding into this simple spread …
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Here’s to your most profitable year.