We can find posts from a decade ago, and longer, asking what the NEXT year will bring. Interestingly, all too often, it brings the same old same old. And if the same old is broke, struggle, scrounge and scurry...it is time to escape the rat race, is it not?
And years of same old, has to wear a body down; physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So, this next year, consider my 30 thirty 10 100 RandR concept.
30 days to a profit. Any PROFIT will do. Sell something, create something, buy and resell something in the first 30 days. Set up a free website, sign up for a few free tools. But have a short term goal, which is EASILY reached with minimum effort.
The reason? To build off of success, and not getting stuck in the the muck of procrastination and overthinking.
During this first 30 day period there should be self reflection, self knowledge, self assessment and an unemotional look in the mirror to see what you might have to offer to the world. Learn about transactions. See them all over the Internet.
List your skills, knowledge, experiences and DESIRES. Ask what do I want and why? Often the why is the most important idea you can discover.
But do the first 30 days with one MAJOR idea in mind. Make a profit. Don't spend any money, SELL something. Get even a small amount of cash in your hand, cash you did not have at the start of the time period.
And of course, PLAN during this first period. What are the steps to reach your goal? Oh wait, you don't have a goal?
Then that might be a good place to start, eh? Create a 30 day Plan Of Action with a deadline and a dollar amount to be achieved. What will you do the first 30 days? What sort of assessments do you need? Personality? Skills? Aptitudes?
Plenty of free sites to help you out.
How much time in every day do you have to commit? Realistically?
So, first 30 days might look like this:
At the end of my first 30 days I will have made 50 dollars PROFIT above any expenses I might incur. This profit will come to me while I learn, build, plan and create a foundation for my future. I will earn the 50 dollars PROFIT by selling my TV set, and then I will have 50 dollars to invest in my next 30 day challenge.
The thirty, 30, 10, 100 is a way to break down your future in manageable chunks of time and to have a reachable and doable goal to build momentum for your IM or whatever comes next for you.
Up next, the next 30 days. Questions, comments are welcome, share your strategies and plans for having a great NEXT YEAR.