New Year Goals - January Progress
Ever have one of those days? How about a whole month like that?
I sat down and set my new goals for the new year and had everything worked out.
First Month of Actually Trying to Focus!!
The first month of actually trying to get something more than my "slow by design" on my website. I started my business here as a slow pace to eventually work on getting my website built and producing. I wasn't too concerned with moving real fast and devoting hours on end to get it done. I still wanted to be able to spend time with my wife and daughter than I worked on my business.
Well, that was until some things just weren't working in my favor at all. It just seemed that the whole year of 2019 was up against me. A few new people joined WA and I really started to focus a little more than I felt inspired by these newbies. A few of you might know one or two of them. Heidi (HeidiAnders3), Jeff (JeffryBrown) from Kansas and his sidekick Shadow and Star, Lady Jane (JanieTH) and a lot of others...
Anyway, there are so many I cannot even begin to name all of you that contribute to my inspiration and motivation.
Enough about that, my real purpose for creating my website was to create a passive income stream to help out with some extra income and make life a little easier. Apparently, others had something else in mind for me. No one from WA fit in this category.
So, here I am trying to focus this month and try to get my website moving a little faster for as producing content to try to get traffic. Things just didn't work for me this month.
My wife didn't tell me she wanted to steam clean the carpets in our house... for three days she had me moving furniture so she can get this chore done. I ended up moving the dining room table into our foyer and did not have access to my laptop to do anything. This happened the first three days of January.
Got the laptop set back up by moving the dining room furniture back into the dining room. I sit down to try to write an article and it takes me 20 minutes to type 2 sentences. It decides it doesn't want to move very effectively for me. I mean, I wait, and wait, and wait for something to happen and nothing. Then all of a sudden the sentence I just typed pops up on the screen. I gave up that evening.
On the 7th, I try to remove large files, do an Antivirus scan, a Malware scan... nothing... still sluggish. Nothing accomplished that night or the next morning.
Started a System Restore on Windows 10 and that takes a day and a half.
On the 10th my wife and I celebrate "Family Day" with our daughter and I take the family out to dinner at our favorite Japanese steak house... you know the ones where they cook in front of you. Robin loves to watch them, and I am amazed at their skills.
I worked the next 3 Saturdays from 7 to 3 and try to salvage some time with my wife and daughter.
Sundays are church and family time together so I spend a little time in the community here, but nothing on the website. I may have to change this a little or at least get up early in the morning so that I am able salvage time on my website on Sundays.
I was able to accomplish some training here and did a little work for as aesthetics on my articles but that's it.
Now, the past week one of my wife's pet-sitting clients required an overnight for their dog since they were on a 7-day cruise. This took me away from my business and I didn't even get to spend a little time in the community. I was like the only one home and had to feed my daughter and cook dinners for the family. Don't forget I work 7 to 3 everyday too.
Some of you moms out there do this on a regular basis and I don't know how you are able to keep up the pace. I definitely commend you on that.
Not much done...
So, as you can see I didn't accomplish much this month. I cannot let another month go like this one. I have since realized that I have to make a conscious effort on my part to make sure that things don't get in my way. Yeah, most of the past month is my fault... I'm not beating myself up for it...
I am just realizing that if I really want this to happen, then I have to make sure I don't let "things" get in my way. I have to make sure that if "things" do get in my way. I have to find a way to make up for time I lost.
It's way too important to lose time. Grace (littlemama) mentioned that it will take 400 reviews on our websites to go to Vegas. Well, if I am going to follow that advice, I have a way to go and having another month like this one won't get it done.
If you are new here and think that the work will get done without putting in the time... you better think again. This is a business that requires consistent work by writing to attract visitors to your website. Take it from me... I'm learning the hard way that it won't get done unless the time is put in.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
I wish you all the best,
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