2 Mini Milestones & My Best Trick for Getting Business Ideas

Last Update: July 13, 2019

(Isn't that picture just silly? I love it!)

I suppose a milestone is a milestone and I should probably stop calling them mini milestones. But, they're smaller goals on the way to bigger ones.

(Then again, when I get to the bigger goals, there will be even bigger goals to take their place. It just never ends, does it?)

I like Tiffany's milestone post today, and I liked how she talked about getting more milestones and that they are happening closer together.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tdomena/blog/new-milestone-1...

I believe that to be true for me too. Mine are just a bit further back than hers.

Mini Milestone 1 - 100 Email Signups


I recently started making email marketing more of a priority and it's something that I'll be working on even more.

I started off hating email marketing, which is DUMB because I used to be an email marketing manager. (Maybe that's WHY I hated it. lol) But I'm realizing how important it is, AND it's a key component of running things on autopilot if done correctly.

I don't know about you, but I like autopilot.

Mini Milestone 2 - $100 in WA Commissions

100 is my lucky number this month because I hit 3 digit commissions here with Wealthy Affiliate.

I can't wait to see how this grows in the coming months! I'm constantly thinking of a way to improve my messaging and draw more people in.

I also want to really find a way to be of the best possible service to my referrals and make sure they're succeeding as much as possible.

That's all for the milestones for now, but I have a lot of things I've been doing and working on and plan to work on and I'll update you on everything in my next Vegas 2020 post in August.

(Did I say how much I love affiliate marketing? All of this is SO MUCH FUN. Even when there are ups and downs. It's just so satisfying, I love it! I don't know why everyone in the world isn't in this business. lol)


My Best Trick for Getting Business Ideas

OK, this is maybe going to sound a little weird, but my best trick for getting business ideas is...

Running.

If you hate running, then getting outside for a walk, or a bike ride or doing some other form of exercise (preferably outside) will likely work.

Running works better than walking for me and I think it's because:

  1. The exercise is more intense so there's more oxygen and blood flowing
  2. I'm listening to my favorite music which gets me hyped

But whenever I'm out for a run, it's like ideas just flow so easily.

Have you ever had that experience when you exercise?

I usually have to stop and make some notes on my phone so I don't forget.

So not only is exercise good for your body, but it's good for your business too. Try it and you'll see! :)

(P.S. If you hate running, then it might not work because you'll be thinking "I hate this" the whole time. lol Find something that you enjoy doing!)

Until next time...

- Christina :)

P.S. When do you get your best business ideas? Let me know in the comments. I love hearing other ways of doing things!

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mmussehl Premium
Running is what does it for me too. My best ideas come to me either during a run or right after. I also like to listen to Jay’s lessons on replay when I walk. It is the perfect length of time for a walk and it keeps me company.
Michelle
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cld111 Premium
That's a really great idea to listen to Jay's replays while on a walk. I'll have to try that sometime. I usually listen to some sort of training and / or positive mindset stuff.

- Christina
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mlight56 Premium
Interesting concept ... right now I'm in between building an online store for our boat shop, trying to sell a house, moving and leaving our kids (there over 20yrs old but they are still our kids) 800 miles away from where we are moving ... and with all of this being separated from my wife months at a time ... not an easy task but we'll get through it ... cheers ... Michel
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cld111 Premium
That sounds like a lot that you're tackling. Like with anything in life, you just have to take it one step at a time.

Best of luck to you!

- Christina
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mlight56 Premium
That's what I try to do ... thanks .. cheers .. Michel
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CowboyJames Premium
Congratulations on your milestones
I am a walker, not a stroller
June 29 got 8.5 miles,2hrs 41 min. Avg pace 19 min mile.best pace 9:41 mile. Not my best time
I agree, exercise, especially vigorous helps your brain and body.
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cld111 Premium
Excellent work with the walking. I absolutely love walking too. I do get ideas then too, but just more with running.

Exercise is so great for business, right? You get it!

- Christina
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CowboyJames Premium
Yes I do.
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Wdcope Premium
I can't run much anymore due to knees, but I walk very fast with about a 5% incline right now which is good for me. I use my voice to text when doing this because I get ideas then. I also do it when walking outside. Then later I download it and edit.

I agree that mini-goals are important to build for sure.
Great article, and I know both Tiffany and you will go far. I see you both going to Vegas. FORWARD! :)
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cld111 Premium
Fast walking at an incline is NO JOKE. I love walking too! I love it more than running, but running is a challenge that is nice to accomplish sometimes.

I love the voice recorder idea!

And thank you for your vote of confidence. I don't plan on giving up until I get to Vegas. :)

- Christina
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Wdcope Premium
That fast walking is with a stent in my heart from 8/17. :) Exercise is what I have to do daily and my mini goal is 10,000 steps daily. so instead of being on the computer sitting all day, I walk every few hrs and also a lot of stretching between that.
I am motivated health wise and working on using that motivation towards my online business as well.
Take care,
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cld111 Premium
Don't think of exercise as something you have to do, but something you GET to do. Especially with having a heart issue.

I love this business because i get to get up and take walks every couple of hours. I need to do that or else I go crazy. I do not belong in an office... lol

I'm glad you're using your health as your motivation for your online business. It's all connected...

- Christina
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Brenda63 Premium
Sometimes in the middle of the night. Im a night owl. I have to do exercises differently than you. I cant run but can run in my electric wheelchair. My best writing also takes place in the middle of the night more like 1 or 2am. That is when everything is quiet and no one can interrupt or bother me. I am also working on my email marketing. I am surprised you dislike it. I think thats better way to generate leads and an autoresponder to continuously follow up with prospects. Congratulations on achieving your milestone. Many more to come. Thanks for sharing this post with us.
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cld111 Premium
Whatever works for you is what you should do!

I'm a morning person for the same reason. I'm usually up and downstairs by 5am. That's when it's quiet and I can write. I love it!

My husband is a night owl, so I get it. Sort of. haha I love the mornings, so I don't totally get it. :) But again, whatever works for you, right?

- Christina
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