Success = Dedication & Organization.
One of the biggest and what should be simplest things for me to overcome was the re-dedication of time to myself and getting that time organized. The month of September found myself getting caught up on things and trying so hard to do everything - both for my business and for IM. I realized that just doesn't work for me. I'd think this is true for anyone even... focus on one task and just get it done and move onto the next (: This has helped me get ahead on my non-IM business and get things organized so that I can now focus on IM for a while.
Organization - part of me doing this was organizing all the blog feeds and my mail in gmail... putting items in groups in my reader - adding filters and labels, etc. to my mail. I've also begun utilizing the Windows Vista calendar as well as Gmail's calendar - it's so nice to have gmail agenda emails automatically send SMS/text and email reminders, etc. I have both sent to me b/c sometimes I close my mail and always have my phone (:
I've also discovered this great tool too: Quick Notes http://www.conceptworld.com/QNP - it's perfect for that quick "post it note" ou would normally have floating everywhere but only on your desktop. I know a lot of people swear by EverNote but I just have a hard time with it for some reason. I just want simple. Maybe I just need to use it more?
Most importantly - I realize more than ever how silly it is for NOT to be doing IM. I have so many of the skills that others still would need to learn [web designs, graphic designs, wordpress installs and customization, KW Research, etc] - I think I'm just over-thinking things - but mostly not jumping in and dedicating myself to doing it - fear i think? fear of it not working out? fear of it not working - not making $ and not really figuring out what I'm doing wrong? I know I'm not alone in that though - I've applied to the WA 30 Day Club and know that with a bit of hand holding it will provide will be just what I need to get out there going! (: I AM DEDICATED! Even if I'm not accepted into the club that is my goal the next few days- study, read and MOST IMPORTANT - JUST DO IT!
Side Note: Am downloading EverNote and I also keep a physical notebook for any ideas I think of and also a physical planner to add things too - sometimes you just have to unglue from the technology kwim? (: