Just Finished Go-Getters Training Day 2.
I started working on Bo Tipton's Go-Getters coaching course last night.
Work Out Your Schedule!
One of the questions was, how many hours are you going to work? And what will your schedule be?
That forced me to break down my weekly hours, which was difficult because my schedule changes several times a year.
So I decided to calculate for the maximum hours that I'd be working and see how much time it would leave. It looked pretty bad and I was tempted to use it as an excuse NOT to commit to the training course, but just to "follow along"...
A Week In My Life When Teaching A Full Schedule
168 hours in a week, of which,
Teaching = 44 hours during the peak months of the year (October-January)...
Commuting = 18 hours
Meals & cooking = 14 hours
Sleep = 42 hours
Personal care & working out = 10 hours
SUB TOTAL = 128 hours
That leaves 40 hours for everything else. I'm planning to follow Bo's coaching for one blog, and Kyle's for another blog, while maintaining my current primary blog and business tasks.
Current blog/business tasks = 10 hours
Kyle's training = 10 hours
Bo's training = 20 hours during the college spring vacation (February and March) and 10 hours from April to December.
TOTAL (max) hours = 168... LOL!
That looks crazy given all the other stuff that can happen during the week, BUT I'm not expecting actually to have to teach 44 hours per week until October when the autumn term begins.
"Iacta alea est" - The die is cast
As I said, I hesitated over whether to commit to this or not. BUT my goal is to build a profitable online business, and my signature is #InspiredFocus (thanks to Evan Carmichael's book, Your One Word).
SO... it's time to live up to the dream and plunge across the Rubicon's icy current...
And so this morning I decided to commit to 20 hours per week during February and March, and then 10 hours per week for the rest of the year.
So I sent Bo the Private Message that commits me to the course...
Then got on with completing the Day 1 training left over from yesterday...
Google Analytics Now On My New Blog
The result is that I installed Google Analytics on my new blog as Bo wants to track our progress.
My first Analytics report to Bo was nice and easy: traffic = ZERO!
Then I got on with the training for Day 2...
Today's main task was a bit of a surprise at first. We had to go over our blog posts and make sure we had enough relevant images on them. By "enough," Bo means a word/image ration of between 300/1 and 100/1.
Here's one of the images I added to the blog, it's of my daughter and me while on a day trip to Miyajima island in Japan (where we live) last May. :)
I have published three blog posts so far, so I went over them and added two or three images to each one. That took a while because I had to spend a while searching for or creating images.
Call To Action
I then went back over two of the blog posts to strengthen the call-to-action as per Bo's command. The third post is promoting the primary product (an e-book) but that is not yet published, so I will add the CTA once the ebook can actually be purchased.
And that's it for Day 2!
It's going to be tough, but...