Failing My Way to Success!

Last Update: March 06, 2012

By my evaluation, I am failing at all of my committments to myself for the WA Class, but...

(This all started with a "Just checking in to see how you're getting along" from Bruce

The Answer...

Everything is going Great and I have about 10,000 things on my list to learn and 1,000 things I did Not do right. And nothing is Going to Stop Me from Doing Whatever I Can Do... No Matter How Little Each Day...

I am Just Starting to learn enough to ask questions and I can usually find the answers on WA site ( with just a little searching). 

  • First 30 days (January 7 - February 7)
    1) Exploring WA and the trainings available
       (Now to start really learning the materials in those trainings)
    2) Attempted the 30 Days to Success class
       It was like I was taking an advanced class being taught in a foreign language I don't speak
    3) Spent large percentage of that time learning the definitions of the words I was reading :) 
    4) Another huge percent trying to learn to socialize within WA (that part has become fun)
    5) I did get my domain, SteppingStonesToDragon.com
          Got a couple of other domains for future projects
          Learned the definitions of Domain, Website, Host and about 500 other words
    6) Explored the basics of WordPress Express
          Played with a bunch of themes.
          Have NOT got my website even close to representative of what I want to do there!
          Have NOT figure out how to best communicate my content on the site
    7) Acquired several Affiliate-ships (that should be a word). 
          Have NOT actually installed (setup?) Affiliate-ships on my website

 

  • Second Month (February 9 - March 12):
    1) Learning some of the concepts of communication via the internet (30 in 30 class)
    2) Picked up an inexpensive Digital Video Camera
    3) Have NOT created articles the way I planned
    4) My thoughts have been Sidetracked by Life!
       * My 2007 Prius got totaled
       * Dealt with Insurance settlement
       * Replaced my car - 2006 Prius
       * Husband got rehired after 8 month unemployed
       * My Day and Night Job is my own computer support service and it has been growing!
  • Surprised by how hard it has been to get back on track with my writing!
  • Pleased with myself that I have spent time on WA most every day!
  • Keep Up the Habits of doing a little, even if it is logging on to see who else might need a friend.

 

Have made a plan for the next 12 months of growing my on-line business with the help of WA

  • Month 3 (March 13 - April 13):
    1) Set-up SteppingStonesToDragon.com
    2) Find a Theme I can live with for a while
    3) Get Affiliate-ships Activated
    4) Create content I am more happy with
    5) Create "okay" video pieces and get them on website
    6) Actually complete the work I committed to in learning to communicate... 30 in 30 Project.
  • Keep On Learning and Doing, No Matter How Small the Step!

 

  • Month 4 (April 15 - May 15)
    1) Acturally complete the work I started in January... 30 Days to Success Club
    2) Learn how to incorporate Social Media into my reality
  • Keep Showing Up and Doing Whatever I Can!

 

... Sherry M


 

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Renni Premium
Great action plan, Sherry. Looks almost exactly like the one I SHOULD have! :) I keep To Do Lists and try to check off as much as I can every day - and have to admit that I slack at times then berate myself for wasting time. I sometimes just get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of tasks at hand and those I KNOW I need to get back to (like your First 30 Days stuff) And now, after the 30 in 30, I have those emails to revisit as well! I hope I learn enough to actually make a living soon. I did, however, recently get another small business to build a web site for and am upping my prices for this one - feeling my worth and the value I can bring bec I know I know more than the average bear even though I don't know it all. With my elderly mom in the hospital right now, time is crunched. But then, isn't it always?
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Thanks, Renni! I am really working on not beating myself up when I don't hold to the plan. My Dad is 90 this year and we do his meals. I got a teaching opportunity at a tech. school where I was just teaching Dragon. Now I am teaching Basic Computers and MS Office and love it... so I am letting things shift again. Still I log-on to WA and SA daily and do what I can. Will revamp my Action Plan at the end of the month. I am rambling... crash time... good night.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Excellent Sherry! Gold!
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Thanks for the Gold, Joan! and thanks for some of the communications you have been posting over in forum. Nicely put!
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Deezdz Premium
Looks like you're staying motivated and creating yourself some great "stepping stones" to keep learning and doing a priority. =)
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Stepping Stones really is how I keep going... Just "where do I jump to next? and next? and next? I am not sure it is motivation so much as focus on the Stone I am standing on and the one I am about to step on. Thanks for the reference point StacyDee!
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canoz Premium
Sherry, how awesome! I want to say how motivating this is for me. I feel like I have a friend in the same situation. I think I signed up in November and I'm on day 12 of the 30 day challenge. It didn't seem worth going ahead when I wasn't happy with how things were up to that point. More work to do. I'm currently doing the 30 day Street Articles challenge with great success!!! I have few places to link my articles to yet (sigh) BUT it's really consolidated the types of things I enjoy writing about and there are a few very supportive people there nudging me on! So grateful to everyone 'out there'. Forward progress is just that! As you taught me... one stepping stone at a time!
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It is hard not to Think... "I am the only one that doesn't get it!" Some things "everyone" seem to know is why I should be rated by Google, how does this create income. I am sure it was in some of the classes I studied or WAbinars, but I have no concept of how this translates to income. I just trust everyone here that I will eventually grasp it if I just keep on keeping on. And it is fun learning :-)
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Labman Premium
Wow, sounds like you are getting there. Come on, stop procrastinating and get a couple of article out there. It's not that hard, and it does get easier the more you do.
Congratulations on your successes so far. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks Craig, really appreciate all the insights and support!
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