Back on Track
So, I took some much-needed advice from another WA Associate and realigned my goals and tasks. I had been putting so much pressure on myself that I was intentionally not doing anything on my website. I have been away almost 2 months procrastinating.I was also very busy with work, a wedding and the farm. Spring is always a busy time here and I added WA to the mix. I just didn't have enough time in a day.
So I have tried to make my goals and tasks much more realistic. I know we all have obstacles and commitments in our lives. So I decided this is not a race, I need to focus on what I want to do with this great opportunity and proceed at a pace that I am not beating myself up by not meeting my goals. It will come with hard work and commitment, and our level of commitment will be all different. If I could spend 8 hours a day on WA, I would, but unfortunately at this time I don't have that time available. So what have I decided to do:
Good question! I have decided to allow half my time training and half my time writing each day. I am determined to keep up on my e-mails and to build my network. I am also, at this stage of the game, wanting to give comments on posts, don't feel I have the confidence or experience to comment on websites.I love learning about what others are doing, and I see all the different writing styles and at the same time I earn credits. Just love that too. And at the end of my week, I will do a blog on WA to validate my week. I know boring to others, but I will be able to go back in time and see what I have accomplished.
I am definitely here for the long haul. And want nothing more than to give up that full time job I am beginning to detest. I used to love my job, although I always knew there was more to life than working for someone else.
So, my first week with my new goals and weekly task, I have been successful. I have met each of my challenges and am eager to carry forward. I have also been able to help a couple members with questions. Wow I didn't think I had any knowledge to be able to do that, but obviously I am learning. Every step is a step closer to the end goal.
In closing today, I want to say that this community is great. People are so helpful and supportive and I do believe I would have thrown in the towel by now without it. I get frustrated and give up easily. But not this time.Thank you everyone for your support and advice. This is a great place to be.
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