I've decided to repeat Chalene Johnson's 30 Day Push Challenge in March.
It's FREE and it's FUN and it really HELPED ME A LOT—and repeating the challenge will keep me motivated and reinforce the concepts and habits I learned the first time through.
It will also give me a chance to blog about it in "real time"—something I now wish I'd done the first time around.
And because I can't do anything without turning it into a party, I've decided to invite YOU to take the challenge with me, to blog about it, and to be eligible for prizes along the way! YAY! (More on that in the next post.)
First though, I want to share with you some of the specific progress I made the first time I took the challenge. Part of the challenge process is coming up with a list of 10 goals—things that you think would be totally awesome if they were to happen in the next 12 months AND that fit with your priorities.
You refine these goals throughout the challenge, but below is my very first list of 10 goals and the progress that I've made toward them since January 14, 2011 (the day I started the challenge). Remember, I have 12 months to turn these goals into reality.
This list is not in order of priority; that came later in the challenge. Some of these goals have been replaced with others, but I've been surprised at how organically and easily I've made progress toward most of them. Goals are stated in positive, present tense. Progress indicated by italics.
- Rosehaven is officially back in business with completed website, business plan, policies, and accepting manuscripts.
Imprints set up and I have signed contracts for three books that will be released over the next few months.
- Twelve of my personal non-fiction book projects (ones I've written or public domain history books) are available in both print and electronic formats, and are selling on several websites.
I have my list of 12 titles. I've started work on one of them.
- I weigh 140 pounds and I'm getting a new wardrobe for Christmas 2011.
I'm three pounds closer to that goal than I was when I set it.
- Every room in my house that is under my control has been de-junked, streamlined, organized and cleaned.
My living room, bedroom and bath are done! And I have someone scheduled to help with the rest when I get back from KY next month.
- I easily earn $1,000 a month in after-tax income. (Note: for 2010, I made a whopping $100.)
Bumped this up to $2,000 a month. Cleaned up LibrisPro website. Connected with several potential clients. Have billable hours for March that should bring in about $600.
- I am taking a Road Trip with people I enjoy, to visit people I enjoy.
Tentatively planned trip to Arizona this fall. Also a second trip to KY in September—which is technically NOT a Road Trip, but a Plane Trip, however, the rest applies.
- My fiction book is finished and ready for submission.
No progress on this one yet, other than thinking about it.
- I have $8,000 in savings.
Added $100 to savings last month—hadn't added any $$ to it in the previous 6 months.
- I have a regular date night with DH.
Not so much, yet. But we have had a couple of nice talks.
- My home is in good repair—with new flooring, paint, and landscaping.
This is probably a pipe dream, but we'll see what happens.
Okay, now for the Challenge Party post...