Yikes!

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That is the sign of panic setting in – I turn around and time has flown – January is over???  It cannot be – it seems like yesterday when it was getting close to Christmas time and plans were being made for presents and vacation and new year resolutions.  Apparently time did pass by – but yours truly did not even realize how quickly that can happen.

So all those plans of things to do instead of staying in the planning stage needs to go into the execution stage.  Have you ever felt like that?  So what to do now?

Go back to project planning basics – go back and see what you have to do and how much time you have to do it.  Then prioritize and start implementing.  The important thing is not to lose focus and not to lose hope.  I never realized what all I had accomplished until something was mentioned in conversation about how I managed to do stuff against all odds.  Ironically I never thought of it like that, actually I never thought of anything else other than my goal.

Interestingly – if you listen to what the Grammy winners have to say they will all tell you it is focus – they are all driven focused – the awards come later, when you do what you do best and do it all the time.

You know how things happen when they need to happen or you get a sign – well, the first sign I got was when I read about Pat Flynn’s posting schedule. (check out www.smartpassiveincome.com) I would like to be consistent in posting but life kind of gets in the way – but then this blog is writing about life so what’s my excuse?  If I miss posting regularly I start to panic inside – and then I know I really need to start worrying when my fan base ( you know who you are ;) ) start to call to find out what happened to my posting.  So I like the idea of a posting schedule – using Pat’s example – I will be posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  As I work out that schedule – I should be coming up with categories too.

I do have a million other things in this list that I started in my mind – I need to get that down on paper and start executing it (sounds violent – doesn’t it?)  But February is awesome – shortest month of the year, start planting your seeds and the Winter Olympics.  So much to do, so little time(sigh!)

2 Responses to “Yikes!”

  1. Pat says:

    Hey there! It may take a while to get used to really honing down on a schedule for posting, but after a while it will become just a part of what you do. The categories will come, and you may already have a number of them if you go back into your archives and re-read your old posts. I do this every once and a while, and it’s kind of cool to revisit what you’ve written before.

    Keep on focusing, and you’re sure to accomplish everything that you want to do. Cheers, and I wish you all the best!

  2. Malini says:

    Hey Pat – thanks for the word of encouragement. I was very much inspired by your journey and feel a kinship since I went through a similar experience – getting laid off and seeing it as an opportunity to try something else. I am definitely a fan and thanks for posting.