Goal of the Week #47: Schedule an Hour a Week

ScheduleThis week’s goal: Schedule an hour a week to work on your passion project. An hour may not seem like a lot of time, but, believe me, it all adds up. ┬áIf you have more time, that’s great. But most people struggle to find any time at all to work on the project they love that is not yet bringing in money.

This project may be along the lines of a non-fiction book or novel, a new product or app, or a new website or blog. And it is usually either something that enhances/adds to a person’s business or it’s a side project that a person hopes to turn into full-time work one day.

No matter what the reasoning, scheduling time to work on such projects is an important part of the process. Make an appointment with yourself – and put the time in your calendar, ideally as a regular weekly appointment.

Long-term projects will get done. Just work on them consistently until you reach the finish line.

What long-term project will you put on your schedule?

Goal of the Week #17: Don’t Overdo It

gold starThis week’s goal: Don’t overdo! It’s real easy to try and cram five or more days of work into a shortened four-day week. This leads to mistakes, exhaustion, crankiness. Plus, all the physical and emotional benefits of the long weekend go down the drain.

So, this week – don’t! Do not try and fit in an extra few hours on your side project. Do not make up for taking a day off yesterday. You needed it. You deserved it! Put in your regular extra time, as planned. You’ll get a full week again next week!

How did you spend the long weekend?