#ROW80 Midweek Nine Update: Paddling in a New Rhythm

Hey there, ROW80 friends!

My daily MITs (Most Important Tasks) are really working well for me. I’ve also shifted the rhythm of my day to accommodate them. Since I plan my days in batches, beginning with a setup batch, I’ve decided to do an MIT batch right after that. That way, even if I can’t finish my MITs immediately, I have at least addressed them early in my day.

I’m also alternating intense and relaxed MITs. For instance, yesterday’s were heavy on client care – an Instagram post to design for a new client, and a major blog post update to finish for my anchor client. They took several hours and most of the day (and the Insta post will carry over into today).

So today’s MITs are simpler – but there is always at least one item on the list of three that is a “goal next action” – so, every day, I will move a bit closer to getting these goals done, and build a habit of giving them attention early in the day, before The Rest of Life can sweep me away in its tides.

By the end of today, the majority of these goals will have been started. That feels – liberating!

Yesterday was business-intensive!

And here are the five goals and my for this week, so far.

Week Nine Goals:

Completed goals:       20%

In progress goals:      20%
Still waiting goals:    60%

  1. Schedule my next #8sentencesunday excerpt for 3/5/23 and share in linky list.
  2. Share and post in Sacred Biz Rebels and Spirit Sanctorium.
  3. Create HTRYN Lesson 15 Scene Cards for On Any Tuesday Night. Took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but now I’m all set to dive into Lesson 16 at last.
  4. Fill in and follow my social media posting schedule for the week. I’ve got my schedule set and start posting today.
  5. Format ls;sf.

If you’re wondering how these weekly goals fit into my larger goals, here are those lists. Bolded items are in progress or completed.

March 2023 Goals:

  1. Format and publish light shines; shadow falls on KDP.
  2. Begin marketing light shines; shadow falls; continue sharing excerpts on #8sentencesunday until the story or round is finished.
  3. Finish Lesson 15 and begin Lesson 16 of How to Revise Your Novel. I’ve finished Lesson 15.
  4. Publicize and add biweekly content to my newsletter and site blog.
  5. Fill in and follow through on the posting schedule for March.

Q1 Goals: I’ll update these at the end of each month.

  1. Format and publish light shines; shadow falls.
  2. Share excerpts on #8sentencesunday until finished or end of quarter.
  3. Complete Lesson 15 and begin Lesson 16 of How to Revise Your Novel.
  4. Launch and publicize newsletter; drip out nurture sequence.
  5. Create a basic marketing/content plan for the year.

Writing/Business Goals for 2023: I’ll update these at the end of each quarter.

  1. Publish and market light shines; shadow falls.
  2. Earn 3x what I did last year (a little over 30k).
  3. Market and fully book QtQ programs.
  4. Finish How to Revise Your Novel.
  5. Engage/connect/interact with clients, potential clients, and readers.
Sometimes, all I need is a fresh perspective…(Jayden at 11, entering the gardens at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY).

And that’s all I have for now.

How are your goals going? Do you have a favorite project? Is there a specific win you’re celebrating, or a challenge you’d like cheering on for?

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  1. Setting up a “get this done first” (or at least a “get working on this first”) plan makes a lot of sense. I try to do that somewhat too. That feeling of knowing progress is made… it IS liberating.

    • It really is! The fact that one of these things is always a “goal next action” means that I will move forward on something from my goals list each day. I sometimes get a bit stymied if the client care item gets out of hand, but that’s easy enough to adapt to.

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