If my goal is to hit a certain income level by March 1, then it makes sense to actually plan that out, right?
If I want to hit 180 lbs by 12/31/14, can I not back into that goal by doing a bit of math?
The old Stephen Covey Habit for Effective People, “Begin with the End in Mind” was brought up in a podcast I listened to today.
So that’s my action item inspiration: “Begin with the End in Mind”
The action item: Do the math. What would it take for me to get to where I want to be by March 1?
So that’s what I did. I figured out what the monthly revenue needs to be by 3/1/14.
The question now is the how.
What skills do I have can I leverage for additional salary or project/contractor work?
What types of clients can I engage?
What problems can I solve?
Those are pretty much the questions any business needs to answer, right?
I’ve done the math. Starting in October, I need to hit a certain benchmark. You don’t need to know what that benchmark is, but that’s less important than figuring out how to hit the benchmarks.
But tonight is Friday night…
And my wife and I are supposed to be catching up, so I’m going to address that priority and shut down the WordPress
The Content I Consumed Today
How to Analyze Your Market Like the FBI Analyzes Serial Criminals and Criminal Masterminds: Antipreneur Podcast by Ben Settle. This episode actually dovetails quite nicely with two recent posts on better understanding your target audience. Settle, though, really removes a lot of the mystery and shoots from the hip as per usual.
Do Something That Doesn’t Work: 48 Days On Demand Radio with Dan Miller – Dan hits on the whole ‘Begin with the end in mind’ idea in this episode of his weekly podcast. Another important idea, especially if you are concerned about the time you have to look for work or build a platform. Try scheduling dedicated time, even if it’s only an hour. Try it. Schedule it and keep your appointment with yourself.