Those of us who are committed to creating something in this life have an interesting cycle.
We sit down and plot out our time after looking at our projects and asking, “What can we get done on this this week”
If we are really committed, we circle back at the end of the week to compare reality against the plan.
Usually we find ourselves asking “Where did all the time go?”
Or at least that was my experience last week.
Last week I took on a 55 hour work week.
Last week, I also said, “Here’s my commitment for the next week. I’ll check in with you all and let you know how I’m doing.”
In hindsight “commitment” might have been too strong a word. I was committed to taking the plan and hitting reality with it. My experience was that reality hit back.
In actuality, last week was a mixed bag. Last week did not go anywhere near “according to plan”, but it still went, and it went well.
When I started to write this post, I thought that this last week had gone poorly.
(Its common that once we start working the right way, on the right path, that we begin to take our efforts for granted and believe we are achieving less than we actually are. Keep that in mind when you start getting busy. )
My micro-franchise business might have gotten 12 hours worth of work, but only 4 or 5 hours of it was work and 7 – 8 hours was training.
This looked like was me getting on the phones for some cold call marketing for 1-2 hours and another 1-2 hours of follow-up calls. However, even one hour is more than I have done in the previous few months.
My consulting career got 12 – 20 hours last week. Including a powerful half day workshop where I got to interact with local industry experts. That came with about 36 hours of notice, and I’m really glad I change my plans to make that work.
I was successful in putting less than 3 hours on the R&D for my coaching business
Bottom line, what I noticed is that I don’t have a time sheet. There is no system in place to see how I’m doing in-reality verses in-my-head
That will be remedied next week.
I’ll also start telling you what I’m studying.
Action Oriented, Getting Started, No Failure Only Feedback, Personal Development