With January’s end creeping closer, it’s time to take stock of all those New Year’s Resolutions and goals we set three or so weeks ago.
After all, we want to make sure we’re failing at them, right?
So let’s dive into it.
Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-nine: January 13-19, 2019.
Well, the day this post is published (January 21, 2019) is the first day of Work Your Way 2019. You should still be able to sign up for it or, if you’re coming to this later, sign up for the wait list for the next event and launch.
This event is the second iteration of the Work-At-Home School, which is what got me back into this blog and has pushed me so far forward it’s insane. I highly, highly recommend you attend!
Despite not getting as far into the Transcription course as I’d like, it turns out that there isn’t a time limit like I thought and I have all the time I need to finish level one.
As of this writing, I still need 4,267 words to meet 75,000 for my novel, but that’s not going to be difficult to meet. I had thoughts, actually, of increasing the goal up to 100,000 (twice the word count from November alone!) but with all my other goals this year that’s just putting more work on myself that I don’t need before outlining the full plot.
I’ve been working from a general idea and have a lot of interesting scenes that I need to figure out how to fit into an overarching plotline…
As for progress on my other goals for the year—I’ve now gone to both of the rock climbing gyms in my area and decided I like the one that’s farther away.
I’m pleasantly surprised by how well things are going at the moment. I’m going to enjoy them and decide to ignore all the anxious feelings that arise whenever I try something new.
Because that happens to all of us—the “something new” is also a chance for new failure.
But, as Ginni Rometty says, “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” I wrote about this in my guest post for Refactor Daily, which should be publishing this week.
There are plenty of daily opportunities to step outside our comfort zones and try new things.
What new thing do you want to try but haven’t yet, because you’re afraid of failure?
It’s only January, and we just emerged from last year’s Christmas chaos.
But now is the time to start preparing for this year’s Christmas…specifically when it comes to your budget.
How many times have you entered December frantically trying to find money for presents, cards, and postage for all those Christmas letters?
How many times have you looked at the credit card statement in January and cringed at how much you’ve got to pay off?
Living paycheck-to-paycheck contributes to these problems, but the primary issue is one of budgeting.
Luckily, there are several ways to get on top of your Christmas spending and start budgeting for Christmas now, instead of way later in the year.
Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-eight: January 6-12, 2019.
This week went swimmingly for pretty much everything…except for my word-count goal. It was a classic case of biting off more than I could chew and prioritizing other things that probably shouldn’t have been prioritized over book writing.
Live and learn! Tomorrow is a new day.
It’s possible you’ve heard (from me or another source) about this book called The Miracle Morning.
This book does exactly what it sounds like: it gives you the framework to make your mornings the secret ingredient that makes your day, your year, and your life the best you could possibly imagine. It doesn’t even matter if you’re not a morning person (or wake up at noon—it just means you do your “miracle morning” right after waking up, whenever that might be).
While the book should definitely be your go-to resource for all things MM, I want to give you a glimpse at what it looks like for me.
Everyone’s Miracle Morning will look different, take different amounts of time, and bring different results.
But they all have one thing in common—they make our days awesome.