Today’s post in the 10-day Freedom Blog Challenge by Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entreprenuer, is about setting yourself up for success. Natalie says the biggest hurdle in creating your freedom lifestyle is time, or rather, your assumption that you don’t have enough time. (I know this is true for me!) Natalie sets herself up for success of running her six figure business while traveling the world by: not working in places where she’ll be interrupted a lot, playing music that energizes her, getting clear on her three main activities and intentions for the day (MIAs most important actions of the day) because once you finish those three big items you will feel like a rockstar, and using the Pomodoro technique (25 minutes of focused effort on one activity, then get up and takes a few minutes break, then returns for 25 minutes, etc.).
Today’s challenge is to create a 15-20 minute daily success plan that helps me work toward my long-term goals of freedom. I have scheduled this 20 minute block into my calendar every day, for the time after I take Tawny for her medium morning walk so she’s not interrupting me, a time when I sometime enjoy coffee at my computer before getting motivated to exercise. This will keep me from drifting back to my email and getting distracted by all the new tasks to add to my to-do list for the day which have arrived in my inbox while I was out walking. I will break down my goals into 20 minute tasks so I know what to accomplish each day. I have started trying out a new to-do list/project manager called Trello that would probably be good for this. I will start writing out those tasks during that 20 minutes scheduled time to work on big goals and big dreams tomorrow morning.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5