It seems silly to say, but thinking is not doing. Who would ever confuse the two? Or busy vs being productive? Without giving it some thought, it’s easy to do one and think you’re doing the other! I’ve caught myself doing this over and over again. Even after recognizing it, you’d think that you’d change, but it’s not that easy. Your brain falls back into the pattern that busy is being productive.
I know I have to generate income for this move. It’s not enough that I just work my day job, but I have to figure out how to generate income from home or get another job.
I get up and go to work. I get off at 4:30pm, run to the grocery store(15 min drive), spend about 45 min there, then drive 30 min home. Put the groceries away and start cleaning the house, get dinner on the stove, throw some laundry in the washer. After dinner, I take the clothes out of the dryer and put them away, do a little sewing, take a shower and go to bed.
I had a full day’s work, but did I make a financial dent in my efforts to get back home? ugh! No! I ran through an entire day without being productive. I sold 7 hours of my time, doing alterations, to my boss for less than my skills are worth. I took care of things I needed to take care of, but without a plan in place, I will not be able to generate that extra income.
During my day, I’ll listen to podcasts about being productive and about the side work I can do and the income I can generate online. I’m thinking about this stuff all day. My mind gets exhausted with all that it’s taking on, but when I get home, I jump into my “home” routine and never put the information I received during the day, into action. I feel good that I now have the information, but I have to remember that thinking and doing are two different things. I need to sign up for that program, or get that website set up, collect those emails, or write that blog.
Yes, I know there are a lot of fears to contend with.
- Is my writing good enough to have a blog?
- There is a spelling and grammar check and search engines to research and check for anything you need.
- Will people read what I write?
- YES! If you use the right tags and search words and if your content is what people are wanting,
- Will they buy what I’m selling?
- Yes, If it’s quality content or a great product. so, do your research and work hard!
- What will they think of me?
- That’s none of your business. Be who you are and your tribe will find you!
By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail – Benjamin Franklin
Now, go plan your day!