This Internet is a fickle beast. A few weeks ago I was on track to reach my pre-eHow closure and pre-Panda earnings. However, things slowed down just a bit towards the end of the month (earthquakes and hurricanes do have an affect on earnings).
All in all, I consider August to be a successful month as I came within $36.96 of my March (pre-Panda/eHow) earnings. I don’t think that’s too bad considering that the eHow/Panda smack down swiped over 50% of my residual earnings. I’m now back within striking range of reaching one of my goals of entering the Double O Club based purely on residuals.
Putting the Nose to the Grindstone
I view the month of September similar to the way I view the month of January. It’s a new start. The summer vacation is over, the weather is turning colder and it’s time to get back to work.
How I handle the months of September through December will dictate my New Year’s resolutions. If I reach the Double O Club during these four months, I won’t have to put it on my New Year’s resolution list. I’ve got some fitness and decorating goals that I’d like to achieve during these 4 months also. No need in carrying the dreaded 15 pounds with me all the way to New Years only to vow to lose them next year.
Setting up the Success Schedule
While doing a mindless task like the dishes or folding the clothes the other day, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Success is scheduled. It doesn’t just happen. You have to figure out what you want, determine what it takes to get it and then set up a schedule to get it done (a flexible schedule because life happens).
I believe 4 months is ample time to accomplish the items I’d like to accomplish. Now it’s up to me to set up a success schedule and take small steps each day to reach my goal.
How was your August? And…even more important than your August, what are your plans for the next 4 months?