Monday Motivation: Get Things Done

by derek on May 7, 2007 · 16 comments

One of the sites that I have been reading quite a bit lately is eMoms At Home and yes, I am aware that I am not a Mom nor do I work from home but this site is packed with great information for anyone that has or wants to venture into blogging and/or home business.

There is weekly series that Wendy Piersall has been running and today I ventured into the fray for the first time. Wendy has a series of posts titled Monday Motivation where you share what you are going to get done that day and what will be your motivation to do so.

Since this was my first time participating, I tried to get by with a few easy tasks but Wendy called me on it and I had to respond with a more realistic list of tasks to get done today. However, now that I look back at my list I have noticed that I failed to list my motivation but knowing that I would blog about it here tonight was all the motivation that I needed.

Here is my refined list of tasks for my first involvement with Monday Motivation:

  1. Send out Joost invites to people that have made request on my blog.
  2. Write one new blog post for each of my two blogs.
  3. Design an offline advertising page for my comparison credit card site.
  4. Determine why I haven’t heard about SOBCon even though I live in the Chicago area.
  5. Enjoy the Bulls game with my two kids.

As Monday begins to wind down, I thought that I would provide an update on the status of each of my tasks from this first round of Monday Motivation.

  1. Done. When I got home from work tonight I promptly sent out the Joost invitations.
  2. Done. Earlier I wrote 5 Steps To Improve Your Credit Score for my personal finance blog, which I then submitted to ProBlogger’s latest writing project. This post will satisfy the goal for my 2nd post.
  3. Done. Last night I started a new Credit Card Comparison site and tonight I created an offline advertising page that I can post in various locations. Feel free to help me promote this new site online! 😉
  4. Done. Read all about SOBCon this afternoon and had an email conversation with Wendy about the event as she is presenting. As much as I want to go, I’m not sure it is going to work as I try to balance my work and family commitments.
  5. Done (kind of). Well, I’m watching the Bulls game with my kids (although they are now in bed) but I cannot really say that I am enjoying the game. The Bulls are getting it handed to them again tonight and that is why I am sitting here drafting this post right now with the game on in the background.

I’m happy to report that all of my defined tasks for the day have been completed. As has been discussed many times before, simply recording your goals increases the odds that you will attain your goals by a considerable margin. I’d like to take a moment to thank Wendy for running this great series of posts and I am glad that I finally took the plunge to participate.

Now I need to work on my goals related to living a healthy lifestyle in order to increase my odds of attaining those goals. After my recent buffet experience, I need all the help I can get in that department!

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