Thanks for joining me on Day 2 of my 90 Days to Online Profitability. If you haven't read yesterdays article then please feel to click here to catch up on my journey.
As you ,may recall, on Day 1, I said that I needed a plan in order to build a successful business. I don't know what the plan will have in it, but one of the first things that came to mind was that I have to set aside some time each day to "work" my business. Making a plan is great, but unless you move it along from an idea to a written plan, you will go nowhere fast.
To that end, I knew that I needed to change my daily routine to include activity that would run my business. So, thinking about what takes up my time--I'm a computer programmer with a full-time job. That means that I'm fully engaged weekdays in my career and, sometimes, work overtime..
I am also married with 2 dogs and a cat. I don't know what it takes to raise kids, but I do know know that just having pets and my wife are enough to keep me quite busy. Perhaps some of you out there with kids can share with us how you juggle daily activities while taking care of children. Anyway, I have other interests, which I can talk about in future posts, but for now, know that taking care of home, wife, and a job are my main concerns..
Adding a business venture into my top daily activities means I need to set aside some dedicated time for that business. The key for me, then, is making a daily time slot that I can dedicate to my business. After thinking about my sleep habits, I decided to go to bed earlier, around 11:00 PM and wake up earlier, around 5:00 AM.
After doing a little research, I see that it can take around 21 days to form a habit. That's a lot of time in my first 90 days of building a business, but it is necessary if I am to succeed. Now, I'm not really a morning person; so, on that note, I know that the first 21 days will be difficult. However, I will start to practice this new time schedule.
So, here is the start of my Plan:
Start this incomplete plan immediately...
Now, you should know that I'm not going to sugar coat anything I write here. You are following me on my journey, which includes: the good, the bad, the ugly, the small victories, and the huge triumphs.
So, to that end, today, I will share with you that I missed my mark of getting up early; however, I did go to bed at 11:00 PM instead of 2:00 AM or later! So, keeping in mind that a habit takes time to form, I know that I can only strive towards doing a better job tomorrow.
I know this plan is only a start, and I have about 3 weeks to start forming new habits. So, if we learn anything, it's that building a business, or achieving any worthwhile goal, takes time.
Hang with me as I add to my plan and work towards my goal of building a successful online business. Feel free to comment about this post or even your own experiences. Until then, be safe and journey well!
Christian Sean Caspers
~Making a Plan is the first step in builiding a successful online business.
I guess you could say that my professional career really started when I joined the Air Force in 1984. However, I didn't work my passion until I got out of the service in 1993 when I fell into the computer programming career. Today, I'm married, have two dogs, a cat, and enjoy computer programming as a living. However, I've always wanted to have a successful business and that is what drives me to work so hard after my day job. My name is Christian Sean Caspers and I am writing this Blog to share my journey on the road to building a successful online business--hopefully, you will benefit by learning from me!