Last week’s detour through New York, London, and Reykjavik had me a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back on track. There was still the need to book accommodations, ground transportation, keep the kids on track, and, of course, the temptation to hit Google Maps and Images to waste time dreaming.
I did all of those things, but not just those things.
My momentum metrics were better than any week yet this year and I made significant progress on two money-earning projects: a consulting side gig I’m working up and a niche website. Both are speculative, but have potential to produce income. More importantly, both support other efforts in my life.
The consultancy supports my efforts to build my network and have a daily learning practice. This project introduced me to some new and interesting people and required me to stretch myself creatively to create a useful spec product that added value. No money is in sight on this project, but I’m keeping my eyes open for opportunities to add more value.
The website supports my goal to get my family’s emergency preparedness supplies in order. It allows me to share my worldview and perhaps make a bit of money through affiliate commissions and sponsorships. This seemed really speculative, but I’ve already lined up a sponsor who agrees with my worldview and we will sit down next week to talk about terms.
My lesson from the third week of February was that once you commit to a limited number of firm actions in a day, they turn out to not be all that difficult.