Getting Started Challenge – Habits
Merrilee’s Highly Successful Habits
As you can see this blog site was only created a week ago, but in reality nothing happens overnight. Starting with a desire for location freedom, bringing clarity to my calling and passion, I have worked consistently over the last year towards the place where I sit tonight creating an updated and more focused plan for the next steps.
Current goal set October 2015
- Learn and practice Mindfulness and related mind-body-spirit ways of being to a level that equips me to teach and help others through private on-line consultations.
Completion date – December 2016
- Learn how to write and publish blogs, create an online coaching/consulting practice and set up web site (consider out sourcing).
Completion date – June 2017
Progress: Have engaged fully with courses and on track for completion. Commenced reading and doing reflection activities to improve online business knowledge. Have purchased WordPress package and set up business Face Book page.
Challenges: Was notified about a job that I felt called to do last February that meant I had to return to Darwin and work periodically in a remote community. Work 5 days a week when back in Darwin but accrue time to take in blocks to go surfing in Bali. These breaks often mean I fly in at night and out to a community the next day where there is very poor reception and access to 3G modems only. I have previously chosen to only use Face Book for social media so need to learn what other forums will be useful for my niche.
September 2016 until finished contract with NGO
- Provide inspirational material that leads people to identify and change the way they think about their life on Earth and their roles and responsibilities as human beings. Through this and other healing processes people who are suffering will be engaging my healing services so that I am generating an income, with an increasing percentage being passive, and that supports my dream lifestyle within two years, i.e. before I am 60 years old.
1.1 Complete Game Changer Intensive and widen contacts made from that community.
1.2 Produce genuine, authentic posts that attract hundreds of readers who register but gain the information for free. How -reflect and journal (blog) about the material.
1.3 Attract traffic to site – become proficient at using tools required for successful online business, outsource where necessary.
2.1 Complete Mindfulness training courses and deepen ability to guide people to healing.
2.2 Produce posts by reviewing scientific and traditional healing method literature.
2.3 Attract clients who I love working with and who love working with me to change their lives. They will be able to reward me financially possibly through complementary monetary systems that are being set up around the world now and reduce money that is syphoned off to large corporations.
Method: Continue working for NGO until current 6-month contract completed. (March 2017) Note – Also working on a more sustainable way to support my adopted Indigenous family and the larger community.
Continue daily mindfulness practice and increasing of knowledge base.
Focus on daily activities towards the goal. Do one task at a time (Do not multi-task as this has been shown in research to be less productive.) Turn off distractions and apply total focus to task for short periods (brain concentration zone). Note to self – set goal to work for 25 minutes after listening to Natalie’s video instruction but have been here over an hour. I have resisted the urge to get up and eat some yoghurt!
Divide working days into two 25 minute productivity sessions, plus reading and watching information that is part of courses and review material. Aim for 7.30 & 8 pm with 5 minute mindsight break.
On weekends divide similarly, breaking up with half -hour chore or fun activities in the afternoons (mornings are for surfing, yoga, meditation and fun).
Circuit training routine – 25 minutes on the hour, like swimming training 50 metres on the minute sprints. For example: 12.30; 1.30; 2.30; 3.30 and 4.30 for 20 to 25 minutes sprints.
With the power of mindfulness and mindsight I have clarity and focus. By being aware and present in the moment I develop more mindsight. I am in the flow. Information I need comes to me and I am gifted with words that flow from my heart, via my finger tips to create images for your eyes and vision for your mind. I am financially and location free.