“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau
This month I have taken on a rather ambitious project. Where I am writing an eBook and teaching myself both MailChimp and Facebook ads over the course of one month. You can click here if you’d like to learn about it in more detail than what I’ve previously mentioned.
I am the kind of person that needs a good logical plan. Both project and time management are things that I cannot live without. This project is no exception.
As I started the month off I created a comprehensive outline. It has where I want to be at the end of each week, and some actionable day to day items as well. My hope is to give me the optimal time needed to get everything together without jeopardizing the quality of the work. Of course, I’d prefer to be ahead at all times but that isn’t always the reality of life.
Another thing I did at the beginning of the month after I wrote the outline is putting everything into Trello. If you don’t know what Trello is, it’s a Kanban-style list-making application. I like it for me personally because it lays everything out in an easy to look at and easy to follow manner. Some people also like to use similar applications such as Asana.
Throughout my day to day life whenever I am working on a project I like to double-check myself. Simply taking action to make sure I am in line or ahead of where I want to be according to said outline or schedule. This keeps me accountable and aware of how I am doing, if I need to step up my game or if I can catch a few extra minutes of sleep the next day.
A concept that goes hand in hand with this is non zero days. The idea that doing something every day, no matter how little the thing maybe is better than doing nothing. I cannot express how helpful this has been throughout my time homeschooling and the entire Praxis program as a whole.
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