Every time a month with 5 Fridays comes along, I like to dedicate that 5th Friday to a sort of ‘Personal Progress Update’, which includes both personal & business updates and goals..
Often, the simple act of measuring something can improve your results all by itself. Add to this any actions & course corrections, and you can achieve extraordinary results.
Hence the tagline: Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust.
Most of my personal updates this time around relate to my upcoming trip to South America. Passports, check. Plane tickets, check. 1st month of accommodations booked, check.
*Excluding 4 suitcases of goods, and a few totes stored with family.
This is the 3rd time I’ve sold at least 50% of my possessions in the past 6 years! So although it involves creating 100+ listings on Craigslist, it really only takes a little bit of mental energy, since the process itself is pretty quick & easy.
Those are the main highlights, now on to the business updates.
The business updates fall into 3 main categories: active income, passive income, and brand building.
For the active income, I’ll be experimenting with another micro job platform and increasing my output on Fiverr. I’m basically looking to spend the least amount of time possible on active income while still covering the bills and adding to my reserves.
Passive income is probably my biggest focus at this time. I’m finishing up my 2nd book, about to start my 3rd, and would like to get back to my 1st book and put out a 2nd edition with some needed updates.
Beyond books, I also have a couple of video courses lined up for the beginning of next year.
My main objective with brand building is to take care of two things at once: begin building an audience and content creation that can later be re-purposed into books and/or video courses.
So far I’ve been able to stay consistent with my blogging schedule of one post each week, and I’d like to throw in a guest post or two each month.
Beyond that, I need to finish up my resources page and write an autoresponder sequence for new subscribers.
Besides progress with my 3 income categories, my top goal is to have a successful relocation; all our possessions sold and a safe arrival in South America, and enough Spanish learned to get by (for now).
There is quite a bit I need to work on until the next update (which will be the 5th Friday in January), so I have about 90 days to make a big dent in this list.
I’ll also be taking the month of November off, and will resume my normal weekly posting schedule the first Friday of December.
So until next time..