The beginning of my (third?) “12-Week Year” — a time when I make “New Year” resolutions and then give myself 12 weeks to achieve them in.
I did my planning this Saturday. I’m using WorkFlowy to manage my “year” this time because I already use it quite a lot already. This should help my 12WY execution be an “easy” habit to build & maintain.
The planning was emotional, overwhelming and confronting. There are so many things I would have hoped to have done by now that I haven’t and so many more things that I still want to do.
To bring that list down to “The Critical Few” was challenging but necessary.
I knew I needed to focus on what matters to me right now and that’s the travel. The escape from working for work’s sake. The transformation.
So I pared down my list to just 3 things:
- Make enough money every month to travel.
- Work max 2-4 hours a day. Explore the rest of the time.
- Get biz & personal accounting 100% updated and outsourced.
Items #1 and #2 are kinda easy. I just need to put out valuable content into key Facebook groups and work in a focused way. (Using brain.fm — lifesaver!)
#3 is slightly more difficult but absolutely necessary.
I’ll be doing the initial “catch up” bookkeeping myself using software my bank provides and, once that’s done, exporting the lot and sending it to my (old) bookkeeper to maintain.
I’ve kept this simple because otherwise, I might not do it.
I need this to work.
My life has been put on hold for far too long. It’s time to live.