One of the comments that Connie Ragen Green makes in her online 30 Day Productivity Challenge, is that each year, few people follow through on the daily challenges to the end. And that this bothered her, but she realized that adults have to take responsibility for their own success.
As a geologist working in a corporate environment for over 26 years, following up and following through on tasks is mandated by my employer. I do not sit at my desk wondering what new creative thing I can do for my employer.
My projects and tasks, as outlined by my manager(s) is pretty clear.
My New Online Boss
And now I am online. But there is no boss but me.
No calendar of due dates and deliverables but what I create.
One of the biggest shifts in my thinking as a result of this 30 Day Productivity Challenge, has been moving from “what am I going to do today?” to “should I create a blog post, helpful email to my list, or create a product today?”.
When I sit down in front of the computer, I have a much clearer picture of my tasks to do that day. And they do not include checking my email or buying some new product.
I Am Virtually Everywhere
I don’t need more stuff.
I need more of me out there. More of my tweets. More Facebook posts.
More simple solutions to problems plaguing online marketers. More followup emails in my autoresponder sequence. More niche websites.
More virtual real estate.
More serving and helping people.
This shift in thinking and mindset has not been easy. It has been scary in many ways. But as I leave the boats of mediocrity burning behind me, there is in front of me opportunity and adventure.
And all I have to do is follow up and follow through.
And create. And publish.
What has been your biggest challenge with becoming a solopreneur?