Day 1: Assess Your Sitch

If a client order comes through right now, do you have a set system in place to process their project? How structured are the files on your computer? Do you have albums/galleries/folders for different types of images and notes in your phone? Do you have a way to categorize your emails? Set some goals for the next 30 days based on this 30-day list and what you know you want to accomplish. Then, add things to your calendar and find a partner. After just five days of working on separate goals with an accountability partner, I feel like my life is on track–seriously, try it. Source: The 30-day Creative Business Cleanse

  • Goal 1
    I do have systems in place but I rarely use it. It almost always seems like it’s more effort to set everything up in The Hit List than it is to do the project but I realize I’m kind of an idiot and can convince myself of damn near anything so I talk myself out of an important step. I need to be using it and take 10 minutes to set up the projects correctly and then follow through with the outline.My files and email, however, are meticulously organized (because God help me if I lose something).
  • Goal 2
    I have these massive checklists for projects that go from planning, development, launch, and post launch. They need to be updated, desperately.
  • Goal 3
    I need a “fun” goal to keep my brain amused so…I need to find colored poly folders for different projects
  • Goal 4
    I need the NAS to be my cloud repo. Need to set that up in DynDNS and use it. Dragging and dropping stuff with DropBox is getting to be a bummer.
  • Goal 5
    Setup Priority Matrix. I need Dailies M-F, Saturday & Sunday, Internal Projects, Billing, and Personal.
  • Goal 6
    Redo corporate website.
  • Goal 7
    Find and use a habit helper (app, accountability partner, etc.).
  • Goal 8
    Migrate to a new PIM (1Password)
  • Goal 9
    Devote 4:45-5pm each day to these goals and the daily task (minimum)

I think that should be enough to get me started…