Yesterday, I made myself a big giant to-do list, and it didn't even include all that I needed to do. However, I did get some of those things done today as well as things that were on today's to-do list. A great motivational tip I once learned said to create a "What I've Done" list instead of a to-do list. This way, you get to look at how much you accomplished instead of looking at what you failed to get done. Besides, a "What I've Done" list avoids that thing we all do, where we add things to do list just to check them off right away and make ourselves feel that much more productive. If you make to-do lists regularly, then you've probably done it. Anyway, here's what I've done today, as of this moment. It does not include anything that I still need to get done today or anything I am currently working on because I am multitasking:
- Prepare Food and Water for the New Kitty
- Call HubSpot
- Drink More Coffee
- Sent three marketing emails
- Set up my social media posts for the next week
- Scheduled my eye appointment
- Added HTML tags to five pages of web content
- Watched a webinar about inbound marketing
- Wrote a blog post on how to turn one idea into 20 pieces of content for tomorrow
- Sent an email inquiring about a venue for my upcoming business blogging classes
- Went grocery shopping, but didn't get everything I needed
- Finally got the laundry off the line
- Found my editorial calendar for Maurice
- Got a press released published for a client
- Followed up with same client about a case study, and showed him the published release
- Deposited funds from Paypal into my business account
- Tentatively planned and scheduled my work for next week
Whoa! I got a lot done for the day, and it's not over yet (the day ends when you go to bed, not when the workday ends). As an entrepreneur, the workday never ends. Although, by that logic, it means you're sleeping through your workdays as well. So, you should take the time to get the sleep you need.
What Else is There?
Obviously, I didn't do everything from my big giant to-do list. I didn't even write everything down in that blog post. I also have two more blog posts to write today as well. Plenty to do, and I must keep going! I am heading to Las Vegas next week, so I can't slack off and take breaks now. Although I plan to stay in touch with work when I am away, I want to get as much done as possible so I don't have to spend too much time working (and spend a little more time playing poker). I also have delegated a big project to a contact writer, so I need to stay on top of that to ensure that it's getting done on schedule and is being done to the client's standards.
Things are on track and looking good! I am excited! I am making moves, getting things done, and planning to make better moves and to get more awesome things done in the future. No slacking off! Maybe I should pretend I am 19 and a sophomore in college again, where I stayed up until 2 a.m. and would wake up at 8:00 a.m. to go to my 9 a.m. class. I really don't know how well that worked. I just know I slept in class a lot. However, I don't have as many extracurricular activities as I did then, and I don't have to attend class. I just need to hop on my computer, get what I need to done, and make it a point to exercise and to work from other places from time to time. Easy enough. Can I do it at 25?