I’m having one of those days.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not really punching walls, I’m just feeling out of control.
There are a ton of things I want (read: need) to get done. By yesterday.
I finished the first draft of my book. I’ve been through it 2x now. I’m a bit sick of reading it, but I feel like I need to keep going to have a better finished product.
I’m reading The Wealthy Speaker by Jane Atkinson – and immediately I am drawn to pursuing speaking engagements.
I did a quick google search for speaking opportunities and the first three returns had a speaking proposal due date of July 15th. Missed it by 3 weeks. Nice. Not in the mood to fight beyond the first rejection so I move onto my next target.
I really should spend some time preparing for the upcoming semester. I’m teaching a new course: Project Management. Fun stuff: new curriculum development, assessments, presentations, and rubrics. I left the textbook at the office. Won’t see that until Monday.
I’m also trying to lose weight and exercise more. It’s now almost 8pm and I’m exhausted. Have I always been this lame?
In the meantime, I’d like to also spend some time with my family, enjoy the summer, and read some mind-numbing fiction. Kids are in the “I’m-going-to-destroy-you” mode and fighting over every little thing. Go to bed, spawn.
I need to remember to take my own advice.
You can’t control the circumstances around you, you can only control your responses.
Take small steps towards achieving your goals.
Write down a to do list and place them in priority. Don’t move on to the next item on the list until you’ve finished the first.
So for tomorrow:
1. Identify three meeting planners that are seeking speaking proposals.
2. Identify three published authors or well-known speakers to provide a blurb for my book.
3. Do 20 push-ups
What are some small goals you can plan for tomorrow?