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Day 2 has dawned, and I am not sure if I am excited or nervous.
My 3 goals from yesterday have been achieved, as well as reading my own book “HOW I STARTED GOAL SETTING WITH NO IDEA”.
The first goal for me from day 1 was to get myself a book, stop my washing machine of thoughts swirling about the place and start to journal my thought process.
Just this simple action alone seemed to calm me down dramatically as soon as it was done.
Although I normally use A4 diaries, I have this time gone and chosen a notebook that is the Spirax 5 http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/spirax-no-596c-a4-5-subject-note-book-250-pages-es56596c to use as a journal.
I chose this book for four reasons.
Firstly, it is spiral bound with easy tear out sheets if I need.
Second, it is a large a4 size that I am used to working with.
Third, it has already been cleverly divided into 5 sections, and
Lastly, those clever divided sections also have handy little pockets that I could fill with receipts if need be.
I really like this note book!!
As I started to fill it in with my thoughts and goals, it re-iteritated the fact that for my brain to work best, I need to see things directly in front of me.
I also need to be able to flip backwards and forwards and read my notes and then re-read them again.
I seem to have lost the luxury of visualisation when research became available on the computer, as I find myself no longer surrounded with an army of books like my childhood days of study.
When computer pages are closed down for the day, without a written book full of notes, my 38 year old brain finds it hard to retain information!!
Anyway, my second goal from yesterday was to get some clarity into my thought process.
I did this by reminding myself of my goal setting process that I outlined in my book HOW I STARTED GOAL SETTING WITH NO IDEA.
I clarified that I needed the following to points to achieve my goal:
Set my goal end date
Set my goal beginning
Fill in the gaps from start to finish with what needs to be achieved
Find the tools that I need to help me succeed
Interview myself and answer my questions honestly
Find the information I require to make my journey successful
Give myself a deadline, allow for no more than 10% over my allocated time to completion
Remember that 100 steps taken 10 times still equals 1,000
Remove the emotion from your goal
Keep in mind the “bigger picture”
So I set about filling in all of these things in my new notebook.
I divided my goal into 5 with the new 5 section notebook:
The first part in the book I made with my objective, and then the other 4 parts I divided into 4
The beginning of my goal~ 1st January 2016
The second part of my goal~ 1st May 2016
The third part of my goal~ 1st September 2016
And then the end of my Goal ~ 1st January 2017
I then started to visualise and write the OBJECTIVE that I wanted to achieve.
To find the objective that I wanted however, I needed to define exactly what or how I wanted to make this one million dollars in 12 months.
After a good long think about this, I went back and revisited my very first podcast I listened to from Big Business Small Marketing when Tim Reid featured Mia Freedman. This podcast was life changing for me, and you can read the original “what is a podcast” article I wrote on my blog quickly here ( http://ninamontgomery.com.au/2015/09/25/what-is-a-podcast-how-does-it-work-whats-the-point-of-it/ ) and I will one day in the near future write a journal entry to include my full insights on this interview with Mia Freedman that changed my life so much.
Anyway, it was within this interview that I first heard the following words:
“digital marketing” as well as the words
“Repositioning a website”
“Single Point of Failure”
“Emotional entry point”
It was also this podcast that taught me the following:
“When you have a personal blog, then you don’t have a media asset that can be sold”~ Mia Freedman
And it was on re-listening to this again, that I realised that what I wanted to achieve with my “make one million dollars in 12 months blog challenge” was that I needed to build a media asset.
The only problem with this was that I didn’t actually know what a media asset was.
So I set about googling “What is a digital asset” and came across the following website:
The most interesting bit though was the following part listed under value.
And that was the fact that digital assets are worth value, and can include anything that is available digitally.
This could be words, or images, videos or podcasts.
What I gathered from this was that if you have a variety of digital media in the form of podcasts, a website, a youtube presence etc, then all of these things increase in value with usage (traffic)
With that I decided that sounded very much like a digital empire to me!!
So I googled, how to create a digital empire….and this is where I ended up.
This site speaks about helping you create a digital empire.
And whilst I don’t have the funds to pay for all of these things I needed to create on this website or utilize the services of Alan Weiss, it showed me exactly how much content I would need to create to make myself a digital empire….which is an awfully large amount!!!
From this, I wrote down my objectives, on the inside of my journal, and I made my goals very large, and possibly unrealistic, as I am not sure if these goals will change within the following few weeks as I find my feet.
All in all though, it was enough to give me a point to start, and get me some clarity for the direction I needed to begin in.
So there were two points done.
I had my new spirofax journal, and I had some clarity.
Last goal for the day was to find some focus to achieve everything I needed to do in such a short period of time….I am now down to 364 days, and have so far made no money, so finding focus was super important to me.
To do this, I have decided to choose a handful of mentors to learn from.
It is these people that I will gain the most of my information from, and by doing so will keep me focused on my goals with getting myself “googlefu*ked” with information overload from too many people with too much information.
My goal for today is to fill in an “interview with myself” and then research 3-5 imaginary mentors to learn from on my journey.
I will check back in tomorrow and let you know who I chose and why.
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FAVOURITE QUOTES FROM THIS POST
"“When you have a personal blog, then you don’t have a media asset that can be sold”~ Mia Freedman"
I am not sure if I am excited or nervous.
....For my brain to work best, I need to see things directly in front of me.
"What is a digital asset”
1M1M1Y~ DAY #2
I realised that what I wanted to achieve with my “make one million dollars in 12 months blog challenge” was that I needed to build a media asset.
1M1M1Y~ DAY #2