Each time I’ve sat down to knock off a task, be it working on my wordpress theme, designing an ASP.NET Web Template or just doing a blog entry, it’s always been me versus the To-Do List. I’m try to staycompletely focused on ticking off every one of those damned boxes before I go to sleep weary and ever so eager to introduce my head once again to my pillow each night at about 2AM. The hours have been quite long while trying to juggle so many things in the air but I’d like to think that I’m making some headway with some of my weakly goals
I’ll give you guys a breakdown of my day as of this Self Development Venture of mine:
0640-0710 Wake up and Get Ready for school(sneak out of the house without waking my girls)
0710-0720 Drive to Train Station
0720-0800 Catch Train into the City
0800-0825 Walk to IT Academy
0830-1200 Morning Classes(which actually start at 8AM, ahem…)
1200-1225 Walk back to Train Station
1225-1315 Catch Train back to pick up my car
1315-1330 Drive to Work
1730-1800 Pick up any grocery items on my way home from work
1800-2030 Take care of girls, get them fed, bathed and ready for bed
2030-2130 Clean up Kitchen and Lounge(we have A LOT of toys and my eldest likes to toss food as a hint she’s full(it works I guess!))
2130-0030 Work on Academy Homework, personal website design, blog theme concept and developing my idea for my Million Dollar Deadline
0030-0100 Get ready for bed and go to sleep
One thing I love about working these hours is that I feel psyched up to get through the day because it is long and I approach it as a challenge. I forgot to add into the schedule that I recite my Mantra when I get up in the morning and when I go down again too.
As for an update on my progress, I’ve recently picked up a few books at the library that I hope will serve as good prepatory information for me. The first book is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People. The other is by Seth Godlin, called All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World. I’ve also had the pleasure of listening to two audio tapes by Jim Rohn, I continually become more and more impressed with this guy. His likability carries so well even as audio that it makes me want to get out and speak publicly as well. One of the many gems I’ve picked up from listening to him, is the strength of words. Better words leading to better communication, better communication leading to better descision making and better decision making leading to having better leaders.
Here is the quote of the day and something that I will endeavor to remember each time I feel like slacking off from reading a worthwhile book:
“Leaders are Readers”
Short and sweet but if you have your own Self Improvement or Personal Development quotes that you’ve found useful over the years, post them up so we can all pool our knowledge and grow collectively to enjoy great Succes!