As we delve deeper into the #100daysofHeat challenge it starts to become apparent that turning our goals into reality is not easy. Every great idea requires thorough planning and tons of attention. The good news is that we don’t have to do it all at once. The key to making progress is consistency. One of the exercises we had to do with Kale & Cigarettes‘ Kirk Hensler was to map out our schedule on a grid – from the time we wake up until we go to sleep. Block off your time commitments such as work, classes, time with the kids, etc. Now highlight all your open blocks of time. Think about the time of day when you feel most creative versus the times where you might be slower and more tired. In other words, get a feel for when you are most productive. For some people that might be at 7am on Mondays and others at 9pm on Wednesdays. Start filling in your open times with your list of to-dos from last week (in order of importance). Keep this grid near your bed, where you can see it as soon as you gte up in the morning and try to stick to it like it’s your job. This will help you get into a groove so you can begin chipping away at the things that need to happen to materialize your dreams. Good luck! and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
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