Bits & Pieces and 30-Day Challenge Update
No big topics for today, but just a few bits & pieces that I’d like to share:
- I tried out Strategy #3, Trick #1 from my Illusion of Work post yesterday. Worked like a charm. I put my coat into my bag, carried my bag by the handles (rather than draping the strap over my shoulder), and walked out at 4:00 with few (or perhaps no one) noticing. I completed my tasks for the day and definitely wouldn’t have done much between 4:00 and 5:00 – why should anyone care?
- Freelance Folder lists 12 reasons you shouldn’t freelance/”work from home.” While I agree you shouldn’t go into your own business specifically for all these reasons, you can achieve many of these (making more money, having more free time, etc.) as a result, and they are motivating factors. I’m thinking Tim Ferriss would mostly disagree with this article.
- Tomorrow I’m going to take my first crack at a real “muse”/business brainstorming session. I probably won’t come back and post specific ideas that I think of, but I’ll give a general overview of how it went and what I think my next steps are. At some point, I will follow along with The 4-Hour Workweek, starting with Chapter 1.
Here’s a look at the current status of the challenge as of yesterday:
30-Day Challenge Update – Day 3 (1/28):
Groceries: $ 3.40
Day 3 Total $13.60
30-Day Challenge Expense Total: $37.35
“Allowed” Expenses Remaining $462.65
Overall, I feel like I’m doing okay. My $500 limit leaves me an average spending allowance of $16.67 per day, and I’ve only averaged $12.45/day so far. With the weekend coming up, I think I’m up against the most difficult part of the challenge. To paraphrase my girlfriend, “I’m going to blow your challenge to pieces.” Yikes.