So, is it a cop-out goal to say that I want to double my income this year and the way I’m going to do it is by working my rear end off? I know it’s not a cop out to set a goal but it’s pretty lame to just say I’m going to work hard to achieve it. I mean, that’s a recipe for failure, isn’t it? Where are my action points? My steps to getting there? That’s a dreamer’s kind of goal. Nothing wrong with dreaming but I need to be practical too. It was easy to set that goal when my first years income was $6000. That’s not hard to double just by working hard and consistently. But this year I did well and while I don’t think it’s unrealistic to want to double it, I will have to be creative in how that manifests because I already work hard.
One difference this year is that I am only working for me. I don’t have any outside jobs or projects. So that gives me more time to focus. I also don’t have any outside writing projects planned (well, maybe a couple articles) that will take me away from creating. Any writing I do will be in ‘spare time’ rather than taking a couple/few months ‘off’ to do a project.
I’ll have to think about this some more.