I haven’t written here for awhile, but be certain that I’ve been very busy and productive. I haven’t been focusing on any official challenges, but i have been working. I’ve been working on my second book, on continuing to publicize my first book, on building a new website (coming soon!), on learning to use Social Media (specifically Twitter) for business – all while being a mom (aka servant) to my 15 month old cutie pie.
Why didn’t I create a challenge to move those projects along? Well, because I didn’t need it! Things were moving along just fine.
I learned a very powerful lesson a long time ago, that I have been teaching to all of my students, and that is “don’t fix something that ain’t broken”. I had inspiration and was motivated to do the work, I was on a roll – and since everything was working just fine, I just took full advantage of the power of momentum. There was no need for a challenge.
Nearly a week ago, things took a turn. My computer crashed. The whole thing, just crashed. After feeling overwhelmed, angry, sad, frustrated, uncertain, and confused about what this means for me (the file for my book was saved only there, and I did not back-up (bad move)), I got myself together and actually took some productive action, made phone calls, and found someone to fix it! The tech person was super talented, and recovred all my files, fixed the issue, and now my computer runs faster than ever. However, I feel like I lost that “power of momentum”, that flow that I was riding.
It is what it is…and I must act based on what’s happening now. Now, it’s that time, time for a challenge. I’m creating a challenge because I need it. I need to get re-inspired, re-focused, and get the momentum back- and that is EXACTLY what the Challenge Method is designed to do.
What’s my new challenge? Will describe it in my next post!
P.S. Are you on Twitter? Find me at @NellyOdessa and say hello.