The 90-Day Challenge: Weekly Status Update

by Mark on May 17, 2010 · 2 comments

Today is Day 47 of the 90-Day Challenge. We are just over halfway through it already. I have set 4 goals that I want to accomplish in 90 days:

  1. Publish 2 e-books.
  2. Have a 34-inch waist.
  3. Eliminate 100% of the clutter in my home.
  4. Go on at least 1 date.

This week I batted about 0.500. I worked on my e-book for several hours and began to completely revamp the format. I have basically decided to give up on trying to do 2 books, and now I am just going to set June 30, 2010 as my target date for my book launch. I still have plenty to do, and the biggest challenge relates to things that I still don’t know how to do, especially design a book layout that looks professional and set up a website to sell e-books. The other goal that I worked on was eliminating clutter. I have made quite a bit of progress on this front. I have said all along that Phase 1 would be eliminating clutter, and Phase 2 would be reducing my stuff. I might end up jumping the gun on Phase 2 and work on getting rid of most of my massive book collection.

I didn’t do anything towards the other two goals. My back is doing much better and feels like it was before I injured it again. I will probably begin walking again to slowly get some exercise. Nothing new to report on the dating front.

My energy level is much improved, but it is still far from ideal. Part of the improvement is from my body adapting to lower caffeine levels. I was drinking 4 cups of coffee and at least 1 cup of tea every morning. Now I’m down to 2 cups of coffee – one before work and one after I arrive. Then I’m done. I also did better about going to bed earlier.

{ 2 comments }

1 Joel | Blog Of Impossible Things May 22, 2010 at 1:33 am

Mark-
Why don’t you focus just on writing the books? That way you can get them done and get them published.

Just write out the content. you can worry about the store and the layout later.

2 Mark May 22, 2010 at 7:29 am

Joel,

I haven’t been focused on the store and the layout yet, although it has been on the back of my mind. Between having a stressful job, low energy, and a bad back, it has been challenging to sustain energy and focus. However, I realize that I have to stop using these as excuses if I want to succeed.

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