I know, I know .. right! Got to stop hanging out online in the evening with my American pals!
Last night I revealed my “Debt Free Number” to my pal in Las Vegas. Its high enough to make me go ouch!! .. but surprisingly enough not high enough that I didn’t sleep last night.
I feel I can tackle this although its on a different order of magnitude than before . .becasue I also know that I have lots of existing skills I can draw on to start to chip away at this.
BTW – Big Number reveal and breakdown is coming I am just waiting for the last few pieces of data!
Frankly .. and I know this sounds utterly potty .. but the number is big enough that I will never, ever be able to quickly pay this off working a job for someone else.
So I guess – just over two weeks since I left my last position I am now plunging into the whole “self-employed and bricking it” phase of my life again!
I need more control over my income – in that I need to be able to toss in a few 100 hour weeks here and there and get rewarded for it directly .. rather than promises that are never kept!
To set off and tackle a massive goal also means switching up my mindset a lot.
The skills that got me here .. are not the skills that will necessarily get me out the other end and back on a financial even keel.
It would be very comforting to think that I “know everything I need” but I am too long in the tooth to think I that this is the case.
I have already identified a whole heap of things that I need to be able to do to run my new business .. and that means I really need to “Get some skillz girlfriend”
BUT … and I am tossing in a great big ugly “But” in here .. I know what I am like .. I can completely lose myself in heading off in the “let’s learn how to do this stuff” phase and at the moment this number is big enough that I need to focusing on the “create great value, generate great revenue phase”
So it’s not a case of “Learn OR Earn” .. its case that both have to happen simultaneously!
I know I need to learn how to get better at building my email list; setting up webpages; creating affiliate programmes;; building online courses; creating sales funnels …… all of which is like taking a wander in a foreign land where the confident inhabitants speak a language I do not yet understand.
So … first things first …. an immediate mini-cash flow project has to get set up. Not a fortune project – more a keep the fridge full project whilst I figure out the rest.
Cos – -although I need to get me some skillz! I also need to feed the kids. Right?
So its 7am Thursday morning .. I am giving myself until 7am Saturday morning to create and launch something that will earn me the £700 it will take to keep our heads above the waterline next month.
Time for a Mind Map I think to get my head straight and work our the quickest route map I can.
Keep you all posted XX