Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Time Management Tuesday: A Month Really Makes A Difference

I'm sure you're all wondering how I did with Teaching Authors' 30-Day Boost Your Productivity Challenge, which I told you about back at the beginning of February. I will keep you in suspense no longer.

The Plan

What I planned to do was work on my first objective for my fourth 2016 goal. My fourth goal being marketing my Saving the Planet & Stuff eBook, my first objective being looking into taking the book down from Barnes & Noble and Kobo to take advantage of Kindle Direct Publishing Select. I particularly wanted to have that done for April when I plan to do a marketing push for Planet. For the Productivity Challenge I was going to work a couple of hours a week on this.

The Result

I got a great result for this. Granted, this was a remarkably easy objective, but I didn't know that when I chose it. I wanted to make these switches last year and never got around to it, because I was sure finding out how to do it would be daunting. This objective involved just "looking into" how to do these things. I actually did them last month, too. I even got started on my third STP&S marketing objective, planning some Earth Day promotion.

And What Did We Learn From This, Lads and Lasses?

Precision people--Assigning a specific task to a specific unit of time.

Then, of course, you have to do it.


Carmela Martino said...

Hooray for your success, Gail. And thanks for participating in the challenge!

Gail Gauthier said...

I love monthly tasks.