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If I look at my mini goals, this week was a failure, but if I look at my conditional, this week was a success.

And I'm always looking at my conditional.

My #minigoals are just a way for me to meet my #conditional, and this week I not only met my #minimummonetary, but I exceeded it! 🤩
That means I'll be adding to my Piggy Bank 🐽
As far as mini goals, creating content – both for my blog and other platforms – was the area I consistently failed. I need to change my mindset from 'finding time to write for myself' to 'creating time to write for myself'.
That said, increasing my Piggy Bank balance is definitely a boost, because having dry or slow weeks is hard on my entrepreneurial ego. It's also a solid reminder that putting my head down and working hard yields results. 💪 There's even a chance I'll get Bonus Bucks!! 💸
I'm half way into month 5 of #contentwriter #pilotidea, and I think I'm really getting into a groove, here. 😎

tl;dr This week I failed to meet several of my mini goals, but I met my minimum monetary and then some any way! I'm adding to my PIggy Bank, and on Sunday I'll see if I get any Bonus Bucks.

Author Bree Weber Published 7/14/2018, 12:28:11 PM Permalink

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This is a new week and I have some new goals.

They're kind of aggressive...

But, I want to exceed my #minimummonetary this week, so I need to be aggressive. My first priority this week is fulfilling my promise to all of my current clients. My second priority, however, is finding new clients, which is where my #minigoals come in.
  • Research and contact 10 new LinkedIn prospects each day
  • Submit portfolio and resume to 5 agencies each day
  • Pitch 5 buyer requests each day
  • Write custom content for a new platform each day of the week:
  • Revisit my daily Instagram strategy
The objective behind each of my goals is to ensure I'm spending time on creating content or connections that will lead to long-term clients.

#backtowork

tl;dr I need to be more aggressive in my approach if I want to exceed my minimum monetary conditional. So, I've set daily mini goals for myself to find new clients, create more content, and promote myself.

Author Bree Weber Published 7/9/2018, 1:16:59 PM Permalink

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I've changed everything

I've been feeling for a while that my system for monitoring my progress on #minigoals and #conditionals was not quite robust enough. I've complained about it a few times like when I said it was forcing me to choose between money and fame from as far back as April.
So, it's been a long time coming, but I did it! I have a new conditional system.

There are a couple really big changes. Probably the biggest two are:

  1. 🚫 There is no more engagement conditional
  2. 🚫 There is no more popularity conditional
Say what!!!
Yup! I just celebrated my 3 month anniversary as a #contentwriter! #Popularity and #engagement are no longer my focus. I need to scale this #pilotidea into a full-blown business. What does that entail?

Well, first of all, like literally every other successful business on the planet, I need to earn a profit.

There is no second of all.
Everything else that we #entrepreneurs focus on like branding, marketing, networking, productivity, sales funnels, pipelines, etc. is just strategies and channels that we are using in the hopes that it will bring in revenue that exceeds our expenses and taxes. So, yeah, #profit.

The other big change I've introduced is a Piggy Bank 🐷

So, it's no longer about #success or #failure, because I've just spent 12 weeks proving that I can not only succeed every single week, but grow tremendously (minimum 50% #growth every week!).
Instead, every time I exceed my #minimummonetary, I add that excess amount into my Piggy Bank. If I don't meet my minimum monetary, I subtract the difference (between my goal and what I actually earned) from my #PiggyBank balance.
It works just like a profit and loss statement. As long as I have bank in my bank, I continue to push forward and grow this business. If my #bankbalance goes negative, I re-roll with a new pilot idea.
Yup, scary as hell!.
But it also reflects the reality we all live in. If you #invest in yourself, build a #business, and turn a profit, great! But if you take all the same steps and go broke or into debt, you close up shop and move on.

I'm also piggy-backing Bonus Bucks onto the Piggy Bank (get it? 😂)

When I exceed my minimum monetary by more 10%, I pay myself a bonus of 10% of that excess called Bonus Bucks. If the next week, I exceed by 20%, then the #BonusBucks are equal to 20% of that excess. Every week, the Bonus % increases for as long as I'm on a streak. Miss a week, and reset.
Bonus Bucks help me to increase my Piggy Bank when I'm doing really well and help me offset the weeks (or months 😔) that are slow. Or, ya know, if I just want to take a vacation. I can use my Piggy Bank balance as a buffer.

I'm really excited about this change and to see what happens this week! 😬

tl;dr I changed my entire conditionals system. I've dropped engagement and popularity altogether. It's all about monetary for business success, which is why I brought in Piggy Bank (to track how I can surpass my goals) and Bonus Bucks for doing really well. It's not about success or failure each week. Now, it's all about keeping my bank balance in the green.

Author Bree Weber Published 6/11/2018, 10:37:10 PM Permalink

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This week has been a nail biter 😬

It was a major challenge for a couple reasons. The primary being that my #monetary #conditional was above what I've been clearing most weeks. I thought I might need to rely on #popularity and #engage – or even use up my freebie week that I earned after the first successful month – but I also hadn't published any of my own #writing recently.
It surprised and delighted me, but I met my monetary conditional today!!
  • ✅ Monetary – 28,844 PigPoints
  • 🕐 Engagement – 1,921 PigPoints
  • 🕐 Popularity – 3,141 PigPoints
I also made some pretty good progress with my #minigoals:
  • 🚫 I didn't publish a new Medium article, so this is carrying over into a new weekly goal
  • ✅ I sent in a submission to Entrepreneur 🤞
  • ✅ I submitted my pitch to The Spruce
  • 🚫 I didn't submit a new article to PopSugar, so this is also carrying over
  • 🚫 I also didn't pitch any hotels, but this didn't feel particularly useful/important since many hotels offer a comped stay in lieu of monetary compensation
I'm drafting up some bigger goals. Think less mini goal and more #massivegoals, because ::drum roll:: I'm coming up on 12 weeks! I'm getting closer to my minimum monetary conditional (where I stop multiplying and continue working hard) and I want to start thinking about where I can take this #business

tl;dr I wasn't sure if I'd make it since this was a big week, but I met my monetary conditional! I didn't make as much progress with mini goals, but I'm rolling them over and drafting up some new massive goals.

Author Bree Weber Published 6/2/2018, 1:48:23 AM Permalink

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This has been a busy week, but with the long holiday weekend, all I want to do is be outside! So, I'm planning some outdoor days and pool-side work stations for next week. 💦
Speaking of next week, I have a lot of a goals to hit 🏁. My #monetary #conditional is going up, and even though my #popularity and #engagement conditionals have been stagnant, I'll be working on them quite a bit.
I've been doing well in the triple digits lately 💰, but next week's requirement is getting close to the top of my monetary history. In short, it will be #challenge.
In the meantime, I've been focusing on my #minigoals, and have made some great #progress:
  • Drafted new Medium article to finalize and publish on Monday 📆
  • Reaching out to friends 🙏 to ask for an intro to Entrepreneur editor
  • I have a general idea for my pitch to The Spruce, but need to clarify it more 🤔
  • Outlined article for PopSugar; need to write ✍️ and submit next week
  • I've identified a few hotels, but really need to hone my hotel stay pitch 🤫

For now, I'm taking the rest of the weekend off to rest, relax, and enjoy the weather ☀️😎⛱

tl;dr Next week is a big challenge to break a monetary record that I haven't been hitting. I feel good about my mini goals, but am ready to relax over the long holiday weekend, first.

Author Bree Weber Published 5/26/2018, 2:23:58 PM Permalink

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This is week 10 of #contentwriter, and there have been some major milestones 💎 along the way that have made this #pilotidea the most successful yet:
  • Met monetary conditional every single week! 💰
  • Longest running pilot idea 🏃‍♀️
  • Most successful all-time monetary, engagement, and popularity 🤩
I've also met a #conditional for this week:
  • ✅ Monetary – 19,229 PigPoints
  • 🕐 Engagement – 1,921 PigPoints
  • 🕐 Popularity – 3,141 PigPoints

I've also decided to create some #minigoals that work towards individual conditionals.

Mini goals for the rest of May 2018:
  • ✍️ Publish new article to Medium
  • 🤞 Pitch to Entrepreneur editor
  • ✉️ Send pitch to The Spruce
  • 📝 Submit article to PopSugar
  • 🏨 Draft pitch for local hotel stay

tl;dr Week 10 means longest and most successful pilot idea, plus I met a conditional for this week.

Author Bree Weber Published 5/24/2018, 1:50:32 PM Permalink

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Here's what I'm up against for #conditionals this week:
  • Monetary – 8,546 PigPoints
  • Engagement – 1,921 PigPoints
  • Popularity – 3,141 PigPoints
I'm also focusing on some mini goals that I think will help me achieve these conditionals.
  • Pitch to publications with open submission policies
  • Reach out to freelancers I trust for potential partnerships
  • Test out cold contacting potential private clients
I'll continue to add to this list as I determine what works and what doesn't, but overall I think #minigoals are the way to go.

Author Bree Weber Published 5/7/2018, 11:09:35 AM Permalink

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