What I did today
Today was not productive. I had a ton of work to do at the office so I, unfortunately, did very little on the side. I didn’t post any articles on my websites, I didn’t pitch new clients, I didn’t land new clients.
In fact, I did one piece of work for an UpWork client and that is it.
Honestly, that’s a straight-up bummer.
Tomorrow needs to be much, much more work.
What I’m thinking about today
Today is now the 50th day of this case study! That’s a milestone I’ve been looking forward too for quite a while. Since starting this case study actually! I’ve been thinking I should do something to celebrate that day once it arrives. Similarly, I’ve thought I should celebrate when I reach 100 days, 500 days, 1,000 days.
But now that day is here and I don’t feel like it’s worth celebrating.
Okay, yes. I’ve now been working on my dreams for 50 days. I’ve been pushing hard and doing what I can to reach that goal.
But, nothing has really changed. I still am exhausted, with a job in the morning. I feel like crap, haven’t been eating healthy, and haven’t been working out.
A lot needs to change. I haven’t been doing enough. I could do better
How I’m Feeling Today
I’m annoyed at myself. I’m looking at my numbers and I could do better. I’ve spent more this month than I ever would have liked to have spent. I’m not particularly thrilled by this.
Granted, I’ve now spent ~$2,500 this month for my businesses. Some of that has been on content, some of that has been hiring freelancers, some of that has just been regular expenses.
I need to get through this year. If you look down at my expenses number, you see it’s large as shit. That’s a problem!
However, a lot of these expenses are currently fixed, meaning it’s debt that I owe. However, once we hit November, those expenses will fall off a cliff. In fact, they should fall to around ~$125/day at the most.
I need to get to that point, then each day will feel like I’m making more and doing more on the progress side of things.
Again, however, I need to kick my butt into gear.
What I made today
Rental Income: $25
Interview Coaching: $0
Affiliate sites (1 site): $0
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses
My plan for tomorrow
Tomorrow, which is really today, needs to be much more productive.
Today, I’m going to:
- Publish at least 5 articles for my affiliate sites
- Eat healthily
- Go to the gym
- Pitch on at least 10 projects today
About the Author & The $0-$10K/Day Case Study
Dean’s goal is to create $10,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship
The hope is that this series of posts will inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen.
Dean Woods is currently a VC-backed startup executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was a management consultant. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.