I love the starts of things — new weeks, new months, new new quarters, new seasons, new projects. Today is a double-whammy: The beginning of a new week and the beginning of a new month. Awesome. So fresh and brimming with untapped potential.
So, here’s what I’ve got going on this week:
- I wrote a book for a client over the past few months and we’re going through that arduous, in-the-weeds stage of final reviews and editing. Although I have a few other projects to work on, this review will take up most of my attention for the next couple of days. We want to have the book out in the next couple of weeks.
- I wrapped my first project just before I sat down to write this blog post. (Because I try to do a few revenue-generating things first thing in the morning, as soon as I wake up. It sets the tone for my day). The article was about real estate investment property analysis and should be published in a magazine in January.
- It’s nearing the end of the year, which means I need to get together with my accountant and do some preliminary tax work for this past year plus some tax planning for the year to come. And normally I’d just grab a file and I’m good to go except that this fall I fell behind in my filing so I have a stack of papers that need to be sorted and filed before I can grab my accountant’s file. It’s not a big deal and it shouldn’t take too long but it’s one of those things that has sat there, mocking me since Janelle and I got home from our trip a couple of weeks ago… and I’ve always found something else slightly more important to do than that filing. Well, time’s up. Gotta file now.
- I also have a bunch of projects out there in a holding pattern — in review with a client or waiting for some component before I can finish it. I’d love to push those ahead this week. I can take action on a couple of them, so I want to do that. I hate having half-done projects that linger too long. (Well, except for that pile of filing, above).
Have a great week!