Friday, May 18, 2018

A Month From Work Plus 7 Winning Rules to Nail Your Day

Time flies so fast!

It has been exactly a month now since I started working with my first ever full-time client as a freelancer.

How do I put this?

All I can say is I am very blessed my client came across my profile and invited me to apply.

If that had not happened, I may still be sending proposals every day on Upwork.

Really, as what other WFHR graduates said, the right client for you will come at the right time.

It does not matter how soon or how long the right one will come, just be patient and do what you can do every day and eventually he/she will.

I actually have 7 rules that I apply in my life every day.

I think I got this from "The Millionaires Club" or something. Not sure because there's so many things I jot down from inspiring articles I read everywhere.

I do not know if this will make an impact to you or if you will apply it too but I will just enumerate it here:

1. See failure as a beginning, not an end.

- You know the history of how sticky notes were invented? It was said that it came from a failed adhesive. In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver was trying to invent a super-strong adhesive that would stick to things but also could be re-positioned multiple times, but he came up with a super-weak one instead. And that was the beginning of sticky notes/post-it. 

That is what I instilled in my mind: A failure can become a success. (P.S. Got that info from watching "Radio Romance")

2. Make peace with your past, let it go.

- If your past was all failure, see the first rule, remember it can become a success. It is up to you how you will treat it. Will you treat it as a hindrance and give up halfway? Or will you use it as a tool to reach your goal? Tool such as learning. Learn from it, see what went wrong and think of a new approach or improve it.

3. Habits decide your future, act accordingly.

- What are you aiming for? Is what you do every day contributing to your goal?

A very simple scenario which I always imagine and treat as my motivation:
You want to lose weight? What are you doing every day to lose weight? Eat junk foods? Sleep the whole day? What you do in your day will decide your future if you will lose weight.

A scenario I've read before: You want to get rich? What do you do in your day? Do you earn, save and invest? Or do you spend more than what you earn?

*Disclaimer: I am not yet rich but I am in the process of earning, saving and investing. At least that is a good start. :)

4. If you don't go after it, you won't have it.

- Although the job relating to my profession came to me first, I was planning to go after it too though after applying as a VA. Nauna lang siya. XP

5. Earn, save and invest before you spend it.

- Relates to the example made in Rule No. 3. This keeps me from spending a lot. :)

6. Avoid negative people, life is too short.

- Instead, surround yourself with like-minded people. I never considered this before. I thought I could work my way through my goal with just me, myself and I. But most of the time, I lose the fuel and energy to do so on my own. I am always distracted by a lot of things: games, Youtube, gala with friends, social media. And it stops me from being productive every day.

But after I joined a group for freelancers and our WFHR group as well, I did not realize until recently that they have influenced me unconsciously. Seeing how they work hard, how they failed and stood up and move on to next really inspired me to do my best and to chase my dream too.

It felt like we are all in the same place, helping each other to stand back up. I really, really, really recommend you to surround yourself with people who has the same goal as you. Pramis, mahahawa ka sa kasipagan nila at marami kang matututunan.

7. Never compare yourself with others.

- This, honestly, is very hard to do. With social media platforms directly slapping to your face how your social media friends are "living the life" kuno, it will really make you feel less. But you know what I do? I rarely scroll on my newsfeed. 😆 Because, you know, only a part of it is true and there are so many stories behind the photos they share that are hidden from the public's eyes.

I mostly spend my time thinking what I should do next in my life and how to improve it rather than comparing myself with others and wanting to do what they do.

And whenever my siblings and I get together, we mostly talk about things to the next level. Deeper thoughts. Maybe boring to others. But that is how we brainstorm as well, in life.

There. Those are the 7 rules that I apply on a day to day basis. I don't look at it for a long term perspective because I do not set for how long I will use these. I look at it per day. I treat it as a fuel every day to make me move. I do not expect results because if I do, I would probably stop in an instant when I reach that and it will keep me stagnant again. Am I making sense right now?

Like when losing weight, if I set my goal to like losing 10 lbs., when I reach that goal, I would probably stop exercising. But if I only exercise every day as my morning ritual with no goals set, I would probably do it just to keep me healthy everyday. Am I really making sense?

Anyway, these rules keep me going every day.

Whenever I fail, I see Rule No. 1 and 2 and 4.

Whenever I feel demotivated, I see Rule No. 3 and 4 again.

Whenever I feel down, I see Rule No. 6 and 7.

And whenever I get a step forward to my goal, see Rule No. 5 before I get tempted to use it for other things.

I actually posted these rules on the wall to easily remind me every day.

And there is this book that I have read called "The Messi Way" by Mike Grogan which I am starting to incorporate every morning.

Let us see how all of these goes in the future.

Experiment pa more~ Lol


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