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Monday MotivationToday is the last day of school for my kids. I”m armed with my 94 activities for kids list as well as Char’s and Randa’s new Kid’s Printables books (which my kids literally fought over), I think I just might survive.

Today I also get to go to my 12 year old’s graduation from grade school IF I can get out of traffic court in time (how’s that for the ultimate in crappy timing?!).

So today’s Monday Motivation is done on the run (and I don’t miss this ‘on the run’ stuff at all).

How to Get Motivated on Mondays

It’s a simple plan - tell us what you are going to do: Today, this week, whatever. Then tell us what will motivate you to get it done - a reward or consequences.

Today I will:

  1. Go to traffic court :P
  2. Read one chapter in Joe Vitale’s Hypnotic Writing
  3. Read some more of Susan Payton’s 101 Entrepreneur Tips
  4. Write 4 posts for Shoestring Smarts
  5. Clean out inbox (I’m extremely proud to say there are only 54 emails sitting in there right now!)

For the rest of the week I will

  1. Meditate 3X
  2. Scratch 10 things off of my ongoing To Do lists

If I don’t get this stuff done I will send $400 to a Kiva entrepreneur!

So what are you going to get done? :D

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    On June 4th, 2007 at 10:12 am, Steve Olson said:

    You asked for it…
    Today i am going to…

    Negotiate a new deal on EDI documents for my company

    Write up the marketing jargon for a new product we will release later this year

    Plan our family vacations for the rest of the year

    Post the blog post I’ve been meaning to post for the last three days - gotta get my wife to read it first. I might not make it.

    Plan two dates for entertaining guests at our home this summer

    Discover two new blogs and leave comments

    Leave two or more meaningful comments on my freinds blogs

    Submit two or more great posts to Stumble Upon.

    Time for a nap

    On June 4th, 2007 at 10:26 am, Success Online said:

    Exercise (swin) 2 times this week.

    Develop a “best practice” checklist of my “employee role” to increase productivity and identify area’s of improvement

    Visit your blog daily (wink*)!

    If I do not accomplish these I will donate $200 along side you!

    On June 4th, 2007 at 11:33 am, Denise said:

    oooh my hubby just went to traffic court this morning…
    Put my list up on my blog.. but here it is..
    Get a haircut!!!
    Help in any way to get the second issue of Loom Knitters Circle up! (not that that is much.. it’s in Isela’s control now!)
    Get the carpets shampooed
    get the toys sorted and make a big trip to Goodwill!
    Get the kids to finish up the school work for the year, I would love to get it done this week!!
    Get my current loom knitting design knit up, and written up!

    Summer is coming!!!
    If I don’t get this list done I will send two skeins of realllly good sock yarn from my stash to two people on the fiber RAOK list. (ot $400 but hey it’s supposed to motivate me right!)

    On June 4th, 2007 at 12:28 pm, tanya said:

    I like your Monday Motivations so here goes:
    get off the internet at work :0)
    finish up personal website
    redesign and resurrect an old and neglected site
    finish up and email you my “why I should go to BlogHer” letter :0)

    On June 4th, 2007 at 1:14 pm, Nathania Johnson said:

    1. Apparently I will be figuring out fun summer activities for the kids as school ends this Friday

    2. Link build for Classic Movie Lounge

    3. Come up with a name for my first affiliate marketing site? (hopefully)

    4. Market my Cafe Press store (i had my first sale last week!)

    If I don’t - I will clean the home office bathroom which is my husband’s responsibility. :)

    On June 4th, 2007 at 3:50 pm, Dennis Bjørn Petersen said:

    I’ve got a confession to make. I didn’t fulfill last weeks motivation, so Denmark lost the soccer match to Sweden, BUT fate sure has a VERY special way of showing me. Since I can’t show a YouTube video here you can see it on my page and trust me. It is fate. What caused all the commotion? I forgot to do my exercises.

    Is over
    Tuesday: (Danish Constitution day)
    Write a blog post
    Referee two soccer matches
    Write a blog post
    Research for guest post
    (Work duh, client meetings)
    Prepare for next week’s client seminar
    Update blog
    Get spanked by physical therapist for not doing my exercises (shin splints)
    Enjoy my new driveway
    Blog updates
    Enjoy an evening with my wife (her work is paying)
    Attend a birthday (No motivation needed for Saturday)
    Yet another birthday
    Garden stuff

    Sorry for mentioning my blog again Wendy, but you really have to see it to believe it.

    On June 4th, 2007 at 4:38 pm, Lisa Brown said:

    My to do’s got fried by a “Monday after 4 days at a conference, didn’t get back til midnight” kind of day.

    So instead, I got to work on a bunch of other things, funny how these come out of the woodwork when you least need or expect them.

    What I did do today:

    Upgraded a client’s hosting due to a higher than expected seasonal traffic spike. (good problem to have, really)
    Made updates to several client’s sites.
    Returned a bunch of calls.
    and discovered I have more business than before I left. (guess that’s a good problem too) :)

    Wendy, I’m starting to read Hypnotic Marketing (also by Joe Vitale) have you read it?

    On June 4th, 2007 at 4:59 pm, Neena said:

    Monday motivation for me this week is getting caught up. So, I need to set my sights low. If I accomplish these 4 things I will be happy: First, get to the bottom of the paperwork mountain. Second, manage to feed the family every night (weekend meal planning didn’t happen). Third, tackle the laundry mountain. And fourth, write at least two substantial posts. The only reward is the feeling of accomplishment that, hopefully will result.

    On June 4th, 2007 at 6:47 pm, Michelle Gartner said:

    My kids are out of school this Thursday & instead of taking it easy & breezy,
    I want to:
    1) start another blog
    2) Market my web development business more
    3) finish the book I am writing (and self publish it)
    4) build up my inventory on eBay to 1000 books

    Aughh! It can be done, it can be done, it can be done!!!

    On June 5th, 2007 at 12:24 am, lornadoone said:

    Wow. $400 is a lot of cash!

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