A couple of months ago I started to work on my first information product with great enthusiasm. I was saying to myself that it has to be a masterpiece, it has to be no-bullshit, actionable guide that adds real value to customers. It suppose to be a guide with many videos and accompanying PDF files.
My greatest problem is the management of my time. Having a job and a family with small children, time tends to become one of the most valuable resource in my life. So, the great shortage of daytime made me decide to work during nights. BIG MISTAKE! Instead of advancing faster, within weeks I accumulated such a great fatigue, so that I was no longer able to work at all, even during the day. I became extremely cranky and frustrated, and my life became impossible.
It was clear to me that I have to change the way I manage the time allocated to the product creation. I’m lucky enough that my official job isn’t very demanding in terms of time. I’m working in the IT department of an organisation and I have at hand the whole internet, so I can allocate about 2 hours per day for my product, maybe more in some days, and nobody will bother me. If the computer network and the servers are OK, me and my colleagues are free to deal with our own projects.
So, after a well deserved vacation in late summer this year, I continued to work on my product as described, and things started to move on. Now my time is even more tight as my kids started the school, so the job time became the only time alternative.
On the other hand, in order to create and edit the videos I needed some isolated space. Well, I convinced my wife to let me work on the videos during the next few weekends, and for this I’m very grateful to her. I’m quite sure that she will bag me to do this again when she will see the benefits of my work! 🙂
When I first started to work on this big information product I didn’t realize that it’s so demanding and time consuming, but now I’m eager to so see the results. Time management is the key. It’s crucial to use your time as efficiently as possible and you set aside enough time for sleeping. Don’t ruin your health for that.
Now I’m so determined, that I even forgot the meaning of the expression “fear of failure”.