I was reading a past post of mine the other day. Boy, sometimes I say smart things! But then, I promptly forget them. For example, in this post I said “I am going to review the plan and take action to improve it, vs just “talking” about possible options for years on end.”
I need to once again focus on taking action, not diving deep into the very deep swimming pool of analysis paralysis.
Definition of Analysis Paralysis: Something that T has a big problem with. Also, an inability to make a decision due to over-thinking a problem.
To help focus on ACTION and overcome analysis paralysis, I thought it best to start documenting financial independence-related actions to keep myself accountable. I have attempted to do this in the past (see this post, this post, and other such posts). However consistency is a problem for me. I’m just going to get back on the horse though and forget that I fell off it for 6 months. That’s fine, right?
Ok so, here we go.
FI-related activities I have completed over the past week:
- Set up my Fiverr account on Fiverr.com. I’ve been meaning to set up a seller profile for awhile as I have some skillz I want to market. Now it is done! I even have a “gig”. I still need to do advertising to actually promote my services, but at least the first step is done.
- Met with my brother about our small passive-income business we are starting up. We took some action and made a bit of headway to get it off the ground. He is really good at focusing on getting things done (vs stewing over them too long) so it’s very helpful.
- Wrote a blog post for my personal finance blog for the first time since March. Yeah, this blog here! I feel like this is a big step towards keeping the goal of becoming financially independent ALIVE!
- Made a 4 week rotating dinner meal plan. This is something I’ve been planning to do for a couple years, but just never got around to it. Some weeks meals are repeated, but then some are swapped out to avoid boredom. The goal here is to reduce food waste, use more of what we have on hand, simplify our busy lives, and increase the chances that we’ll eat at-home food most days of the week. I’ll share the rotating meal plan in a future blog post!
I think that’s about it for this week. Next, a post about the anti-financially independent things I did over the past week! HA! Really though, I probably won’t, because I don’t want to air out my dirty laundry on my blog about becoming financially independent. But I DO want you to know that I’m not perfect. I just don’t need the judgey-mcjudgertons coming out to tell me I’m doing it wrong. Because they are out there. Searching the net for FI bloggers who are pretending. I like to think of my approach as more of a slow-FI approach. This approach may be frowned upon by some in the hard-core FI circle. Anyway. See ya next week maybe?