This post is my participation in Richie Alan Naggar 's BOAST-A-POST challenge. He invites us to think of a memorable, inspiring or informative post that had remained with us for a long time. It's a hard task, as there are so many brilliant, exceptional posts by so many people who share experiences and knowledge on the ActiveRain Platform.
The post that I chose is remarkable for me with the fact that I connect with it almost weekly, and have been doing so for the past three years. It is Lottie Kendall 's post in an ActiveRain challenge, hosted by Jeff Dowler, CRS several year ago.
I read it at a time in my career when I was asking questions about my work-life balance. I had a business plan but it had not included enough of the balance things - I had not planned my time off, my vacations. And I was starting to feel that I need to have them. The photos in the post captured my imagination, as they were two of the destinations I would have liked ideally to include as my annual vacations - the seaside and the woodsy, snowy mountains. The blog post included also a tool, The Weekly Accountability Tracker, which prompted me to think about many aspects of my days during the week and could keep me on track.
I decided to give it a try and see if I would get results and would be disciplined enough to keep it. I liked the questions from the tool, I asked them to myself, looked for the answers and acted. My productivity increased, and I was able to find time for a lot more than my work tasks and to take the vacations I had planned without reducing my financial goals. I actually did better.
Last year for the first time I took 2 days time away from my home to re-think my business plan and how I do things. Another post of Lottie's Sharpening the Saw gave me an idea about it.
For the purposes of this challenge, I revisited Lottie Kendall's posts and was surprised when I noticed that I had not commented - they were so clear in my mind, yet I had not left a comment. So, I am off to correct that now.