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Setting yourself a deadline like your boss does.

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How To Set Deadlines That Feel Real

How To Set Deadlines That Feel Real

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The Premise

Your time outside of your day job is your own.

You have the time to learn how to bake bread, learn to cook, or just do whatever you want, and there is no excuse for not being productive.

But People get exhausted after the initial spike and let go.

...

Meeting Our Own Deadlines Is The Hardest

  • Working diligently and consistently towards our dreams, especially if they're relative longshots, is one of the hardest things we’ll ever do, if we do it at all.
  • The self-confidence needed to believe in ourselves enough to try, and the dedication needed to maintain the discipline to ...

You Work For A Boss As You Fear Disappointing Them

Just as we have met deadlines in our jobs, why can't we do so when we are on our own?

Your self-work should be as crucial as any office deadline. Remember: 

  • You are your own boss.
  • The person who hired you for this job liked you then and trusts you now.
  • They saw so...

When You Are Your Own Boss

  • Your boss, which is you only, don't expect you to push yourself to the max every day, but they want to see you improve consistently
  • Your boss has the unique ability to know when you're not pulling your weight, and they're not afraid to call you out on it.

Govern Your Self-Imposed Deadline

Your boss knows the core of our issue with self-imposed deadlines.

Here is a small exercise.

  • Pick a task that is slightly challenging but doable.
  • Set a deadline for tomorrow, or sometime this week, at 9 am.
  • You can't change the deadline once you set it.
  • I...

A True Professional

  • Being a professional is about taking something abstract (dream) & turning it into something more concrete (action).
  • We all should take our dreams seriously - we all have the capacity to be professional, and bring that kind of focus and energy to our passion work.

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