March Hustle, Week 1: the Big Dream. Plus a New Weekly Feature

Can you believe it’s March already? I can’t. It seems like just last week the new year started, and here we are at March. Not that it feels like March yet, at least, not here in Oklahoma, where there’s a big mess of snow on the ground and the temperature is currently in single digits. But I have hope (and the weather forecast) that warmer weather will soon be here.

Anyway, with a new month comes a new hustle. I thought I was ahead of the game because I decided I would embark upon a four-week challenge with the Money Saving Mom blog, that of getting your home organized. While I’d like to think my home is reasonably well-organized, I know it could definitely be better. So I’ve started that challenge and downloaded the free companion eBook. Today I get to clean out the fridge. I’m so looking forward to that. (can you feel the sarcasm dripping from my words?)

So, naturally, Fearless Leader Jon decided to throw me (and the rest of the third-month hustle folks) a curveball.

Read for yourself:

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February Hustle: Days 11 through whenever I get tired of writing (or 15)


So, um. It’s been a week since I last blogged. I have no good excuse except that I was trying to get caught up from when I got behind on my writing and my housework, after my new-laptop-saga ate up a lot of my productivity time. And as I was getting caught up, “Write blog post” kept getting pushed further and further behind in my to-do list.

So now, I’m going to start getting caught up. Hopefully I will write more than one blog post today, as I don’t really want to be even further behind and not even finish blogging about the February challenge before February is up. That would be embarrassing.

Let’s start with Day 11.

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February Hustle, Day 1: a New Beginning

Traditionally I’ve been starting my “hustle” blog posts with an e-mail from Jon Acuff, aka Fearless Leader Jon. I see no reason to change this now. So here goes:

Day 1!

Don’t call it a comeback!

I feel like the LL Cool J lyric was a pretty obvious start to the day.

It’s the second round of the 30 Days of Hustle and I need you to know something, you are rare.

Right now, most people have long abandoned their goals and dreams for 2014. Hundreds of people unsubscribed to this mailing list. Self help books stop selling welling February.

But you, you are up for another round. Well done. That alone is a victory.

Here’s the first challenge.

Answer this question:

What are you going to do this round?

The biggest thing you need to know is, will this be a continuation of the goal you set up or an entirely new goal?

Either one is a great choice, but you’ve got to know the answer before we jump into the new adventure.


Continue last month’s goal?


Start a new one?

(For added fun, post your answer in the Facebook group!)


My response: I’ve decided it’s time for a new hustle.

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