Tick Tock Tick Tock (or What If You’re Running Out Of Time?)

It's January 1, 2010. Congrats, you made it. ;)

Let's get it started right. What follows is better than any "resolution."

Time (no pun intended) for a thought experiment. To make it successful whip out a pen/paper or fire up a text editor. There will be a reward if you take action. :)

In 12 months you won't be able to work more than 1 hour per day on income producing tasks. You will have come down with an illness that renders you incapable of even attempting to work more than 1 hour per day.

Starting today, what do you do to plan for that?

How do you start reorganizing your life?

What action steps do you have to take today in anticipation of the future?

Even if you've never run a business of any sort before, act as if. What kind of business do you think you could start? What steps do you need to take to make it work?

12 months is a long time to get yourself set up.

Invest 15 minutes (preferably more) thinking about this.




Now, same questions, but you only have 6 months. In 6 months you will not have the ability to work more than 1 hour per day.

What do you do?

Now, 3 months. What changes? You've actually got real time constraints now. It's difficult to think 6 or 12 months out because it's such a long time from now, but 3 months?

3 months out is April 1. That's really soon!

With 12 months to make it work you could still probably watch TV and play video games every day. But 3 months? I'm not so sure.

With 3 months you will probably have to cut out all extraneous activities from your life while you set yourself up for your new 1 hour/day handicap.

The Reward

Post your answers, and they should be somewhat detailed, in the comments.

I'll e-mail you with my own answers which, as with a lot of my work,will be free from copyright.

I won't post my answers here, but you'll be free to post them on your own blog or wherever you please.

Update (2:25PM EST Jan 1, 2010):

1) Esoteric answers don't count. Be specific.

2) I'll only send the e-mail with my answers for comments made until Jan 7, 2010. You have 7 days to think hard and submit your answers.

Thanks for participating!