I was bouncing ideas off my wife about what the topic of my next blog post. She interrupted me and said “how about balancing work and personal projects??” I got the hint right away. If you look at the chart above, you’ll notice that at the bottom there is a project called “Home Laundry Area”. We’ve been living in this house now for 4 years and the laundry room is still not done. My wife has laundry envy when she goes to other peoples home where there is a counter top to fold cloths.
I tried to tell her the problem would be solved if she would just buy me a second set of tools. That way I could work on the home projects in the evening and still have my tools at the job-site. Ouch. I should not have said that.
The chart above shows the truth. I will have finished 3 paid jobs before I finish one small job at home. Believe me, the Laundry room is not a big job, but It looks huge on the chart! I needed something to show the big picture for upcoming projects. John MacKenzie (the same John named in all the projects) Is a business coach. I asked him how to used the timeline chart after I found one for my Ipad. A timeline chart shows “time elapsed” not how long it takes to do the job. In “Spring Gardening” We buy the seed in March if we order from a catalog, and I’m going to post an ad looking for composted manure this weekend: 1 hour worth of effort but we started March 1st and it’s now March 19th.
The purple Bathroom project will have to be extended (sorry Cathy). I haven’t been able to get to them for a week. My daughter is just finishing up her skating show and tests. The wife is away so I’m chauffeur. The Timeli App has it’s own website here.