I know you can set goals and meet them at any time of the year, but there’s something about the beginning of the year that just seems appropriate. Maybe because it’s an external frame of measurement. Regardless, I do goals instead of resolutions and it works for me.
To provide a frame of reference for my goals, I choose a word for the year. Last year, my word was “Prosperity.” This year, I have two words. The main word is “Intentional” and a supplemental word of “Consistent.”
That said, my goals for the year are:
Launch courses: 40 Days to Creativity and Journal Your Way to Creativity.
Release 12 JEN Enterprises Presents titles (one per month).
Publish RealmWalker: New Beginnings with The Wild Rose Press.
Podcast every other week.
1 YouTube video a week.
2 public speaking gigs.
4 coaching clients.
Every year, I hesitate to make my goals public because “what if I don’t do them?” But the fact that they are public provides some external motivation to get them done.
That’s where I am for goals this year. They are listed in my planner with steps and plans to achieve them.
It seems strange to think that there are only two weeks left in this year. I actually had to check the calendar after I typed that. Yes. Two weeks.
The other day, I was thinking that it was early to be planning for next year. When I look at the calendar and realize that, though? It’s not too early at all. In fact, I kind of feel some pressure being applied.
But… I’m good.
I don’t have everything in place that I want for 2019, but who does? Not only am I not that organized, I don’t want to be that rigid.
My planner setup for the year is in a purple Carpe Diem A5 6-ring binder. I’m doing a hybrid method using a traditional calendar (week on two pages layout) and Bullet Journal methods. I’ve been giving it a trial run for the past couple months and it’s working out great.
I already have my goals lined up. I will be tracking them per quarter so I’ll better know where I stand with what I’m wanting to do. I won’t share them here just yet. I will let you know some of them as they come along because it involves new books, courses, and reviving my podcast.
It’s more than keeping on keeping on. It’s growing and improving and loving what I do so that I will have more things to share with you, too.
Have you started planning for 2019 yet? What kinds of content do you want to see here (or hear on the podcast) that would help you reach your goals?
I said “goals,” plural. But, let’s face it, there’s only one real goal I’m focused on for the rest of this month.
Finishing the first draft of my current project.
I’m writing a book about starting a bullet journal. I have a section on getting started and a section on the extra bells and whistles you can add to it. At this point, I think I’m about half through it.
I’m going to include some examples of different styles. Some will be my own. Some will be used by permission of the people who did them. I will have a glossary and a resources section.
That’s August’s goal. For September, I will edit it and hopefully get it out by the end of the year.