As we begin 2015, it is customary that we set goals or “resolutions”. Most resolutions are broken within the first 6 weeks. Unfortunately, we usually set goals that are so difficult to accomplish that we lose faith in the ability to meet that goal and we simply stop trying. We should set goals that are attainable and have an end date. Instead of “I am going to lose 40 pounds”, we should set an attainable goal of “I am going to lose 10 pounds by March 1st”.
I usually do not share my resolutions and I usually fail to meet them. This year, I have decided to share my goals and ask my friends and colleagues to hold me accountable. The old saying “it takes a village” may make it easier to actually achieve my goals in 2015.
My personal goals for 2015 include the following;
1. Exercise 3-4 times per week for at least 30 minutes per session.
2. Lose 5 pounds per month with a total goal of 30 pounds by my sons wedding on June 13th by eating healthier and staying away from fast food restaurants. I plan to also try to stay away from soda pop. I’ve given it up before by drinking more water and iced tea, so I know I can do it again. I will begin this goal after my trip to North Carolina the first week of January.
3. I want to spend more time with family and friends. This year I’d like to reconnect with friends I’ve lost contact with and make the time to spend time with family members.
4. I’d like to plan 3 weekend getaways with my husband Darrell. This may be difficult as I’ve committed to Family Leisure to work weekends from March 1st to Labor Day but with our crazy schedules, I feel it is imperative to spend time alone away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
My professional goals for 2015 include the following:
1. Write 1 blog per week and publish it on Mondays.
2. Create a monthly news letter and publish it on the 15th of each month.
3. Add two new clients per month
4. Stay in contact with my clients on a regular basis, whether it’s a note, a promotional gift or simply a phone call to see how they are.
5. Attend the following networking groups:
a. Carmel Coffee in the Neighborhood
b. Northside Networking Group
c. Beech Grove Chamber
d. Premier Women
e. Networking at Jan Woman’s Office on Friday mornings
f. Character Council – not really a networking group but a reminder of what’s important
6. Publish monthly specials
7. Set up my store in the Neighborhood Boutiques and keep it up to date.
8. HAVE FUN!!!!
While many of these may seem simple, keeping myself organized and on track is what is important if I am going to be successful. Because I will not have a scheduled day off from March 1st to Labor Day, planning and hour or two of quiet time when possible will be imperative to my sanity.
January 1st we all began with a clean slate. Our 365 page book was blank. I’ve shared what I will be adding to the pages of my life in 2015.
What will you be writing on your pages?