I’ve always been a strong believer in setting goals, even if I haven’t always lived up to my own expectations! Early in June I set out a list of goals I wanted to achieve in the space of a month, essentially between Northallerton Meetups. Part of the reason for this clearly was to get myself motivated and taking action, but also I wanted to have something great to report back at the July meetup! My goals for the month can be seen in my post, All For One And One For All – Be Accountable.
So what exactly have I achieved in this month? Well I set myself 5 goals, some of which were easily achieved in my opinion, others not so easy. However, I have completed all the goals I set, which I am very pleased about. I wasn’t sure I would get them all done, but everything worked in my favour and I was able to go back to Northallerton with a positive result. So you see goal setting really does work.
One of the best results is the giveaways, that have been really successful for me and I now have a strong list of responsive sign ups. I used the Push Button Giveaways 2.0 to record and enter my gifts. It saved so much time and was really easy to use. I will now use it for all the giveaways I enter. If you want to take a look click the banner in the sidebar.
One of the great things about the goal setting is that it motivated me to do so much more than just the 5 things on the list. While looking at monetising my sites in a more effective way I chose to have this site customised by the theme creator so I could accomodate sidebars down both sides. Now anyone using the Graphene theme will know that there is already a 3 column option, but when I changed to it I found the central text area far too narrow, in my opinion. So I wrote to the designer and asked him to customise the size for me. There is always a solution to any problem we might face.
So what are my goals for the coming month? Well, before the weekend a couple of long term colleagues asked if I could help them to prepare the blogging section of their internet marketing membership site, as blogging is my main focus, so I have set time aside to write that for them primarily so they can launch on 21st July.
In addition to that I want to:
- Complete my Facebook Fan Page
- Record two Power Point Presentations I have written using Camtasia
- Work on my latest product, Conference Confidence
- Cycle every day (part of my new fitness plan!)
This last one is to improve my overall well being, as we must all take responsibility for that alongside our working life. I sometimes have felt that I spend too much time online and don’t always create opportunities for the important things that help my overall health and wellbeing.
Do you make time for fitness each day? Even just half an hour of brisk walking will help to expand your lungs and keep the blood flowing. Try it.
And don’t forget to set your goals for the coming month. Goal Setting Really Does Work!