Well, it is the new year! How did 2017 come and go so fast? So how did 2017 go for you? Did you achieve your goals and live your dreams? Don’t stress, if you have not. We have a brand new year. I personally have not achieved all my 2017 goals and projects, but I am excited about 2018.
Last year, I had vague goals. Goals need to be specific, to have a deadline, and be clear,and somewhat realistic. My monthly goals and to-do lists did not match my yearly goals. No wonder I didn’t achieve my goals and complete my projects. Work in quarters. Take your big goal and make it smaller to fit into 3 months.
This year is going to be different.
I have 4 major goals.
- Grow my list to 10,000
- Launch my membership community and enroll 250 members
- Attend a small faith-based group
- Lose 25 pounds
I suggest that you set 3 to 5 major goals for this year.
Choose your planner or notebook. I encourage you to start a bullet journal
(If you need to know more about BuJos, watch this Ryder Carroll video)
A BuJo is an extremely customized journal/notebook/planner. You create them yourself or buy readymade inserts for a traveler notebook. There is a future log (monthly spread) and a weekly or a daily (or both). I am starting a weekly, dailies did not work out for me. Do whatever works for you. You can have a daily log or note page.
I follow a partial BuJo, having a ready-made future log and a weekly. I keep a daily log or notes in a separate notebook. All these fit in my traveler notebook.
Although I am a paper person, I see myself using Asano. I love the program and it works well together with my planner/ BuJo system.
I think you should be very specific in your goals. Be realistic (but with a little bit of a stretch), including not only income goals but making-an-impact goals as well. Do not forget what you want to feel this year.
- Write your goals/project down in your BuJo (choose big and know more than 3 or 4).
- Keep a section for notes, then write a
list of tasks in your notebook or online with program like Asano.
- Now choose your tasks to make your goals happen, using a notebook or online program
like Asano, an online project managing
program (I just started using it, finding it easy to use but effective).
- Divide the year up into quarters.
- Break your goals into quarterly chunks.
- Create a task progress report.
- Do weekly, monthly, and quarterly reviews.
Comment below with one specific goal for 2018.
Wishing you the best in the new year!
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