Something that I’ve seen on other blogs that I’ve loved myself has been an open accountability for goals. In fact, I may have even done it before in the past! Either way, though, what better time than the brand new year (on a Monday!) to do some Goal Setting – January & First Quarter 2018!
As I mentioned in this instagram post, I am all about goals all year long! I mean… I have a personal development podcast, for crying out loud!
It should come as no surprise, though, that I do love a fresh start and fresh opportunities to… start fresh. Isn’t that fresh??? Haha!
I mentioned in my newsletter that I sent out earlier today that my MAIN goal is to help and inspire as many people as humanely possible to live their best lives and follow their dreams. In fact, I say that in just about every single podcast of mine! So one aspect of my Goal Setting – January & First Quarter 2018 is my social media following… I want to focus on building my facebook page, instagram, and email list to 10,000 each, by the end of the first quarter!
In order to do that, it’s going to take a lot of time and effort, and a new camera… So that is one of my goals – to earn the money to buy a nice, mirrorless camera like my friend & hairdresser Ives showed me! I plan to continue using these money tricks to help me, too!
That’s my quarterly goal – I am trying to keep it simple with just having one for the quarter! It’s also a pretty big stretch, but hey –
As for January… I want to do a few specific things consistently every day.
1. I want to read daily, and I am starting with finishing The Desire Map*! I’m also reading Jesus Calling each day!
2. I want to write daily – whether it is my blog here, journaling, working on the book I’m writing, or answering questions on Quora! I also have this great gratitude journal (see below) that I want to use!
3. I want to sell a little every day (mostly should come through in writing, but could be elsewhere)!
4. I want to do personal development listening or video each day – either stuff from the Success Live conference, or one of the courses I’ve purchased! In fact, I want to finish one course (Smart Success) by the end of January!
5. I want to TRACK things. I’ll explain more on that below!
Isn’t it funny how environment changes so much for us? When I was in the Midwest, I couldn’t think of what to blog about or post, then today in the home office OLD ideas came flooding in just from being in a work space versus a relaxation space! 💜 I Finally spent some time today mapping out my goals for January, Q1, and 2018 as a whole. One of these goals is to make my environment (our apartment) more of a reflection of who we are. I’m excited to share with you what exactly that means once it’s mostly done! I wrote “mostly,” because I feel like making a house (or apartment) a home is a lifelong process! How important do you feel environment is? 💜 🏡
Finally spent some time today mapping out my goals for January, Q1, and 2018 as a whole. One of these goals is to make my environment (our apartment) more of a reflection of who we are. I’m excited to share with you what exactly that means once it’s mostly done! I wrote “mostly,” because I feel like making a house (or apartment) a home is a lifelong process! How important do you feel environment is? 💜 🏡
Finally, for January, I want to focus on my environment. I have begun painting our apartment, and even have done a bit of decorating! Please expect a progress report before the end of the month to see what I’ve done to basically make our place 100% instagram-worthy all the time!
As I mentioned above, I want to TRACK my progress. I have these tools to do that!
I’m tracking my money using a tracker I downloaded after reading Get Rich Lucky Bitch*. You can see the Jesus Calling book my family got me when I converted to Catholicism, as well as the Daily Gratitudes journal my best friend Danielle got me! I also included my Smart Life Push Journal, as I am still working on that one from December. Sadly, as much as I love Chalene Johnson, I am not loving that journal… But the plus side is that it inspired me to MAYBE make my own journal! I did order a Desire Map Planner to see if I liked that enough to eliminate the need for making my own journal, so stay tuned for that review! Here’s a throwback to when I got the gratitude journal and awesome pencils I plan to use a lot this year!
You know what the best mail is? Mail that isn’t bills! I’m feeling so blessed by my friends @danielle_defran & @terimandel for sending such sweet care packages! 💜 (And I bought @brendonburchard’s book because I just HAD to!)! 😜🍷🥂🍾💜💋P.S. if you’re curious about the Michael Jackson card, it says “I hope it’s BAD!” inside! 😂😂😂
An additional method of tracking I plan to try out is the website 42goals.com – I learned about it from today’s Shine Text (check them out here)! I am going to add it to my home screen so I can access it easily each day or night!
I’d also like to get CAUGHT UP on my Bold Moves Fearless Fridays challenges!
That covers January!
Well, I also want to do some things for the YEAR. One, you may have figured out – I want to make goals and foci monthly and quarterly, and blog about them for accountability!
Additionally, this year, I want to write my first book – and I already have a second idea in mind! I also want to do one shoot per month as a model, and one as a makeup artist, where I can showcase my creativity or for my own content!
And, I started this practice a while ago, but want to revive it, and make it fancier!
My friend Malynda (who was the first guest on the Bold Moves Podcast) has a REALLY cute box, so I plan to get one as well! The janky one that I made back in 2015 isn’t cutting it anymore with my new focus on an inspiring environment!
I am thinking maybe something like this? I’ll keep you posted! 😉
Well, that concludes my Goal Setting – January & First Quarter 2018! I hope that you can help me stay accountable, and crush these goals this year!
How about you? What are your goals and intentions for January, the first quarter of 2018, and 2018 as a whole? Comment below!
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