Sunday Musings: Making A Plan

Sunday Musings: Making A Plan

As I take time this Sunday to read and relax, I am reminded that it is true that if you don’t plan then you plan to fail. The only way for things to get done with me is to actually carve out time to do it.

I have so many things that never get done or finished because I don’t take time to do it. So this Sunday, I am taking time to plan my posts and projects for next week that I want to get finished.

What will you take time to plan out today? Let me know below!

GIT Podcast #014 – End Of Year Planning

GIT Podcast #014 – End Of Year Planning

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This week I talk about end of year planning and how to get started planning for next year now. Don’t wait until you are knee deep into next year to begin planning for what you want to accomplish that year.

Resolutions and goals come and go for everyone each year, but I have found that when you take time to really reflect on the current year and what you want to do the next and actually write it out you are much more likely to accomplish what you set out to do.

Listen in as I share with you what I am doing and how easy it is to get started.

Show Notes:

End of Year PlanningIf you would like some accountability for planning for next year come on over to our Facebook page and leave me one of your goals for next year. Or you can leave a comment below and tell me your one goal for the coming year.

For an excellent resource for Career Mapping check out Sandi Krakowski’s 2014 Career Mapping Audio. It really helped me to create my one page career map and get on track to the best possible year yet.

 

Get Something Done…NOW!

Get Something Done…NOW!

National Procrastination WeekThis week is National Procrastination Week. I thought in honor we should purpose to do one thing this week that we have been procrastinating on. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be a project around the house that you have been putting off. It could be that junk drawer that you have been meaning to get to. It may be something at work that you have put off.

 

Whatever it may be pick one. Sit down and on a sheet of paper write down what it is and then list the steps or tasks that you need to do to finish it. If you need help from others write that down (who you need). Once you have mapped out a plan either get started now or schedule it on your calendar for this week.
You will feel so much better once you have completed this thing you have been putting off. You may even be motivated to do other things that you have been putting off.

The point is to get started NOW! Don’t let National Procrastination Week pass you by without getting anything done. Until next time…

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Will You Be Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution?

Happy New Years!If you have been reading my blog for any time now you should know how I feel about resolutions. I hate them! Why you ask? Because we never keep them. I prefer to set attainable goals instead. But a lot of people still make New Year’s resolutions, so I thought I would share with you a great survey infographic done by Franklin Covey to find out if people have the same resolutions from year to year or do they change.

 

It’s a new year. What decisions are you planning to make this year to get you closer to your goals? This is the time to get organized and start fresh and keep it going. Make decisions this year, not just resolutions.

 
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End Of Year Review 2012

The Road Ahead is CalmThinking about the end of the year and what I want to accomplish for the new year, I have decided to write down goals. Now I am not into resolutions because those never last past January. But I am into making goals and planning out my next steps.

Concrete goals are what you need to be successful. So as the year comes to an end I want to take this time to think about what worked this year and what didn’t. I want to think about how I can stretch myself  next year to get out of my comfort zone. I want to think about who I can help in the new year to get to where they need to be. This is the time to sit down and map out a plan for our next year. Push yourself to do better, do more, be more!

Start mapping out the first 90 days and what you want to see at the end of that time period. I read an amazing book, The 7 Minute Solution: Creating a Life with Meaning 7 Minutes at a Time, that helps you to grasp the 90 day planning concept. (affiliate link). I actually use the planner that comes in 90 day increments to help plan my 90 days out.

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To help you get started I’m going to list just a few of the things I want to accomplish in the next 90 days.

  1. I want to make more tutorial videos.
  2. I want to redo my web design business website.
  3. I want to launch my training website.

These are just a few of the things that I want to accomplish in the next 90 days. I hope you will join me and take time to not only list what you want to get accomplished, but provide action steps and get started. Follow me on Twitter to see how I am coming along and leave your comments and one goal you want to accomplish in the next 90 days in the comments below and let’s keep each other accountable for accomplishing more in 2013.

Here’s to a bigger and better productive new year! See you on the other side!

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