Although sometimes it’s hard to set goals for the new year and stick with them for longer than three months (I’m very guilty of this), I still think it’s important to have some in mind. Having goals set will allow for me to grow both personally and in my business and blog to be able to achieve the bigger goal that I have for my future.
Business & Blog Goals:
Create and follow through with a blogging schedule and post more frequently and consistently
I am in the middle of designing a blogging schedule plan to give myself an organized idea of what I want to post about so I can better plan and stress over it.
Design and add at least 5 new items to my online shop, Brenner Place, each month
I plan to reach out to our audience, such as Instagram polls, and gain their opinions on what designs they would like to see (and buy!) and design items revolved around that.
Build a newsletter to go with each new blog post and send it out to my subscribers the day before the blog post will be published
For some reason this has been the biggest struggle I’ve had since starting my blog – I just can’t get started. This month I plan to get my ass in gear, create a newsletter through Mailchimp to send out before each post.
Continue to practice on my lettering/calligraphy skills and to ‘stop comparing myself to people on the internet’ like Jenna Kutcher would say.
Practice. Practice. Practice. On top of practicing, I plan to put my big girl pants on and put myself out there more by displaying and promoting more of my work and offering services to potential clients.
Dedicate more of my time to LESS screen time
The first thing I do in the morning or before going to bed should not be revolved around my phone whether it’s checking emails, online browsing, social media scrolling, etc. I plan to dedicate more of my time to self-care activities such as reading a good book, practicing my lettering, yoga, and journaling.
Learn how to have a more positive and supporting attitude when it comes to myself and my work, and literally everything else
I caught myself mid-yell at a car that kept stepping on their brake in front of me and then stopped to turn without their blinker saying “you know there are such things as blinkers YOU FU-beautiful person you!!!!!!”
This one may be a doozie, but I’ll giver my best shot.
Towards the end of 2017, I felt a bit (or a lot) lost. I struggled with deciding what it is I want to do, what I should be doing, what mom, dad, or grandparents want me to be doing, etc. 2018 is going to be the year I fill in all the pieces to my future puzzle.
One way I plan to keep myself accountable with these goals is with the help of Kaela Gedda and her group, the Lucrative Lady Bosses. She created to help ladies (and gents!) to live their best life and give tools to succeed in whatever the heck it is they are working towards.
What are different ways you are keeping yourself accountable for your goals and aspirations this year? I would love to hear 🤗
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