Summer days (in my opinion) are for good books, long walks, freshly-picked berries, and tall glasses of sweet tea on the porch, so I'll keep this post short so you can get back to what matters. :-)
We've come a long way since the first of the year, so I like to think of July as a checkpoint for my personal and business goals and a time to set new goals for my teaching in the Fall.
Whether you're planning for your private studio or the start of a new choir year, prepare for success by setting accessible, achievable, and action-oriented goals.
Here is my process:
- Dream big. Find some time to sit and think about what you'd like to see happen this year. Write down a few ideas.
- Plan strategically. Don't try to do it all at once! Prioritize and set a clear process for change, growth, and incorporating new ideas.
- Act. When you write your goals, start each one with an action verb.
- Make it manageable. Think about what you need to do to make each goal happen. Write out 3-4 small action steps for each big goal; these are your monthly goals.
- Set deadlines. Add your action steps/monthly goals to your calendar. In years past, I've used Wunderlist or Evernote for my daily, weekly, and monthly to-dos—my goals are part of this.
Enjoy these glorious days of summer!