It's been a great first week of January! I had a chance to spend some time this week really thinking about my goals for 2014 and planning for what I'd like to see happen. Here's where I am:
Based on the things I learned in this post (I even added a few things to the list since I published it - take a look!), I decided to choose goals that are a little more broad - lifestyle ideals rather than things to attain or cross off a list. I want to live a purposeful life this year. I want to spend my time doing things that are meaningful and add value to other people's lives. I want to be intentional about the things that get my time and attention. I want to live a life that reflects peace and joy.
So without further ado, here are my goals for 2014:
Schedule more emails (thanks, Boomerang!) / No checking email after dinner / Streamline the workflow of my business / Start a new mini blog series / Read The $100 Startup
Less planning before lessons, more discovery in lessons / Set monthly goals for the studio - things to focus on in each lesson / Think of ways to send formal communication home to parents at the end of year / Plan a year-end recital
Present my research at Eastman / Finish my course work and pass my qualifying exam / Teach two workshops / Find ways to add value to others through writing or mentoring
Take intentional time off on weekends (and times off of social media) / Plan adventures and trips with SD / Plan 90 minutes of intentional exercise per week / Read Margin / Write more / Create an Artifact Uprising book for our first five years together
Finish reading Entreleadership and choose a new book Research online invoicing and workflow organization Research and donate to a birthday party mission organization Plan studio goals for January + February Create presentation and materials for my first workshop! Set new budgets + investment plans
This is a work in progress, y'all. I may edit or add to this list as the year progresses but for now, this is where my head and my heart are. Each month, I'll be sharing a few of my more action-oriented goals, to keep me accountable and to help bring this list into a living reality.
What are your goals for the year? Feel free to post them in the comments below or, if you blog your goals somewhere, please share the link - I'd love to read them!
Here's to a wonderful 2014!