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What’s Your Plan?

Last month, last year, I shared with you my lessons learned and gratitude felt. This month is how to put goals and resolutions into action, which means having a plan.

You know I love a good plan. I usually have a plan in mind for each week and I think about what I want to accomplish each day before I get out of bed in the morning. Of course, I don’t always accomplish what I plan to do, life gets in the way sometimes, but I do my best to complete at least one business-related task each day.

Here’s my confession. I procrastinate. I’ll do everything else before I do the one really important job. Wouldn’t you rather sort socks than write a proposal?

So, here’s what I do to get past the pile of socks. I tell myself I absolutely must go to my desk right after breakfast. Don’t stop to sort out the socks or make the weekly grocery list. Don’t check social media. Don’t get distracted on the way from the kitchen to your desk! Easier said than done, but sometimes it works. And when it does, I have a great feeling of accomplishment.

Some of my goals for this year are to grow my client base, start a podcast, open a website for my artwork, and learn American Sign Language (ASL).

This week I’ve been asked to submit a proposal to facilitate a strategic plan for a new prospective client. I know a website designer to talk to about my new website and I start my ASL class in February. Now I need to find someone to help me create a podcast. Let me know who you know.

Every day is a new day, and every week is the perfect time to move your plan forward and accomplish whatever it is you want to accomplish. Keep your goals in front of you, maybe make them into a screen saver.

You don’t have to do this alone. Just like with exercise, it helps to have a “gym buddy.” In this case have an “goal buddy” or even a small group of like-minded supportive people.

What are you waiting for? Don’t let your procrastination, self-doubt or any other negativity get in your way. Join me and everyone else who wants to make the best use of our time on this planet.

We can do it!

About Fundraising, for January every Thursday at noon:

  • Jan 12: Annual Fundraising Planning
  • Jan 19: Keep With The Plan
  • Jan 26: The Value of Professional Coaching

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