I learned that setting goals is an important part of being successful. At the beginning of every year, I set 6-month and 12-month goals, which I refer to as “my long term goals.” I break down my long-term goals to help me set my weekly or monthly short-term goals.To keep my long-term goals in mind, I use my Powersheets from the Cultivate What Matters shop. I keep track of my goals on my To Do Lists. Every week, I make a plan to work towards achieving my goals.
These are the goals that are guiding my year.
Read 36 Books without buying ANY. In 2016, I read 26 books. In 2017, I read 32. In 2018, I want to read 36. I love learning and have found reading to be a great way to continuously be learning. I find satisfaction in reading new and exciting books and making progress on this goal.
Progress: 27 books into the year!
Get into AND sustain the best shape of my life. In 2017, I got into the best shape of my life, but when my routine was uprooted by a new job and travel, I lost it. This year, I want to get back into that peak shape and stay there- especially through the wedding!
Progress: I am almost back to where I was this time last year!
Stitch the Baltimore ornament by July. I loved being able to see the North Carolina ornament that I stitched on our tree this year! I want to capture all the places we live in Ornaments. This will need to be done in July to ensure there is plenty of time for it to be finished prior to Christmas.
Progress: I just finished this and need to mail it out!
Date each other more intentionally. Monthly date nights out, Weekly date nights in. We love dating each other but in the chaos of day-to-day life it can be easy to slip into a routine.
Correct legal and business system for the business. I mean, contracts, websites, client onboarding processes, content, lead generation, and systems. I know how important it is to have all of these processes in place, especially if I want the business to grow. I also know how important contracts are, but can be lazy or complacent. They’ve protected me in the past so I need to get these all sorted out.
Progress: I’m winding down my freelance work for a traditional job and am much happier!
Rebrand all content from Burke Does to She Does Better. I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this here yet, but no better time than now to drop that hint- we’re rebranding! New name, new domain, same great content 😄 I’ll share more about this in the future, but for a couple of different reasons (including that I’m getting married!!) I wanted to move away from my name, so new name to be revealed soon! There’s a LOT of content on this site. Nearly 400 posts and that’s just that I haven’t already gone through in preparation for this! Given my future vision, I want to have coherency in my messaging, my graphics, and my content, so this needs to get done!!
Progress: You can read the status of the content audit on She Does Better.
Last Updated: October 4, 2018.