In previous years, I’ve done year-end wrap-ups of what went well, what didn’t, and what I wanted to focus on, in several different categories.
I recently came across someone else who structured their goals a bit differently: it was based on the quarterly system.
That is, instead of having monthly or daily goals, there were just over-arching goals to get done within one quarter of the year, or one half of the year (for larger goals).
I liked the approach as it seemed to give me more mental space, and that I didn’t have to focus ALL my effort on one thing at a time, until that one thing was done. That doesn’t seem to work well for me.
The approach became: “you want to get this thing done by X, but you have 3 months to do it!”
Worked for me.
Obviously this doesn’t cover everything, but here are a few highlights I wanted to share, more to keep myself accountable, and to have an easy way to reference them in the future!
So, here are my 2017 Goals:
Quarter One (January – March)
- Revise Monthly Website Monitoring Plans and marketing page (update: done)
- Add the 1st module of my On-Camera Skills for Entrepreneurs course to Udemy (update: done – get 20% off with code ONCAMERA20)
- Create a new website for me and all my projects (update: a bit late, but done – you’re here!)
Quarter Two (April – June)
- Create an eBook and audiobook from the 30 Day Meditation Challenge (update: didn’t happen)
- Create an opt-in and develop course to help retirees travel more (update: didn’t happen)
- Record three episodes for a text work podcast (update: turned into The Working Actor’s Journey!)
- Create active/artsy guides for TripAdvisor (update: didn’t happen)
[Most of these things didn’t happen because I was cast as the lead in Richard III!]
Quarter Three (July – September)
- Create a new See the Speech video (update: didn’t happen)
- Attend a Vipassana meditation retreat (update: didn’t happen, though I did apply—they were just full)
Quarter Four (October – December)
- Depending on how the rest of the year goes, let’s see what makes sense here! (update: pretty much just doing the podcast!)