When there are no big plans on the horizon – no major deadlines – we flounder and may find it easier to procrastinate.
Without something to work toward, we get tangled up in Facebook, Twitter, and other time-wasters.
I’m a firm believer
I recently asked fans on my Facebook page about setting goals. The responses I received were mostly about projects and tasks then about goals. Since it’s the time of year to work on goals, I thought a review might be helpful.
The goal is never to work harder. It’s to work smarter.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about working hard. We can only work so hard before maxing out. That’s when it’s time to move on to something new. If you’ll indulge me for being a bit more personal in this newsletter, I’ll tell you how it applies to you at the end.
Some of the peak moments (as Chris Guillebeau calls them)
Audio version of the post with the same name. We can only work so hard before maxing out. That’s when it’s time to move on to something new. In order to innovate, something that takes time and energy has to go.
You were undoubtedly busy and productive in 2009. Focusing on your art, but also focusing on making money as an artist. What is the single best thing you did for your art career in 2009 and why? What payoff did you see as a result of your efforts?
A couple of weeks ago I asked you to take time from your bustling schedule to celebrate all you’ve gotten done in the last 12 months. If you haven’t celebrated your 2008 accomplishments, I hope you’ll take the time to do that.
Now it’s time to look forward.
Time to blast off! Yep, I’m going to use the “G word”: Goals. It’s goal-setting time. I’m certain this is not the only newsletter you’ll receive this week on setting goals.
You’ve been going at it all year! “Do this, try that,” I advise. But then you look at everything left on your task list and become discouraged.
TIME OUT! Instead of thinking about what you still want to accomplish, consider acknowledging all you have done. Take time to write down your accomplishments for 2008.
This is an annual tradition that I started with the newsletter a number of years ago. I do it for myself, too. Those who record what
In today’s newsletter I give an example of the power of writing down your goals and sharing them with others. To the right is an honest-to-goodness photo of the goals that are posted on the wall in front of my desk (workshop, book, art marketing plan Web site).
Of course, after you commit to these, it’s up to you to figure out how to make them happen. AND, since my first goal is almost realized, I’ll have to get
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