Goal setting for all year around

If you know me, you know I’m not into making a long list of resolutions. I know myself and chances for me sticking into these ‘read more’ or ‘exercise more’ type of promises are next to nothing. Having said that, I do see the value in reviewing the past and seeing what I can change to make the future even better and I love setting goals and dream about what’s coming up. Rather than just winging it without much of an aim, I want to really have a compelling vision of how I hope this year will look like and something to hang onto when things don’t go as planned.

I’ve spent a lot of time these past few weeks reflecting on what it is I want from life and work. This year, my goal setting is also less about hitting numbers and milestones and more about fun and focusing on growing new opportunities. I’ve been running my business for 7 years, and what I love the most is my ability to shift focus. In all honesty, this year has been a little chaotic at times. Lots of work and business but sometimes As someone who enjoys new challenges and opportunities, I love to try out new things and projects, sometimes resulting in overwhelm and having to do- lists that are three meters long. Having a proper plan, and aiming to have just 3-5 main tasks a day is much more productive way to work – I get more done in less time when I don’t try to spread myself around too thinly.

One of my primary goals for 2024 is to create more freedom in my life and reduce my dependency on being tied to one location. This has led me to make a difficult but important decision regarding the direction I want to take my business.

While I have thoroughly enjoyed the personal connections and successes that come with 1:1 coaching, it is also very time-consuming. As much as I might miss it, I need to adjust my focus to maintain a balanced lifestyle (and the main reason I left my corporate job!). Therefore, I will be limiting my 1:1 coaching sessions next year, possibly keeping just a few spots open for the sheer joy of it.

Instead, my main focus will shift towards creating more digital products. These are designed to help you reach your goals and grow your Instagram audience while taking less of my time and therefore becoming far more affordable and accessible for you.

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My top tips for setting goals:

I am a huge fan of setting goals. I really believe that when you are deliberate with the direction you want to go, you are more likely to change what needs changing! Without a proper plan, we end up wishing something would happen and often that ends up in failure. Most of us also tend to go in big – set up goals that are sky high and visualise quick success. Whilst this approach certainly is exciting, it isn’t realistic. What we need is smarter approach to achieve those big dreams.

These are my 5 best goal setting tips:

  1. Be realistic. Losing 15kg in one month or starting a degree course when you are a stay-at-home parent for 3 kids under 5 are not realistic goals. There might be someone somewhere who’s done it all, but setting unrealistic goals is not motivating and usually unsuccessful. Have a good look at your current circumstances and break your big goal to a smaller chunks. If you’ve been dreaming of quitting your day job and becoming a content creator or setting an online side hustle, get started and commit to posting a few times a week on your socials. I’ve shared the 5 Steps to Start Growing your Instagram in 2024 here.
  2. Assess where you need to focus – you don’t need to tackle all areas of your life at once. Should your main focus go to finances, job, friendships, health, marriage, family, home or something else
  3. Write your goals down. They need to be exciting, specific and measurable. If they are big, break them smaller to make them more achievable and plan ahead. Some need to be started straight away, whilst others can wait. We always tell our children when they have a big piece of homework that they need to approach it the same way as how you would eat an elephant. One small piece at the time.
  4. Make a simple action plan. Improving even the smallest thing will make a big difference and small habit changes are much easier to sustain than big ones. After a while they become habits and you can add new things.
  5. Celebrate achievements. I’ve been rubbish at this in the past and something I want to focus more this year. Acknowledging wins will help you keep going.

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