Once Upon a Time I Made a New Year Resolution… I wrote all this great stuff in a planner, in a fitness planner and made a Vision Board. Then I ignored all of it because I didn’t have time. That describes 2014. It was a great year by all accounts, but if I’m really honest, it was on accident. Hard work, but not from the plans I created. I was extremely busy, I was in my car A LOT, I became addicted to Starbucks and apparently allergic to exercise (I was busy & tired, ain’t nobody got time for that).
So why I am I telling you this? Because I started a blog and got to busy to write posts. They say to effectively get readers you have to be consistent, otherwise they get disappointed and leave. I gave myself the excuse that you were busy too and wouldn’t notice.
I hope I was right, but then if I was, I just gave myself up!
Back to the resolutions… I had some great growth last year. Thank you to my clients for all of the exciting challenges. But I did it all in a frenzy and THAT cannot happen again this year. I have to get organized. I must have a plan. I can’t react to the challenges and run my schedule and myself around them. I have to get back into shape (that’s personal so I won’t bore you with that one. But please if you see me near a cheeseburger slap it out of my hand!).
What am I doing to get there? Announcing it in Public… I will get organized, I will work the new systems I’ve put in place and re-evaluate in 90 days. Trying KanBan as suggested from The Advenger. Have to create a habit! I’m also doing a 30 day blog challenge so I can get back into writing and keeping you up to date on all the EXCITING things happening in Human Resources. I think the new Congress is going to keep us on our toes for a while and Illinois has a few new laws this year (a blog post to come I promise, it’s on the To Do List).
I hope to make this bigger and better in 2015. I hope you can do the same with your business and life.
I would love to hear from you….
What are you doing to change it up this year? AND What topics are you interested in?
It could be great if you share with us your strategy once you have gotten the planned results. In my case, I need to focus in a core activity avoiding all sort of distractions and having a project in place where I can control tasks, time, and evaluate results. Unfortunately, these days of dispersed attention do not contribute to keep the focus in the way I want but I do my best. My strategy is based in a personal knowledge management plan where I define short term and mid term activities and the knowledge I have to get. For instance, joining Blogging 101 will bring to me the specific knowledge to reinforce my next course in collective intelligence.
I will follow up after the 90 days and let you all know. But if you want to see what I’m doing here is a video that I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8dYLbJiTUE I am going to use NEW, IN-PROGRESS, REVIEW, COMPLETE. Maybe my set up will be my next blog post. I wish us both luck Ivan!
I was thinking about Kanban; take a look at this article and try Trello http://www.wired.com/2014/08/why-a-simple-to-do-list-tool-is-winning-over-legions-of-fans/?utm_content=buffer00531&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
You can do it!! Great post, really made me laugh and I love your banner, by the way 🙂
Thanks so much. Loved the photo shoot for that it was so much fun!