|The view from 30,000 feet as I write this|
- Some bloggers talk about, and give links to their favorite posts (all too often, their favorites posts just happen to have links to their courses or e-books)
- Some will talk about their personal finances and success factors of their businesses.
- Others still will look forward to 2013, and will issue their intentions for the new year.
I don't share my personal finance stats (I might in the future, but that's not the focus of this blog)
I haven't set any goals for 2013
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How to Set a Goal
- How can you get 200 subscribers without getting 200 regular readers? In fact, you need a lot more readers than that, so now you are also increasing your readership.
- This may mean you are trying to raise your Search Engine Rank.
- To do this, you may need to focus the direction of your blog.
- You also need to work on conversion and retention of subscribers.
Why I hate New Years Resolutions
Why I give you permission to set Goals for 2013
- I'm going to [eat healthier, work out more, drink less, etc.] this year
- I'm going to manage my money better this year
- I'm going to be nicer to people I meet this year
- I'm going to finally find a job I love this year
- To lose 30 pounds this year
- To work out 3 times per week this year
- To limit myself to 2 drinks per night, twice per week
- To track my finances using mint.com (or any other method - define it!) and reduce my spending on [food, bars, gas, clothes] by 15%
- To compliment at least one person every day
- To get a job working on alternative energy projects which I am proud to tell my family about
I also like to set a margin of error on those weekly/daily goals. I used to set a goal (working out every day was one) and then when I missed a day, I was a failure. Now, I set in a margin of error so that I can still be successful. For example, I would now say "To work out 3 times per week this year, for at least 45 weeks". Now, if I miss a week, I'm still within the reach of my goal.
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- Make it specific
- Make it actionable (something you can work on)
- Make it meaningful (setting a goal to work out 3 times a week is pointless if you don't actually want to work out)