Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last quarter of 2017. How did the year go by SO FAST.
I have so many things I want to get done before the end of the year.
Something I’ve been realizing about my goal making is that in the past I haven’t been as specific as I should have been. So this quarter, I’m setting goals along with time goals to have things done by so I can keep myself accountable better.
In the business world, I’ve known some people who set these goals to have things done by, and then they never reach their goals because they aren’t SMART goals. They aren’t specific, they aren’t realistically measurable, they aren’t achievable (because no one knows what they are supposed to be doing by when), they definitely aren’t realistic, and they aren’t timely.
So I’m not going to be like that. I’m going to be SMART with my goals, so I can accomplish MORE.
The Fourth Quarter of 2017
October, November, & December
- Work for myself. DONE. YAY!
The other day we got a bit of snow. A new season is here! Also so excited about turning the page in a new season of my life. A new chapter in the book called my life!!! Today is my last day at Marketing Ideas For Printers. So excited! It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to the lovely people at Marketing 💡 Ideas For Printers. But I’m super excited about what the future holds for my business. __________ My business is made up of Life Coaching (which fits in nicely with my MK too) and my writing! I’m going to finish writing my books and get them out into the world!! __________ Thank you for everything, Mi4p! I learned a lot while working there.
- Get my Red Jacket for Mary Kay. (three team members)
- Finish my current WIP by Early December.
- Release current WIP’s title.
- Get current WIP to critique partner by beginning of December.
- Get current WIP to beta readers by middle of December.
- Send WIP to editor by end of December.
- Write up the design documents for new WIP in November.
- Find my FitBit charger by end of November. (I misplaced it when moving and need it for training!)
- Walk 10k steps a day!
- Finish new WIP by end of December. (Pull a NaNoWriMo in December)
- Finish working on LDR book with my husband. (We are going to launch that into the public in February.)
Some Moments From Last Quarter
Retreat. Rest. Rejuvenate. I find these words to be so important. We go about our lives in a fast pace, rarely slowing down to rest and recharge. After a super long week at a printing conference in Chicago (where I actually packed up the entire booth by myself, with the help of some Godsent angels! Thank God for those gentlemen, without them, I really couldn’t have done it!! That’s no job for a small woman to do.) But, now I am back in ND at a retreat for Mary Kay! Having fun resting, getting to know the other ladies, and learning brilliant ways to work my business. While ALSO, resting.
This week and weekend we had a lot of fun. We were able to finish our green card process with the green cherry on top of the immigration sundae: the green card interview. 🍒 __________ Besides that we were really happy to get away for a long week/end away. We’ve needed it. We slept in, had breakfast in the mornings, set off at our leisurely pace, went on hikes, and took a surprise trip to Wisconsin, went on a lovely dinner cruise, and last but not least spent an amazing time with my husband chatting about our lives and dreams! _________ This weekend showed us more than ever how much we want to work for ourselves so we can live the lives we’ve always wanted to. No waiting till 50 to live the dream. We are starting now!! ⭐️
A picture from the Minnesota State Capitol! We were there for their Grand Opening Celebration! We got to see some amazing paintings and historical items! History really speaks to me! There are so many stories to write down. We were down in the cities for Johan’s green card interview. Last Monday, we got his Green Card!!! 💳 YaY!
We went down for Johan’s Immigration Interview and it went very good. I was just happy to have it done with so we could go enjoy the rest of our time in the cities.
Yesterday, Johan and I made some big “adult” purchases at Menards! (Which by the way is a great store. Used to dislike the place, but after Johan worked there I loved it more!) We got an awesome grill for our new town home porch and a bench for our entry room!!!! So excited because we move in next Friday! It’ll be nice!
Setting Goals In 2017
I feel like I got a lot of things accomplished this year, but in the same breath it feels like I didn’t accomplish as much as I’d have liked to since I was working full time.
But I’m absolutely excited about what this quarter holds. There are so many exciting things ahead.
And I’m even more excited about what 2018 holds.
What about you? What are your plans for the last quarter of the year?