My Second Quarterly Goals 2017

Since my word for the year is “Reach” I want to be reaching goals, reaching out to God, myself, and others, while reaching who I want to be.

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Three months ago, I decided to set quarterly goals. If you’d like to see that post, here it is.

My First Quarter:

January, February, and March:

  • Write at least 6 hours a week. (12 month goal: Write a complete book and reach out to agents.)
    How it turned out: I am sad to say I didn’t accomplish this the best at the beginning of the quarter, but by mid-February I started picking up the heat and wrote a ton of words for my current WIP.
  • Start exercising 3-4 times a week. (12 month goal: Lose weight and get healthy.)
    How it turned out: I was crushing the exercising, but got sick a couple times so that kind of put a damper on getting to the gym.
  • Get a basic product up online to make passive income from. (12 month goal: Make at least $500 extra a month through online business.)
    How it turned out: I felt like I was working toward this goal at the speed of a tortoise. That’s something I need to improve for the next quarter. I just need to do it, but I did create a new opt in for the website newsletter. I will share more on this later! :D
  • Do something special for someone I love every week. (12 month goal: Relationship. Be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend.)
    How it turned out: For the first couple of weeks this was easy. I really enjoyed doing things to serve and make people know I love them and care. When I was sick, it took a dive, but once better I picked it up again.
  • Make something new weekly. (12 month goal: Build my creativity.)
    How it turned out: This is harder said than done. For a couple weeks I was really hitting the goal of creating something new every week. I got to create some extra cool paintings and art pieces.
  • Do a Bible study every day. (12 month goal: Get closer to the Lord.)
    How it turned out: This didn’t go well at all at the beginning of the quarter. I started reading daily or closer to daily at Mid-February.

What went well?

I came up with some great ideas and got some things achieved. I didn’t get everything finished off my quarterly goal list, but I started and finished some projects.

-Did Facebook Live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for a book club during the lunch hour.
-Will have written at least 20K words for my current WIP book by the end of the month.

Really enjoyed writing by hand today at lunch. Wrote half a chapter all by hand. Feels so good!

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-Finished writing a product for my website. It’s going to be the new FREE opt in for my website.

What didn’t go well?

After the fact, I felt like there was no follow through with some of my projects. When I get home, I don’t feel like working on projects. Am more tempted to sit back and put my feet up. Maybe it’s a lack of motivation.

What should be improved?

Go to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier. Then I can work on my passion projects before the day even begins.

I’d also love to set up a healthy morning routine to read my Bible, eat a nice breakfast, and a good chunk of time to get some writing done.

Second Quarterly Goals of 2017 – (April, May, June)

  • Wake at 5am.
  • Write a minimum of 6 hours a week.
  • Finish current WIP.
  • Do something special for someone I love every week. (12 month goal: Relationship. Be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend.)
  • Run 4 days a week.
  • Market basic product.
  • Start creating a roadmap for a second product.
  • Guest post on blogs and podcasts.
  • Do a Bible study daily.
  • Read more. I want to read a minimum of 10 books. Really want to start focusing on getting more words read so I can improve my own writing.

What are your 2nd quarterly goals for 2017?

About Devin Berglund

Writer. Dreamer. Wanderer. Enjoyer of Life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. Her first book "The Mason of Hearts" was recently finished. It's the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.

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