I’ve always shied away from making New Year’s Resolutions.
The idea of someone coming back to me in twelve months time and saying ‘remember when you said you were going to …….’ And then having to admit that none of my resolutions actually eventuated has been a big deterrent!
This year is a little different.
I suppose it’s all about weighing up what’s important.
I had some huge changes near the end of last year – personally and in business…some good and some bad.
I felt I needed to get some focus back, and for me, setting goals is the best way to do this.
I am a firm believer of visualisation as a means of achieving goals. I don’t necessarily mean ‘The Secret’ type of visualisation – I just mean plain having a picture in your head of what you want to achieve and keeping it front of mind.
A visualisation board or poster helps with that. Mine is covered with pictures and motivational statements as you can see and sits on the wall next to me in my office.
I’m also a big believer in accountability in all areas of life. Sometime it’s a bitter pill to swallow but having someone nudge you back onto course when you veer off is essential for growth. As a person, as a business and as a parent.
So in the spirit of accountability, I am going to share my goals for 2012 with my blog readers. Readers – you have full licence to check in at any time during 2012 and ask for a progress update!
- My vision is of two happy & healthy children. I’m going to ensure 4yo boy is ready for his first year of school in 2013, and 2yo girl is ready for him to go to school too;
- In 2012 I am going to travel overseas (preferably Turkey, but I’ll take just about anywhere!).
- I’m going to purchase an investment property in 2012. Probably in Victoria but I’m keeping my options open;
- I’m going to start building my share portfolio. (This one I have begun). I’m a big fan of Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor and he has just released his ‘Blueprint’ for investing – costs $297, but so far I am loving his advice on which shares to buy and why;
- I’m going to build my Superannuation. You all know how much I love Superannuation for Women. Being self employed makes contribution to superannuation challenging but I have started making modest weekly contributions already. It may not be much to miss each week, but the power of compounding interest means in 30 years it will be.
So there you have it. Wow, breathe out. It’s out there.
What are your goals for 2012? I’d love you to share them with me in whatever way works for you…