I know what you’re thinking. It’s May! Why is she talking about planning the year? I’m a big believer that it’s never too late and you’re never too young or old to start a dream. Therefore, it’s not too late to start planning your year. It’ll be painless. I promise. 😉
Last year I blogged about my goals as a means to make myself accountable. What an eye-opening experience! I learned a lot about myself, my limitations, and my strengths.
This year I added CayWriters to my business plan along with deciding to self-publish all my future works. Two very big changes to my personal and professional life. 2014 is turning into a juggling act, and I’m not much of a juggler.
What I am however, is a multi-tasker whether I want to be or not. When you’re a wife, mother and writer, and have a full-time job it’s an automatic title. 🙂
Part of the business plan includes an annual calendar with monthly tasks to accomplish my goals. Let’s say I’m over ambitious. 🙂 Now, there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you:
- Prioritize the tasks/projects that move your forward
- Readjust your schedule without beating yourself up or feeling like a failure
If you’re not a planner, I urge you to find something that works for you even if it’s one sheet of paper stuck on your office wall or bathroom mirror. Here are three great reasons why: