Looking forward To A Fabulous 2018!
2018 – A brand new year.
Have you noticed that around this time of the year all the messages you get in your inbox encouraging you to make goals for the coming year, turn over a new leaf and all that stuff? I’m sure you’ve heard all that before, and it’s the same every year.
Well, as far as it goes, the process of writing goals for a new year etc. is not a bad thing, and perhaps you’ve even tried some of those things but they have they worked out?
- My question is, what kind of things could really make a difference to
How we go forward into 2018?
In my previous post, I spoke about rearranging the way we will organize for Christmas. I think one of the most difficult things about organizing 4 years planning, does that we start off with a great hurrah and as the year goes by we lose our impetus and run out of steam. One of the things that can make a big difference is really looking at and thinking deeply about one or two big goals we would like to achieve for the year. These can be personal, business, or creative goals.
So a goal in this context is not something such as, I want to complete one painting next week. Rather the goal might be, I want to have a solo show in November 2018. This goal has many elements to it and would require detailed planning and many steps before it came to fruition. This is the kind of goal I’m speaking of.
When you have something that is really concrete like this, you can then break it down into lots of manageable steps. I find the easiest way to do this often is to begin brainstorming with the Mind Map.
This one is done using Mindjet, but you can just as easily do one by hand on a piece of paper.
As you can see, it is possible to add steps exponentially. If I have a large goal, I will make a separate, new mindmap just for that and then link the two mindmaps.
I learned this concept from millionaire entrepreneur – Rich Schefren. He plans and organizes his all his multimillion dollar businesses in this way.
The other thing I’m excited to share is a new Diary, I’ve come across. It was a crowd-funded project that I bought into, and I’m so glad I did. They have put a lot of thought into the whole concept, even down to a unique system for adding and changing pages within the diary.
It is called – The Perfect Notebook – and it almost is. I could recommend a couple of minor improvements but that’s about it.