Back in November I posted my goals for this year. Fast forward a few months and my life changed quite dramatically. I have avoided posting an update as I really didn't know what to say about it because I won't be sharing details and it's not going to end any time soon. I have had to do a big review of my life, my business and try to find a way to make everything work together, which I'll explain more further down.
To start with, I did achieve some goals:
2.) Publish 2 more books: I have been working on a book about people who were homeless and are now successful CEO's and entrepreneurs. Due to some personal circumstances, it is paused for I don't know how long. However, I just signed a contract to publish a different book on overcoming obstacles, which I am very excited about and we aim to have it out by the end of the year.
6.) The Color Run. I did this in February with my sister.
8.) Outsource. I hired a couple of staff writers for my other sites earlier in the year and have just hired another one. I am currently sourcing a VA and am developing more of a team for my business.
9.) CEO Sleepout. This is happening next week. My goal is $2,000 and I have a couple of things I am trying to get me over the $2,000 mark by the time I sleep out, hopefully it works. I currently have $1,602 raised.
10.) Organise my life. This is coming along, still room for improvement but it is significantly better.
I have done well on the family goals and I have a treadmill now for my health goals.
I mentioned a review of everything in my life at the top of the post from my home life to goals to business, everything.
I have one main focus and that is my daughters. This means, as of next week:
- No more after school care. They were going 2 days a week but I made the decision to work only in school hours and instead we will be spending more time together after school.
- Say no. I get offered many opportunities and while some are great, they often take more time that I don't really have. I am saying no more and not feeling bad about it. My time is precious and I will only do things I really want or which are really beneficial to my family and business.
- Create a team. I have good intentions but don't always follow through. This year I worked on creating a team. I have a few staff writers and now a few other people I view as essential to business success. The aim is to outsource anything I don't view as worth my time or is faster/cheaper to have someone else do it.
- Focus on my strengths. Instead of trying to do it all, I will do what I do best and get others to do everything else. I know what my strengths are and since no one can know everything, I will utilise others skills instead of trying to learn everything myself. By focusing on my strengths and eliminating the unnecessary I will achieve much more.
As for specific goals for the rest of this year, they are pretty personal now. I won't be sharing details on my personal finances for some time. I won't be sharing much of my personal life at all. My immediate family and partner know and that is all.
I have a few things happening in the next month and once they are finished I will set some new public goals. Right now my focus is my family, raising the $2,000 for the sleepout (I am going to freeze!) and outsourcing some work.
What are you working on at the moment?