Last year I and five other brave souls put our goals for the year “out there” to make us accountable. My goals were:
In 2013 …
1. I want to finish and publish my book about raising a child with ADHD
2. I want to develop and run some blogging workshops
3. I want to grow the consultancy/training part of my business
Well I finished the book and published it in March and it has sold over 700 copies – not bad for a self-published book in a niche subject! But more than that, the book has opened the door to a whole lot of opportunities, from taking part in a TV show with an Olympic silver medallist to speaking at conferences around the country and having some articles commissioned by SEN Magazine. So that goal was definitely a success!
In terms of workshops … well I planned one, not on blogging but on writing books, but had to cancel it because of a lack of bookings. Failed goal. But all is not lost … while I haven’t done much consultancy in the way I was planning (helping people use things like LinkedIn, Mailchimp etc) I have started coaching people to write books and I’m delighted that my first “coachee” Carrie Rose has published her book! (You can see it here.) I’d count that as a success indeed – for both of us.
I’m going to set another three goals and let you know this time next year how I get on with them. My goals for 2014 are:
1. To write and publish another book,
2. To get back in the habit of blogging at least once a week, and
3. To develop the book mentoring/coaching part of my business, including a writing group and an online programme.
I’m hoping the rest of the volunteers will let me know how they got on, and I’ll post their reports here soon.
So what are your goals for 2014? I’d love to hear them … leave a comment below or email me if you’d rather not make them public!