There has been more family stuff going on so I’ve decided to keep my monthly goals low.
It just gives me a lot of wiggle room and if something comes up (which has been happening a lot), I am still in a strong position.
I enjoy making monthly goals as it keeps me on track and helps me to stay focused on tasks that often drive my larger goals.
Last Month’s Goals
01 – Write 1 chapter – Done! Wohoo!!
02 – Plan a Month’s content – I exceeded this goal as I had my content planned by day3.
03 – Go through DVDs – Partially done. I need my partner to go through with me as they are “our” DVDs and he’s been crazy busy. Will be doing the rest this weekend!
04 – Complete Business Taxes (Self Assessment) – Partially done. Not my fault. Etsy’s new payment system is awful and not as “streamlined” as they pretend it is. My spreadsheets are all completed, I just need to double check the fees before I fill in my SA and I need my smarter-than-me partner to check for me so I don’t mess up,
This Month’s Goals
01 – Complete a story for Anthology
I was honoured to be asked to participate in a Fantasy Anthology with 9 other writers. I need to get my story done by September so this is definitely my monthly writing goal.
This is quite a challenge as I am not great at writing short stories, flash fictions were tough enough. But I do like rising to challenges. 😀
02 – Plan 2 Month’s Content
The blogging bug has bitten pretty hard and I have like 60+ blog post ideas lingering in my Drafts folder. They aren’t written but they do have some notes and points sketched out.
So I want to get 2 months ahead with content planning with a hope of getting some of these actually written early enough. But I’m not making that part of the goal.
03 – Take more photos
I had a different goal a few days ago, then I decided I was doing it again – overfilling my plate and I had to stop.
So this is a self-care goal, to get me out of the house and into nature with my camera which I love to do!
04 – Make 8 New Products
That comes to just two new products a week. I can manage that and it will help to boost my inventory as we get closer to the busy season.
Though, with Etsy making shitty changes in regards to this whole “Free Shipping Debacle” that is going to hit some of us hard, I may not have a “busy season”. *Sigh*
05 – Complete Taxes
I need to keep this on my goals because I REALLY need to get these completed. They are starting to annoy me now.