Goal of the Week #36 Treat Yourself

Coffee TreatThis week’s goal: Treat yourself. Halloween reference intended. Treats aren’t just for kids, you know. So, take time off and do something special, whether it’s a walk around the block, a 30-minute coffee break, a long catch-up call with an old friend, lunch at a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try, or dinner out with someone special. You’ve been working hard. So, just reward yourself and enjoy.

How will you treat yourself this week?

Goal of the Week #15 Do Something Creative

gold starThis week’s goal: Do something creative. When working on any sort of project, it’s important to expand your mind and view things from a different perspective. The best way to do that is take a break and do something creative: paint, take a photograph, write. Stirs those creative juices. Then, go back to your project with a fresh perspective, and see how you can expand, solve, create things differently.

What creative project will you work on this week?

Goal of the Week #5 Write a Testimonial

gold starThis week’s goal: Write a testimonial for a friend or colleague. As you are building up or growing your business, it’s essential to have people  singing your praises. Nothing beats good old-fashioned word of mouth – though much of it is done electronically via LinkedIn or a website these days. So give props to a business you support.You may get a testimonial for your services in return. Or stock up some good karma. Or both.

Who are you vouching for this week? 

Goal of the Week #4 Your Acceptance Speech

gold starThis week’s goal: Write your awards acceptance speech. We’ve all accepted our Academy Award, holding a hairbrush as a microphone. Whether you aspire to receive an Oscar, make a Top 10 List, or gain recognition in your industry, writing and practicing your acceptance speech is a great motivation while working toward your goals. Plus, it can’t hurt to be prepared!

Who will you thank in your acceptance speech?

Goal of the Week #3 Write Your Future Bio

gold starThis week’s goal: Write your future bio. What would you like your life to look like? Who are you striving to become? Think about it as what you would – and will – put on your book jacket cover or company page in 1, 5, or 10  years. Remember to write this bio in the present tense.

What will you be doing in 10 years?

Goal of the Week #2 Clean Your Workspace

gold starThis week’s goal: Clean your desk or workspace. A clear space helps you be more productive, so get rid of all the clutter and distractions. Feel free to put an inspirational quote or meaningful picture in the area, as well. Another option: “frame” your goals, so you are sure to look at them regularly.

How do you put personality into your workspace?

Goal of the Week #1 Write Your Goals

gold starThis week’s goal: Write out your goals. Make a list of short-term, long-term, and dream goals. Then, take a look at your list and prioritize. Which goal will you strive for first? In order to get what you want you need to know what you want!

Where do you keep your list of goals?