Entering the New Year

Happy New Year!

I thought now would be a great time to review the goals I set in 2014 as I get ready to start 2015.

My 2014 goals were:

1. Make a video twice a week for my YouTube channel (100ish videos in a year)
-Completed 98 videos along with several in editing as we speak.

2. Write 300 words a day
-I did this sporadically.

3. Publish a book by January 2015
-I have several drafts. Nothing ready to publish yet.

4. Complete an After Effects training course through Lynda.com
-I dabbled in several courses throughout the year. I bought a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, so I needed to learn about color correcting, white balance, and RAW video.

5. Go to at least 2 networking events
-I went to Poland and present at a linguistics conference.

6. Obtain a second source of income
-Sort of… I have made a little money outside of my full time job.

As I look back at my 2014 goals, I realize I should have revisited them more often throughout the year and changed them as my interests changed.

Several of my goals also focused on the end result and not the process, such as Publish a book by January 2015, which was less helpful for me. 

I find goals like write 300 words a day to be much more helpful and doable because they focus on the process and not the end result. On the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy  she explains the difference between goals that focus on the process instead of the result and has inspired me to change how I set my goals for 2015.

My initial 2015 goals are:

1. Post on my blog everyday

2. Write 300 words a day

3. Intentionally work on making my marriage thrive

4. Read 20 books

5. Work on a video everyday - Shooting or Editing

I will break these goals down further throughout the year and in subsequent blog posts. One big resource that I will be using this year is a Don't Break the Chain calendar designed by Karen Kavett.

What are your goals for 2015?