by Amanda Tudor
Happy New Year, Artist Friends!
I know I know it’s almost February. I feel like this back to school month is just getting into full swing!
A new year, a blank slate, a fresh beginning! Time to start looking ahead, right?
Well, at this point in the year, I would like to take a moment to take a look back (a little more in depth than what Facebook did for us :) )
Did you set a resolution last year? How did it go?
When you set goals, perhaps you announced it to the world and waited for something wonderful to come to you? Or perhaps you set a goal and took some steps to achieve it and some life event occurred that derailed that goal? Or maybe you achieved what you set out to do? If so, congrats you successful, artist, you!
· Take a moment to check in with what you wanted to happen in 2014.
· What would you have done differently?
· What would you do the same?
· How can you improve or remain consistent?
How did you go about achieving your goal?
· Did you create a list of steps you needed to check off to get you to your goal?
· Are you a visual learner?
· Did you map out a web of actions you needed to take to get you to your final achievement?
· What obstacles did you face?
Flash Forward: What is your goal for this year?
· Do you want to go to more auditions?
· Are you focused on getting an agent?
· Would you like to go on an exotic vacation?
· Would you like to start saving money?
Whatever your goal or resolution is this year, take steps to make it happen.
Let’s break down what it is to set a goal…
Goals are the big idea, but you must create actionable steps to achieve those goals.
For example, perhaps you have a goal of losing 20lbs in 10 weeks. You must brainstorm out all the ways to make that happen.
First off, notice that the goal is specific: it has a set time and amount. So….. perhaps you join a gym, you might find a work out regime (say…four times a week for 1 hour with a mix of cardio and weights), maybe every Monday you’ll go shopping and amend your diet to include leafy greens and protein three times a week.
Brainstorm out all the possible tasks and be very specific. Now you have a blue print to make this goal happen.
Creating a system to achieve the goal…..
Systems can be tedious to put in place, but once you’re set up, you’re free to operate within that system. What do I mean by this?
For example, if you’re into technology, there are numerous organization apps and programs to help you reach your goal. Whether it’s Reminders (to create alarms and due dates for tasks); iCal, Google Calendar, or CalenMob to track your schedule,; RunKeeper (another free app to track your workouts); or GetFIt (a place to track your meals), there are hundreds of free helpers to help with whatever goal you might set and its achievement.
Look, your goal won’t do the work for you. It’s up to you this 2015 to achieve.
Make a specific goal with a time stamp on it. Get organized, let your support system help you, write it down, look at it every day, break down your goal to month to month and day to day tasks.
It’s your goal, take control. Make it happen. And make a resolution for your resolution: Success.
Do you need help finding those smaller steps to make your goals happen? Let’s find those together, write me an email and let’s get this new year started off right!
Posted on January 26, 2015
by Amanda Tudor, Accelerated Artist Career Coach filed under