I often think about accountability. My life is fairly solitary so having someone to be accountable to isn't really in the cards for me. So, I thought that I would use this blog as a way to hold myself accountable to some of my goals.
A couple years back Wil Wheaton wrote a blog post that has really stuck with me. You can read it here. It's all about taking a hard look at your life to see what is working and what isn't. And then committing to making changes each month to work towards getting where you want to be.
I'm going to separate my goals into two sections and then do monthly check-ins. Each month I will rate my progress on a scale of 1 - 10, and reflect on any changes I need to make.
Here's my list:
- Write daily.
- Host one demo per month.
- Facebook posts 5x/week.
- Wake up earlier.
- Save more money.
- Work out often.
- Enjoy my city.
- Eat better food.
Okay, let's break it down
I've always had a fascination with writing. I think it comes from growing up being taught to love reading. Even though I don't consider myself a writer, it's something that I really enjoy to do. This doesn't mean that I'll be writing a blog post every day, but I look at writing as a muscle that I need to exercise in some way each day.
Host One Demo Per Month
My business is all about getting my product in front of people. With all honestly it's not the easiest thing for me to do. But I know that if I push myself out of my comfort zone I will see results.
Post on Facebook
I'm not always the most comfortable putting myself out there (says the girl who started a blog, I know...) so posting in my Facebook group can be kind of awkward. I sometimes feel like if I don't have something really specific to say, I shouldn't post anything at all. That's not really the way that things work though. I know that I need to keep my product out there, in front of potential clients. The only way to do that is to post regularly on Facebook, and social media in general.
Just do it. I hate lacing up my shoes and getting out there. But once I'm started I literally don't want to stop. I just signed up to run a 5K on April 29th, even though I have not run at all in a very very long time. A few years back I did my first 5K, but I didn't train well and couldn't run the whole thing. So, my goal now is to build up to running a whole 5K without stopping.
Wake up earlier
I wrote another post about The Miracle Morning, that you can check out here. I was pretty good at getting up early for a while there and getting into a solid morning routine. But I let life get in the way and my routine fell to the wayside. My goal is to get back to a place where I am waking up early, and starting my day on the right foot.
Save more money
This one doesn't really need an explanation does it? I feel like expanding on this is kind of useless, so simply put I need to be putting more money into savings.
Work out often
Straight forward. My workout "plan" is so sporadic it's laughable. I need to get my butt in the gym, yoga studio, spin class etc. on a more regular basis.
Enjoy my city
I moved back into the city a few months ago but I really haven't been out much since. It doesn't help that I am working out of the city now, but I could use my free time to get out and about more. I used to really enjoy going to the symphony, trying new restaurants, or going to events. With the warmer weather coming soon I hope I will spend more time getting back to those things.
Eat Better Food
My stomach is really not the best. Most things that I eat make me feel really sick and bloated. In November I spent a couple weeks on the Keto diet and I felt beyond great. My stomach didn't have any issues, I was sleeping great, and I had so much energy and focus. I don't think that the Keto diet is truly sustainable (for me at least) in the long term, so I want to find something that works for me and my body.
Well, I will be back on April 1st with my first update. Wish me luck!