Thanks to Dallas Travers (whom I’ve never actually worked with!) here is her technique for goal setting. Sure, I’ve had this in my inbox for 1 year (UNDONE!!!)… does it make me an idiot or an a**hole? Don’t answer that. It’s never too late to set some goals, baby. Do this with me and we’ll all be better hosts, actors, producers, etc.From Dallas Travers:
Clean Up, Clear Out, Create!
As 2010 comes to an end, it’s time to clean up any unfinished business, clear the space for success next year, and create the framework for your best year yet!
STEP ONE: Make yourself comfortable. Play some music you love, grab some yummy food, light your favorite candle. With notepad, pen, and this year’s calendar, begin your Year 2010 Reflection.
STEP TWO: Review 2010 and consider what you are most proud of in each of the following areas of your life: Career, Health, Personal Relationships, Professional Relationships, Confidence, Finances, Craft & Creativity, Marketing Tools & Business, Personal Growth, Spirituality, and of course, Fun.
STEP THREE: Identify 3 primary intentions or beliefs that guided you in this year. Perhaps you might notice certain values popped up consistently throughout your year.
STEP FOUR: Now look back through the year and consider what didn’t work as well as you had hoped. With compassion, consider the unrealized expectations, unexpected circumstances or interruptions, challenges, upsets or losses, gifts given and gifts received.
STEP FIVE: Consider what, if anything, you feel incomplete about. What actions can you take to tie up any loose ends?
STEP SIX: Finally, create a year-end ritual. How can you celebrate the challenges you moved through and success you enjoyed? How can you make a renewed commitment to yourself for the coming year?
STEP SEVEN: What are you looking forward to in 2011? What 1 to 3 specific goals would you like to accomplish by the end of next year?
STEP EIGHT: What changes do you anticipate or hope for in the next year? How would you like to create these changes in your life? Who might be able to help you succeed at these changes?
STEP NINE: What life and career goals or intentions do you have for 2011? What are you building on or recommitting to from 2010? What’s new? What resources do you bring from 2010? What resources will you cultivate?
STEP TEN: Which people do you wish to build stronger relationships with? Who would you like to attract into your life? How will your relationships (personal and professional) blossom in 2011? Make a list of at least 10 people you wish to build stronger relationships with. You may already know who they are. You may not.
STEP ELEVEN: What principle or action are you going to give up for 2010, so that you can experience a fuller life? For example: I give up being late. I will be early or on time. I have more than enough time to take care of myself and all that is important and meaningful to me.
STEP TWELVE: How do you want to experience 2011 – what color, taste, texture, smell, sound does it have? If 2011 had a theme song, what would it be? What images come to mind when you picture the coming year?
STEP THIRTEEN: With those images in mind, create a vision board to represent all that 2011 holds for you. Design a Vision Board to create a physical representation of your career vision. Vision Boards allow you to use your artistic skills and creativity and play with the physical picture of your future. They’re a lot of fun to make and an effective way to supplement your actions with internal focus.
In the infamous words of my husband, Marty Metro, “Good luck and be yourself!”