I write all that to explain that we were having such a conversation on Sunday as we drove to my mom's house. And of course, my four minutes turned into the entire drive over. I was expressing my struggle with my lack of motivation and my ability to be a really good lazy person. Admitting that to James, out loud, was a big deal (although I think he already knows). Actually writing it here, is huge. I don't like people knowing that about me. I like them to see and know the in control, efficient Elizabeth. I push myself to be that person or I get bursts of motivation and I go nuts.
This trait of mine comes into play a lot in my business, more than I care to admit. I really envy those people that are go-getters and get results and move forward. I wish I could surround myself with those people on a daily basis and have their energy rub off on me. Since I can't do that, I thought a good way of motivating myself and gaining accountability, would be to post monthly goals on this blog. I have seen a few other people do this and really love the idea. Once I post them here, I'll also print them and post them on my cork board, right in front of me, so I have a daily reminder. Then at the end of the month, I'll review what was accomplished and what wasn't. I welcome anyone who reads these to call or email me and check up on my progress!
These are just a few that I feel are really important to me for March...
Blog at least 3 times per week (at least 15 posts)
Complete all of February sessions and send to clients
Move my computer setup from desktop to laptop (with James' help)
Create/re-create a portrait contract and album contract and order form into a PDF
Network! Connect with a vendor who is not a photographer (anyone want to have lunch?)
Create a menu and grocery list on a weekly basis, shop healthy and stay on budget!
Workout at least twice a week in preparation for April's boot camp
Be creative! Sew baby gifts for a friend who is due in April
Connect with at least two other couples over dinner
This blog post also achieves a goal I wrote about in January - being more personal and approachable in my business. I would love to hear your thoughts!