New Year’s Resolutions are all well and good but the likelihood of you sticking with them when they’re not goal and action orientated is highly unlikely.
So if you’re thinking about making a change in your life – why not right now rather than waiting for Big Ben to usher in the start of 2019?
The best thing to do is to draw up a plan and have in mind where you want to be and by when, and the chances are you’re much more likely to get there.
I’m a firm believer in not looking back, except for when it’s useful to learn from your mistakes and reflect on your achievements. At all other times, please keep focusing on moving forward to get to where you want to be and how you want your life to look.
With this in mind, every year I look back on what I’ve achieved in the year and compare it to the year before. It’s a great exercise and you can really see how far you have travelled.
Why don’t you try it too? And good luck with setting your New Year’s resolutions or should I say goals?
Below is my comparison between 2017 and 2018.
I’m so excited already for 2019 as I have lots of things already planned. It’s going to be an amazing year and I’m looking forward to you being there with me.
Thank you as always for your support – it means a great deal… x
• I wrote and published my second children’s picture book (James and the Birthday Balloon)
• I managed to get my book sold in branches of Waterstones, W H Smith and Foyles and staged signings in each of these stores
• I teamed up with TV’s Dr Ranj to narrate the audio version of my book
• I wrote a book aimed at 9-12-year-old’s – all 46,312 words of it
• I had five weddings of my own booked in for 2018
• I began the Working Mum Association and grew the platform to have 15-thousand plus ladies on board as part of my plan to inspire, encourage and support working mums everywhere
• I created a commercial photography business to further enhance my income streams
• I was featured on some of the UK’s top family blogs
• I started a new job and successfully negotiated myself a four day week (it is also only a 30-minute drive from home)
• I took on my first clients for Copywriting, Author PR and photography PR successfully getting the client shortlisted for a TEDx talk and launching the Associate area of her photography business
• I quit my 9-5 job so I could be the mum I always wanted to be (doing the drop-offs and pickups from school)
• I grew the Working Mum Association platform to more than 50-thousand women and the Facebook Group to more than 800 members looking for inspiration, support and motivation as they continue their juggle between work and home life. It is now a truly global community
• I grew the Working Mum Association Instagram platform to more than 5,000 followers from a standing start
• I booked in 21 weddings of my own and photographed the majority of them whilst also working full time
• I photographed a further three weddings as an Associate photographer
• I wrote a proposal for the Working Mum Association business book
• I hired an illustrator to bring the vision of my Middle-Grade book to life
• I completed five school visits to help inspire children to love reading and writing
• I continued to work with clients for Copywriting and PR Strategy and Implementation
• I started writing a book aimed at 7-9-year-old’s
• I invested in my future success with coaching
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