January 5, 2008
One very wise woman on the Mom Entrepreneur Group I belong to suggested we call them goals instead of resolutions. Since goals we strive for, resolutions are hard for most people to um you know keep -I am voting for goals. Who knows, resolutions, goals, pipe-dreams - call them what you want....I got myself some goals.
I am actually tempted to do the whole Steve Martin routine from the old SNL days and he lays out his wishes peace for the world....which I do wish for all those things, but I am trying to be a little more realistic. And, I am putting a note in on line calendar for 2010 to see if I actually was able to complete any (if not all) of my goals.
These are my
resolutions, goals for 209:
Update Jamie's Painting & Design's Website
This is already half way done by the time I am wrting this, however sometimes I don't always finish things. My husband has been telling me for months, I mean over a year that I need to get my site search engine optimized-meta tags-crawled.....or something like that, I was not really listening. I mean, I was listening but he is an expert in that area, me not so much. I am doing my part by writing content and he is doing the rest and getting it ready for our webmaster.
Find A Partner
I already touched on this in an earlier post and I am actually starting to tell people I am looking for a partner. I am looking into joining some great organizations that can help me with this on-going challenge I am having. I am honestly concerned about this a tad, due to the weak Economy, but I am still forging ahead.
Lean Mean Fighting Machine
We are working on a ways to cut back, get more organized, better use our time and of course save money. The last storyI read about thousands of retail stores closing had me hyper-ventilating a bit....so I am just saying, you may want to be prepared. We are prepared to survive. I would rather have all the information and be prepared for a possible bad year. The rose colored glasses have been put in the drawer by me. Not sure when they will come out again, but I know they will.
If you are not already looking at ways to save money, cut back or just survive - you are crazy. Okay maybe the word crazy is a little cruel but the word Recession is on everyone's tongue and I am thinking we are in for a long bumpy ride in 2009. I could be wrong, I hope I am wrong - but if I am not wrong, I will be prepared.
Help for My Blog
My poor, poor little blog....it's like the little engine that keeps going no matter what. I work at it, I write, I link, I twitter....it just putters on. I would really, really like it be a better read and better linked blog. I need to give it some more attention and I need to get better reading other blogs and staying connected. I am of the mantra I can only do so much and if I help (entertain) 10 or 10,000 people - it is better than none.
Keep the Balance and Keep the Faith
For those with small children they know the guilt and the pull from the business and the family is never-ending. I am happy to say that this past year has been easier for me to stay balanced, but I could still improve. I am also happy to say I don't have the guilt....well I still have a tad bit about not scrap-booking, buying store bought cupcakes and letting them play the wii more than I should - but I am getting better. I still would like to do more - I still want more balance and structure in my life, my business - basically for me and especially my family.
Relax And Just Be
As an Entrepreneur and sort of creative person I find my mind wanders and I have this problem with not focusing. Wait - not that, just that I have so many ideas and so many great plans I am sort like that child running in circles. Most other entrepreneurial friends are very similar - too many ideas not enough time or resources to do all of them. That is okay, I just need to take a breath and focus on what I can do, and what I can afford to do. Maybe the 35 other things I want to do I can do next year.....
Compliancy Lead Testing...WTF?
Even though this is on the bottom of the list, it is on my front of mind. I am trying not freak out about this, but I am still sort of freaking out. Today someone told me (good reputable person, not a crazy tweet) that Insurance Company's are not renewing insurance without a certificate thingie. Part of me thinks it will blow over, the other part is freaking OUT! I will wait and see and again......be prepared for what needs to be done.