On January 1st, I took to the task of writing my goals for the upcoming year and shared them on my website. Doing so was a way for me to stay accountable to my goals—for putting them out there on my platform would be one way of making sure that I stayed on track. Now that we are almost three full months into the year, I wanted to be totally transparent and let you guys know how I’ve been doing thus far.
Personally I can say that there have been a few challenges this year. Nothing that isn’t insurmountable, but definitely not expected or planned. I can tell you that over the years, I’ve relied on my ability to be resilient and pivot when needed, and these challenges called for that. Even as a Work Life Management advocate, I too, have problems with sticking to boundaries that are super important in relationships, both professionally and personally—let’s just say in this area, I am still a work in progress.
Now, as far as my goals, I am attacking them with fortitude and vigor. To recap what I shared on 1/1/16, I am copying and pasting the goals that I listed below:
- Hangouts and chats focused on working parent topics and entrepreneurial subjects
- An e-Course
- Two in-person conference and/or workshop events (one in my city and one in another location)
- Two books (yes, two FULL books)
- A skillfully produced video series
- More branded products/eStore
- At least 3 high-profile speaking engagements
- At least 3 high-profile TV appearances on major networks
- Podcast (yes, I want to return back to podcasting in 2016)
So far during the first quarter, I’ve done the following: (read the rest after the break)
- Created an eCourse
- Produced 5 podcast episodes (click here to listen to my WORK IT Podcast)
- Wrote one full book and working on a second
- Working on an in-person conference workshop for later this year
- Wrote the treatment for my video series, which will go into production in May
- Working on DigitalDebutante.com, which will be my online store for branded products
As you can see, I’ve been busy in the lab, but there is oh so much more work that has to be done, especially when it comes to the high-profile TV appearances and speaking engagements. I have booked some local appearances, but nothing national yet—so I’ve got to step my game up. During the next quarter, I want to focus on rebranding of my platforms and creating high quality photos and content that will bode well for my national coverage plight.
During the first quarter, I also managed to secure two exciting travel opportunities, one that allowed me to cover the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit earlier in March. I would like to continue to cover events and experiences that are entrepreneurial and career focused as a correspondent and Digital Diva. And, I will be speaking at this year’s Mom Summit 2.0 in Dana Point, California—-this is my favorite blogging conference, so I am elated about the opportunity to speak and present.
I also won a pass to Hispanicize in April, and I am super excited about attending, as I’ve heard wonderful things about this conference.
So far, I’d say that I am chugging right along, but there is still plenty of work to do. By no means will I be getting comfortable, as I am not even close to having all of these goals accomplished.
My word for 2016 is expansion as I am trying to continue to strengthen my flagship offerings while taking on new income streams for revenue. Expanding is a tough process, but I am ready for the challenge.
As we head into the 2nd quarter, I hope this encourages you to move forward with your goals so that you can begin to manifest your prosperous and fruitful destiny. If you need help navigating working and running your empire, my latest eCourse Rise + Earn: 6 Steps to Growing Your Business While Working Full-time is for you. And at only $19.99 for the video, workbook, and 20-minute consult with me, it’s a steal. Click here to order.
So now the ball’s in your court. How are you coming along with your goals for 2016?