A Goal Was Reached – Today is My 150th Post! (A Lesson for You)

150Today is a momentous occasion for me as I am writing my 150th article for this site.  What you may not know is that this is my second blog site; a few years ago, both my website and my blog got hacked by some #&$^#(# people – reasons unknown.  That site had about the same amount, a little more than the 150 articles.  Needless to say, I was devastated that I had to start over and rebuild my online presence.

However, even though it was a blow, it did force me to enter a bigger and better area for my business.   I began writing more and soon noticed that my messages were clearer, more impactful and I was gaining recognition from “big players” (Forbes Woman, CLO).  I found that I was being contacted to joint venture and was noted for my expertise in the areas of careers and leadership.  It also helped me to rebrand and to step into a bigger arena.

My message for today is that you can do the same.  You have the ability to look at areas in your business, career and your personal life and make changes that will leap you forward:

  • Begin to asses these areas to determine your level of satisfaction, what actions are working and what is not working; review your situations and interactions in asking these questions so you can get a clearer picture
  • Once you have this data, strategize changes you would like to make that will reverse anything you found that is not working; put numbers to them, such as the number of contacts you need to make;  this can also include any area dealing with personal tasks, emails, social media or the like as these need to be factored into your time and affect your outcomes
  • Set new goals – SMART goals – to help you playing a bigger game; I didn’t put a time on when I wanted to get back to that 150 number but I had it in my sites and ‘slow and steady’ became my theme.
  • Plan out exact steps you need to take to get your plans done, as well as the days you will commit to working on them; put these in your calendar so you know exactly how you will be spending your day

Although I didn’t have the opportunity to plan out how I would refocus and rebrand my business – I was forced – I am thankful (now) that the situation occurred.  Whoever did this has a “power agenda” in mind, namely to show that they can.  For some people, this would have imploded their business but I am a persistent and resilient type so I believe I was the powerful one here.  For you, you have the opportunity to create and make changes on your own terms.  So take a lesson and celebrate with me today and I will reciprocate and celebrate your successes with you!

Would love if you would share them here.  If you would like to gain more clarity and leap into a bigger game, I’d love to work with you!

Advertisements

17 Replies to “A Goal Was Reached – Today is My 150th Post! (A Lesson for You)”

  1. Great work! That is the type of information that are supposed to be shared across the web.
    Shame on Google for no longer positioning this publish higher!
    Come on over and seek advice from my site . Thank you =)

    Like

  2. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was
    wondering what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog
    like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not
    very internet savvy so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s