“Goals for 2007” was selected as the topic for the Business Channel’s January Theme Day. These might include their business goals, personal goals, or goal setting in general. The beginning of the year is a good time to write down your goals in various areas of your life and make specific aims for the coming months.
The bloggers in our channel have shared goals and goal setting as they see it in relation to their lives and blogs. They have approached this topic in their own unique ways and offer some great suggestions and interesting anecdotes I’m sure you’ll find helpful, encouraging, and enjoyabe.
Darlene McDaniel, at Tough Questions? Great Answers!, discusses how to set your goals to give life to your career, not lack of fulfillment or death. “Life choices are the choices that give you a feeling of satisfaction, pleasure, joy or fulfillment. Death choices are ones you make when you feel you have no options.” Check out what Darlene has to say about your choices for 2007.
On Business and Blogging, Des Walsh posts about Goal setting and accommodating change. That can be change in circumstances or changes in the goal-setter’s reasons for setting the goal. He suggests a way of handling this challenge.
Liz Strauss at Successful Blog, extends her Problogger Writing Project Blogging Goal with a story, “The Saloonkeeper’s Daughter,” that shows how loving the people you serve is Nice, Intelligent and Strategic.
Scot Herrick of Pimp Your Work writes about Goals:Uncomplicated. He mentions that we often overcomplicate the goal-setting process. Why not take some of Scott’s suggestions and create less complicated, and ultimately more doable, goals?
Ben Yoskovitz of Start Up Spark, writes about an intriguing topic: New Year’s Resolutions Are for Liars. ”Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. So few people stick with them,” says Ben. “Instead, set goals constantly. Think about Steve Pavlina’s ideas on goal setting – goals should make you happy in the here and now, in the present. If thy don’t they might not be worth setting at all.” Check further on this topic at Ben’s blog.
On propertycrossroads.com, Maricel Ferrer-Custodio writes about goals you can live by every day of the year, that can make you a better person, achieve the best you can be, in whatever situation you may be in.
Rico at Contract Worker writes about Setting Goals: It’s All About Writing Them Down. Whatever goals you make, write them down! And don’t forget to make your goals specific enough. Read more about the specifics at Rico’s blog.
Mark, at Digital Money World says he’s not a big fan of goals. Read more about his interesting take on different types of goals and success at his post, Trees, Goals, Success & the Rest of That Stuff!
On Linked Intelligence, Scott Allen says that getting the most out of LinkedIn requires some forethought, not just unfocused activity. In the first installment of a three-part series, “Practicing LinkedIn,” he lays out his suggested monthly planning process to help you stay focused and achieve actual results, not just more connections.
Ron at Brand Curve mentions the 5 Goals every Marketer must have for this upcoming year to adapt to the changing consumer and quick trends. See how you can adapt them for your needs.
At Home Biz Notes, I ponder about setting personal and home business goals in the Internet age. How have computers and the Internet changed our lives? How can we continue learning to keep up with current innovations? It’s exciting to be part of this adventure in 2007.
Communications plans grow out of the overall company goal, says Eric Eggertson on Common Sense PR. Without commonly agreed goals for the organization, you have no reason to take any action at all.
Enjoy this round-up of posts on goal setting from the Business Channel Bloggers. Do you have any goals setting techniques you can share in the comments? Have you set any goals of your own…or found a goal setting process that has really enabled you to stay on target?