Monday, December 27, 2010

Obligatory New Year's Post

I resolve to blog more often than every six months. There. That's the first New Year's resolution I've made in a long, long time, because I believe if there's something in your life worth changing, it's worth changing NOW.

That said, since the end-of-year period is a time for tasks like printing out expense logs, getting the final mileage off of our cars, etc., it is a good time to reflect on this past year and plan for your journey in the next year.

Here's some links to help you think and develop goals:

"Bigger or Smaller?" from Seth Godin's blog. I recommend everyone read Seth Godin. His challenging insight will inspire you to move.

Jack Canfield, Decide What You Want for Yourself in 2011. Please note that goals are NOT just for business! It's tempting as students/reporters/captioners to frame all our goals in terms of speed, accuracy, or income, but we're more than just steno.

10 Ways to Increase Your Luck: A Musician's Tips for Freelancers. This article is geared towards the musician, but the tips are VERY applicable to not just freelance reporters, but anyone wanting to up their game.

Some evening this week my husband and I will make an appointment with each other to map out some individual and joint goals for 2011. As Zig Ziglar said (I think), "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." (Or maybe it was Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain.)