New Year Goals for 2020!
Have you ever posted something as a comment to someone's blog here and feel like you have been blind-sided with a response that knocks you off your feet?? But, then you stop and realize that it is nothing but the truth. You feel convicted and realize that it may just be the exact thing or boost you needed to get your butt in gear. So, as a result, I have come to the conclusion that I need a new batch of New Year's Goals for 2020!
A Little Back Story...
It all started with a blog here that I read the other day and placed a comment in response to what I planned for 2020. I stated that I wasn't quite ready to post my plans yet and had to do some contemplating for what my goals and plans would be.
Well, the response to me set me back a little when I first read the response that was left to me. I sort of felt a little offended at first...but then realized that what was being said to me was nothing but the truth. He wasn't being hurtful by any means. Not only that, but it was very well intended advice and I am very much appreciative that it came to me. It really made me evaluate even deeper what it was that I need to do.
You see, the post I responded to was from one of our Ambassadors, Mr. EdwinBernard and the post I was responding to was:
Go ahead and read it if you haven't and look for his response to me. In fact, all his responses to everyone was spot on advice.
So, Thankful He Said What He Did...
Edwin was being very helpful and is such a kind soul that I know his intentions were pure. I needed someone to just speak the plain fact of a plan that I need to follow. He simply said that I need to only do two things:
1. Write articles and write lots of them
2. Do all the SEO steps that are needed in Wordpress after I publish my articles.
He is absolutely correct and I thank him for slapping me with the basic facts. A good point is that I do all the SEO steps as we all have learned to do here with the training and so, at least I have that going for me.
What I am failing to do is focus on my content. As Edwin pointed out to me when someone is limited for time, then you need to spend that limited time working on what is important to being a successful writer. So, that means you have to write.
It is stressed so much by so many here that we get caught up in the community, and don't get me wrong... the community here is one of the propelling factors that I love so much about WA. As Heidi (HeidiAnders3) likes to put it, we are all WAmily here.
We all help each other and that is the best part of being here. But, we also here to build our own businesses and if that is your goal... then work on that too. Don't lose focus as I have a tendency to do.
What Are My Goals Now?
Well, now that I have taken some time to think on the wise advice of many here to so many others and Edwin's advice to me, I have determined that the two things he said are exactly what I will do.
But, to expand on it a little... I plan to write at least 2-1/2 articles a week and do all the SEO stuff that I have been doing. Where does that 1/2 come in? You may ask. I came up with that because my goal is to write 130 quality articles for my website before the end of the year. It rounds out to be 5 per two-week period.
I say this because I want to have time to promote on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram at the same time. It also allows me to be able to complete the Affiliate Bootcamp and hopefully start and finish the OEC training as well.
I cannot forget the WAbinars by the famous Jay (Magistudios) either. I have made goals in the past, but I didn't write them down in a planner... well, I have done that now as well. I have a list that I have of tasks of things I want to get done. But, the goals are now in writing in the same notebook and those tasks will take me to my goal completion also.
I write this here for my own accountability. I will also write at least one blog here each month as a way to maintain that accountability to ya'll, but more for myself. So, my intention is to keep myself focused on my business and be here for anyone that needs help. I have been here just shy of a year and a half and intend to stay.
We cannot get what we get here anywhere else. This community is the best place to be for the connections and training. Again, stealing Heidi's term... We are WAmily!
You all are great in the way you support each other and I am glad to be a part of that.
So, thank you to ALL of you, and especially to you Edwin for reminding me of where my focus needs to be as well.
HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I wish you all the best!
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