Can you believe it’s almost 2020? I can’t! This year has been such a wild ride: some seasons felt like an eternity but at the same time I feel like I blinked and my life has changed dramatically in so many ways and I hardly felt it happen. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store after all of the growing this year has pushed me to do.
As much as I appreciate the idea of setting New Year’s resolutions, I’m not one to like to wait around when I see places where I can make improvements and positive change. For me, the end of the year is a reminder to make the most of the time I have right now to set some big goals (and finish them!) Here are a few of the things I’m working on right now so that when the New Year comes I already have my wheels in motion:
1. Automate more in my business.
This is something I’ve been working on a big time lately. As my business has grown I’ve found myself repeating a lot of tasks that feel unnecessary. It’s a big goal of mine to either batch work an item, automate it, or outsource it. As I get better at refining my processes and take on more clients I’m actively trying to grow that “automate” column to help me find more hours in the day. A full automation post might be in order soon!
2. Finish the Autoimmune Protocol Diet strong.
This goal is a bit different from the others, but I’ve been going through a rough patch with my health this year. I’ve spent the past month on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet and low FODMAP diet to help reduce inflammation and heal my gut. While I still have several months to go, I’m proud of myself for deciding to go ahead and restart this process. The two diets are very limiting, so it’s impossible to eat out, which means I’ve had to spend a lot of time cooking plain meat for myself—not something I want to do as an entrepreneur! I’m proud of myself for sticking with the diet anyway, though.
3. Take an entire week off of work
This December I want to take a full week off from emails, websites, and client work and just spend time in New England with the people I love. I really enjoy my work and don’t have family close by so I don’t take weekends or holidays off these days, but my family is so much more important than anything I do to make money. I’m so thankful that we have the holiday season to remind us of that each year!
4. Take my business full time
This is actually something that I’m in the process of making happen right now! I had planned on spending longer at my job until I had built up my savings a little more, but then I had a sudden influx of clients and everything came together quickly! I’ve been praying that I’d know for sure when the time was right to make the leap. And I feel like I finally reached that point! Such a scary but exciting thing to think about! As of next week, I’m officially solely employed by Moriah Brooke Creative–which means big things ahead for this blog!
5. Finish the launch plan for my very first online course!
A few months ago I decided to invest my time in building a course that will help widen my reach in terms of helping creatives build their businesses. It’s been a huge undertaking, but it’s something I’m immensely proud of and can’t wait to unveil to you all! Stay tuned — I’ll reveal more about this as we get closer to the launch!
So what are your big goals for the end of 2019? I know for a fact that we’ll all feel much better on January 1st when we’ve already gotten into the habit of getting ahead of our goals starting right now!
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