“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” ― Brad Paisley
A new year brings with it the excitement of things unknown. What is to come in the 365 days that lie before us? For me, I am kicking off the year with a Just Click It Class. Did you receive a new DSLR camera for Christmas or do have a DSLR camera that has been sitting in your closet, because you’re not sure how to use it? Then the Just Click It Class is for Y-O-U! Make it one of your goals to learn your camera in 2020, so you can capture life’s precious moments! Sign up today for Sunday, January 26th, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm and start clicking! The class is $75, and you can SIGN UP HERE.
I am SOOOO excited to announce my NEW ‘All-Inclusive Collection’ – now you will get ALL digital files with this Collection (30+ images). No more having to choose which images to keep. I WANT YOU TO HAVE THEM ALL! I will still offer my ‘Create a Collection’ for those families who want a signature art piece or unique album, plus your digital files. The Create a Collection gives you the choice of what you want to go into your package. At the end of 2019, we started offering COMPLIMENTARY shipping to all our clients when they ordered prints and portrait products. Now you can sit back and relax and have your portraits delivered to your door!
I’ve worked on a special project this past year that will be ready for launch in 2020, and it’s a big STRETCH for me, but I am also excited! Stay tuned for more details as the new year progresses! Working on this project made me realize how important goal setting is and understanding that working through the process of fleshing out ideas is needed to make sure I stay on the right path at the right time.
I started researching best practices for goal setting and wanted to share with you a few I plan to use as I continue to plan for 2020. I hope they help you with whatever goals for you have – personal or professional! Reach out and share your journey with me!
Set Mini Milestones
We often set big lofty goals and forget to celebrate the progress in between. Sometimes reaching our overall goal seems so far away and daunting we shelve it or quit too soon. When we celebrate the incremental wins, it can help us feel happy and more engaged in our work to reach our goal. Remember that small steps connect to a larger purpose!
Take Some Space
It’s important to give yourself some space to look at your goals with a fresh perspective. Consider allowing yourself to think broadly and list ten goals. Then begin the process of elimination. Now narrow your goals to only three. Reducing the number of goals you focus on will force you to prioritize what is most important. It will also make achieving your goals more likely when you aren’t spread too thin. Now take a week and step away from your goals. When you come back to review them, ask yourself if they still resonate with you. If not, go back to the drawing board. If they do, then press on!
Often we hold ourselves back in our goal setting. We are scared to set too lofty of goals, or we think we can’t do it, that we won’t accomplish it before we even get started. It’s scary to put yourself out there, trust me, I know!
Reframe your thinking. Think in positive statements. Don’t ask what if this doesn’t work, instead ask what if it does. Write down the outcomes of achieving your goal and refer to them as you work toward your goal – they will help you stay motivated during moments when you want to give up.
As a woman, wife, mother, business owner, and newborn and family photographer, I set many goals for myself! I’m looking forward to approaching my goals differently for 2020 and applying these tips to stay on track and achieve my goals. Cheers to the New Year!