My Goals For The Next 6 Months

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Hello friends, in my previous article, I talked a lot about being authentic and staying real. It is time for me to do what I preach. I’ve spent one good hour if not more going around thinking how can I do that. Then I turned at my action board and there was one important task scribbled as ‘review my goals’.


Every 1st week of January for the last 3 years I have summarised my accomplishments for the previous year. Also, I outlined a bunch of targets to meet for the upcoming year. 2017 was no different. But there is a problem with this approach. It’s great for about 2-3 weeks but then targets drift away. If there is nothing to hold me accountable, I will soon start to forget. 1 year for goals is a long period of time and some people suggest I should aim for 3 – 6 months periods instead.

No matter the length of time, I try to break a macro goal to micro. Then act on it weekly. There is a problem here, everyday matters tend to get in the way. Goals change a bit.

I was always quite good at writing my targets down and outlining the plan of action. I was terrible at holding myself accountable and actually completing. It’s not all bad – I succeed at more or less 40-50% of my goals, which is ok. But I would like to see my success rate grow to 80-90%, maybe even 100%.

Commitment

Transparency is the way I decided to go. I will be sharing more in the coming weeks. There are certain aspects which I might not be legally allowed to share. Due to my employer constraints like salary or secrets of the trade.

Main Focus & Other important Areas

My main focus is my career today. As you already know I have recently moved from Duck & Waffle to Sushi Samba. This is a big change. I am the new guy there and need to show what I am capable of. I will not undermine any of my colleagues, I will strive to help improve our operation on daily basis. Win Win is what I am after. I can grow more as a person as I welcome the challenge.

Then I must improve my networking, I have been trying to achieve all the work by myself. That’s a big mistake. If I want to have my own business one day, I must learn to network well and connect with as many likely minded people.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Luckily I am surrounded by a lot of smart people at work. I need to surround myself with inspiring and smart people off work as well. I must start networking and meeting different people.

Learning will be the cornerstone of my improvement. Then I must create a list of books that I am interested in to read. I have not been doing enough reading recently.

I must better myself at social media of which I know little at the moment.

Finally, management is something I am pretty good at but I must keep on learning to ensure I grow to be a better leader.

So here is my 6 months plan

Career

  1. Give 100% when at work at all times, engage with my team.
  2. Propose and execute at least 3 meaningful changes which will help team work better.
  3. Manage better and help improve the success of the company.
  4. Focus on delivering excellence to all our guests, engage with as many as possible.
  5. Create and work on a list of actions which I took that helped improve financial, operational or quality output.

Networking

  1. Attend at least 3-4 events to network.
  2. Check upcoming events for the next 2 weeks ahead on Eventbrite & Meetup.

Learning

  1. Complete 2 courses – Social Media Course, Instagram Course

Books to Read

  1. Cashvertising Drew Eric Whitman
  2. Crush It! Gary Vaynerchuk
  3. Thank You Economy Gary Vaynerchuk
  4. Jab Jab Jab Right Hook Gary Vaynerchuk
  5. #AskGaryVee Gary Vaynerchuk
  6. To be expanded on 

Management

  1. Read 2 books
  2. Use at least 3 new strategies to help me grow as a manager

Social Media

  1. Engage daily for 30 minutes on each social media platform.
  2. Post once daily on each platform.
  3. Expand my goals list as I learn through the course
  4. Gain 3000 unique followers on each social media platform

Find a Mentor

  1. Online presence mentor
  2. Career

Online

  1. Grow my email list to 100
  2. Have 1000 youtube views

Daily Targets

  1. Read/Study for 30-60 minutes daily
  2. Create for 30-60 minutes daily
  3. Exercise for 30 – 45 minutes 3 times per week
  4. 30-45 minutes for Social Media – Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, Snapchat (LinkedIn?)

This should take about 4 hours every day. Of course, there will be days when I am scheduled to work for 12 hours. I will only be able to do so much on those days. But then I will do more work on my days off, which should even out my weekly goals.

This will be challenging and I may adjust my goals as the time goes.

Monthly Updates to Follow

I will revisit this blog post in my monthly updates to see how I am doing to achieve these goals. There are other areas that are important to me. But I feel like for now, these are the ones I am doing the worst and need to work on most.

If I will do well, I will add extra goals. Some of which I have interest for but I don’t feel like I have enough time at the moment.

  1. Travel 2-3 times before October
  2. Attend weekly Toastmasters to become a better speaker
  3. 4 Challenges – Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping and 2x more?

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