It’s a bit late again, but here’s my monthly update on my 100 goals. Here’s my June Success Bamk post.
- Chris Hadfield
- TEDx Galway
- Angela Lansbury event
- Friends 50th birthday
- Channeling your Inner Bitch
- Carrick on Shannon Carnival
- All-Ireland Business Summit – tickets booked for 2017. I will get there!
- TEDx Omagh – November
- Professor Cox – November
- Christmas swim – December
Update and new goals
I took my Dad and little one to Carrick Carnival. It’s one of those festivals on my doorstep that we don’t get to, so we made an effort this year.
I’ve also added some new events:
- An audience with Sir Michael Parkinson. Should be a really interesting night.
- An audience with Sir Roger Moore. The Saint and second 007, so hell yes! I saw that there was an option for a meet and greet, so took the opportunity and grabbed an upgraded ticket. I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing that last year, but now embracing the opportunities coming my way!
- Transform your life and business seminar. Because I missed the All-Ireland Business Summit, I was keeping an eye out for something similar to go to, and a friend shared this event on Facebook. So I booked an ordinary ticket. And then realised that there were upgrade options. After contacting the team to be if it would be possible to upgrade, I also cheekily asked if there was a waiting list for the VIP tickets, for people who had to cancel. Lo and behold, I was not just able to get a VIP ticket, but also booked a stand at the event. It’s a biggie as they are bringing over Brian Tracy, the guy who wrote the massive bestseller “Eat that Frog”. It’s also gone from a 2 day to a 3 day event. So excited to be part of this and having breakfast with some of the most amazing people.
- From kitchen table to building an empire. This is an event run by the Tweeting Goddess herself, Samantha Kelly. So of course, I booked a ticket, and again, I grabbed a stand. It’s Sam Kelly event, so a no-brainer!
Shows to see
- Big Maggie
- Of mice and men
- Blithe spirit
- Handel’s Messiah
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Lord of the Dance
- Driving Miss Daisy
- The night Joe Dolan’s car broke down
- The cripple of Inishmaan
- God bless the child
Update and new goals
I love going to shows, and Ireland has a really great range of dramas and musicals, however, sometimes it hasn’t been possible to go, for example, Dad started throwing up an hour before I was due to go to “God bless the child”! This hasn’t stopped me looking forward to see what other shows there are. And so I have booked to see:
- Billy Elliot – August
- Megan Mullally – September
- Rehearsal for murder – September
- The beauty queen of Leenane – October
- Sister Act – November
- Ghost the musical – November
- Big – December
- Dirty Dancing – February 2017
- Blood brothers – April 2017
As you can see, my goals are no longer static. I’ve added to them and with some events and shows being time-specific, if something comes up, then it may not be possible for me to attend.
- Star Wars The Force Awakens
- The Hunger Games Trilogy
- Inside out
- Kung Fu Panda 3
- The good dinosaur
- Chipmunks: The road chip
Have on video or to watch:
- Song of the Sea
- The theory of everything
- Being Alice
- Finding Dory
- Fantastic beasts and where to find them
With my Dad being constantly in and out of hospital the last few months, self-care has fallen by the wayside a little. I’m still trying to keep up with meditation, but spending 3 hours a day going up and down to Sligo hospital means that diet and weight-loss goals are on hold for the moment. I do make sure I get enough sleep, it would be dangerous to do otherwise when you’re driving, but I tend to wake up around 7am.
I do have a groupon voucher for a spa day, and will catch up on the cinema next month, when more kids stuff comes out.
I’ve enjoyed watching the TED talks, however, I haven’t watched many this month. I’ve started listening to podcasts as well!
In terms of books, I’ve read loads this year. From Barbara Freethy’s romance books, to Damien Boyd and Wendy Cartmell’s mysteries to personal development books such as Presence, Originals and The Happiness Advantage.
Decluttering my home suffered a major setback. With Dad’s health deteriorating, he’s had to move in with us. He just wasn’t safe being left on his own at night. So, we have spent June packing up Dad’s stuff and clearing a room downstairs just for him. So, now we’re full of stuff again. It’s not a biggie, as I’ve done it before, however, as I go through Dad’s stuff, I need his consent to share or sell anything that’s his. Unfortunately, this then needs to wait until he’s out of hospital again.
My travel goals were something to work on through the summer holidays, however, when Dad’s in hospital, I can’t travel anywhere but to the hospital.
Most of my business goals have been achieved, plus a couple that are new:
- attended the Quality Coaching Circle
- published an e-course
- published a decluttering book
- completed the visibility challenge
- completed over 30 blog posts this year
- set up a youTube channel
- I have a new business coach and new coaching package under development
- attended the Business for Business network meetings
- have booked stands at two events later in the year
- Join the Irish Life Coaching Association
With my son
- cooking from Delia Smith baking book
- Greyhound racing
- saw Kung Fu Panda 3
- went to a magic show
- saw a pantomime
- went to my niece’s wedding
- meerkat adventure
- zip line
- Belfast zoo
- a musical comedy – Big booked for December
Fun things completed so far:
- zip lining in the Bahamas
- swimming with a sea lion
- ice skating
- crazy golf
- had a 7 course taster menu at The Cottage Restaurant in Jamestown
- visit Dublin zoo
- visit Whipsnade zoo
- caught up with old friends
To do over the summer holidays:
- surf lesson
- learn the bodhran
- visit Taytoland
- go 10 pin bowling
- visit the seaweed baths
- Windsor Castle
We had planned on doing these when we were in the UK for my niece’s wedding, however, Legoland was just to expensive and my son wasn’t that interested. Instead, we went to Whipsnade zoo with my father in law. We then met up with some friends for dinner and a chin wag before coming home.
So, not much progress made this month, and a lot of challenges, but we have moved dad in with us and we our honouring our values of family, kindness and compassion in doing so. To me, I would rather put my own goals on hold whilst caring for Dad, than live with regret over what I could or should have done.
I’m not pessimistic. I’ve achieved a heck of a lot this year, and when you add them up, I’ve ticked off an awful lot of my goals. What I should have done with hindsight is made some of them SMARTER and not so fluffy (or in some instances unrealistic) for example, I still keep in touch with my Life Coach, but it’s more of a mixed business/friend relationship, and I have a business coach instead.
As you may have noticed, I’ve also started looking at next years goals. I’d like to do the Camino walk and have been reading about it. I’ve already got some events booked, so I’m still moving forward, and that’s progress in itself!