I think it’s fair to say that no-one was prepared for 2020 and even though I achieved some fo the goals that I set last year, I couldn’t imagine the year we would have.
It was the year we lost my mother in law, attending her funeral via zoom. We also lost a friend, attended a wedding (again via zoom) and generally spent a lot of time at home.
Knowing what I know now, my goals for 2021 have a different spin, with loads of reading to balance my business goals.
Movies to see
Each year, I look at IMDB.com and see what’s coming so that I can choose which movies that I’d like to see. However this year, there’s actually nothing that appeals. I don’t know if it’s me or a reflection of the industry, but there’s so many sequels or re-makes of well-made movies that nothing really appeals. There doesn’t seem to be any original movies, like when Star Wars or The Matrix were first shown.
Instead, we’re going to cancel our Netflix and Sky subscriptions this year. We may even get rid of some tv’s altogether!
1 – cancel netflix
2 – cancel Sky
3 – declutter 1 tv from the house
Places to go
We had so many plans to travel the country last year and visits family and friends. Even if we have the covid vaccine, it isn’t a silver bullet. Think about the flu virus. Each year, people are given the flu vaccine because the virus itself keeps evolving. The same will happen with covid, and new variations are already being found. So for me, 2021 will be a time to explore the county I live in, when we can travel more than 5 km from home!
4 – visit Lough Key
5 – visit Parks Castle
6 – visit Glencar waterfall
7 – visit Acres lake
8 – visit the Shed Distillery
9 – afternoon tea at the Lough Rynn Castle Hotel
10 – visit Glenview Folk Museum
11 – stay in a posh hotel
12 – have a spa day.
Events to attend
Last year anything booked to go to in person was cancelled, so it became the year of attending online events.
In 2021, I’m not even thinking about booking theatre events as they will probably be cancelled at some point. There will still be some online events so here’s hoping!
Last year was an amazing year for reading. I read nearly 100 books, mainly cozy mysteries.
13 – read the remaining Desert Cities mysteries
14 – read the Corsaria Cove mysteries
15 – read the latest book by TE Kinseyread
16 – read the latest book by JR Ellis
17 – read the latest books by Barbara Freethy
18 – read the latest Miss Underhay book
19 – read the latest Damian Boyd book
20 – read the latest Adele Abbott books
21 – read the latest Helen Cox book
22 – read the latest Julia Chapman book
23 – read the latest Caught Dead in Wyoming book
24 – read the Artists Way and work through the exercises
25 – read the latest Richard Osman book
26 – read the latest WISE agency books
27 – read the latest Dorothy Martin books
28 – read The Big Sleep
29 – read the latest Myrtle Clover book
30 – read the latest Southern Quilting mystery
31 – read the latest Village Libraries mystery
32 – reread A Town Like Alice
33 – read a book by a new author
34 – read a classic novel
35 – read a bestseller
36 – read a funny book
37 – read a book recommended by a friend
38 – read the latest Joy Ellis book
39 – read the latest Angela Marsons book
40 – read and work through Jack Canfield’s book.
Writing and publishing goals
2020 was the year I went from writer to publisher. It was an extraordinary journey that began with one act of kindness and ended with me working with over 20 fabulous ladies, helping them fulfil their dream. In 2021 I still have some ideas for products, but they are about shining a light on the possibilities for those that I work with. So in 2021, I want to:
41 – publish my own deck of gratitude cards
42 – publish my own deck of inspirational cards
43 – publish my own deck of creative inspiration cards
44 – publish my own digital notebook
45 – publish my own digital journal
46 – publish my own digital planner
47 – set up my Etsy store
48 – finish my Master Self Publishing books course
49 – finish my Master Self Publishing card decks course
50 – finish my Master Self Publishing digital products course
51 – add 100 “how to..” videos to My Vault
52 – publish my Positivity Planner for 2022
53 – publish a digital version of my Positivity Planner
54 – finish and submit my personal branding book
55 – publish an activity book
56 – help publish 30 books in 2021
57 – set up my Shopify store
58 – publish 10 printables
59 – publish a printable journal
60 – publish a printable planner
Healthy habits and me seem to have a love/hate relationship. In 2020, I had so many healthy goals but staying home all the time meant I actually put weight on instead of losing it!
In 2021, I want to find a way to turn a corner, weighing at least 1 stone less than I did in 2020. To do this I will:
61 – undertake the virtual Inca trial
62 – undertake the virtual Camino walk
63 – undertake the virtual Iceland Rong Road challenge
64 – weigh myself weekly
65 – go gluten-free for 30 days
66 – ensure that I eat 3 portions of veg a day
67 – eat at least 1 portion of fruit a day
68 – have a meat-free day once a week
69 – learn 1 healthy soup recipe
70 – find one tasty salad recipe.
In 2020, we did a major clean up and declutter of the house. It feels so much lighter now.
71 – declutter paperwork
72 – declutter my wardrobe
73 – update my wardrobe
74 – paint the inside of the house
75 – paint the outside of the house
76 – get a gardener
77 – sort out the back garden
78 – sort out the planters in the front garden
79 – declutter the back bedroom
80 – re-organise the kitchen
Personal development and personal growth are the bread and butter for coaches! This year, I want to:
81 – learn how to use Photoshop
82 – improve my video editing skills
83 – learn how to do OneNote planners
84 – re-do B-School knowing what I know
85 – re-do Money Bootcamp
86 – complete the PLF
87 – improve my LinkedIn skills and grow my connections
88 – improve my networking skills to grow my Facebook friends
89 – join the PSA and improve my speaking skills
90 – improve how I use Twitter and grow my followers.
2020 was the year that I actually had a business, so my goals for 2021 are about maintenance and growth. Ultimately, I want to have a fun business that helps others and supports my family. To do this I will:
91 – set monthly income goals
92 – set weekly goals for growing followers
93 – set weekly goals to grow my email list
94 – do a customer thank you day
95 – support 12 women via Kiva
96 – follow up on the feedback from my beta testers
97 – grow my community via Facebook groups
98 – create monthly content that supports existing and potential clients
99 – have a 10k month
100 – have a 6 figure year!
2020 was an unusual year by anyways standards, but for me it was a year where I made a huge amount of progress in a number of areas in my life. In 2021, I want it to be a year where I was able to grow my business, create a welcoming home and have some fun!