How to keep working on your 2017 goals

How to keep working on your 2017 goals

Did you make any 2017 goals? How are you doing on those goals? Did you give up already?

On January 2, I wrote this post – What 3 things are you going to do better in 2017? In it I outlined my own goals:

My Top 3 Things I Will Do Better In 2017

  1. Take better care of me. 6+ years of total focus on growing my business has made me unfit. My back has started acting up with bouts of excruciating pain. See below for my first step.
  2. Stay connected with clients and build a better follow-up system. Solo entrepreneurs struggle with the problem of trying to offer client service, do marketing, and keep in touch. See below for what I will do to make this happen.
  3. Manage office paperwork better. Goes with #2. Too much incoming and not enough system. See below for actionable steps.
  4. Oh there is much more so I am going to leave these at the top and build out a longer list of things for action later. Continuous improvement, you see.

Your 2017 goals need actionable steps

I made those too in the original post. My top three items were:

  1. Health Steps — I mentioned I made an appointment with a chiropractor, I did with Poland Chiropractic. With their treatment program, I now have no pain and more movement than I had in years. Dr Poland and his daughter, Dr. Chelsea, were both extremely helpful and their entire staff helped me understand how my nervous system is related to my overall health. They will be my first call if I have any other issues.
  2. Customer Relationship Management Follow up Steps — I still have a long way to go to reach a true CRM but I continue to incorporate Pipedrive and Todoist in my follow-up with clients and client projects.
  3. Organizational Management — Like #2, I have a long way to go to reach my goals of true organizational management but I will continue to try to tame paperwork and organization.

What gets in the way of your goals?

2017 goalsI’m the first to admit that I don’t always reach my goals. Goals can be delayed or other goals can interfere with completion. For example, one of my goals since we moved into this house in March 1992 was to remodel the kitchen. It was delayed and delayed due to other priorities.

But I am going to be 61 this year. I want to enjoy the kitchen for years to come not wait any longer. I plan to work for as long as my brain holds out, hopefully into my 70s but I don’t want to wait on the kitchen any longer.

As you can see from the photo on the right, we are hard at it. My younger son, Dan, is my general contractor. He is doing most of the work, managing subcontractors, and last Thursday, we passed all the infrastructure inspections by the Building, Plumbing, and Electrical inspectors.

The kitchen remodel has definitely affected our overall organization. Everything is displaced.

How about you? What are your 2017 goals? Are you reaching them?

With my health issues, I needed an expert to solve them so I hired the chiropractic team at Poland Chiropractic.

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