10.08.2010

monthly goal meetup



Hello, October! I am so excited that the weather is finally cooling off.  I actually wore pants yesterday, PANTS!  October brings with it harvest festivals, pumpkin picking and lots of family fun and outdoor activities.  My kids have school break next week and I'm taking  a vacation from work to spend much needed quality time with them. I am very much looking forward to our "staycation". 

All right, now that all my excitement is out of the way, I can get down to my  Meet Up biz goals.  I swear I was busy the whole month of September however, I am not able cross anything off my list - not one thing! Why is that?  I think my goals last month were just not in line with what I was actually doing.  So, what was I actually doing?  Well, I started a second job teaching drawing 3 times a week and with that lost 6 hours a week that I had set aside for Creative Stash.  In addition, I have been working on a freelance website and picked up a logo design client.  September marks my little boy's 4th birthday and my wedding anniversary so, we had a lot of celebrating to do. I also decided at the last minute to set up a table this week at a local craft sale for the first time in 4 years so, I have had some work to do to get extra stuff made, booth displays, signage and handful of updated biz cards.

So, for October I decided to really think about which goals I need to work on for the upcoming holiday and save some of the longer term goals for later.  I also need to add a bit more balance into my schedule so I'm posting 4 biz goals and 4 personal goals for this month.

October Goals
  • web site client
  • logo design client
  • promote custom magnets for the holidays
  • promote monthly sale & test out renewing Etsy items daily
  • family staycation - woo hoo!
  • make Halloween decorations - kids want more spooky stuff!
  • reacquaint myself with the gym
  • cook up some real food not all the processed stuff we've been eating lately (I blame it on coupons!)
    If you would like to join in the Meetup biz goals fun, head on over to Athena Dreams to read more about what we do and how to join in. Wishing  everyone a super fantastic October!

    5 comments:

    Candied Fabrics said...

    Yay pants! I wore some too! But now it's getting hot again! sigh...

    That's why I often add things to my list in green - because when priorities change I STILL get credit for crossing things off!

    Have a great staycation!

    Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

    so true, we should ge5t credit for things we do that maybe weren't on the list in the beginning of the month. hope you are in pants again soon - we warmed up again too :(

    staycation is awesome, thanks!

    Cyn said...

    Some months you just have to go with what crops up... It all goes toward a successful business (hopefully!)

    Enjoy your staccato! Those can be the best. And good luck this month with your goals. Hope it gets chilly again for you.

    Liz said...

    Isn't it funny, those months where you do SO much, and none of it was on your original to-do list? Sometimes I think for me it's a little wake up about what I want to be focusing on, and other times it's just that stuff comes up when you haven't planned for it yet. cuz it sure seems like you were busy. Awesome balance for October, have a great staycation, and me, personally, I can't wait to wear socks again!

    Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

    Thanks for the support, wishing everyone a great month! xoxo