A lot of people don’t really like new year’s goals/resolutions, etc., and to be quite honest, I am not a huge goal setter. But every year, I do use January as a time to reflect on what I am currently doing and determine whether or not it is taking me in a direction that I want to go. If it is not, then I like to come up with ways to redirect that. I also try to set one main intention for the year. In 2014, that intention for me is: to expand my knowledge!
Now, there is nothing that makes you more accountable than sharing your goals, dreams, plans or intentions with others so here goes nothing…
2014 – To expand my knowledge of:
1. The online business world. I have started taking Fizzle, which is an amazing online tool (by three awesome dudes!) to help you understand and develop an online business. That means exciting things for FLB in 2014. I have plans and ambitions to learn more about food photography, redesign this site, find more like minded folks and add useful tools and resources for all the chefs or chefs to be out there.
2. Language. I have a background in Spanish but given the fact that Scott has spent a lot more time in Spain than I, his Spanish is far better than mine. That means he does most of the speaking on our travels to Spanish speaking countries. However, that all changes this weekend when we touch down in Costa Rica! We have already determined that I am going to do the majority of the ordering, conversing, etc. There is no quicker way to figure something out than to get out of your comfort zone. Upon our return, I would like to have regular meet ups so that I can speak Spanish on a consistent basis.
3. My relationships. I have never seen higher expectations with lower resources than learning how to be in relationships. We enter into relationships with friends, family members and significant others with literally zero training yet we are expected to know how to be a wife/sister/mother/friend for all different personality types or what to do in a disagreement. More than that, we are supposed to be able to understand the opposite sex when we are literally wired differently! My head hurts just thinking about it… Anyway, I always like to read, attend seminars and talk to people that are experts in this field so I plan to continue that this year.
What are your intentions this year? Develop accountability and add them to the comments below!