This year, I have decided to take a leaf out of my personal coach’s book (Tomas Svitorka) to set greater accountability for myself, and Tomas is great at getting accountability out of others. Many coaches including myself, encourage and push our clients to set accountability for themselves.
I want to practise what I preach and hence, I am publicly announcing and tracking my goals for you to see.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve always had a core mission and their underlying themes laid out before I even look at individual measures for how I’m going to succeed. I’m a big fan of statistics so I like to use a combination of goal and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) setting methods to derive the numbers. Those familiar with the format will see that my goals have been set based on the SMART method.
Having become a father 3 weeks earlier than expected, April became a quiet month and it was always planned that I would be taking 3 weeks off from doing any form of work whilst I welcomed parenthood.
Despite the early delivery of our baby, the majority of my goals are on track and even ahead of projections with one goal completed earlier than expected. My goal to double my LinkedIn meaningful connections by June was in fact already met in Q1. This was a pleasant surprise as I learned to understand that more people than I expected were warm to the work that I do and I have made some inspiring and positive connections.
I’m particularly pleased with the pace of onboarding new clients which is ahead of schedule even with a month off. I remain committed to only working with a limited number of new (excluding existing) clients this year as I focus on my young family whilst providing the best level of service to my clients.
Whilst some may expect my professional and personal commitments to be reduced, it has in fact gone the other way. Stay tuned for my upcoming article on ‘How Becoming a Parent Has Increased My Productivity & Drive’.
I believe this is a good target to aim for in order to work with the number of new clients that I can accommodate this year.
This will be on top of the existing clients and external projects that I already have. With my first child on the way, I am limiting how many clients I can work with so that I can devote the attention required, both to my family and to my clients.
With an increasingly growing audience, I want to provide inspiration and value through regular content that would help to build and bring me closer to them. This also enables me to hone and perfect my craft both as a coach and a writer.
Doubling my audience after pruning redundant connections means that I will have a refreshed audience size that aligns with my target numbers above. NOTE: Completed except pruning. Current figure TBC.
There is an increasing number of people giving me great feedback and interest in my content. 2 posts per week is a good momentum for me to maintain this year in order to steadily increase my activity on LinkedIn.
With my current viewing rate, this would be the right number of views if I hit my article and post goals above whilst taking into account my growing audience.
Workshops are the best way for me to meet and engage with my audience so that they learn about what they can do to achieve a successful and prosperous life. I have met some truly inspiring and interesting people through these and I enjoy every single one of them.
Learning and absorbing knowledge has always been a personal quality of mine that I am very grateful for. I’m constantly looking for ways to develop myself and others, because what I did yesterday, may not be as effective tomorrow.
“If you’re not training or developing yourself, somebody else is and when you meet them, they’re going to win” -James Glancy
Since 2013, I’ve been struggling with back pain and overall very tight muscles after years of competitive sports. Whilst I have a child on the way and the fact that I’m not getting any younger, I need to eliminate any physical problems before it’s too late. I’ve spent far too long beating my body up and it’s now time to heal it.
To supplement the healing of my back pain, I need to strengthen my core and supermans are an easily available exercise to do.
In addition to strengthening my core, Pilates will also help me to soften and strengthen my muscles. I intend to return to sports as soon as possible and this will be a valuable practise to habituate to condition and maintain my physique.
As I no longer see the long-term value of new-build apartments/flats (maintenance and service charges are not worth the headache or investment in my opinion), I am taking the opportunity to sell my London apartment under a currently buoyant market due to the recent extension of tax relief. The return will also raise capital towards a new family home in the near future.
And those are my goals for 2021!
I would love to get your feedback or comments below. Am I being too ambitious? Not daring enough? Did it inspire you – what goals have you set?
If you need help to set goals and push yourself to new limits, then don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat.