Happy New Year! It’s time to put the past behind you and start fresh. I absolutely love the start of a new year and all the anticipation of what the year may bring. I hope your year is amazing!
The hardest part for me with planning for a new year is creating realistic goals that are both attainable but that also push me outside of my comfort zone and still be things I can actually track and measure. Setting goals that fit all these criteria require me to really dig deep.
I actually started planning my goals for 2018 back in the fall after returning from the Wedding MBA. That was really when I started coming out of my fog and my mindset shifted significantly.
So after a year of change in priorities and focus I’m excited about my new goals for Raspberry Creative in 2018. I’ll spare you all the boring specifics but I thought it was important to at least share the general picture with you.
One of my goals every year and one of the goals I fail to reach every year. With a new schedule, a completed calendar of topics already decided on and some changing priorities, I have high hopes for success in 2018
Regular New Designs
The last few years have been so hectic with custom orders, online orders and walk-in traffic in the shop that I haven’t been able to consistently create new designs. This really struck me hard this fall when I began planning the rebrand, new website, etc.
More Active on Social Media
Social media is where it’s at and I’ve relied too much on my staff to help with this when I really need to have my voice out there too. I’ve been working past my fears and really hope to branch out on SM this year as well as dive into some videos and other fun things.
Expand into new Markets
Raspberry Creative has been accepted into some new markets that I’ll be sharing more with you in the future. To make this happen, there will be a lot of behind-the-scenes work that will need to be done. My goal is to make sure I’m scheduling time for this in addition to the other tasks that I’ll be doing this year.
Continue to Take Classes
I headed back to school this past year and plan to do the same in my off time this year as well. I already have a business class lined up and plan to research and complete a course on Pinterest this year as well.
Early on I made an effort in getting involved in m community and got away from it in recent years. I’d really like to branch out and give back more this year both personally and through Raspberry Creative
There will be a lot going on here as Raspberry Creative in 2018. These six goals are just the surface of all the things I have targeted for this year broken down as far as monthly goals. I feel almost like I’m venturing out on a new journey and I hope that you’ll come along with me!
Happy New Year to you! I hope 2018 is full of health and prosperity.