When you hear the word, accountability, what do you do?
Do you cringe? Smile? Or do you scream like a prepubescent girl?
If I was me about five years ago, I would probably scream and hide. Accountability can be a scary thing, especially when you’re holding yourself accountable.
Last month, I did an accountability check in which I focused on daily to-do list; however; this month, I wanted to do my check in a little differently and do a check-in centered around my goals for the month.
If you missed my monthly goals blog post, here is a quick run down of my three goals for the month:
- Develop and launch my marketing plan for The Optimist Kit
- Begin recording my first podcast series
- Outline all my book ideas
So how have I been doing this month so far?
Goal #1: Develop and launch my marketing plan for The Optimist Kit
I have been prepping for an August launch of the Optimist-Kit; however; now that I am working on my marketing plan, I am considering pushing it back just to ensure that I have the essentials of the business in place.
I have been actively researching marketing plans, taking notes on marketing and brainstorming an efficient plan for my subscription box service.
For the rest of the month, I will be drafting my marketing plan and preparing for a soft launch!
Goal #2: Begin recording my first podcast series
I have to say this…There is A LOT that goes into developing a podcast series. You have to brainstorm what you will talk about, think about additional content and of course, there is the actual recording process.
So far this month, I have finally decided on my first series (Shhh…it’s a secret…for now) I have been organizing this series as a whole and starting small.
I am in the process of drafting a recording schedule that will start next week and I hope to start posting via SoundCloud the first week in August.
For the rest of the month, I will be finalizing notes and practicing my recording voice.
Goal #3: Outline all my book ideas
I thought this was an easy goal, but it has proved itself to be a serious one.
I have been thinking about all the book ideas hat have been swimming around in my head and I sat down to write them down. I have a total of 7 books that I want to write with two of them I plan on release within the next 6-9 months.
This week, I finally sat down to map out some release dates for the books and creating a rough writing/ editing schedule for the first two books that I want to work on.
Next week, I will start working on one of the two books and editing a new edition of my first book!
Have you been holding yourself accountable for your goals this month? Even if you have an accountability partner, we must still be able and most importantly willing to take a look at where we are with our goals, what we need work on and if a goal is close to being accomplished, what is the next step?
So how are you tackling your goals this month? Share your updates with me in the comments below.
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Until next time, stay blessed!