Goal setting for 2019

It’s that time of year again!

A fresh page, a clean slate – a full year of possibility stretching out in front of you.

I also feel like this in September, when the kids go back to school, but January is traditionally when resolutions are made (and pretty swiftly broken).

My business resolutions, on the other hand, do tend to stick.

Looking back on 2018 

Last year, I said I’d like to give my wedding calligraphy portfolio a boost, look at my pricing and invest in some social media training.

Iwild hearts 1 wedding certainly had some amazing wedding projects come my way and I have much more confidence in my pricing. No one likes talking about money, but freelance doesn’t mean free!

Other than that, my main aim for 2018 was to maintain the steady progress I’d made since setting up Creative Calligraphy.

Last year turned out to be the most successful year for my business so far (you can read some of my highlights here), so it’s going to take some beating.

But as I gear up to celebrate five years in business in May, I’m setting myself some real, tangible targets, as well as the usual, general aims!

The girl means business

First of all, I’ve invested in The Girls Mean Business Awesome Marketing Planner, created by business coach and author Claire Mitchell.

It’s going to help me keep my plans on track in 2019, as well as get my business goals, vision and targets down on paper so I can be more accountable.

It’s already prompted me to set a financial target for the first time ever!

There’s lots of training available around it and various groups of people who use the planner to bounce ideas off, so I really think it’s going to help. 

A busy start to 2019 

The first three months of the year are already looking good, with a packed workshop programme and several wedding projects in the diary.

I still have my part-time press office job, so managing my time is still going to be a challenge in 2019, but what is it they about a job that needs doing? Give it to a busy person.

It just means I’ll have to be strict, avoid trying to squeeze everything in and maybe even say ‘no’ occasionally – after all, that’s one of the perks of being your own boss!

Have you set any goals for 2019? Tell me about them in the comments.








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