All over my Twitter feed, Facebook timeline,and even on Instagram everyone is talking about their Quarter 3 Goals. I decided to join a Twitter chat to get some tips on keeping the momentum going for my own goals. So, I found Create Lounge on Twitter (#createlounge) . It’s a weekly chat for creatives hosted by Douglas Humphries (@Douglas_AmongUs) every Wednesday at 9pm EST. Six questions are asked and Douglas gives some really good tips for you to implement. Take a look:
Question 1: What is your theme for this quarter? It could be a word,a mantra,a direction. Whatever you want to define the next season.
Tip: It can be very inspiring to have a theme or word to set your intention,but it can also be anxiety producing to find just the right one. Don’t stress. Go with what feels good.
As always, the biggest thing to remember is that it’s probably going to change. That’s just life. We plan and then have to let it all unfold before us. This is just step one.
Q2: What’s a business goal you have that you want to complete in Quarter 3?
Tip: It’s easy to want to plan out our whole quarter,or year,and,hey, if you can do that,awesome! But don’t feel like you have to. Some things you just don’t know yet. Again,step 1.
That’s why it’s important to keep our intentions,our CDF’s, our why,in front of us. Once we set our intention then we’ll have the direction we need when we have to make that choice we don’t know about yet.
Q3: What’s a personal goal you have or another way you’d like to expand serious this season?
Tip: Remember, goals don’t all have to be business/serious. Creativity is our whole lives, that means what we do for others, for our business/projects,and what we do just for us.
Time management, as always, is an important skill and one we will continue to need. But that means not only making time for our business but for what really matters as well.
Q4: What’s a short term goal you have,say for this month, or even this week?
Tip: Keep in mind, the best way to hit our long term goals is split them up into workable short term steps. Even the smallest goal can lead us to that big dreamt horizon.
Q5: What’s something you could really use this quarter? What’s a way we can help you accomplish your goals?
Tip: Community is the biggest tool we have. It can not only provide encouragement and accountability but inspiration. When we create together,we foster creativity in each other and ourselves.
Q6: What’s one thing you’d like to end 2018 with that you didn’t start with?
Tip: Dream big people! The more incredible, the better. You wouldn’t believe where you are now a year ago(or even last quarter) why should it be impossible to be where you want to be a year from now?
Great tips,right?! I encourage you all to answer these questions for yourselves and see where you bare in your 2018 goals. I know I definitely have some reconfiguring to do. Join the #createlounge chat Wednesday s at 9pm EST. I will be there!