2023 Q2 Goal Setting

Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog.

It’s a new quarter, which means it’s time to set some new goals, so let’s jump straight in.

I am trying something new this quarter. If you’ve been here a while, you may have become familiar with my use of Trello as a digital sort of Kanban board. This quarter, I’m changing things up and trying out Notion. So I have all my tasks listed out in their own table, I have checklists so that I can check the items off and I also have a status column that I can change it as I am going through the quarter. This also links to my dashboard page and shows up only as the things I have scheduled to do this week. Notion is complicated, but I am learning.

I’ve already talked about my yearly goals in another post, so let’s jump right in and you’ll see how my quarterly goals match up with the goals I set at the beginning of the year.

Goal #1 – Writing – 36 Goals 

The writing goal is the #1 goal to accomplish this quarter. Somehow seeing it at the top of the page and top of mind, scheduled out with actual dates does something for my brain. I am hoping that Notion becomes the digital bullet journal system that I have been looking to create versus a more elaborate procrastination device. I did finish the outline for all three books of the Multiverse and Me children’s novels, so now it’s time to buckle down and get them rewritten. This quarter I’m planning to rewrite a book a month. I’ve actually already gotten started with that.

Goal #2 – Marketing – 26 Goals 

I don’t know that I market exactly, but I do have this blog and a weekly podcast called the Hello Lovelies Podcast that I keep up with. The goal is to continue to post 1 podcast and 1 blog a week. I edited out the tasks column in his image so you can’t be spoiled for the posts coming up this quarter, but otherwise they are there, named, and ready for me to write them.

Goal #3 – Other Goals – 9 Goals 

I used to categorize “business” goals like product uploads as well as “travel, trainings, and meetings” as their own categories and sometimes I’d get to them and sometimes I wouldn’t. Now they are in a generic category of their own, and actually I’ve already gotten 3 of them done so it looks like there’s less than there is.

Quarter 4 Overall – 71 Goals

If the math is mathing, I should have 71 goals for the quarter, a respectable and totally doable amount. In previous quarters, I have sometimes added tasks to the list mid-quarter. I tried really hard not to do that last quarter and had decent results. I am again going to try hard not to add tasks to the list (71 is enough!) and instead try to focus on completing the list as-is.

Discussion Questions

  1. How often do you set goals and how often do you check in with them?
  2. How was your quarter? 
  3. How many goals did you set and how many of them were you able to accomplish?

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