Goal Setting for Greatness

Welcome to my weekly goal setting linky. Thank you to everyone who joined in last week; for those who didn’t, here’s how it works. You can set yourself some goals, and join up to the linky – then we all leave positive and supportive comments on each other’s posts. Next week, we all come back and review how we did with this week’s goals, and then set some more.

I also set myself monthly goals, which you are of course welcome to join in with.

The only rules are that you must visit the two people directly ahead of you, and leave a supportive comment on their blog. There’s also a badge at the bottom of the page to add to your post.


Goals for May

Bring More Money Through The Door – For all my running around in April, I ended the month £100 down on the month before. My goal for May is to make that £100 back, plus more on top if I can.

Improve Blog Traffic – My over all page views for April were down around 800 on March. In May I would like, at the very least, to beat my April total, and hopefully to beat March too. In theory, this should be easier as there are 31 days in which to do so.

Get to Inbox Zero – At the time of writing, I have 110 unread mails in my email. This is partly due to the fact all of the clever Gmail rules I set up to send junk mail straight to the bin seem to have undone themselves (has anyone else had this happen?), and partly because I’m just terrible for just not reading mails, thinking I’ll come back and open them when I have time to deal with them or something. In the meantime, 50 more junk mails come in, and the one mail I wanted to read is buried. No more! I want to empty my mailbox out, and deal with everything – so that when a new and exciting opportunity lands in my mailbox, I won’t miss it!



Last Week’s Weekly Goals


Work on my Productivity  – while this is a ridiculously wishy washy goal, I think I did ok with it. I ended up only having Thursday morning free in which to do most of my week’s work (apart from the odd hour here and there) and I managed not to forget any work or miss any deadlines. This week is likely to be more of the same though, which may be slightly less fun.

Get ahead with the blog scheduling – I did ok with this during the week, but then a couple of things got on top of me, and I am mostly back to scheduling posts the night before they go live – which makes me nervous because it doesn’t give me much leeway if S is poorly or I fancy a night off. Must get back on top of things!

Maintain 40 unread emails – I gulped when I set this goal last week as I thought I didn’t stand a chance – but I’m actually down to 36 as I type this. I’ve become very intolerant of all the newsletters I don’t read, and have been on massive unsubscribing sprees, as well as being less tolerant of of general junk that comes in. Rather than let it sit in my inbox thinking “I’ll look at that later” I’ve taken to just deleting it with the promise that if I decide I want to read it, I can always go look in my trash bin!


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This week’s goals

Finish my accounts! – I’ve finally sorted my receipts from the last 6 months into piles, and printed off a gazillion invoices… now I need to actually put everything onto Accounts Portal and make sure everything is done before *gulp* submitting my return!
Get at least a day ahead with the blog – I want to get to the point where I’m at least a day ahead with blog post scheduling, so that I have a little lee way when it comes to deciding to have an early night – or getting work finished in the evening instead of blogging.
Get down to 30 unread mails – I’m going for the “slowly-slowly” approach to Inbox Zero in the hope that it will be maintainable if I don’t just go for the old “shock and awe” approach of just deleting everything.


Now it’s your turn! If you’d like to join in please add the badge below to your post, and link it up here:

Goal Setting for Greatness

This linky will be live until Wednesday evening, so feel free to add a post later in the week if you’ve not got round to setting any goals yet.

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Leandra · 25/05/2015 at 08:33

I keep avoiding it but I really do need to sort out my inbox too, this will probably make it onto my list next week it’s a great inspiration that you’ve done so well. I also need to get back to scheduling it’s so hard though isn’t it.

Well done for sorting out your accounts, that’s a horrible job so great that you’ve got it done now.

Thanks for hosting :)

Sarah · 26/05/2015 at 03:16

You have me inspired to cut my e-mail inbox! Have a great week!

Branson · 27/05/2015 at 17:33

I am a BIG fan of massive unsubscribing sprees! ;)

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