You'll be familiar with this bit of research: In 1979, interviewers asked new graduates from the Harvard’s MBA Program and found that :
-84% had no specific goals at all
-13% had goals but they were not committed to paper
-3% had clear, written goals and plans to accomplish them
In 1989, the interviewers again interviewed the graduates of that class.
-The 13% of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all.
-the three percent who had clear, written goals were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.
So I have decided to put some goals down and mark them out of 10 each week
1. Be a good mother
I am not naturally maternal to say the least! I think this week's parenting effort is a 6.
I did well with feeding him healthily.
I didn't choke him (after last week's near disaster when he couldn't breathe thanks to a piece of apple that I removed with my fingers.
I took him to plenty of groups
we got lots of fresh air.
I didn't dress him in any strange combinations of clothes.
I didn't teach him anything and have in fact let him watch the Wiggles too often.
He cried when I collected him from nursery, not when I dropped him off.
I noticed today that he has been using the hoover as a walker as I won't buy him one.
2. Work - 7
I worked hard, got lots of releases published and got some nice feedback. However, I could have done more phoning around.
Exercise/health - 4
Ate crap, drank wine, didn't exercise, didn't sleep enough or very well.
Haven't really seen him this week! We had a great time when we were together but I probably could have been more patient with him and more appreciative when he took the McBaby to storytime alone for half an hour.
A mess. It looks much better than it used to, but more stuff needs to go out and I need to stay on top of the constant milk spillages that follow the McBaby everywhere!
Money - 5
Did my first mystery shop for a while
Sold lots on Ebay, although I underestimated the postage on one item disastrously.
Penultimate salary arrives this week.
Did some freelance work
Spent too much on booze, food and networking events.
Drove when I could have walked, spending unnecessary money on diesel.
My own business: 5
Need to find a name
need to have some consistency!
Need to find a proper babysitter and not run out of networking events when potential clients approach me!