Happy New Year!
I realize Laura Petrolino took the official New Year reins last week so consider this my belated greeting.
As I type this, it is 42 below zero in Chicago (with the wind chill; even though Rob Biesenbach doesn’t believe in wind chill – I do!) and I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to get my 20,000 steps today without going outside.
Which brings me to the topic of today’s blog post: Goals.
I took a look at my 2013 business and personal goals to see how I did.
2013 Goal Realization
Last year’s business goals were coach, delegate, and productivity.
Coach: I’d give myself a B+ in this. If I’m not overly tired or overwhelmed, I do very well in this regard. If I’m tired, though, ug.
Delegate: I’d say an A- in delegation last year. I’ve gotten much better at delegating and trusting people to do their jobs. It helps to have a cracker jack team!
Productivity: I’m very proud of myself here. In 2012, I averaged 17 hour work days. In 2013, while still not great, I averaged 14 hour work days. I wanted to average 12 hour work days so I get a C here, but on the right path.
From a personal perspective, my goals were to ride 5,000 miles and get away from my desk in the middle of the day to exercise.
Steps Program: You see, I read a study that shows, people who sit at their computers for more than eight hours a day, are more likely to have health problems than those who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day.
Because of that, we instituted a steps contest in May. We all have UP bands and we compete against one another for quarterly rewards.
I’m not allowed to compete (though I do track my steps against everyone else), but it does get me moving during the day.
Riding: You’re not going to believe how close I was to achieving this goal.
I rode 4,426 miles in 2013.
Not too shabby considering I had a broken foot for six weeks and a concussion in August.
Pending an injury free 2014 cycling season, I think I can crush that goal.
2014 Business Goals
Which brings me to this brand, spanking new year.
My goals this year are: Focus, coach, and productivity.
Yes, two have remained the same, but I need continued work in both.
Focus: We have a pretty large financial goal this year – we plan to triple our 2013 business. That is going to require an immense amount of focus.
This means I will not allow myself to get riled up when someone posts something I disagree with on the social networks.
I will say no to the meetings that don’t help us get to our goals.
And everything I do will have meaning – from the book launch and speaking engagements to new business opportunities and a new Spin Sucks.
Coach: This year I have a team who have people they are leading. That means my coaching goes to a new level: Teach them how to lead.
This is the fun stuff and I’m really excited to focus in this area!
Productivity: I can do it this year! Twelve hours or less a day.
2014 Personal Goals
And now to the personal goals.
This year, I am going to ride 6,000 miles and have a minimum of 20,000 steps every day.
I’m kind of afraid to write that because now Laura will know what she’s up against and step up (literally) her game.
Methinks I may need to get a treadmill desk to stay ahead of her.
I also want to cook five nights a week and read two books every month.
So there you have it. In writing so I’m held accountable.
What are your goals for the year?