June 2017 Goals

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You can thank the heavens… the it’s gonna be May jokes are officially over. It’s June and that means we are almost halfway through the year. With it being the last month of the second quarter of the 2017, I’m sure many business owners and bloggers find themselves checking on their progress. While I plan to do a deep dive into my goals and planning later this month, today let’s just see how I did in May and what I’m trying to crush in June.

May 2017 Goals Recap

Personal Goals

  • Read two books

This month I read some amazing books! I finally took the plunge and read You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas. Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin and Secret Lessons by Don W. Weber and Charles Bosworth Jr. 

You Are A Badass ReviewThis book is great. I was nervous because I heard that it might be a trigger for people with anxiety. I didn’t get that from the book. She does say things that could be taken the wrong way if you let it. But the only quote (I noticed) that came across this way was actually a quote by Lao Tzu, “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Funny in Farsi Review: This is a good book. It’s funny and relatable even if you aren’t an immigrant. It’s really just about family and how they can shape us.

Boss Bitch Review: I’ve read a few books geared at female entrepreneurs and this by far is the best. She walks you through the specifics, the sexy stuff and the not so sexy sides of business. It’s not fluff. It’s the same way your best friend would lift you up but tell it to you like it is. If you want to start a business or build your career read this book.

Secret Lessons Review: This is the second book I’ve listened to by these writers and this narrator. His performance is always amazingly captivating. the stories are great because they are real and while not everything works out perfect it’s okay because you know it’s real.
(Side note: This story may be hard for those with a young daughter or if the listener has been a victim of sexual abuse.)

  • Do at least one activity a week for myself that isn’t work related.

I suck at keeping track of this. I have been having one of those months where every weekend is go go go. I did make a trip to San Angelo which was nice and I got some books read. I do feel like my self-care game has been on point. 

  • Do my gratitude/goal journal at least 5 days a week if not 7.

I really took my positive affirmations up a notch in May by not only writing them out each day but taking time to say them out loud and let myself feel them. 

  • Keep meditating and doing visualization

I don’t feel like I did enough visualization in May but I did meditate almost every day. 

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 565 Facebook page likes

550. I know I need to put more time on my Facebook page but I also know that Facebook groups are where you get the most bang for your time. Feel free to drop any tips you have for growing your Facebook audience in the comments. (This isn’t a major priority for me at the moment so I’m not looking for a paid course. )

  • Have 3525 Twitter Followers

3617! I feel like since I’ve started blogging I have continuously grown my following on Twitter but I do think I could step it up a notch and start building more connections. (Adding that to my to-do list now).

  • Have 1255 Instagram Followers

1242. Close but not great. Also adding Instagram to that Todoist task. 

  • Have 1090 Pinterest Followers

1097! Woot woot! 

  • Post at least 4 times this month

This month I did publish 4 posts:

5 Reasons Your To-Do List Sucks

2016-2017 Network Predictions Recap

8 Business & Life Lessons From 30 Pounds of Weight Loss

Outside Looking In: Why You Need to Talk to People Outside of Your Industry

  • Do audio versions on relevant posts.

So this isn’t a no or a yes. I did do the audio versions but haven’t edited and published them up yet.

  • Publish on another site

I haven’t pitched anything new. I do hope to start pitching posts again in July.

  • Complete the work for my content series

What a difference a month makes. I joined a new mastermind and have decided to hold off on the content series. We are doing a content strategy week soon and I don’t want to work too far ahead on content that might change.

  • Launch my web show.

Coming soon, my friends! 🙂 

  • Go to a live event

I went to one and it wasn’t totally what I’d hoped for. But I am getting better at my elevator pitch. 

Health and Fitness

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.

I feel like I’ve been doing this but since I get rid of my food diaries at the end of each week I feel like I should update the way this goal is written. There was one week this month where I was just swamped and went out to lunch nearly every day but each day I had a salad and chicken so I was still on my diet plan. I’ll think of a new way to gauge this.

  • Go to a gym class at least 8 times this month.

Why am I the way I am?!? Haha. It was fun to get back into Zumba and no one seemed to notice my absence. My company is supposed to change locations this week so hopefully, with the shorter commute, I can make class on time. 

  • Lose 5 pounds more pounds

I have more to go but am technically only 3 pounds from my goal weight.

June 2017 Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read three books
  • Do at least one activity a week for myself that isn’t work related.
  • Do my gratitude/goal journal at least 5 days a week if not 7.
  • Do daily affirmations.
  • Meditate every day.
  • Do visualization at least twice a week.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 560 Facebook page likes
  • Have 3640 Twitter Followers
  • Have 1260 Instagram Followers
  • Have 1105 Pinterest Followers
  • Post at least 4 times this month
  • Do auto versions on relevant posts.
  • Go to a live event
  • Do Quarter 3 Planning and Outline

Health and Fitness

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.
  • Go to a gym class at least 8 times this month.
  • Lose 3 more pounds

May was a month that really hit me like a ton of bricks. I feel like I got hit with a much-needed sense of excitement and have really gotten my focus back on what I want to do the rest of the year. I’ve also made some pretty gnarly new business friends as I get myself more focused.

How was your May? What are your big goals for June? Ready to finish the second quarter strong? Tell me in the comments.