November 2016 Goals

November 2016 Goals

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It’s November which means three things food, family and Christmas music. As someone who spent 3 holiday seasons working in a department store I can officially say I have heard a lot of Christmas music in my life. I’m pretty happy about it to be honest, I  love it and finally, after 4 Christmases outside of that world I don’t have an angry tick with messy dressing room flashbacks when I hear it anymore. Plus who doesn’t love hearing Pennies from Heaven and the rest of the Elf Soundtrack?? So let’s take a look at October and see how I did!

October Goals

Personal Goals

  • Figure out if I’m moving apartments in December and if so find said apartment.

Well as fate would have it, I am in fact moving. I’m excited. I really love my current apartment I do. But besides my horrible upstairs neighbor, that I’ve been dealing with the past 10 months. The company that owned my beautiful rent control apartment sold and the new company decided to raise my rent. In the big picture, it was affordable but more than I was willing to spend to rent a 1 bedroom. I ended up signing a lease at the apartment I originally wanted to live in a year ago, that didn’t have any of the units I wanted then and will be saving $100 a month!

  • Clean car out. I tend to keep it pretty clean but I really want to detail the inside.

I did not detail my car. I have next Monday off and am hoping to do it, along with a lot of other things then.

  • I also want to find a body shop to fix the damage from the hail storms in the spring.

There is this saying, you might be familiar with it, Shit happens? Well, shit did happen and this wasn’t one of them. Another thing I might try to do on Monday. But at this point storm season is right around the corner and I don’t want to get it fixed only to have it hailed on again.

  • I have had a crazy year and really want to print some of the photos from this year for my home and office.

No. I did get some great photo booth shots at the wedding I went to at the start of the month to add to my collection. Maybe next month.

  • Have a safe and fun Halloween. Also, I’m curious what you guys are doing for Halloween, I have no idea what to be. Thinking of getting “A girl has no costume shirt.”

I ended up repurposing the dress I wore to the San Antonio Martini Ball earlier this year and went to my friend/coworker’s Halloween party as Black Betty Draper.

Blog and Freelance Goals

So if you are on my email list then you have heard I have decided to push back my course launch. I recently joined Mariah’s Coz’s course Launch Your Signature Course and seeing how available Mariah and her team have been to the course students I decided that I wouldn’t be able to do that over the holiday season.  I don’t want my first major launch to be a distraction from family time for myself or my students.

  • Finish the content for my “Start Here” page.

My start here page is up and running. I think it’s such a great way for people to see what the site is about. It’s more than just a bio it’s an introduction to my brand.

  • Do the two sponsored posts I have in the funnel.

Looking back if I’m being totally honest I’m not sure what I meant by this but I can say I feel pretty good about the work I’ve done. I have submitted to several guest posts to different blogs. Had one published on The Coffee Date, you can check it out here. I also will be publishing a post I strongly believe in on Thursday so keep an eye out.

I am at a standstill. Instead of focusing on my fan page, I am actually working on launching a group for my fellow side hustlers looking for balance but more on that later.

 2,621! I have been making some great friends on twitter lately! Super excited about this.

964! Man! I had a huge increase in September so maybe I reached a little too far but there is always next month.

 807! Thanks, BoardBooster and Buffer!

  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library

Yes. Not only did I create a new upload for a previous post, I also publish an SEO checklist for bloggers and my first solo webinar is also available for replay.

  • Post at least 7 times this month

I published 7 posts exactly.

  • Publish 1 post on another site.

As I mentioned before I published a post on The Coffee Date, “How To Use Content on Different Social Channels” and Day in the life of a search specialist and side hustler in San Antonio, Texas on Mogul.

  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.

Done!

  • Crush the webinar I have coming up October 9th!

This was a horrifying experience until I went live and then it was a blast. I have two lined up for November I’m so excited about.

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day

Well according to my Garmin Vivo Fit  my monthly average daily steps was only 5,357. Missing 2 weeks worth of Zumba and was not good for the average. I had some really good days and some really physically lazy days where I was hitting the laptop hard.

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

In an effort to save money I got really good at this. I even got back into making green smoothies.

  • Go to a gym class at least 3 times a week.

No. I won’t get too much into it here but I was in a car accident at the start of the month and hurt my shoulder. I tried to go back a week later but was in too much pain after two days of Zumba. I took a week off and went back last week. Feeling a lot better.

I had a really productive and eventful month. Time to finish the year strong!

November Goals

Personal Goals

  • Get ready for the move.
  • Clean car out. I tend to keep it pretty clean but I really want to detail the inside.
  • Start Christmas shopping/budgeting.
  • Try to purge and donate things before the move

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Work on Launch Your Signature Course! So excited the next lessons are coming out tomorrow!
  • Finish working on DiaDarling.com
  • Get 20 members in my new Facebook Group
  • Have 500 Facebook page likes
  • Have 2700 Twitter Followers
  • Have 1000 Instagram Followers
  • Have 850 Pinterest Followers
  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library
  • Post at least 7 times this month
  • Publish 1 post on another site.
  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.
  • Crush the webinars I have scheduled this month (details to come).
  • Have an awesome Twitter chat (details below).

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day
  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.
  • Go to a gym class at least 3 times a week.

Also all Tweeters, I am hosting a Twitter Chat tomorrow November 2nd at 8 pm CST and 9pm EST. Join in for a talk about the struggles we face as bloggers and side hustlers trying to balance full-time jobs and all the other aspects of life.#BalanceChat Sign up and I’ll send you a reminder.

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So what are your goals this month? How did your October go? Did you do anything for Halloween? Any big Thanksgiving plans? Are you a Black Friday Shopper? Excited about anything this month? Tell me in the comments.

 

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