My 90 Day Goals Update for Quarter 2 of 2018
If you've downloaded my Goal Setting Workbook, you'll know I love to take a quarterly approach to Goal Setting, alongside my big goals for the year. 90 day goals:
- Keep me motivated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis - they never feel too out of reach
- Feel tangible enough to achieve in the next 3 months - so I'm more likely to work for it, unlike yearly goals which many find overwhelming
- Help me achieve another milestone on the way to the bigger picture - small wins add up to big progress as the year goes on
As we're headed into the second quarter of 2018, I'm chatting about my 90 day goals in my latest YouTube video.
However, for those of you who don't have the 10 minutes to sit and watch - here's a quick summary of the 5 things I'm focusing on in my work and life in the next few months...
I know my best and most productive work is created offline
2 hours of my workday will be spent offline
This one is tricky for me! I am so guilty of spending the day on Facebook, Instagram, emails, Twitter...constantly in my Chrome tabs, distracting me with pings, and icons and messages. As much as I love working online and connecting with others, the reality is I don't need to reply to everyone instantly. A lesson I need to learn this year.
Juggling multiple hats and roles on a daily basis, I know my best and most productive work is created offline - unplugged from distractions and quick fix tasks. Creating, planning, connecting - the list goes on, but all these things take a lot of mental bandwidth. One of my 2018 goals is to be more mindful and conscious when I'm consuming social media - so this is a practical way to hold me accountable to that in my workday.
I'll be setting up and sending out my Media Pack
Eek. One of my focuses for this year on KatHorrocks.com is to get really intentional with sharing my personal brand and what I'm all about. This includes developing authentic, genuine connections with PR's, brands and the people who connect with my message and find my values align with theirs.
The most professional way to communicate this on an ongoing basis is via your media pack. This is a visual summary of your stats, demographics, services you offer - generally, the things people wanna know before they work with you! So this month, Adam and I will be developing mine, before sending it out to new and current brands and other lovely people I've worked with.
I've made a decision to focus on quality over quantity
2 pieces of thoughtful, intentional content will land on KatHorrocks.com every week
You've probably noticed my content schedule has fallen by the wayside in 2018. This is because I've made a decision to focus on quality over quantity of content at a time when my work is pulling me in many different directions. However, that's not to say I haven't missed making content or felt a negative impact from not showing up consistently.
Which is why I sat down and set this SMART goal (again...if you've done my Goal Setting Workbook, you'll know what this means! But to those of you who haven't, it stands for Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-bound) It's not just SMART, it also focuses on my quality over quantity ethos - as I want every piece of content I put out to be something authentic, intuitive and straight from my heart to yours!
Committing to two pieces of content leaves me open to creative flexibility - whether I'm in the mood to write, film or both. It also leaves me enough space to plan, organise and stay on top of things, whilst maintaining my tasks and to-dos in other areas.
Holly's Maternity Leave at WeBlogNorth will begin!
Eek, what an exciting one. Holly is due to have her second baby in May - which means I'll be stepping it up and supporting her role whilst she has a few months off work. I'm so excited to challenge myself but also honoured to have been asked by Holly, whom I respect and admire as a woman, a colleague and an amazing friend.
I'll be holding the fort and keeping on top of events, emails, admin and social media - and whatever else comes up! This will challenge me to think on my feet and be as efficient as possible with my time - making sure everything at WeBlogNorth is taken care of, whilst not letting KatHorrocks.com and my wonderful clients be neglected. It's a good job I'm organised and excited to get outside my comfort zone, although I am prepared for some hectic weeks working evenings and weekends.
Finally, I'm committing to 3 weights sessions and 1 yoga session a week
I had to include a self-care one in here. This doesn't relate to my 2018 goals but is really important to me at this time in my life. Not only do I need my time at the gym or on the mat, to nurture my physical and mental health between long days at my desk. I also want to feel as confident, strong and sexy as ever once the weather starts heating up, especially when Adam and I are lying by the pool in Turkey for a whole week in May. Bliss.
Hold it there though! There's no fad diets or body shaming round here. I mainly want to get into a consistent workout routine and start seeing gains again - in my strength, in my form and yes, in my muscles and body composition. I'm excited to be in the gym consistently, lifting heavy things and feeling the DOMS.