Earlier I wrote about how my 2009 went and I said I would show you what some of my goals are for 2010.
Let me first tell you that new year’s resolutions do not work. It’s wishful thinking. What you need to do is write down your big goals and backtrack what steps you need to take in order to achieve that goal. I highly recommend reading “Eat That Frog” and “Flight Plan” by Brian Tracy. These books should be able to help you with setting your goals and working towards them.
Using mind-mapping software I came up with a list of goals I want to achieve in 2010. It might look intimidating upon first look, but if you look closer it’s really not.
What are your goals in 2010?
Happy New Year man! You get into something exciting? I'm over here in Jakarta w Mr. M and we're taking turns experiencing the repurcussions of eating Indonesian street food…not pretty, but kinda funny
I like your post man, it's so important to write out goals and even more important to keep them front and center (like on your bedroom door!). Being super-specific helps too…as I found out a while back when I had my band/record label.
We wanted to be a featured artist on a popular music site at the time and so I wrote it out as one of my goals as something like: Be featured artist on Broadjam and get personal endorsement from Roy Elkins (CEO). I printed out the goals list, signed it and hung it up in my bathroom. Then eventually got so used to seeing them that I kind of forgot about them being there
Then, through a strange twist of events, I was at a music conference in Nashville and ran into Roy. We talked and I told him I just mixed some new tracks that I really wanted him to hear. We had a 15 minute break so I offered to drive him to our studio and play him our new music. Back at our place we listened and he said they sounded really good. So I was happy and thinking, cool I'll hit him up for the featured slot on the drive back.
He asked to use the restroom before leaving and I said fine, not even thinking about the Goals list. He comes out a couple minutes later and looks at me kind with a kind of half-cocked head look and says “So you really want to be the featured artist on Broadjam and want my personal endorsement huh?”
I froze, at first not even registering how he could know that, then remembered the Goals and quickly smiled and said “Yes, sir we'd like nothing more!”
And that was it. My goal list did the hard work for me :)
Keep up the great posts man. 2010 = Supernova!
Jakarta? Interesting! I've never been there.
That's a crazy story! I can foresee some girls go “What is this Love Systems thing?” but I don't care. We'll see how that is going to work.
2010 is about going ape shit!
My goal is to try to attend LoveSystem's bootcamps or seminars. :-)
Hopefully it will be one where I'll be at :)
What software are you using for the mind-mapping?
I use Mindjet Mindmanager. Really love it.
I've tried Freemind but didn't like it as much.
Im using it too now :p
Really fun to play with.
Really inspiring Bonsai! Had to map out my own goals for 2010 (with mindjet :) and I got really psyched when I started working with them. Read from your “how my 2009 went” post that it takes more than just writing your goals down to reach them, you mention gameplan, is there any other tips you can give? Though it might be an idea to work on the gameplan and goalmap on a weekly basis and for me personally set up my weeks to work the different goals to set up a “much needed structure” :)
Know from experience that what might seem impossible is actually just about putting the work to it and give a shit about the end result. Went from high school dropout to getting into one of europes most respected design schools.
Nice job Erik. You understand that persistence can pay off. My own advice on reaching your goals is to set deadlines for certain goals.
Also reading the books I mentioned will give you a good idea what to do. I work on my goals on a daily basis. Not everyone can do that, but it keeps you focused. Every day I look at my door and see what I need to do. Then I set an action plan what I'm going to do that day to work towards one of the goals.
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