Do you set goals? Many people commit to New Years Resolutions at the start of each year and end up losing steam for various reasons after a few weeks. One reason people struggle in achieving their goals is that they don’t have an accountability system in place to keep them moving forward. One way I hold myself accountable is to document my goals on my blog each year. Sometimes my goals are personal, sometimes fitness related – take a look at my 2015 goals listed here. By putting my intentions out there I am more motivated to stick to them, and by putting them on my blog I hope I can motivate and connect with others who have similar goals.
My top goal for 2015 is to write a book. As an English major in college, this has always been a dream of mine, but I thought it was unrealistic seeing as my career has not necessarily taken me down the path to be a professional writer. Then at the end of last year I had the opportunity to enroll in the “Launch Your Dream Book” course at Integrative Nutrition, the school where I completed my Health Coach Training. The book class offered education in the art of self-publishing and an accountability system with a schedule that would lead to a published book by the end of the 6 month program.
My progress: I’m just over halfway done with the class, and I’m well on my way to having my book launch on Amazon.com by the end of April!
A big surprises from this experience is that the actual writing of the book is only the start of the journey. There is a number of steps once you finish writing the book that need to happen after to publish a book including:
- Cover Design
I’m happy to share my Book Cover design, hot off the presses today – what do you think?
I’ll continue to share news about my book as we get closer to the launch date.
Question for you: Do you have a big goal for 2015? Put it out there and commit to taking action!