Hie everyone, welcome back to Chats with Ms. Fadzo ( kinda catchy actually) and Happy New Year to you'll. It's the first post of the year, people, and I am so excited to be back.
Last year I made the conscious decision to stop making NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS, and I will be posting about why I made this decision in detail on my podcast in the next two weeks. But the simple reason was that I realized the resolutions I set were very easy to give up on, and the goal-setting method didn't allow me to be as disciplined as I probably needed to. I instead set growth goals that were split into 6 subsections.
1. Career / Business goal
Last year this was the biggest section, and the goal was to start something and finish it.
Career-wise I was working at Best Buy, and the goal was to stay and grow from the experience as much as possible. That is exactly what happened. I learnt so much about customer experience, working as a team, product marketing and branding, management styles, problem-solving, dealing with conflict, and ALWAYS BE AMAZING. But like every love story, we came to a beautiful end, and I will forever be grateful to all the people I worked with; I was so blessed to have the best job ever (so far).
On the Business side, the goal was the same: to start and finish something. And yes, that was so vague, but I think that helped me as the first business idea I had failed (podcast available explaining), and the vagueness helped me start and stick to this media page. The goal was to write a blog every other week and post 12 podcasts over the year, and for the most part, I did. I could definitely do better in being a little more consistent with the Blog, but I smashed the podcast's goal and need the year with 15 podcasts. I also created my website and did all the branding and management for the different social media platforms.
As I am officially self-employed, my career and business goals will basically be the same thing this year. The growth goal is CONSISTENCY. I will be committing to making one podcast every 2 weeks and one blog post every other week; we don't post a podcast (24 blog post and 24 podcasts). The other goal is to get back to making and designing my couture garments while at the same time building up my fashion portfolio due in May for a special something...
2. Academic goals
Last year the goal was to pass, and if you know what was going on last year, you know why the bar was set so low. But this year, we have to do better, so the goal for 2019 is to increase my grade average by 10% or more and absolutely kill Summer school so I can graduate on time.
3. Health goal/Fitness goals
So this one was none existent last year, and to be honest, it shows. A girl has gained so much weight, and now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being a little thick. Yes, I look fine thick, but it's not healthy for me anymore. Don know that the other day I run up my stairs and felt like I had dropped a kidney on the way... not cute sis.
So this year we are making some changes. The goal is to be healthy and to create a healthy lifestyle. It starts with an hour of exercise every week or going to the gym twice a week for now. While also drinking a glass of water before every meal and meal prepping every Sunday. I will be posting more content about this if you guys want me to. Also, go up a flight of stairs without losing organs on the way.
4. Relationships goals
If you know me, you already know that I suck at communication, so this year's goal is CONSISTENCY. I want to call my parents more often and text people on time. I want to be a friend that people can count on. All that and so much more... I will leave it at that for now.
5. Personal development goals
In 2018 the goal was to get back into creating, learn money management and to travel to one new place. I started sketching more and attempted to read a couple of books that, unfortunately, didn't get read to the end. I paid off all my debt and found many different investment and management apps that work wonders. And yes, I did go to one new place, Quebec, and it was so beautiful.
This year Want to read 3 entire books from start to finish. I want to start and finish my fashion portfolio and start painting again. Most importantly, I want to make save $1000 accumulatively for a special project. I also want to commit to actually using my Skillshare membership (one class a week sounds good).