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...another Geeky article by Cenay Nailor

Make 2010 The Year You Acheive Your Dreams

At the end of each year, most of us spend a few moments reflecting on what we have accomplished during the year.

Are we were we wanted to be?

Each year, at least for me, there is a little disappointment when I realize that – no – I did not achieve what I had set out to get done.

Is this a case of dreaming too big? Or perhaps dreaming big, and then spending too much time on other tasks?

Either way, the result is the same. Disappointment. This year isn’t any different. Well, okay, perhaps a little different. I am still a little disappointed. Still fell a little short of the goal… but not as bad as most years. The difference?

Focus. Consistent effort. And a little grit.

2009 for me, was a good year. A profitable year. I made more from my Internet activities than I did from my programming activities — a first for me. But in many ways it was an up hill battle. See, I am easily distracted. The next hottest product comes out and I want to jump all over it and test it, tweak it, make it better. What can I say… I am definitely a geek.

Having someone reign me in from time to time, and suggest that I stay on point has been a huge help (thanks Carol!). Getting a day planner and mapping out the tasks I need to accomplish also helped. Getting better at what I am doing online helped too. So did a lot of little things… so for me, it’s time to take stock of what worked and what didn’t.

So pardon me while I brain storm here…

In the “worked for me” column goes

  • Taking action while the thought was fresh
  • Not being afraid of wrong action (wrong action is a teacher)
  • Remembering to jot down a followup appointment to check results at regular intervals
  • Finding ways to automate as much as possible
  • Placing a value on my time and sticking to it
  • Brainstorming with the right people
  • Buying a personal or business development product and working through it front to back (and taking notes)
  • Stop smoking. The extra time not spent outside huffing away has been a boon.

In the “didn’t really work for me” column goes

  • Buying three new IM products in a week and not completing any of them
  • Being on the “mailing list” of 109 different marketers (too much lost time reading and sorting)
  • Over extending myself and not placing a value on my time
  • Not allowing enough personal recreation time. (It’s important to chill from time to time)
  • Trying to remember everything without crib notes.

I have never really been the “make a new year’s resolution” kinda gal, so I am not proposing anything so bold. I do better with little changes repeated until they become habit. Then adding another little change until it becomes habit. So, in keeping with that tradition, no bold statements earnestly stated during an alcohol induced stupor. Just plain ole fashioned statement of purpose and a recognition that I have it within my power to achieve my dreams.

Starting today.

How about you? What were the top 3 things you learned should be in the “didn’t work for you” column, or the top three things that were definitely in the ‘worked for you” column? I would value your insights.

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  2. Cenay,
    Very good article. I know Carol and myself will try to focus much more this next year and stop getting every new thing that comes down the pike. By focusing on what we already have we plan on reaching our goals in 2010.
    It is an extremely distracting world with Internet Marketing,there is always someone pushing their latest and greatest product at you. The temptation is great, but the euphoria of the initial purchase subsides once you realize there are several other similar products that you have on the self that you haven’t even taken the wrapper off of.
    Yep, we have promised ourselves, (and especially me) that we will develop and use the products we already have during this next year and make this our best year yet.
    On a personal note, Carol and I have had more then several coaches for our internet guidance over the last three years. Yours has been by far the most honest and helpful of the bunch. Your incredible talents with putting a newsletter together has helped to bring our club newsletter up to a standard that the rest of the clubs in our specialized niche can only try to shoot for. Your helpful explanations of even the smallest detail of Internet Marketing has made all the difference in our understanding and implementation. Thanks Cenay, and we want to wish you a focused and productive year were your goals come true also.

    Sincerely,

    Denis Foley
    .-= Car Care Company´s last blog ..How to Get a Classic Car Part at The Auto Parts Store? =-.

  3. Absolutely great! You have hit it on the head. Most of us do better with little steps and consistently moving forward. Congratulations on your accomplishments this year my friend! You have been a great influence to many of us this year and I am proud to be among your friends.
    Paulette

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  5. Hi Cenay, 2010 greetings to you, I can honestly say that 2009 brought a few great achievements and also some under achieved activities.

    My top 3 under achievements are more to do with online activity or lack of it.

    1. my lack of consistent blogging, given the field I am in, I have a wealth of knowledge to share in the millinery/hat making world.

    2. keeping up with others in my area inorder to grow
    3. management of my time, I found I was distracted easily.

    I would like to thank you Cenay for your support, guidance and expertise through out 2009, I look forward to achieving more in 2010 especialy online and I hope to keep in touch through your videos also.

    A much appreciative student

    Many Thanks
    Bethune
    .-= Bethune ´s last blog ..A Cloche, A Picture Hat, What Hat Suits You? =-.

  6. You really do bring us such great advice. Thanks so much plus, Where of Where do you always find the perfect image for your posts. Getting organized for me is an ongoing battle. So much to learn and so much to get done. Life would be simpler if I only needed to organize the doing. Anyway, we press ever on and let me say once again, thank you for all the valuable content you continue to bring to us. It has certainly made a difference in my online life. All the best.

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  9. Tthis article inspired me, and that is why i want to increase my determination in the SEO world, i believe there would be more progressive business this 2010. Good Luck for everyone in their businesses :)

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