Staying Motivated with Goals for the New Year!
Attack of the motivational quotes! Resolutions, tips, advice, and inspirational quotes are everywhere. Must be January.
We start off the year with such great motivation. The trick is keeping it up all year without getting distracted by… everything.
Some experts claim it’s about building habits instead of making goals.
Some say you need to break down your goals into doable segments.
Others say it’s revisiting your goals regularly throughout the year.
Last year I reached my photo income goal by writing it down and keeping track of my progress throughout the year – woo-hoo!
This year, let’s keep each other on track. Let’s share our goals and then check in quarterly to see how we’re doing.
Here are my three big goals for 2016, and a few things I have to do this quarter to start working towards them:
- Double my headshot gigs from the previous year. (Shoot 20 headshots this year.)
– Update my website – revamp it and add new images.
– Start blogging on my website and updating my photography FB page.
– Reach out to high school alum groups, previous clients, professional groups.
- Double the number of images in my stock photo portfolios.
– Look through my images and come up with at least 50 to submit.
– Continue shooting with stock in mind.
– Upload 15 new stock images per month.
- Climb Mt. Baker.
– Research and sign up for a guided climb.
– Research training techniques.
– Work out at least 5 times a week, using techniques.
Ok, it’s your turn. Write down your top three goals this year, making them as specific as you can. Instead of saying “sell stock photos,” say “get accepted into a stock agency and submit 20 images.”
Then, under them, write three things you need to do this quarter to get started.
Feel free to share your goals on the Breakfast Stock Club Facebook Page! I’m marking this on my calendar so that we’re sure to check in on our progress each quarter.
Next check-in: April 1
Next week I’ll share some of my favorite reader goals from the Breakfast Stock Club Facebook page, and the year-end survey.
Let’s keep each other motivated!
Editor’s Note: Learn more about getting started selling your photos online in stock agencies – no matter how much or little photography experience you have – in the Breakfast Stock Club e-newsletter. It’s once a week, and it’s free to join, here.