Talk about guilt!
The way I see it, resolutions only set me up to fail. I come up with these great ideas on how I'm going to organize my genealogy life. Then, real life comes crashing through the door and, by year's end I have only accomplished feeling guilty. Ugh! Enough of that.
Instead I am following this idea from Chris Brogan. Three words. Choose three words that will guide you this year. They aren't goals. However, these three words describe how I am going to do what I do this year.
For me those three words are:
Invest. Grow. Share.
I want to invest more time and energy into my family, and not just my immediate family but my extended family as well. If you are a cousin and I have lost contact with you, then please contact me. No, we don't have to IM, Facebook or email each other every week, but I would like to touch base with you once or twice a year and catch up.
Also, I want to invest a whole lot more into my career as a professional genealogist. The first way I plan to do that is by learning how to graciously say no. No more overextending myself or feeling like I'm the one who needs to fill that request or position. I have a plan brewing in the back of my brain. I know what I need to do. Yeah, I'm gonna kick it out this year!
I want to grow my business as a genealogist, and speaker. I'm looking at early spring to tackle this head on. As much as I would like to do this now, personal circumstances have me on a
I want to grow my connections by reconnecting, networking and meeting other genealogists, family historians and geneabloggers.
I want to grow my knowledge by attending seminars and conferences. I would like to take some business courses at my local college.
Finally, I want to share with you my experiences, ideas and thoughts.
There you have it. The three words that I will be using to guide myself in 2011.
Copyright by Kathryn Lake, 2011.