How to Set Goals in 2018

The most rewarding thing about running a blog is that I can write whatever I am the most passionate about. Do you know what that is for me? If you said, goals and positivity, then you would be right.

I can’t describe the feeling exactly, but I can give it a shot. Setting goals for me is like my boss just walked in, and told me that I have a month off of work. Paid. Yea, let that one sink in just a bit. I don’t know what I would do without setting goals, and holding myself responsible for reaching those achievements.

I know that I have done achievement posts in the past, but I have a good feeling about this one. The new year is almost here and I need to make sure that I am prepped for all of the amazing opportunities that I am going to give myself. So grab a cup of tea, shit is about to get real.

I am sure that you have heard this one thousand times before, but this year is going to count. I feel major changes coming and with these goals, they are going to come to life!

– My 2018 Achievements-

January: 

  • Start an Event and Wedding Planning blog
  • Look into Social Media Marketing for local companies
  • Collaborate with different photographers
  • Collaborate with a major brand
  • My blog has grown by 100 followers

February:

  • Host my first blogger meet up
  • Collaborate with a major brand
  • Be a guest on a podcast
  • Plan a wedding for a client

March: 

  • My Instagram has gained 1,000 followers
  • I have launched a podcast
  • I upload videos on YouTube regularly
  • I have gained a social media marketing client

April: 

  • My podcast has hit 100 listeners
  • I have collaborated with a local boutique for my blog
  • I have gone on three hikes
  • My hair is down to the middle of my back
  • I have tried every local coffee shop in Bakersfield

May: 

  • I have started writing a book
  • I have collaborated with a company to create an apparel line
  • I have met some of my favorite bloggers
  • My blog has gained 500 more followers
  • I went on a cruise

June: 

  • I have turned all of my side businesses into a full-time job
  • I love my life and everyone in my life
  • I surround myself with positive people

Here is where I am going to stop. If you would like to read the rest of my year accomplishments, you are just going to have to follow along on my blog! Part two will be coming sooner than you think!

5 PODCASTS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU

If you don’t know what a podcast is, or have never listened to one, then you have no idea what you are missing out on. A podcast is basically an audio blog with all sorts of different categories! There are podcasts from art to TV & film.

My favorite types of podcasts are the entrepreneurial motivational ones. I love to listen to them when I am cleaning my house when I am getting ready, and when I am driving. Those are the times that I am really focusing and paying attention. For the most part, I love listening to music, but there are times when I need a pick me up and need to listen to something different. These five podcasts are ones that I know that I can count on helping out in some type of way. If I am ever feeling uninspired, they will bring back that spark that was running just a little low.

So with out further ado, here are the podcasts that have been changing my perspective and my life

STYLE YOUR MIND PODCAST

Cara Alwill Leyva is a bestselling author, a life coach, and the host of Style Your Mind Podcast. She answers questions about being an entrepreneur and interviews some of the baddest bitches when it comes to business. She is all about women coming together and helping each other rise up. She gets behind the scenes of how the business became about and how it has risen.

BOSS UP! PODCAST

Lindsey Teague Moreno is a wine loving momtrepreneur that loves sharing tips on business while maintaining her family. Her podcasts are on the shorter side, so if you are someone that only has 10 minutes to get ready, then she is the perfect person to listen to.

THE INFLUENCER PODCAST

Julie Solomon hosts an innovative podcast that really walks you through; blogging, marketing, social media, growth, and influence. As she talks with other influencers, they help you understand what being an entrepreneur is really all about.

BEING BOSS PODCAST

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are all about being you 100% of the time and building an empire. Their podcasts are all about; mindset, habits, tactics, and lifestyle. If you are a creative entrepreneur, this podcast has your name written all over it.

DAIS

This last podcast is hosted by the amazing Rachel Hollis. She is the author of one of my all time favorite girl book series. On her podcasts, she interviews some amazing creators, such as Joy Cho and Mary Renner Beech. I love how she really connects with each person that she interviews and makes you want to keep listening.

 

There you have it, five inspiring girl boss podcasts. The next time that you are getting ready for the day, listen to one of these ladies. You will want to take on the world after one episode, I promise.

 

If you have a podcast of your own or just one that you love let me know, I will check them out! Who knows, I may be starting my own podcast soon.