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Seven Steps For Change in 2015

A new year is here, and we have all made resolutions. Or promises. Or lifestyle-changes. Or whatever you’ve decided to call yours this year. For some of us, it’s all about loosing weight, our health or just taking time for ourselves for our own sanity (i.e. mental health). For others, it’s about accomplishing some task, goal or finishing some daunting project. For others, it’s all about relationships, getting more involved with your family, and spending time with your kids and/or spouse.

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For me, this year, it’s about getting serious with my writing. Up until now, writing has been a hobby that I HOPE would one day be a business… something I did on Monday nights with the Crossroads Writer’s Group and a way to say what’s on my mind. But if I’m going to turn this into an all-out profession, I have to get more serious about it. I have to take some significant steps to kick this up a few gears in 2015.

  1. Spend more dedicated time writing on my stories. Write, write, write.
  2. Spend more time writing non-story items (i.e. this blog!)
  3. Redesign this website to have much more concise information and a MUCH better design than just this basic template.
  4. Cut out a significant portion of television and mindless entertainment (how else am I going to carve out time in my already-busy day??)
  5. Connect with more people (both face-to-face and digitally) and really let people know that I exist.
  6. Write, plan and stick to a strategy to make both an online presence and a real-world presence.
  7. In all of this focus, I need to REMEMBER to set aside specific time with my wife. I can become hyper-focused when I have a task, and I have to remember to take a step back from all of these new tasks and spend quality time with her. She is an angel and she deserves it.

Those are my goals for 2015. No matter what your goals are for 2015, if you want those goals to become realities (as I’m preaching to myself, here) you have to find where you can trim the fat in your life and make it happen. Goals won’t magically create themselves just because you’ve wished them into existence. This is going to take some serious effort, planning, dedication and sacrifice on my part. But, in the end, I believe that it will be evident that this was the right decision.

What are your goals for 2015? Take a minute and message me on Facebook, or just leave a comment below.

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