Four ways I’m creating space for personal development and goal setting as a small business owner and content creator.
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Sometimes my project manager brain is a curse. But sometimes, it’s a blessing. But, either way, I tend to think about life and projects two-three months out. I’m always planning for the future.
This future thinking has been great for date nights, for owning a business, and for the major client websites I used to manage. Some may call it a bit much, but by October brain is already in January thinking of New Year’s Resolutions and goals. I love to use my goal-setting worksheets personally and professionally.
Professional Development When You Work for Yourself
1. Attend Conferences.
I try to go to one a year, but this year I am already registered for three, and even speaking at two, but I may even shoot for a third. I love meeting others in person, and I love industry-specific events. I’m going to try to go to one at least quarterly if possible!
2. Host Local Meetups.
3. Stay on Top of Updates and Read Information on Changes:
In social media and the Internet in general there are always changes. I think a lot complain and get upset, and unfortunately, that doesn’t do much. Reading the latest Google update is really important, as is any other platform I or my readers interact with. I’m going to be better about learning and reading all the information I can in the beginning of the changes.
4. Register for More Online Webinars.
I’m excited for the new year, and I’m excited to start with plans and goals, particularly to make sure I’m always growing and improving!
Okay, other small business owners and bloggers, I’d love to hear your thoughts, how do you tackle professional development? What do you do to keep yourself sharp in your field or industry?
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