Today, I am back to writing prompts with Blogher, because when it comes to this blog in the last couple of months, my mind draws a blank. They say in order to get readers to tune into your blog, you have to be consistent. Consistency is the least of my problems. I have worst problems than that. There are the “Nephew needs a ride to X place, because he does not have his learner’s permit, let alone a driver’s license and a car” problem. There is the “Sister needs a ride to work and other places” problem. She rides the bus, but barely keeps any money. There is the sales problem, probably because I am hardly in the house to make a sale. There are the “social media distractions, needs a new website, but not enough money to hire someone to create one for you, but how are you going to attract someone so you can build a new one, but have little knowledge of HTML” problem. (This run-on sentence was intentional for rant purposes). Do not misquote me, for the complaint is very real and very bittersweet. This is what happens when you are an Aunt Entrepreneur, which is the same as a Mom Entrepreneur. The only difference is the children do not stay with you 24/7. That is about the change come September (more bittersweet drama - cues violin) I am turning into a Mompreneur.
So where was I…Oh yes, the single best thing I do to keep my career goals on track? As with any writing prompt, I do not know how to follow instructions. (Giggle, giggle). Sooooo, I am going to give you two for the price of one. You did not come here for my rants, and if you have gotten this far without going to someone else’s blog, good for you. You get an A++ sticker (it is the first day of school in Central Ohio)
My first way to keeping track is to plan out my goals. With Longaberger, as well as with my scrapbooking and writing, I have monthly goals, and I try to remember to write them down. Next with those monthly goals, I check to see if they are part of my bigger goal for my career.
Next, I do an accountability check. One day I do hope I can hit the one million dollar mark, but I am not thinking about that at all. My ultimate goal is to see that I help someone to either become an Independent Longaberger Home consultant to start, or learn how to become a freelance scrapbook designer, card maker, or writer for either themselves or as a business. Who knows what a person can learn. Speaking of which, I am also constantly learning what I can do to better myself. I want to be certified in certain subjects that has to do with organizing, crafting tools, writing, and the internet. It takes time, and if my family allows it, and I do not allow them to distract me, it can be done. (So sorry, I gave you three, my bad, giggle)
I am 73 words over at this point, so I am going to leave you with this tip: never stop learning something new. You will never know if it is the pentacle of starting something great in your career.