My response to Alameda, California's decision to re-brand the city using a out of town firm.
Well, it’s that time of year again – New Year’s.
It’s that time of year where we sit down and make a New Year’s resolution list. I like to call it my 2006 Goals list. (A resolution list for me never seems to get resolved, if you know what I mean).
I have a 2006 business goal list and a personal goal list. And here they are:
- Email Newsletter
- Partner with other web developers (XHTML/CSS)
- Accept Credit Cards
- Setup new Blogging software
- Revamp logo, website, etc.
- Exercise (set aside an hour or hour/half a day)
- Join a band. Spend more time creating music.
- Sync up computer with guitar, etc.
- Spend more time with family and friends
What goals or New Year’s resolutions are you planning for 2006?
Looking Back on 2005
It’s also a time to look back at your previous New Year’s resolutions list (if you kept it) and see what was accomplished or not. Two of my main items were accomplished: Developing a business plan and purchasing a new home. A couple items ended up on this year’s list â€“ go figure.
Speaking of lists, I just read a great article on Boxes and Arrows about creating lists and how different list systems work better for some than others.
My most successful list is one that I keep right on my desk, right in front of me.
It’s a Master ‘To Do’ List that includes everything I need to do for that day and days to come. What doesn’t get done, goes on a new list and what does get done, gets crossed off (I love that part). I got the idea from the book “Time Management for Dummies“. I also have more of a long term list or ‘Idea List’ that I keep in my email program, Goldmine.
What list system helped you survive through 2005 and what list is going to get you through the New Year?
I hope the New Year is a safe and successful one for you.
Cheers and, of course, Happy New Year!