I have an intimate relationship with my goals. They aren’t things I ponder once a year. They’re with me every day while I work, pushing me. These are all ideas that have been percolating in my head for a while. Now that 2012 is here, it’s time to start implementing them.
My goals for 2012 are more specific than last year. They’re big. Big and scary. But that’s what makes this fun.
I’ve decided that 2012 is the year I’m going to start speaking publicly. I want to overcome the fear that I’ve held onto for so long and begin hosting workshops and webinars, both in person and online.
In order to get a jump start, I’ve set an external deadline for myself. On Thursday July 6 (the day before WDS begins) I’ll be hosting a workshop for multipotentialites in Portland, Oregon. I’m not sure what the topic of the event will be yet, but you can mark it down on your calendar, because it’s happening.
I’m also going to be hosting a series of free workshops and webinars on Google+ Hangouts starting in a few weeks, so look out for that.
2. Write and (self-)publish my book on confidence
I started writing this a couple months ago, but got hit by a massive wave of Resistance. I was traveling at the time, and realized that maintenance work is possible to do from the road, but creating something new is very challenging. And so I stopped stressing over the book and put it aside. I’ll return to the project when the time feels right, and it’ll be out sometime in the next twelve months.
3. Membership site
This is the top secret project that I’ve been working on. I want to provide those of you who are serious about integrating all of your interests into your lives, with a high quality, mastermind type platform for networking with other multipods.
Every time I receive an email from someone who says that it’s so comforting to know that they’re not alone, because I exist, I want to forward them the hundreds of other emails I’ve received from other scanners that say exactly the same thing!
I love receiving these emails. It always feels very rewarding. Nonetheless, I get frustrated sometimes, because my god! Our community is PACKED full of incredible multipotentialites, who have experienced the exact same thing!!! You are, by no means, alone.
I know that I could be doing more– that while I’m doing a good job of speaking to each of you individually, I’m not doing much to connect you with one another.
We have an unbelievable pool of talent here. A high level community could be a tremendous resource to connect with other multipotentialites for support and advice on careers, productivity, coming up with business ideas, dealing with disapproving family members, and so on. The community could also be used to find a partner or freelancer for your business– someone who has a particular skill that you’re lacking and can fill in your gaps.
Health and lifestyle
I’m flying back to Portland in a few weeks, at which point I’ll be finding a nice place to live and getting the puppy I’ve been dreaming of for years now. (Finally, I have a lifestyle that can accommodate a dog!) I want to continue building my community of wonderful friends, connecting with new people, putting myself out there, and just setting down more roots in the city. It’s my home now.
Health-wise, I’m going to start exercising and meditating regularly. I find meditation really difficult, but I’m ready to find a local sitting group and commit. I’ll also be getting back to my daily gratitude jog.
Overcoming health issues
I haven’t written about this on the blog before, but I’ve been dealing with a lot of digestive issues and food intolerance over the last couple years. It’s been incredibly taxing, both physically and emotionally. 2012 is going to be the year that I sort out my health issues once and for all. I want to stop relying on restrictive diets that help, but don’t provide adequate nutrition or energy to my body.
This whole process is very thorny and hard to navigate (there are so many “experts,” and so little real information). But I’m committed to finding the right answer for me and getting my body back into balance.
There we have it, my major goals for 2012. Knowing my scannerly nature, I will almost certainly be adding to the list. But for now, this is it.
What are your goals for 2012? I’d love to hear them.