Monday, January 13, 2014

New Beginnings

It's the New Year, and, as I mentioned in my previous post, there will be some changes. I want to post some of them here so that we can monitor progress and I can take some ownership of what I hope to accomplish.

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1. The website: I will still write a blog focused on leadership, as I am passionate about good leadership, and even though there are a lot of others writing about the topic, I find that my own experiences are unique and can convey examples of many of the lessons I've learned over the years. The website will have more pages added, and more details for my speaking and coaching.

A second topic I intend to explore, as I am also passionate about helping our veterans, is to start gathering resources to help them transition from the military to civilian life.The website update should come by the end of February.

2. The Facebook page (found here): I want to make this a more frequent update, as it is something that has languished since creation. I need to increase my presence there. I will post there at least 3 times a week, beyond my own material, starting this week.

3. The YouTube Channel (found here): At present, I use this as a coaching tool (I post private sessions for my clients to review) and to host videos of my speaking presentations (formal or otherwise). Again, more frequent updates are required. I will start with at least one video a month discussing a leadership topic for the next 6 months. Once I get the hang of video, I will make every effort to post a new video every week.

4. Twitter: I will create a Twitter feed and start posting to it. The goal here is to have one by the end of the month, and post daily once established.

5. Products: Finally, I am working on creating some products, both freebies and to purchase. Recordings of my training sessions, workbooks, monthly advice audio recordings, perhaps even a book. When the website update happens, expect to see the first product announced, and another product created every other month for the next 6 months.

In the meantime, I will return to blogging at least twice a week, and probably three times. Expect insights from the military and business worlds, as well as lessons from (of all places) my children.

In the end, I will not call these resolutions, because resolutions are almost pre-determined to fail. These can each be called SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound) goals. I will comment on SMART Goals on Friday. Until then, have a great week and enjoy!

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