What Are Your Plans for 2011?

As 2010 comes to a close I have been thinking about what I want out of 2011.  Have you been considering the same for yourself? I’m not setting “goals”, instead I have a list of things I want to accomplish, personally and professionally.

Make and sell my hummus. I’ve been making hummus for years with rave reviews and this year I have a personal goal of making and selling the hummus at local farmers markets or gourmet food shops.  I’m really excited about this and have already started making headway.

Improve my storytelling. My writing and speaking style tends to be “how-to”.  This year I want to work on story telling, the emotion that goes into writing and speaking. I want to do more of both (speaking/writing) professionally and be able to connect with audiences on a more natural, emotional and inspirational level.

Publish an essay.  This is a natural follow up to the above.  I am currently researching potential publishing outlets, while also identifying essay topics and working on a first draft.  Goal is to have one essay complete and at least submitted by the end of March.

Grow New Health/Wellness Professionals Group. Currently working under the name Wellness Professionals Network, the purpose of the group is to provide business education and networking opportunities to health, wellness and fitness professionals through online and in person events.  (Are you a health/wellness professional? Learn more about the group here).

Relaunch Feel Good Living TV. I miss it and I want to start it again.  With a focus on “Bringing you back to your senses” this will be a practical, fun, experiential, online program.

Website Redesign. A lot has changed since I started my business and my blog. I’d like to make changes that reflect the evolution and the direction for the future – Feel Good Living.

Write/publish a book. I’m still deciding which book will come first, but by the mid-year point, a book will be published with a focus on “Feel Good Living”.

Increase my business. If I increase my business I increase my ability to help people.  Specifically I’m focusing on more speaking engagements, web video consulting, and one-on-one guidance with a focus on presenting yourself confidently as a speaker, leader, student or professional.

Engage more in social media.  Admittedly I have resisted social media. In 2011, I plan to engage more, and if it works great. If it doesn’t, on any level, I’ll re-evaluate.

Enjoy Time with Friends and Family. Time to put work aside and enjoy and nurture the personal connections that make life fun and memorable.  Without my health or my family/friends, what is there, really?

None of these will happen without a plan behind them (For example, what good is a March deadline if I don’t identify the steps I need to take to get there?) and those plans are coming alive. I’m looking forward to 2011, the ups, the downs, the success and the less than success.  I just know it will be a year to feel good about.

What are your plans for 2011?  Do you have a plan in place to get you there?  How will you make 2011 a year you can feel good about?

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6 Comments:

  • Sophie

    Great post, Stacey. NYE is my favorite holiday b/c of the opportunity to evaluate the past year and look toward the next. My goals are small, but specific. For fitness I am going to try rock climbing (indoors to see if I like it), and run another half-marathon. For cooking I’d like to get out of my comfort zone by trying some Indian recipes and also by making at least one vegetarian dinner every week. Those are the only goals I have so far but I have a couple more days to think on it. Glad you brought it up!

  • http://evolvingwellness.com Evita

    Hi Stacey!

    Wow I had no idea you were such a hummus pro! I love, love, love hummus! Maybe one day I will have a chance to try yours :)

    I make homemade hummus too, and would love to experiment with new ingredients to add to it in the new year. Normally I just make it regular, spicy or garlic. I look forward to experimenting with various fresh and roasted peppers the most.

    And what a wonderful list of things for 2011! I wish you the best of health, happiness and success to achieve each one as your heart desires.

    As for me… I am ending off this year on a long holiday in California, which is giving me lots to think about where 2011 is concerned. One of my biggest plans for 2011 is go on the 3 trips we have made an intention to do and start a home vegetable garden. As for professional things, just keep doing what I am doing and allow the moments to unfold what my heart and soul may wish to experience at a given moment.

    Happy New Year to you :)

  • http://www.purposepowercoaching.com Chris Edgar

    Yeah, I can probably count myself among the “social media resisters” as well, in the sense that I’m not putting out one tweet every five minutes all day or whatever the recommended number is. On the other hand, I don’t like to talk just for the sake of filling space. Maybe the practice for me is to experiment with filling space, and get familiar with the cringing inside that comes along with it. :)

  • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

    Hey Sophie – Happy New Year! Rock climbing is a blast! We’ve gone to a place in New Bedford. Have fun and let me know what you think!

    Hi Evita! Enjoy California, what a nice way to finish off the year. Much luck to you in your professional endeavors, and all the best in your new home enjoying nature all around you.

    Hi Chris – Chris – That makes two of us, maybe we can try it together and provide support to one another! Good luck!

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