Goal Setting – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Goal Setting
This is the time of year when many people are making resolutions or setting goals for the new year, whether it has to do with getting organized, starting or growing a business, or some other area of life. In this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, you’ll find lots of great advice for making and achieving your goals.

We received a lot of excellent submissions this month, so here’s a simple list for your reading pleasure:


Linda SamuelsResolutions Revisited

Ellen DelapSetting Your Goals One Step at a Time

Stephanie LH CalahanMake Your Resolutions/Goals from a Customer/Client Perspective & Grow Your Business Next Year (The 3 Ss)

Ramona CreelWhat Do You Want Most This Year?

Lisa MontanaroRepeat After Me: “I Resolve to Take Action on my New Year’s Resolutions”

Lelah Baker-RabeGoal setting: 30 minutes to greatness

Anne BlumerEat Frogs and Reach your 2011 Goals

Elaine ShannonPlanning day for 2011

Deb LeeResolutions Are a Waste of Time

Thank you to everyone who submitted a post this month, and a warm welcome to those who participated for the first time. I encourage you to read your colleagues’ posts, leave some comments, follow each other on Twitter, and grow your network.

We’re now accepting submissions for February, when our topic will be Motivation. If you’ve already blogged about motivation, feel free to submit your post now! If not, you have until Monday, February 7 to write something, add it to your blog, and take part in the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival.

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Janet Barclay

A former professional organizer, I now eliminate stress for my clients by hosting, monitoring, and maintaining their WordPress sites so they don’t have to worry about security, downtime or performance issues. When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. Avatar Pamela on January 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I am the proud founder and “Head Mama” of the Smokin’ Hot Mama Club. Now, it’s not what you think! We are spurring a global movement changing the way women treat themselves and each other. I would love to share my personal goal setting system called “Sticky Goals”. It’s simple, so simple my small children use it and experience success in meeting their goals year after year. I invite you to take a look: https://biglifehq.com/2016/01/sticky-goals-how-to/
    Loving Life (and wishing you well!),

  2. Avatar Ter Scott! on January 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hi, I saw your blog mentioned at: The Blog Squad and thought I’d take a look. I have about 100 blogs myself but only a few I frequently update. The blog I “plugged” is where I help people attain their goals at: http://secretrulesforattainment.blogspot.com/ I also offer free “`10 Rules Poster” and “I Am a Magnet” poster along with a goals worksheet for 2011 for anyone who visits. I wish you the best in 2011. Ter Scott!

  3. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on January 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What a fabulous collection of ideas and tips from these wonderful organizers! Thank you, Janet for putting this together. I know that a lot of people will benefit from these blog posts.

  4. Avatar Janet Barclay on January 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Pamela and Ter, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your tips and tools for making and achieving goals. Different strategies work for different people, so it’s always great to learn about new approaches.

    Linda, thank you for joining our little community! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

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