Usually, I'm good with goals. I like making lists and then crossing things off. Each item on a list is a tiny goal, really, and there's nothing more satisfying than marking completed items off.
But I'll be honest, "Create a Blog" has been on my list for nearly a year. And I've done pretty much nothing with it. Oh, I bought a domain and got an account at SquareSpace, and worked on a logo and generally got everything prepped and ready to go, and then ... nothing.
I'd be reading an article or listening to a panelist and think, "That's really interesting! I should blog about that! Oh, wait..."
I actually missed writing (I used to be a journalist), and yet, I couldn't get started. I had a lot of thoughts I wanted to share on Client Success and tech and SaaS companies and the ATL startup scene, and yet, it just seemed so daunting to begin.
I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, actually, because I'm a big proponent of good time management and not procrastinating. I'm known as someone who gets stuff done. I have a reputation to uphold here, people! (Okay, it's a pretty dorky reputation, but still.)
Well, I'm done with all that. I committed myself to getting a blog up and running as part of my quarterly goals, and I asked my Director of Client Success, Katie, to help hold me accountable. (I don't know if you've met Katie, but trust me, she is not someone to whom you want to overpromise and underdeliver.)
And now, I'm proud to say, I've actually done it! The blog is up! I got the structure in place and wrote a list of blog topics, and even talked about myself a bit (I think that was the hardest part, actually).
Sure, it's young yet. I've got to build up some posts and write some more stuff and do the social media thing. But setting the goal was, as Tony Robbins says, "The first step in turning the invisible into the visible."
Who knows where it can go now? I'm looking forward to the journey!