Thursday, January 1, 2009

GAM '09

Happy New Year!

My friend Beth has a great idea as a substitute to the traditional goal setting. Instead of setting a few goals in January and then by March 1st hey are totally abandoned, Beth recommended setting an attainable goal once a month.

These can be anything from organizing a closet to coming up with creative dinner once a week to losing 2 pounds to reading a book to finally writing thank you notes from some past event, etc. Some of the goals will be do-it-once and it is over (organizing closets) and others will be with the hope that you will start a habit (losing weight). Either way, isn't that a great idea? I think it is so much more realistic to say this month I am going to do this one thing...and you have an entire month to do it.

So, I am going to join in with Beth. Part of the process is to announce the goal at the beginning of the month and give the occasional update and then tell how it went at the end of the month.

So, for January my goal is to try to increase Noodles & Milk business. I have not done all the research yet, but part of this effort will be to open up shops on Artfire and 1000Markets (both similar venues to etsy- check them out). I will also try to research various ways to get free advertising and participate in giveaways. (I am on one this week here).

So, what do you think? Want to participate too?

Happy 2009!