Currently, I’m working on a lot of things. Some of my projects I’d like to disclose, but won’t. All you need to know is that I have never been so deep in SEO strategy, website development, and brand building in my life. That said, all of this digital marketing in 2012 has got me thinking about what my work life will look like in 2013 (assuming that the world will not end tomorrow.)
When I set out to accomplish things for the day, I cannot go without building lists. If I don’t sit down and create that list, things will slip through the cracks and simply won’t happen. As the New Year approaches, I want to keep a few things in mind. To keep things simple, I’m going to keep my list to three work life goals for the upcoming year.
3 Things My Work Life Needs in 2013
- Be More Selfish with My Time – Working a lot can be fun… Unless you’re working too much, and then it really sucks. I can handle my current work load just fine. The problem occurs when I focus less on my daily work and future business ideas, and more on little side projects. For this reason, I’m going to spend 2013 more focused on my daily work obligations, and building out new companies. The side work can wait until old age strips away my creativity.
- I Need to Create – Over the past two years, I have learned a very important thing about myself; I love building things. In 2013, it’s my goal to keep building things. Currently, I’m working on a new project with a friend that will launch early 2013. I’m pretty excited about it.
- Take More Time Off – I’m incredibly guilty of always looking at a screen. Whether it’s my computer, iPhone, or iPad, I’m always looking something up or working. After my honeymoon in October, I realized that taking a break and turning off my phone was not only appreciated by my wife, but therapeutic to myself as well. Imagine that… the world continued to turn while I was away.
All three goals for 2013 seem to intertwine well. They all require a little more discipline, creativity, and relaxation in order to see them through. From my perspective, that’s a recipe for success… or at least a vague list of goals that I can look back on next year and say, “I think I accomplished my list?”