A new year means new goals for so many people. While this is important, we also believe that it’s fundamental to set non-numeric intentions. In this blog post, we share our best tips for doing so and how smaller measures can help you achieve larger dreams.
In this post you’ll learn:
- Why it’s important break down bigger goals
- What it means to set non-numeric intentions
- How to incorporate “feelings” into our New Year’s resolutions
- The best way to set time aside to check in with yourself
- Why you should share your intentions with your team and support system
Happy New Year! As we look ahead, we can’t help but think about how the January 1st marker serves our collective. It’s a time to reflect, reevaluate, and set goals for the upcoming year — a positive ritual for so many people.
It’s also really easy to get caught up in this goal-setting mindset and then feel burnt out within a few weeks or months. That’s why for 2022, we invite you to join us in reshaping how we view and achieve our goals.
3 Ways To Set Goals for Your Podcast
1. Break Down Your Bigger Goals
It’s really helpful to understand how smaller steps and feelings can aid you in achieving your larger goals. There is nothing wrong with having numeric goals. In fact, it’s an important part of monitoring your business’s growth. But it’s also essential to feel the success you achieve each and every day.
Once you have identified your larger goals, list out the smaller steps you will need to take to achieve them. It’s okay if these smaller tasks have their own set of subtasks too.
By reverse engineering, you can get really detailed on how to achieve your goals. Ultimately, the more detailed you are, the more clear you will become on what you need to do to reach those bigger dreams.
Just don’t get too caught up in the pre-planning that you never actually start! It’s normal to learn as you go and even if you think you have it all figured out, you’ll still be surprised with more lessons along the way. That’s the beauty of life!
2. Set Non-Numeric Intentions
We also encourage you to get clear on your non-numeric goals. Ask yourself questions like:
How do I want to feel at the end of the workweek? What did I create today that is moving the needle along? Am I working with people who feel aligned with my mission and self? Am I expressing myself authentically? What is something I can do this month to help achieve X?
For example, here are some of our non-numeric wins at Almost 30:
- I am receiving a way to express myself
- My conversations are intentional
- I am able to be creative
- The people I work with inspire me
- My work feels aligned with who I am
- I have so much joy creating with my best friend
These successes are often more important than hitting “X” amount of downloads. I mean c’mon, no amount of downloads or reviews can replace the feeling of podcasting with your best friend.
It’s easy to take these small wins for granted, but they are the very essence of our success.
3. Check In with Yourself
Set aside a time during the week (or better yet, daily!) to have these check-ins with yourself. By putting time on the calendar for self-check-ins, you’ll hold yourself accountable and be able to clearly feel the reality of your current situation — this is a fundamental step in order to achieve those bigger dreams.
You can even share your “roadmap” with your support system and team for additional accountability. It will help them become clear on how to best support you.
Remember, success is not linear, but the fact that you are here, right now, reading this means you care deeply about your mission. We are truly so proud of you and are confident you will achieve all of your dreams!