Just finished up working on an Acknowledgments and Accomplishments reflection list of 2011 via Artist Conspiracy. This is in preparation for a 1-2 hour "Reflection Date," with self, which will set the appropriate background informational zone for the next step; the planning of 2012, which is January's focus.
Alyson Stanfield supplies a long list of questions, many of which I am sure I would not have thought of asking myself. Upon completion it becomes obvious how taking the time to look at what you have accomplished in overview becomes a tremendous aid for the process of goal setting; tweaking, ramping-up, adding to, or even abandoning previous choices, plans and strategies. It also helps to bring those successes to the forefront.
Here is a sampling of my year in review:
- At the beginning of the year I did not have a working contact list - years end > 99
- Twitter – on Jan 13 I had 23 followers, year end 217, a gain of 194!
- I added/explored/tried out 7 new venues for exhibiting my art
- I wrote 27 more blog posts than the previous year
- I added 8 new marketing materials/tools to my repertoire
- I attained 3 significant (for me) goals
I can thank Artist Conspiracy for much of the above! Looking forward to my "Reflection Date!"