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When I decided to set my 2015 goals, I borrowed a core list of seven areas from Jon Acuff’s no longer available blog post: Why I quit New Years Resolutions Another thing I borrowed from Jon was a 52-day goal setting period. He said: I’m going to: 1. Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (e.g. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) 2.   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

In Getting Things Done by David Allen, he recommends the occasional review of the high level priorities in your life. Mr. Allen uses altitude as a metaphor, where the Runway is your current list of actions and the 50,000-foot view is your goals for life. I’ve created my own hierarchy that looks like this: I look at this year as the longest timeframe. I have a general wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey feel   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions

In October, I started thinking about my goals for 2015. My goal setting hasn’t been good the last two years, especially in 2014 when my primary responsibility was taking care of my father as he battled cancer. We successfully repaired our relationship and I grew closer to him until the end. That’s a huge win in the important things, but left a lot of other potential untapped. I wasn’t adrift   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions

tl;dr This is my list of goals for the next 29 days. New Year’s Resolutions I gave up on the idea of New Year’s Resolutions years ago. Like most people, I never looked at my resolutions again once I made them. In 2007, David Seah introduced me to Groundhog Day Resolutions (link to his 2013 post). It was as if the clouds had parted and a holy tome came down from   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions

This year for my Groundhog Day Resolutions, I’m taking an idea from Chris Brogan. Each year, Chris uses three words to guide and direct his focus for the year. For me, I chose these three words: Deploy Serve Connect Deploy I’m full of good ideas. Have I ever told you I invented XML back in 1994? Too bad I never did anything with the idea; I could be rich like   Read More ...

Business Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

Ahhh. 2008. The new year… broken in a little bit but still with that new year smell. We’ve rounded the corner to February and its first holiday: Groundhog Day! Hey… that means it’s time to set some resolutions!

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

About ten months ago, I completely stole an idea suggested by Dave Seah. Tired of committing to New Year’s Goals that were forgotten by mid-January, he suggested a new take was in order. Starting on the second day of the second month, or Groundhog’s Day, instead of the crazy first day of the first month, we can set goals when our minds aren’t caught up in the egg nog, Christmas   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

Groundhog Resolution Review day is here again. Last month, I completely revamped my goals to more accurately align with the craziness going on in my life at the moment. Previous Goals Prep our House to Sell Meet with 2 realtors to determine a selling price. 10/19. Completed 10/19. Sort through all our junk to have a garage sale. My mother-in-law has been recruited to handle the actual sale, but everything   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

Well, that was interesting… I have a problem with Groundhog Day Resolution Reviews. Looking back at each month and re-evaluating my goals, I’ve felt very disconnected from them. It’s almost as if they weren’t my goals. I look at them each month, and they seem so foreign. I think it may be because I haven’t turned these goals into impactful, measurable goals. I don’t really look at the goals on   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions

To quote Keanu: “Whoa”. Another month has passed and it is now time for my Groundhog Day Resolution Review for September 9th. Here goes: Be Fit Getting (and staying) fit can be hard to do. This month has been particularly challenging. I mentioned in last month’s post that I was having some issues with the software I was using to keep track of my food, it was just too cumbersome.   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks