Episode 52:Hayley Akins
3 tips to help you achieve your motion design career goals
As we approach the end of the year, I want to talk to you a bit about goals. Maybe you feel like you haven’t achieved all you wanted to or don’t exactly know what your next steps are. You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed and exhausted. I certainly have these feelings, but I’ve found some things that help.
In this solo episode, I share some of my tips for you when it comes to setting goals for the end of this year or going into the next. I’ll tell you about some of the strategies that I’ve found helpful for setting attainable and meaningful goals and how I put them into action. A key part of this is keeping your business goals in alignment with your personal goals.
To help with this, I explain an exercise that I highly recommend that we all try to envision our perfect day. By starting with an idea of what you’d like your life to look like in three years and working backward, you can start to get an idea of what you need to do in the short, medium, and long term to reach it. I also discuss the importance of accountability and focus for attaining your goals.
How do your business and personal goals align? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
In this episode
- What running taught me about setting goals for work
- How to align your business goals with what’s personally meaningful
- Some thought experiments and exercises to try for helping to set goals for the future
- Setting a different focus depending on the season or quarter
- How to keep yourself accountable for achieving your goals
“You shouldn’t wait until January to make New Year's resolutions that you’re just going to give up by February. We need to do really start thinking about this stuff now and put in a plan.” [2:23]
“You need to turn your to-do list into priorities based on what will move your career and your business forward.” [7:22]
“I think we should think about our lives and what we want our lives to look like to help build your business around that.” [11:39]
“We can all feel like we aren’t getting anything done, but we never actually give ourselves permission to organize our lives and we say yes to everything that pops into our inbox. You can plan your year actually. You have permission to do that.” [12:49]
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