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I’m planning to have a good 2009 – and this is going to be the year that I actually plan that. I’ve managed to muddle through the past couple of years of web working without any major plans, but like many of you, the economy has […]

I’m planning to have a good 2009 – and this is going to be the year that I actually plan that. I’ve managed to muddle through the past couple of years of web working without any major plans, but like many of you, the economy has me worried. So I’ve set myself some quarterly goals of how I want my business to be doing – in terms of income stream and diversification – and my main resolution is to actually keep those goals in front of me and work towards them.

There’s plenty of debate about how useful resolutions are, or whether there’s some more productive way to spend the last or first day of the year. But they’re certainly traditional, and this is a good time to take stock. According to myGoals.com, you can increase you chances of following through by having a written plan – so why not share the resolution with the rest of us, as a first step towards writing it down?

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By Mike Gunderloy

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  1. My resolution is to continue to work on the goals that I make. I am kind of borderline OCD. I make a five-year plan, break the plan down to yearly goals, and then break that to monthly goals. I use 43things and Listsofbests. I know. Extreme.

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  2. Enjoy family life. Happy new year to all.

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  3. My main resolution is to shift my business away from providing a service and toward selling information and webinars. Yesterday I crunched the numbers with some conservative estimates and kicked myself for not doing this earlier.

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  4. My resolution is to do less facebook & more exercise. Both of which will have a positive influence on my web work.

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  5. I intend to spend more time on personal projects, which will help me long term, than jumping from one client project to the next. (So far I’ve managed to keep this one.)

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  6. I blogged about my new year’s resolution here:

    http://blog.bubbletimer.com/2009/01/01/making-resolutions-happen

    In summary, they are:

    1. Read only 1 book at a time
    2. Spend more time with my pets
    3. Schedule my blog posts
    4. Upgrade my computing infrastructure

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