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November Goals

Added on by J.D. Magers.

On the first business day of each month, I intend to post 3-5 goals to accomplish in that month.  Goals are very important in helping us to achieve what we want to achieve, and announcing them publicly will help keep me on track.  I'm hoping that you all will help to keep me accountable.  Goals have to be SMART (that is: Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic and Time-Based).  Following this formula usually leads to success, as long as you have given yourself enough time, and the goal is realistic. 

We'll reconcile the goals at the end of the month to see how I did.  So, real simple, here is what I would like to get done by November 30 (see how I threw the deadline in there?):

  1. Rick Sammon suggested in one of his recent Kelby One training classes to read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  The book has been purchased, and will be read by the end of the month.
  2. I will write a post detailing what I currently know about curves in Photoshop.
  3. I will finish reprocessing the bison image and the Double Arch image that will go into my portfolio book I talked about last spring, and send the book out for publishing.
  4. I will write blog posts every business day in November.  That's five days a week!

Another stretch goal I would like to accomplish is to get Adsense set up here on the blog.  I know I don't have much traffic here, but I have to start somewhere.  If I get to a point where I don't need to run ads that's great, but I also need to start having the blog pay for itself.  Ads will be one way to make that happen.

So there you have it.  This is what I will accomplish in the month of November.  I sure hope you remember to come back at the end of the month to see how I did.  Maybe you should set a reminder on your phone.  Thank you for reading today.  More later...