Hello! We are Modern Day Wife, and we are here to help you be a #goaldigger!
Are you a goal setter, or do you want to be one? Maybe, you had goals, and you were on track to accomplish them until 2020 hit. Setbacks are common among goal setting, but progress is not linear so a setback does not mean your goals are unachievable.
Modern Day Wife is for the woman who is looking to balance and have fun with her career, family, social life — being a partner, maybe she even has kids. For the lady who wants to do it all, learn tools from those with proven results and experience, and stay on-trend with important knowledge for her career, finances, family life, children and friends.
So here are our tips to help you be a #goaldigger in 2020!
Revise your current goals.
Obviously, life is a little different now, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrap all of your goals. Look at your goals and say, “What will I do now, instead?”
This is the time to revisit and re-establish these goals. Make sure your goals are adjusted to the current situation of working from home or your children learning online. Since professional and personal lines are blurring as everything takes place within the same space day in and day out, prioritize all your goals in an order of importance.
Make your goals attainable.
Remember, goals are not accomplished at a sprint. Accomplishing goals takes time. Try to take a goal in chunks of two weeks at a time so you are not taking on too many projects. Your goals should be something you can work on every day or every week with a clear end result.
If your goal is to have “uninterrupted work time”, it is likely your goal will fall through because it is not a SMART goal. A goal of having “three blocks of two-hour uninterrupted time a day for work” is a clearer goal, but you need to still envision all the obstacles that could derail this goal and plan accordingly. For this example, maybe plan your times when your children are on their zoom classes, and not during lunch/snack time.
Keeping a goal is much easier when someone can hold you accountable. This could be a coworker or colleague, but even a friend or family member can work as long as they listen to your goals and ask about your progress.
Enlisting a friend can also drive them to work on their goals and you can be their person to keep them accountable as well. This is a great conversation to be held over the phone or on zoom while drinking coffee or wine.
Track your progress.
This step is the most important for keeping yourself accountable. There are so many ways to do this from writing in your planner or notes app to buying a fancy tracker. ou can also keep track of your progress online on social media so you see the progress, but so do others. Having more of an audience can help you stay motivated and motivate others!
Make sure you are keeping track of your progress every day or every week, and every month or quarterly mark evaluate your progress in relation to your goal.
Remember you are a boss.
Accomplishing goals is amazing and necessary for your overall well-being, but remember that even if your goals have a setback or change that you still are an amazing person. Some days you might not make it out of your pajamas, but you managed to check work emails and get your children to their Zoom calls while binging Selling Sunset, and THAT IS OKAY.
Tomorrow will be a new day and you are still a #goaldigger and a #boss.
We discussed more about long-term dreams and short-term goals at our virtual event on September 24th. Join us for Raise the Bar: Level up your Lifestyle on October 27th to raise the bar on your own lifestyle. Purchase your tickets today.
Question + Answer with the founders of Modern Day Wife about our September event:
Tell us about the upcoming webinar series, “Think Outside the Box.”
“Think Outside the Box” is an online workshop series where we partnered with Project You to present three unique online events on September 24th, October 27th, and November 19th.
All three of these online events will share a unique topic that inspires participants to really ‘Think Outside the Box’ in specific areas of their life.
Why did you choose this particular panel of speakers for this series? (i.e. Rebecca Minkoff, Daphne Wayans, Sangita Patel and Andrea Mundie)
For this first series, the theme was ‘Long Term Dreams and Short Term Goals.’ It’s all about really helping this Modern Woman get back to thriving given the challenges she has had to overcome or face during the recent global pandemic. We chose these four expert speakers who have proven results and achieved tremendous success while managing many things at once — including the ups and downs of life and business. They shared with us the strategies and systems that they utilize and how to put them into action and keep them thriving.
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