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2019 Planning – Career and Finance

Happy Monday, beloveds! I hope you all are enjoying your day and getting your errands done in a comfortable, easy fashion. Christmas Eve is a notoriously hectic day for stores so I’m hoping that you have already done whatever you need to do and that you can just enjoy relaxing before the holiday. However, if you have to go out in the crowds, my thoughts are with you!

I’m taking this time before the New Year to reflect and get some clarity on what I want in the upcoming year. I wrote about my health and fitness goals in a previous post, and now I’m reflecting on my intentions and goals for my career and money.

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This woman looks so full of focus and purpose: may I be her in the upcoming year

As with my previously listed goals, I want to keep things fairly simple. The problem I see that most people make is having too many “irons in the fire”, or too many goals happening simultaneously. The goals tend to be too vague as well: it’s hard to know when you’ve reached your goal if you haven’t gotten crystal clear on what your goal actually is. That’s why it’s important to take some time to sit with your thoughts and feelings, and give yourself the space to suss out the details of what you desire in your future life.

Here are my career and finance goals for 2019:

  • Develop two additional income streams
  • “Try out” at least two different art-related careers
  • Work with a financial planner to begin wealth and legacy planning activities

The intention behind my goals for my career and finance is that I can further create financial independence as well as transition into a satisfying and lucrative career in the art world. There are still a lot of little steps that have to be taken along the way, but the most important thing is to START, and allow the path to unfold in front of me.

Watching the path unfold involves trust unlike anything else I’ve experienced. But I’m ready for it, so it’s all good.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow. Take care!

11 thoughts on “2019 Planning – Career and Finance

  1. That’s great! I know I’m working on developing some extra income streams this coming year as well. What I really like is that you’ve been working on getting your goals written down before January and not waiting. That what I think is important to get a good start on dreams for the coming year and is what I wrote about recently (https://calebbale.com/2018/12/10/prepare-for-january-now-5-questions-to-ask-about-the-previous-year/).

    Also, I think your plan to keeps goals simple is excellent. Specific but simple is a must. I found that this last year I made things too complicated with my physical fitness goals specifically and it made them too difficult to reach because I wasn’t focused enough. Wish you the best for the coming year!

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      1. You know what? It depends on the goals. The smaller, more “believable” goals are fine for sharing, but the big ones usually stay under wraps until I’ve made some progress on them and they feel a little less precarious.

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