Aim Sky High for 2014

Happy 2014! … I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2014: Guaranteed 4 success!
As an author- teacher – speaker, I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals! I’m letting my passions for writing and mental-health guide me for 2014.

I’m making my own luck and capitalizing on every opportunity presented to me.
With determination, I’m planning ahead, every step of the way, setting realistic objectives.

No pie in the sky dreams for me.

I’m focusing on what I can accomplish and the practical steps to reach there. Its time to reset my targets, as the New Year comes hurtling towards me.
My wish … to make 2014 a memorable year, one to be proud of.

How do YOU work out YOUR goals?                                              

Squeeze your eyes shut and visualize your Big Picture for 2014.
To feel positive and motivated: set practical goals you can complete in three months or less.
Your brain will react to genuine personal goals that are S.M.A.R.T.
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.

3 MONTH GOALS for Writing Success

1.    Write every day with passion and conviction and everything else will follow
2.    Rewrite & Redraft every writing project you’ve created to the next level
3.    Send away completed projects to a competition or publisher
4.    Follow up on VIP emails … every constructive opportunity presented to you
5.    Extend your writers platform, reaching out to the community, face-to-face and online
6.    RESEARCH … RESEARCH … RESEARCH every writing project, every publisher and agent who interests you.
7.    Join a writing group or start a writing course that will help you reach your goals
8.    Network and Critique with writers who have a similar passion to you
9.    Be creative … envisage a brand new project
10.    Tick off every success along the way.

I’m so proud of where I’m come from... Parents at my school harassed me to breaking point , with me developing mental illness … Now I’m the RECOVERED author of three published books

My Personal Goals for 2014

1.    Spread positive mental health messages via my published books:  Bailey Beats the Blah, ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness, Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery.
2.    Publish my  children’s novel … Announcing very soon.
3.    Get my books out to a wider audience including MORE schools, MORE bookshops and MORE networks.
4.    Present MORE seminars, workshops and talks on writing and mental health
5.    Maintain my OPTIMUM physical, mental and emotional health. This is my #1 PRIORITY.


1.    Write every day: 365 days a year.
2.    Every day list attainable goals that I CAN achieve for that day
3.    Tick boxes on my diary page, a visual reminder of each SUCCESS

Meanwhile, I’m setting all those positive Goals in Motion, aiming Sky High, ready for whatever the cosmic forces decide … Please Universe, be kind!
Wishing you all a VERY happy, healthy and SUCCESSFUL 2014.

Thanks for your AMAZING support and encouragement in 2013

HOW are you priming yourself for SUCCESS in 2014?

What are your S.M.A.R.T goals?
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12 comments to Aim Sky High for 2014

  • Steve T

    You are on the money honey, 2014 has 2 of my favourite roulette numbers in 20 and 14, so this looks to be a promising sign . Ps I think your blog is great , with luv Steve

  • Thanks Steve, for checking out my Blog.
    We’re The Tyrrell Team. We’ll achieve these successes together, with our eyes on the goal! Karen xx <3

  • Ani Peters

    Thanks so much Karen for your inspiration and words of encouragement. Your tips couldn’t have come at a better time for me especially the writing tips. I will use your tips to help me reach my short-term and long-term goals and will try my hardest at writing 365 days a year even if some days the words don’t come as well because I can see how doing that will benefit me in the long run personally and professionally. Thanks again for helping me to accomplish my goals…Blessings xx

  • Thanks Ani,
    Thrilled my goal-setting techniques and writing tips will inspire and motivate your writing in 2014. Wishing you all the best … Karen xx

  • I think this is my favourite time of year – I love goal setting!

  • YES, Me too Charmaine, love Goal Setting and then watching all my hopes and dreams materialize!
    Hope 2014 will be an incredible year for you … Well I actually KNOW it will be, for you … Karen 🙂

  • Thanks Karen for all your Tips on how to Aim High and Set Goals in 2014. I certainly loved the S.M.A.R.T. goal! You have always been such an inspiration to so many ‘up and coming’ Writers and Authors. And now that I am feeling a little more confident in myself, I am hoping to fulfill or at least achieve some of my goals for this new year. Like you, I must be Brave! Regards, Heather [Heather Golding – Author]

  • Hi Heather,
    Thanks for Checking out my S.M.A.R.T. goals and for your very generous words.
    Congrats Heather on your BRAVE new venture setting up your own blog and website. I wish you every success! … Karen 🙂

  • WOW! Inspiring post, Karen! I love planning for the new year. I create a business plan every year that outlines my personal and professional goals and the steps to accomplish them throughout the year. I then incorporate them into my daily task list.

    All the best for the new year!

  • Hi Elke,
    I’m Thrilled you read my post and commented here.
    Seems we have a similar way of planning
    Did you find me via a Linked in Group …
    Happy New Year … Karen 🙂

  • You’re an inspiration, Karen

  • Thanks Janice for your very kind words and your incredible support. Hugs xx … Karen 🙂

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