Aim Sky High for 2015

Blue Happy New Year 2015 Greeting Art Paper CardHappy 2015! … I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2015: Guaranteed for success!

As a resilience author –teacher – speaker (Karen Tyrrell) I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals! I’m letting my passions for writing and resilience guide me for 2015.

I’m creating 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. It’s time to reset my targets, as the New Year comes hurtling towards me.
My wish … to make 2015 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 2015.
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.
Display your goals at eye level as a constant reminder and incentive.

Aim High In 2015

Aim High in 2015

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 HIGHEST publishing standard

3. Send away completed projects to writing competitions or to publishers.

4. Follow up on VIP emails … Take advantage of every constructive opportunity presented to you

5. Extend your writers platform, reaching out to your community: face-to-face and online.

6. RESEARCH … RESEARCH … RESEARCH every writing project, every publisher and agent who interests you. Know how the publishing industry works.

7. Join a writing group or sign up to a writing course that will help you achieve 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 four published books … More Here

more-successMy Personal Goals for 2015

1. Spread positive recovery and resilience messages via my published books:

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness

Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

STOP the Bully

Bailey Beats the Blah

2.  Create thought provoking books for children and families that will excite, inspire and empower.

3. Publish my new children’s book … Announcing the cover in 2015.

4. Get my books out to a wider audience including MORE schools, MORE bookshops and MORE networks.

5. Present MORE seminars, writing workshops and speaking events in 2015.

6. Maintain my OPTIMUM happiness, health and career life balance. This is MUST be my #1 PRIORITY.

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1. Write every day: 365 days a year.

2.  List attainable goals that I CAN achieve for that day.

3. Tick boxes [ ] on my diary page, a visual reminder of each SUCCESS.

4. Congratulate myself on every success along the way.

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 2015!
Thanks for your AMAZING support and encouragement in 2014.

HOW are you priming yourself for SUCCESS in 2015?

What are your S.M.A.R.T Goals?
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14 comments to Aim Sky High for 2015

  • Great work honey, excellent goals, just make sure you pace yourself.

  • Thanks Steve,
    I know you’ll keep an eye on me.
    You’re my Number #1 supporter, cheering me on all the way … Karen x

  • Great tips and great goals, Karen. All the best for continued success in 2015. You’re an inspiration!

  • Thanks Ali, for checking out my Goal setting tips. I’m more focused than ever in 2015.
    Wishing you every writing success. I know you’re very close in making a breakthrough… Karen 🙂

  • Well done with your goals Karen! I use SMART goals too, with a little bit of an added twist.
    I’m also trying something new and narrowing down my 2015 goals list. I have lots and lots of little goals but just ONE big goal for the year (and I made it a hard one!)
    I’m sure you’ll power through yours, you are a high achiever.

  • Hi Charmaine,
    Thanks for checking out my SMART goals. Love to know what your twist is.
    Fabulous meeting you yesterday to plan our Write & Publish a Children’s Novel Masterclass for Jan 10. Can’t wait… Karen 🙂

  • Jacqui Halpin

    Very good advice on goal setting, Karen. I especially like the SMART goal setting idea and having your goals at eye level. Such simple but effective ideas. Thank you. And may your year be blessed. 🙂

  • Hi Jacqui, Thanks for leaving your supportive comment here on such a roller coaster day today.
    Thanks for blessing me with your kind friendship and support … cheers, Karen xx
    PS Glad the tips were helpful

  • Well done Karen, you have listed several realistic and achievable goals. Best of luck with all your planned goals. xx 🙂

  • Hi Heather, Thanks for checking out my goal setting tips for 2015. Wishing you all the best with your writing for 2015 … cheers, Karen 🙂

  • You’re welcome as always, Karen xx And I wish you every success for your continued writing and publishing endeavours as well…
    Thanks again for retrieving my submitted comment,much appreciated. 🙂

  • Raelene Purtill

    I’ve been working through a monthly challenge with Jill Jephson. We are currently reviewing our achievements for 2014, evaluating our writing and setting up markers for the coming year. Today we had to choose from a word list, those words which we would like to see in a review of our writing, then those words which actually describe our writing. Comparing the lists gives us specific ideals to aim for in our writing in the future or words that might need eliminating. Elimination words for me were things like comfortable, careful. While things to aim for are clear, adventurous, distinct, powerful.
    It is helping me be specific about my goals for the year. Thanks for sharing, Karen and I hope you achieve all you set out to do in 2015.

  • Hi Raelene, thanks for sharing your unique way of assessing your strengths and weaknesses … and formulating a writing goal for 2015.
    Look forward to catching up with you on Saturday at the Create & Publish a Children’s Novel Masterclass
    Karen 🙂

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