May 1st is here and a new month means new goals to slay.

Here are my goals for the month:

  • Successfully complete the Joyce Meyer 3030 Challenge.
  • Lose 10 pounds.
  • Earn an extra $3,000 in my business.
  • Finalize the outline for my book.
  • Increase the See Jane Write Facebook page likes to 5,000.
  • Complete the FEA Membership Sites Course.
  • Finish grading research papers by May 19.

For my May goals I decided to really, really push myself because lately I just haven’t been going as hard as I should. So it’s time to step up!

I usually spend 15 minutes each morning reading the Bible and writing in my prayer journal, so I’m doubling that time with the Joyce Meyer 3030 Challenge, which challenges participants to spend 30 minutes studying God’s Word every day for 30 days.

So far this year I’ve been challenging myself to lose 5 pounds each month. This month I’m going for 10!

My original financial goal for the month was to earn an extra $1500, but my business coach challenged me to double that and make it $3,000.

I’m doing a major Facebook marketing campaign this month and initially my hope was to increase the See Jane Write Facebook page likes to 2,500 but in that same “Go big or go home” spirit I decided to make this 5,000.

As a high school English teacher May is a rough month for me because I’m buried in research paper grading. I usually don’t finish grading research papers until the middle of underclassmen finals week. This year I want to finish by May 19, the day of this year’s commencement ceremony, so I’ll be celebrating our graduating seniors and my freedom from research papers!

Finalizing my book outline and completing the FEA membership sites course are things I keep putting off and things I was tempted to put off until June (largely because it’s research paper grading season) but this May I came to slay!

Now it’s your turn. Drawing from your goals for the year and for this quarter, set no more than 7 goals for the month. These should be short-term goals that will help you accomplish your long-term goals. Feel free to just focus on blogging, writing and business OR cover all areas of life: professional/creative, financial, personal (such as fitness goals, etc.), relational, spiritual, home/possessions, hobbies/travel.

The fewer goals you set, the better. You don’t want to spread yourself too thin and there is great power in focus!  After setting your goals for the month choose one goal that will be your #1 focus for the month, your top priority. If you’re not sure how to pick one, consider which of your goals, if accomplished, would make the others easier to achieve.

My #1 goal for the month is to grow the See Jane Write Facebook page to 5,000 likes.

Remember that a goal without a plan is just a wish. So after setting your goals for May, make a list of all the smaller tasks you need to complete to accomplish your goals for the month and then get out your planner and schedule when you will do each of these tasks.

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