Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

How I’m setting my goals for 2015 to get them all done


Now that year 2014 is behind us, it’s time to focus on 2015 and set some goals for it. I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions but in setting real goals as projects and in this post I’m going to show you how I’ve done my goals for this year:

How I’m setting my goals for 2015 to get them all done

If you’re a Nozbe user, you might have seen this post by Michael Hyatt about setting goals as projects. If not, I strongly encourage you to check it out. And if you haven’t checked out Michael’s course: [5 Days to Your Best Year Ever][mc] - the registration closes tonight, so make sure to check it out. I won’t earn a dime if you do, I’m linking to his course because it’s great and because it works. Anyway, I’ve followed Michael’s advice written in his post for Nozbe and this is what I did:

I have my 8 goals for 2015 set up as my 8 projects

I created 8 projects as my 8 goals for 2015. Here’s how I did it:

This is exactly what Michael Hyatt recommends in his article.

I added specific tasks to each goal

To make sure a goal happens, you need an action plan. These are your steps that will help you get the goal done. I added my tasks to each of the goals.

I’ve used comments to add more specifics to each task

In Nozbe you can add comments to a task so I used that feature to add more information on each step. Sometimes I’d just explain what that particular task meant. Other times I added a more detailed checklist. Very often I’d even add deadlines in the comments for each task - when it needs to get done.

Now that I think about it, I might just use the “date” field for each task as a deadline. Yep, that’s a good idea.

Anyway, my goal here was to be specific what I wanted to achieve, for example in my “Triathlons” task there is a checklist of all the triathlons that I want to participate in this year. You can’t get more specific than that, right?

I’m going to review my goals every week

This is crucial. I’ve created this in order to review my goals every week during my weekly review. If you don’t review your goals regularly and plan every week to do something towards their completion… you’re going to fail… and failure is not an option! :-)

What are your goals for 2015?

I’ve got 8 goals for this year, where 4 of them are Nozbe related as I want to take my business to a whole new level this year. I’m very excited for 2015, it’s going to be a great year.

Question: What are your goals? How are you going to achieve them? Have you checked Michael’s blog post? If not, what are you waiting for? :-)

Friday, January 9, 2015 /goals2015/