Goal Setting Letters is kicking off the week on this Monday!
It is hard to believe we are almost through February and when looking at blog posts so far in 2016 we somehow have not gotten to Goal Setting Letters – of being intentional with our goals this year of reaching out and actually planning to make sure we are writing our family and friends.
Goal Setting Letters
- Decide on how many letters you want to write this year – it could be you want to write one a month, a week, a day. And then write it down!
- If you have a small writing area/desk/box that you store everything in put that goal on top and refer to it.
- To help reach your goal – at the beginning/end of the month queue up the month ahead with any Birthday’s, Anniversaries, Special Occasions you want to recognize. If you send a fifty-cent greeting card in the mail ON TIME believe me its warmly received and embraced and can save you money and time of scrambling at the last minute to overnight something across the country.
- Look to see if any Holidays in the coming month, i.e. St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, for sending out cards.
- You may decide to include ecards with your greeting cards repertoire (i.e. having some sent via snail mail and others by ecard, and/or sending snail mail and following up with ecard)– if so be sure to make time to sit down and schedule them ahead.
- Have your addresses mailing list nearby and easy to reach. It could even be with something like my Anchored Scraps Address Book which debuted last April. If you need some help exporting your address book from Microsoft Outlook into a .csv file my .csv is 4me blog post from last March has instructions.
- We’ve heard talk of it and I find it most helpful to keep an actual small log for jotting down when we have actually written someone. When I look back a few pages I may think I already wrote someone and then can see if I actually did! It also helps for tracking any Thank You Notes needing to be sent.
My point is decide with your goals and then take the steps to make it happen!
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” –
Here’s to a great week ahead and be happy knowing we are realizing our letter writing goals!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image above Cover Anchored Scraps Address Book by Helen Rittersporn, Carla McKeown Lulu.com