101 in 1001 Update – April 2013


Reviewing my 101 in 1001 Goals listing – wherein I write 101 goals and then try to accomplish them in 1001 days. I never actually wrote all 101 goals; I only got to 92. But I’m ok with that. I can just add more when I think of them. As I mentioned in the original post, I reserve the right to change the goals. And I did change one of them. In my personal listing, I had “Have an Electronics-Free Weekend.” But then I went to Canada in January where I did not have cell service . . . let me tell you what is NOT for me. No cell service. Do not like. But I did get inspired while I was in Canada to learn to snowboard and have replaced the dumb electronics-free weekend with “Take Snowboarding Lessons” which I will do next winter. Yay!

So here is my update – clearly I’ve been working on my business more than my personal life (note to self) and have knocked out a few things. Others I am currently working on, like creating a promo video for my business which is a TON of work. I calculated that you have to complete about 3 goals each month for the duration of the 1001 days to complete them all. It’s been 3 months so I should have at least 9 done; right? I have 5 completed and another 4 in progress (hangs head in shame). I’m off to work on my promo video so hopefully I can check that off by the end of April! Wish me luck!

1. Open a real studio space/office outside of my home
2. Write an ideal client profile for different segments of business
3. Formally define each line of my business
4. Finish a business plan for 2013 – finished 02/2013
5. Update the business plan for 2014 and 2015
6. Create a system for sending postcards to wedding vendors
7. Create a New Bride kit with gift and helpful information
8. Shoot a destination wedding
9. Create a client referral/reward program
10.Shoot a wedding in Hawaii specifically
11. Read 5 business books – 3/5 of the way on this one!
12. Design and shoot a styled wedding photo shoot
13. Organize all my LR presets and PS Actions for my business and different segments of my business
14. Purchase the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens – Purchased 02/2013 (this lens is AMAZING!!!)
15. Start and complete a 30-day photo challenge
16. Get a web site design I love
17. Finish and publish all workflow documents for business
18. Implement client surveys into business workflow
19. Improve web site SEO and get on first page of Google search for Seattle Wedding Photographer
20. Create preferred vendor list for brides
21. Create a wedding album design process – (03/2013) Kiss Albums Rule
22. Get album samples printed for weddings – 1 printed through Kiss Albums
23. Get album samples printed for portrait business
24. Complete and print Product Guide books
25. Figure out CFP custom packaging for all products
26. Add a client testimonials page on web site
27. Implement sending anniversary cards to wedding clients into business workflow
28. Book 25 weddings for one year
29. Create a blog schedule and calendar – (02/2013) Now I just need to blog about this
30. Improve quality and frequency of personal info and stories on blog
31. Establish a Senior Ambassador program
32. Create a workflow process for submitting weddings to national print and online publications
33. Get a wedding featured on a national wedding web site
34. Enter a photography contest
35. Create a business promo video – I’m working on this right now
36. Attend WPPI
37. Reach 500 fans on Facebook
38. Reach 5000 followers on Twitter
39. Hire a studio assistant
40. Photograph a birth
41. Upgrade camera
42. Photograph a military homecoming
43. Master off camera flash
44. Learn how to Skype – (03/2013) I’m like a Skype master now!

45. Go on a solo trip/road trip purely for the purpose of taking photos
46. Travel to Europe with my family
47. Complete photo organization and print books for family photos
48. Go on a family cruise
49. Read all books for my book club for a whole year – I’ve read all so far for 2013
50. Travel to New York City
51. Go on a hot air balloon
52. Visit a French Chateau
53. Redecorate my master bedroom
54. See the Eiffel Tower
55. See the Mona Lisa in real life
56. Go to Central Park
57. Go to Disney World
58. Complete a marriage weekend with my husband
59. Learn to make gniocchi, well
60. Walk 250 miles in a year
61. Complete a half marathon
62. Walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day
63. Get kitchen window coverings
64. Write out and print all of my recipes in a book
65. Go on the Seattle Ferris Wheel
66. Go whale watching
67. Travel to Victoria BC
68. Rent a cabin in the snow with family
69. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
70. Write letters to 5 people who have changed my life
71. Have an electronics-free weekend Take Snowboarding lessons
72. Watch the sunrise at the beach
73. Get rid of 100 things
74. Have all family video tapes converted to digital media
75. Write letters to my children for them to open on their 21st birthday
76. Host a holiday cocktail party
77. Make 10 recipes that I found on Pinterest
78. Take a train ride
79. Complete our home emergency kit
80. Get a tattoo
81. Identify 100 things that make me happy and photograph them
82. Build a snowman
83. Spend a whole day at the spa
84. Go to Snoqualmie Falls
85. Get “paperless” – I am working so hard at this
86. Visit a state I haven’t been to
87. Get family photos taken
88. Refinish hardwood floors in house
89. Clean out and revamp my wardrobe
90. Take a tourist day in Seattle
91. Host a wine tasting party
92. Go on a girls weekend trip

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  • Hanna MazurApril 11, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    I want to do girls’ weekend trip 😉ReplyCancel

  • Michelle MurthaApril 17, 2013 - 11:36 am

    When you finally travel to New York City, let me know! I’ll take you on a city photo safari.ReplyCancel

    • CherylApril 17, 2013 - 11:04 am

      That would be awesome! Thanks.ReplyCancel