Order Emerging from Chaos: #ROW80/ 12 Week Year EOW4 Update

Week 3 was my first official week of ROW80. So, how did I do?*

                              Completed: 5/18 (28%)

                                In progress: 7/18 (39%)

                               Not started: 6/18 (33%)

*Since it’s now the end of Week 4, maybe not as well as I thought? Well, okay then…. moving on.

These numbers might not look very good, but they’re a bit deceptive. I’m working my way through the 12 Week Year system as I go, and the early stages of goal-setting are more about creating a vision of the future than concrete steps to get from here to there.

I’m moving through the process. Hints of structure are emerging. Next week will be clearer … and I expect to have much more progress to report.

The unloveliness of a gas station, with the beauty of woodlands reflected in the mirror.

How do you approach goal-setting?

I’d love to know!

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Selftending:

By the end of Year 5 …

I will have learned how to set and work toward the attainment of goals that serve my vision, and that challenge me, but are also within my reach without exhausting myself or constantly coming up short.

Week 3/12:

I refine goals as needed.

  • This is an ongoing process. I want to get it right more than I want to get it done.

I continue accountability updates, and post two ROW80 updates.

I create an Action Plan, lead/lag indicators; and a stress rubric.

  • Action Plan complete.

For Week 4/12:

12.5% completed; 75% in progress; 12.5% not started. 

I check in five days weekly with my Accountability Group, and twice weekly with ROW80.

  • I think I checked in with the group, but missed both updates here.

I complete my Action Plans for all goals.

  • 3/6 complete. Not fast, but getting there!

I create lead/lag indicators and stress/level rubrics.

I find someone to exchange Weekly Action Meetings (WAMs) with.

I review my scores and assessments for areas where I missed my marks.

  • Very informally, as I don’t yet have measurement criteria set.

I go back through the process of setting, planning, and execution to find weakness/vague areas. 

  • Yes, again informally until I create a system.

I adjust or develop new tactics to address the areas of concern

  • See above.

I learn how to score and plan my week.

  • See above.

Hometending:

By the end of Year 5 …

Our home is ready for the winter.

Week 3/12:

I schedule an estimate with electrician.

I continue tending, beautification, and winter preparation.

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

For Week 4/12:

33% completed; 33% in progress; 33% not started. 

I apply Selftending assessment process to this goal.

I schedule an estimate with the electrician.

  • Encountered him at the grocery store (small town!) and learned he’s booked for the next couple of weeks. We will stay in touch.

I continue home and yardtending.

I continue to involve kids in hometending as they are willing.

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

  • I have an Action Plan, but no indicators yet.

I create rubrics for each room.

Lifetending:

By the end of Year 5….

I assess several systems for planning /scheduling/ organizing budget, homeschool administration, family goalsetting, travel, events, etc.

Week 3/12:

I create an Action Plan for this goal.

I create lead/lag indicators.

I update my calendar for October/November events.

For Week 4/12:

33% completed; 33% in progress; 33% not started. 

I apply Selftending assessment process to this goal.

I complete my 3-year vision for this goal.

I revise goal as needed.

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

I continue to update calendar as new events/opportunities arise.

  • I didn’t catch every one, but I did catch most…

I explore Wunderlist reminders.

  • Once. It didn’t work as expected, and I didn’t get back to it.

New Writing:

By the end of Year 5….

I’ve rediscovered my passion for writing and completed projects that are meaningful to me.

Week 3/12:

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators for this goal.

I type up my brainstorming notes for the Pub 518 stories.

I locate end points of all potential NaNo stories.

  • I found the end points for 4/10 stories. Disqualified one which ends in a good spot. 2 more in progress. Created Scrivener file so I can find stories easily next month.

For Week 4/12:


33% completed; 17% in progress; 33% not started; 17% deleted. 

I apply Selftending assessment process to this goal.

I complete my 3-year vision for this goal.

I revise goal as needed.

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

I develop the brainstorming notes from last week, using DIY-MFA 101 Module 2 to inform short story development.

  • I’ve nearly finished Module 2, and have a much better sense of my protagonist and her love interest.

I continue rereading/finding ends for fan fiction stories.

  • I’m deleting this goal. I have four stories I can work on; that’s plenty for this year. 

Professional Development:

By the end of Year 5….

I have a strong sense of my author identity which I develop through my online and in-person presence.

Week 3/12:

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

I add three posts to the website, and add the four anthologies where my stories appear to the Writing page.

I complete the freebie (Welcome Gift), send it out to those already subscribed, and draft premiere newsletter.

For Week 4/12:

33% completed; 17% in progress; 50% not started. 

I apply Selftending assessment process to this goal.

I complete my 3-year vision for this goal.

I revise goal as needed.

I create an Action Plan and lead/lag indicators.

I send the Welcome email.

  • I have been unable to get a test email sent to myself. I need to find another address to send it to for confirmation.

I draft, revise, polish, publish, and send premier newsletter.

 

New Learning:

Week 3/12:

By the end of Year 5….

I create and begin to implement a schedule for completing current courses by the end of 2019 and accept new learning opportunities that mesh with my overall purpose.

I create an Action Plan.

I create lead/lag indicators.

I complete the DIY-MFA 101 Week One module.

For Week 4/12:

33% completed; 33% in progress; 33% not started. 

I apply Selftending assessment process to this goal.

I create lead/lag indicators.

I set blocks for DIY-MFA 101.

I assess my progress on Pixels to Platform then create blocks to complete Module 2 by end of Week 5.

I complete DIY-MFA 101 Module 2.

  • I need to finish one play sheet, a free written scene, and a brainstormed supporting characters list. 

I complete Breadcrumbs and Mood Board from Pixels to Platform.

  • The Breadcrumbs exercise is complete; the Mood Board is in early progress.

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