I got an email the other day about why New Year’s Resolutions fail, and that instead of proclaiming resolutions one should set goals instead. Sounds good to me! I mean, who am I if not someone who listens closely to blog posts by product managers for my wearable devices?1
So, no New Year’s resolution to restart going to the gym (although I’m going to try to work it into my schedule since there’s one in the building at work).
No New Year’s resolution to go to sleep and wake up at a consistent time (the aforementioned UP3 helps tremendously with that).
No New Year’s resolution to blog more (because really, the chances of that are slim although I’d like to try to blog at least once a month).
No New Year’s resolution to drink less coffee (are you serious? Why would I do that to myself and those around me?)
The only goal I’m going to commit to is: staying at my job. I have a bit of a problem with staying in one place for more than a year. There are lots of reasons for that—some are real, some are rationalizations, whatever. But I like my job (see, I even wrote about it last month). With very few exceptions, I like all of the people in the company (and it’s not a small company). I have a really good manager. I think (and I think my team thinks) I’m a really good manager. We are mission-driven, and it’s a good one (and my friend Audrey Watters hasn’t railed on my particular ed-tech company, so we’re doing something right). I get paid a fair wage, as do all of my (diverse) team members.
My one year anniversary at Hobsons is May 4, 2016. Check back then and hold me accountable for the goal! I’d like to go to the annual family vacation in July and when people ask (as they always do) “Do you have the same job?” say “YES I DO.”