In general, I am not a goal-setter.  I don't like to say: Here's my master plan.  Not that I've never had an idea of where I'd like my life to go (hello college, job, marriage, kids, etc.), I just don't like to make definite decisions on what's going to happen to me.  I mean, what if things change radically?  I feel like if I say something out loud, then I'm locked into it and have to stick with it.  I'm really bad at believing that I can change things once I make a decision.  In fact, I think the worst question to be asked at a job interview is, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" because I never have a good answer for that.  Who knows?  Usually I want to say, "Working somewhere that pays me money, like here."  However, I don't think that answer would go over too well.

Anyway, I have been thinking about my little Etsy shop lately and I had a pretty good month in July, and looking at my sales, I started planning- just a little.  And so now I am going to do something a little but unprecedented and make a goal for my shop: I would like to have 100 sales by the time my one-year Etsy birthday rolls around in January.  I think it's good to have something to shoot for, and I don't think that number is anything too wacky or wild to project, and if I don't make it to 100 then that's ok, too.  But I'm going to work at adding some new items and would love to have a good run through the holidays.  We'll see what happens!

What goals have you set for yourself lately?


  1. I set goals (a certain number of sales by a certain date) but then just sit back and hope they come. I really need to be more proactive and market more. That's the boring part though...

  2. I had a master plan at one point in my life, but it was soon thrown out, so now I don't make master plans. I have goals, but I really just try to go with the flow. It's easier and less stressful than having to worry about constantly meeting a milestone.

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  3. I haven't set any goals recently, except to just keep treading along. But I totally agree with the "five year" questions! Even at reviews instead of interviews I have such a hard time answering it. I'm of the though - lets just get through each day successfully and we'll see where we end up. My last answers to that question at work was: "well that depends if I'd like my life back or not" hey - I was being honest!


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