Lebo Poonyane and Nick Binnedel

Lebo Poonyane and Nick Binnedel
GIBS Full Time Entrepreneurship challenge winner

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year - 2011 - WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?


Were already 5 days into the new year, and i was just wondering how many of us have already started working on our resolutions and how many of these, sometimes improbable, resolutions have already been broken?
Personally, i have a few B.H.A.G's (Big-Hairy-Audacious-Goals) that i have set out for myself for 2011. These include, at a very high level:

  1. Travel - I plan to increase my traveling activities this year, both locally and internationally. Ideally i would like to visit four (new) foreign countries and travel within south africa atleat once every two months.   
  2. Health and fitness - I plan to make the gym a regular part of my life, getting into the gym atleast 4 times a week. 
  3. Career and work - The central theme with regards to work will be / is FOCUS and FUN. I plan to rid myself of all activities and actions that do not directly support or strengthen my career and work life, but will only work on projects that will guarantee that i have tons of FUN while doing them.   
  4. Relationships - The idea here is to network and meet new people at every opportunity possible!! With regards to existing relationships, i intend to strengthen certain relationships and friendships, but will certainly have to let go of others. Even this aspect of my life will be focused to some extent, as i intend to shape my circle into one that includes only those people who have my best interests at heart. (Easier said than done though.)  
In a nutshell, these are my personal overaching goals for this year. The common thread with all these is "development and improvement" of my entrepreneurial abilities and activities. 


1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year to you too and thanks for sharing these goals. I agree on them too..

    1.. check; 2.. mmm check; 3.. check, check; 4 check
    The key, in my view, is what you mentioned last... development & improvement of abilities & activities.

    I think ability is always there, however, we often miss the willingness. Also, sincere intentions can be very helpful when carrying out our activities. The rest, of how we see ourselves, societies, lives; and relationships, as developed & improved is linked somehow to our imagination. And for the record, I like what you imagine LP. Best of luck!