In no particular order, here’s what I’m doing now. Click here for more info on the “now movement” by Derek Sivers.
- Reading Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao (I haven’t read a book from start to finish in 10+ years and it’s beginning to weigh on my conscious)
- Studying Gary Vaynerchuk and his success. Upon completion of Scaling Up Excellence, I plan on purchasing and reading Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.
- Sticking to the book theme, I’m going to read at least one book each quarter in 2016.
- I’m managing a group of talented marketers, writers, lead nurturing specialists, and one developer. I’m looking for ways to better myself as a leader and continue to challenge myself and my style of management. I want to stay as far away from complacency as possible while continuing to contribute to growth and while bettering those around me.
- I’m overseeing the redevelopment of my agency’s website / web presence. One of my primary responsibilities as a marketing manager is inbound lead generation. Years of hard work along with an incredible group of people around me has resulted in a dominant web presence and happy salespeople. With past success in mind, this redevelopment process has been nerve wracking to say the least. One overlooked item could cause our well to dry completely. I’m making sure this doesn’t happen (so far so good, fingers crossed).
- I’m making an attempt to cut back on my sugar intake (with some good days and many bad days). With a history of diabetes in my family, a desk job (aka, I sit all day), and a lack of exercise / physical activity, I know I’m at risk and I know I control my own destiny.
- I’m thinking a lot about my future. Everything from my career, to my finances and my love life, I spend time each and every day thinking about my future (enough so that it was worth mentioning here).
- I’m going to make time to get back into Codecademy. A recent story of a high school student in Buffalo who was recruited by Facebook at the age of 16 and taught himself to code is serving as some much needed inspiration in an area I spent significant time in a couple years back but have been on an indefinite break since. Thanks, Gregg!
That’s all I can think of for now. I’m looking forward to seeing how much this helps! This seems like a really neat movement and I’m hoping to connect with some of you doing the same thing (with or without the same interests).