On how far we've come, and celebrating success

Stuart McMahon sketches Flicking through my notebook today, I came across a page with 'GOALS' very firmly written at the top, in capitals, and underlined. This is not like me - I don't like goals and targets, and I have to be bullied into writing them. That's not to say that I'm not ambitious, but that the idea of writing down my goals (and therefore having to really commit and be held accountable to them, rather than keeping them in my own head) scares the bajeezus out of me.

I digress. The page listed 6 specific targets that we set when working with our fabulous mentor, Fiona Humberstone, 5 months ago. On the list was a pledge to start speaking publicly about our work in 2015, a note about how much revenue I wanted to generate from our brand styling work, and a target for the number of new clients I wanted to attract every month. And you know what? We've achieved almost all of them.

I've been asked to speak at 3 events between now and November (two of which are next week - eeek!). We're about 75% of the way there with my sales target (I'd allowed until May 2015 to reach this one, so daft did it seem), and we're currently exceeding my goal for new client enquiries.

I can't believe how far we've come as a team since May. It makes me slightly shivery to think that the goals I had to be pestered into committing to paper just 5 months ago are starting to become reality. The targets we all thought were fairly ridiculous are taking shape.

I'm so pleased to be able to share our progress with you lovely readers, who are so generous with your support. Our experience as a team over the last few months has just gone to show that if you really, really want something, you can definitely make it happen.

What a great note to finish Monday on!