I'll start this post off by saying that I LOVE the Multnomah County Library! Every time I go there (which is at least twice a week) I walk out with the most random yet totally insightful books.
My latest check out was called Dreamcrafting: The Art of Dreaming Big, the Science of Making It Happen. It inspired my latest scheme which is to set up a system that sets goals and celebrates milestones. The idea is that big dreams can take a l-o-n-g time; so successful dreamcrafters know that they need to do things to sustain motivation and keep up the momentum.
They suggest quantifying, measuring and celebrating events along the road. They key is to set up the system in the first place. I decided that the best thing we could quantify is people who sign up on our email list. They represent the new people we have met and is the best way to measure our growth so far.
So far we have 54 people signed up on our email list! Our first milestone is 200 and then it'll probably be 500. The book says to make a big deal about hitting milestones and celebrate BIG! We haven't quite figured out how we're going to celebrate but we hope to share it with all those who have helped us grow so far (well at least the ones that are in our immediate city).
So keep a look out and we'll let you know when we hit our first big milestone!!