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Monthly Goals Reset - Productivity

April Fools? Nope, It’s My April Goals Reset Time!

Can you believe March is over and April is here already? It’s that time again for my April goals reset! We’ll first take a breather, reflect on the past month, and gear up for a fresh start. I’ll dive into some self-reflection on the goals I had in March, what was achieved, what could be worked on, and then set my sights on what lies ahead in the wonderful month of April! 

March Goal Review

Let’s take a look back at my March goals. For my podcast, I planned to release 4 episodes. In terms of reading, I set out to finish at least 8 books from my to-be-read list. Lastly, for my email list, I planned to create a freebie valuable content in order to gain new subscribers. Now, it’s time to assess how I did and adjust my strategy for April accordingly. 

Podcast

I set out to publish 4 episodes in the month of March. That did not happen, but for a very good reason I will discuss during my April goals. I published 2 episodes this month. 

The first one was a discussion on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it back in November for the first time in years and I wanted to see if it held up. 

The second one was about new releases for the month of March and April.

Reading

I had a goal to read 8 books this month. This was before I realized my book slump would carry over. I finished 2 books this month.

Bride by Ali Hazelwood book cover

Bride by Ali Hazelwood. This was my first Ali Hazelwood book an I quite enjoyed it. 

Misery Lark finds herself thrust into a precarious position as the daughter of a powerful Vampyre councilman. Tasked with upholding a fragile peace between Vampyres and their sworn enemies, the Weres, Misery grapples with the weight of her duty. Forced into an arranged marriage with the ruthless Were Alpha, Lowe Moreland, Misery navigates a dangerous game of politics and power. Yet, beneath the surface, lies a deeper, more personal motivation—a desire to reclaim what was taken from her, no matter the cost. As tensions rise and alliances are tested, Misery must confront her own demons while forging an uncertain path forward, one fraught with peril and possibility.

Reading this tells me that I need to include more paranormal romance in my life. I don’t know if this is a series, but if it is, I will be looking to read the next one.

Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap book cover

Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap. Sometimes when I am in a book slump, finding some type of non-fiction book helps. 

Tori Dunlap, the force behind Her First $100K, unveils the stark reality of the financial literacy and wealth gap, particularly affecting women. Drawing from her personal journey and research, Dunlap sheds light on the systemic barriers that hinder women’s financial independence and offers actionable strategies to overcome them. From debunking stereotypes to demystifying investment, Financial Feminist equips readers with the tools to navigate their financial journey with confidence and purpose. Through exercises, insights, and expert interviews, this book paves the way for women to reclaim control of their finances, embrace abundance, and pave the path to a brighter financial future.

This provided a lot of valuable insights for me and my finances. The discussions on the emotions surrounding money was definitely helpful.

Newsletter Freebie

This was not created this past month. I did not come up with an idea on what to create. With the change of my podcast format, I think I can come up with some new ideas and have something created soon.

Website

Cherielampley.com is up and running! That is this blog! I’m very happy this blog is up and running. Having this site definitely feels like having somewhere outside of social media. Same as the podcast.

March Growth Goals

As I reflect on my growth goals for March, I made progress on some more than others. And Iooking at this helps to set my goals for April.

PlatformMarch StartMarch GoalMarch End
Podcast79 downloads (Feb)400 downloads405 downloads
YouTube5411000 subscribers550
Email List15 subscribers100 subscribers16 subscribers

April Goals Reset

Looking at April, I’m setting some exciting goals for myself across various fronts. 

Podcast

For my podcast, I aim to maintain a consistent weekly episode schedule while also focusing on improving the quality of each episode. 

Looking back on March and why I only published 2 episodes. There was a point before I needed to release a 3rd episode for the month of March where I had no idea what topic I wanted to discuss. That is when I took a step back to try to figure out what I wanted this podcast to be and what I wanted this podcast to do for it’s listeners.

I knew I wanted to grow the podcast and have a community. And something I wanted to do years ago was read books with listeners and discuss that book chapter by chapter. I’ve seen that done with other podcasts like Potterless in the past and now see it with a podcast like Fantasy Fangirls

I’ve since changed the format of the podcast to read a book or series chapter by chapter. And this begins on April 4th. I have 8 episodes planned, 1 per week, and will be very interested to see how this goes. For more information on these episodes, please click here.

Social Media

I’m going to strive to enhance engagement on social media by posting regular updates, behind-the-scenes content, and interacting more with my followers. I’m going to make my focus for the month of April on Instagram on the @suchafunread account. I will also be posting clips on TikTok.

The goal is to post at least 3 reels/tiktoks per week. And I want to post 1 story per day on instagram.

Reading

In terms of reading, instead of setting a goal for how many books I want to read each month, I’m setting a goal to read 30 pages per day. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but after dealing with having a reading slump for a couple months, this is definitely a good way to start to get back into reading. I’m currently reading Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros. I don’t know what I will read after that, but I do have some that have currently caught my eye:

Email List

For my email list, I’m committed to sending out a weekly newsletter each week packed with exclusive content, episodes, and behind-the-scenes insights to keep subscribers engaged and informed.

And I plan to create my freebie. With the change of the podcast format, I am going to create a freebie surrounding the book that we are going to be reading together. That is something I hope to create the first week in April.

Growth Goals

April’s here, and I’m all geared up to take my online presence to the next level across various platforms!

First up, let’s talk about my podcast. I’m aiming to crank up those download numbers and build a bigger community of listeners. Then, over on YouTube, I’m setting my sights on ramping up both my subscribers and views, so there can have even more fun engagment with my video content. And let’s not forget about my email list – I’m on a mission to grow my subscriber count, especially with the help of the freebie I’m going to create. 

Plus, I’m diving into new waters with Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok, because why not spread the love on even more platforms? 

PlatformApril StartApril Goal
Podcast405 downloads (March)1000 downloads
YouTube Subscribers550 subscribers1000 subscribers
YouTube Views244 views1000 views
Email List16 subscribers100 subscribers
Pinterest Views451 views1000 views
Instagram110 followers150 followers
TikTok74 followers150 followers
YouTube Shorts views1600 views1500 views

As I look forward to my April goals reset, I can’t help but feel a rush of excitement for what’s to come. With each new goal I’ve set, I’m genuinely eager to dive into the month ahead. From expanding my podcast audience to fostering engagement on social media, I’m ready to tackle the challenges and celebrate the victories along the way. Here is to a month filled with growth, learning, and plenty of meaningful connections!

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