Working in my remote office getting ready to launch my new book last year, I thought why don't I reach out to my network to share insights about my new book.
Well, my network delivered in a big way and helped me to start the first ever of it's kind "Virtual Podcast Book Tour." Normally, most authors go to a bookstore, conference or tour the country but if I'm going to live my dream it makes sense to have a book tour of this kind ~ virtual, remote and online. Also, you can listen to many of these podcasts and earn 1 PDU for each 1 hour podcast.
Reflecting at the end of the year in 2018, I asked myself "why don't I continue the tour?" So, I reached out to Andy Kaufman to continue the tour into 2019. Check back for updates on my podcast with Andy in January.
Several years ago, I wanted to create a simple idea to guide my daily focus. So I came up with these four simple words that were the vision for a daily focus. They were: Listen, Engage, Adapt, Dream ~ LEAD; they continue to stay top of mind in life and leadership. My focus each month this year will be to enhance the content on my website, provide a bi-weekly blog and share podcasts, tips and insights from my new book "Transform Your Project Leadership”.
This year will be even bigger and brighter with a yearlong focus on leadership, personal growth, development and strategic business management to share how you can “transform your project leadership” and lead more successful projects.
In January, I plan to continue my virtual podcast tour by talking with Andy Kaufman about my book and how project managers can kickstart their goals for the new year. In February and March, look for new articles about teams over at ProjectManager.com, plus my continuing series on Women in Project Management. Also, tentatively in March I’ll be planning a book signing over at Folsom CoWorking.
This year, I've achieved some of my loftiest goals. I've self published a new book, launched a virtual podcast tour from the comfort of my home office to talk about my new book and was featured in the "Exceptional People Magazine" November/December issue for 2018. My featured article in the magazine shares is an inspirational excerpt from my new book on how how you can "kick-start" your new goals in 2019.
What are my goals for 2019? This next year I'd like to focus on bringing you more content on my website, a bi-weekly blog and share tips and insights from my new book all year long.
NAOMI CAIETTI, PMP, CTM