3 Goal Setting Tips for Healthcare Writers in 2017

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As we are approaching the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s goal for you and your business.  It doesn’t have to be rocket science, but it does need to make you think!

You have put a lot of work into building yourself up to starting a business, and now you need to keep it going!

Networking with other people who are doing what you’re doing is a great way to not only meet people,  but also develop support. You may have done this already in some Facebook groups or Twitter lists, but some private groups called Mastermind groups are also very helpful.

By doing this, you can bounce ideas off each other. Additionally, it’s an excellent way to continue motivation for your business. We all come from different walks of life, and you have to learn to embrace them. We’re all in it to win it….except the win is happiness for you and your business!

Looking for an energetic & supportive community just for healthcare writers?  Take a moment and join The Healthcare Writers Network.  Our mission is to connect writers of all experience levels, and disciplines!  Check it out now!

Setting goals for your business can be tough because you have to look at the big picture. My goals changed after the first quarter in 2015,  because I met a great person who challenged me to thing differently about my business. I also started a new project, which wasn’t even in my mind back in October.

We have many goals planned for 2017 for The Social Nurse and for Healthcare Writers Network, but none of this could have been possible without the mentors I have had, and how we support each other!!!  My advice?  Be open to opportunity & networking!!

 3 Steps to Goal Setting

First, look at your full picture.  Where do you want to be next year at this time?

Answer the following questions

  • How much can you make? Where do you want to be income-wise?  Shoot for the stars. But make the baby steps to achieve the big picture attainable.

Next, Write an action plan

  • Think about how you’re going to get that action done. Make specific steps daily that you’re going to do to achieve your goal.


  • Test out the action plan. Try to do what you said you will do before the year starts. You may have to go back and reevaluate, but that is all part of the journey!

Educate yourself!  Find different resources about what you are trying to accomplish. Send some emails to people that are already doing what you’re doing.  Set a goal to locate a mentor to help you along. Many of us who have started a business are willing to give our advice for free!

Setting goals with those easy, guided steps will help you succeed.

Check out my freebie template that helps you map this out even better!!!

It can be easy to get discouraged when you are starting up. As an entrepreneur, you want to know everything about your business all at once.  It’s ok to slow down…take a breath…reach out to a like-minded tribe!

Join us in the The Healthcare Writers Network  and share your goals!  Go ahead…use the freebie I gave you above!

 You can even take a pic of your goal sheet if you’re a pen and paper kind of person!  We’d love to hear about your goals!  What do you want to accomplish in your writing business this year?  Share in the comments below!!

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Janine Kelbach

Nurse and Writer at WriteRN
Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB, started her nursing career in a community hospital learning the basics of labor and delivery, admitting patients, the normal newborn, and scrubbing into the operating room. She quickly became a breastfeeding resource nurse and certified CPR instructor. In 2007, she took a position in a higher acuity facility in the Cleveland, Ohio area. There she worked postpartum and labor and delivery. She became the assistant manager and educated new nurses, developed educational content, and managed other labor and delivery specifications. She has worked homecare jobs with high risk pregnant women in the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio, obtained her CCW and decided her life was not worth losing over her work. She has 2 young boys, a husband, 2 cats, and a great Dane. Writing has always been a passion of hers, but launched her career while caring for her grandmother in 2012...and never looked back to the streets of Cleveland. She still works in the hospital part time as the charge nurse in labor and delivery.

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