New Year, new me.That’s what we all say.Hello everybody, and Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new decade this 2020, and I don’t know about you guys, but I am exciiiitteeedddd!
As per tradition, New Year’s is the time where we reflect on our achievements for the past year and set new goals to ensure that the upcoming one is smooth sailing ahead.Other than the usual resolutions like going to the gym, drink more water or learning a new skill, you can also set a goal or two for your teaching career here on Flamingo! Why do it you ask? You should do it because goal setting can give you a lot of benefits such as:
1. It gives you focus
Let’s compare two scenarios here: Teacher A who decides to teach on Flamingo with a goal of teaching 50 students, and Teacher B who is teaching on a whim.Who do you think will end up with more lessons at the end? Teacher A of course ! By setting a goal for yourself, you have a target to aim for and that is what will keep you motivated and focused until you reach it.
2. Having goals help you measure progress
When you set a goal for yourself, you are able to measure your progress because there is a benchmark for you to compare with. For example, your goal in 2020 is to make 100,000 yen via teaching on Flamingo. As you work hard everyday teaching lessons, you start hitting the 25,000 yen mark, then 50,000, 75,000, and finally 100,000 yen. Imagine that sense of accomplishment! With a goal, you will always have something to aim for even when you get tired halfway through as you can measure your current progress against your initial goal and work even harder to achieve it.
3. It helps you stay motivated
It’s easy to put off work when you do not have a goal in mind. What, another lesson request? But I’m tired and it’s raining tomorrow…. If you are someone who did not set a teaching goal, that is what may happen to you. However, it is easy for people with goals to stay motivated to teach, even if there’s a storm outside (okay, please do not go out and teach if there’s a typhoon no matter what your goals are..). Just like a professional basketball player who trains day in and out no matter rain or shine, having a goal means the more lessons you teach, the closer you are to achieving your dreams.
So what are your teaching goals for this year? Do you want to become one of the top 5 most popular teachers on Flamingo? Teach 100 students? Earn 500k yen in a year? Write your goal down and start working to achieve it. Good luck! 🙂