January Pole Dance Blog Hop

Recently a group was formed on facebook to help develop the pole dancing blogger community. It’s a place for us to virtually meet each other, swap ideas and share information and news. As we began chatting on ways to collaborate, we collectively decided to create a Blog Hop where we pick a topic, theme, event and write a post with our own spin. I’m excited about this challenge and I look forward to reading all the various blog posts as the various blog hops occur.

If you have a pole dancing blog and would like to join in on our January Blog Hop, please follow the link below. In the title field be sure to put the name of your blog.

We are asking that everyone completes their blog post by January 15th, 2013.

This month’s theme is “Pole Goals” 

As we begin the new year, we’ve decided to collectively write blog post about our goals for our pole journey in 2013. When thinking of your pole goals, consider these things.

  • What are all the new moves, spins, inverts and tricks you’d like to try and master?
  • What are the types of classes and/or studios you’d like to visit this year?
  • In addition, to how you’ll grow as a pole dancer, what are some of your goals towards contributing to the pole community at large? (Maybe this year you’ll start writing for a pole magazine. Maybe you’ll make a tutorial video on your favorite pole move so that others can learn from you? Maybe you’ll have a conversation with a non-poler on the benefits of pole.)
  • In addition to your physical pole goals, what are your emotional, financial and artistic pole goals. Don’t just think about inverts. What about your attitude?
  • What are your goals for this year, the next three years or the next five years as it relates to pole? Consider short and long term goals.
  • Think about the rest of your life outside of pole, how can things outside of pole help you achieve your pole goals. Perhaps taking yoga classes or aerial hoop classes will actually help you achieve some of your pole goals. Write those things down too!

Here are some tips when it comes to goals.

1. Be specific.

2. Break your goal down into little parts. What are you going to do quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily to achieve your goals?

3. Write out what it means for you to have achieved your goal. Your goal needs to be measurable.

4. Really think about WHY you have certain goals. Do you really want to do a split or is it that you want to be more flexible? Or is it both. And why is that your goal? Do you really care about that or is it that you see 10 other girls doing splits in your class. Maybe what you really want to do is a no-hands chopper. Be honest with yourself.

5. Prioritize your goals.

6. Be REALISTIC. Think about where you are in your life, what resources are available to you and what you are capable of….now when writing your goals make sure they are realistic.

7. Be crazy. Even though most goals should be realistic, I think we should also have a crazy ass goal that freaks us and other’s out. You need that one big, gigantic dream goal that sounds so crazy and scares you. I do think anything is possible, so long as we put in the work for it!

These are only a few suggestions. You can write however you’d like. Throughout the month of December, after the 16th, we’ll all convene to read each other’s posts. Make sure to check everyone out. Leave comments. Also if you have suggestions for future topics and themes that you’d collectively like to see the Pole Dance Bloggers write about, be sure to let us know!

HELPFUL ARTICLES

Creating your ideal life with goal setting via LuLumon

Consider not setting goals via Harvard Business Review

My Goals Worksheet

*Photo Credit – Glen Graham Photography

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