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December 28, 2020

2021 Goals For Me and our Northern Beaches Family Photography Studio

Gosh, time flies. 2020 has come to a close, and we’re on the cusp of a brand new year. And what a year 2020 was, both personally for many of us, and in the greater world context. For our Northern Beaches family photography studio, business is flourishing and so it’s with great pleasure that I bring to you the following post.

For those of you who have been here a while, I appreciate your support!

On a personal note, 2020 was huge. It was the year we welcomed our son Samuel into the world and I became a first time mum in the midst of a global pandemic. He is the sweetest little boy and I am so thankful to be his mum.

We’ve reached that time of the year where it’s important to take pause for some reflection and introspection to set the right tone for the new year!

I’ve been busy coming up with my goals for 2021, and I wanted to share them with you. 

Goal #1: Mind // Feel joy

With such a challenging year behind us, my focus is on the small things each day that bring me joy. I plan to take 2 minutes each day to notice and acknowledge what those things are. I find that the adage ‘what you focus on grows’ to be true, and who wouldn’t want more joy in their life!

Goal #2: Relationships // Maintain a strong long-distance relationship

My partner Matt will be spending a lot of time away this year for work, so our goal as a couple is to communicate well with each other to maintain closeness with each other and the kids.

Goal #3: Service // Serve 100 families

We have big dreams here at Hayley Richardson Photography, and delivering an amazing client experience is one of them. We are reviewing and fine-tuning the experience you get when you work with us all the time, and this year we want to hold 100+ Northern Beaches family photography shoots so Sydney families can enjoy our full-service experience!

Goal #4: Team // Expand our team

Business is flourishing here at HRP, and we’re always looking to bring on more team members with unique skills to enhance what we already have. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a business owner, it’s to surround yourself with people who’s skills complement your own. There’s so much richness in diversity.

Goal #5: Health and wellbeing // Eat well and exercise

I will admit that last year I didn’t take the best care of myself. And I’m okay with it. I did the best I could with what I had at the time, however now I’m ready to feel healthier. However rather than ‘dieting’ I am choosing to ‘crowd out’ overindulgences by simply increasing the amount of healthy foods, a technique I learned when I studied health coaching in 2013!

There’s nothing like sharing your goals with a list of hundreds of people to make sure I stay accountable and actually work towards completing them!

What about you, friend?

What’s your #1 goal for 2021? Leave a comment below.

I’d love to know more about what your goals and desires are.

Here’s to a productive 2021!


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