Setting 2012 Goals and Christmas

This afternoon, I was working on my "List of 100 Things to do in 2012."

While doing it, I asked my 12 year old son, "If there were one thing you and I could do together in 2012, what would it be?"

He freaked out.

He dramatically slumped on the kitchen counter and then fell too his knees shouting: "WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?!? I CAN'T TELL YOU!!!! ARGH!!!"

Whoops. I guess that one thing may be connected to something I'm getting under the tree tomorrow. 🙂

If you'd like to freak out your family members by asking them what they'd like to do with you in 2012, check out my plan for setting goals.

Setting 2012 Goals & Christmas

My son after he picked himself up off the floor.

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
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  1. Marc,

    I do appreciate all that you have done with your site and online work. It has been a real inspiration to me. After being off for a couple of years to raise kids I am getting back into the big conversation. The fact is even with all the new tools the conversation has changed little. I am excited and wanted to thank you for inspiring me with your blog work. Thanks and wish you a great 2012.

  2. Update: My son bought me Minecraft for Christmas and one of his 2012 goals was playing it with me. 🙂

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