achieve a goal? celebrate!



Feeling inspired a couple months ago by a Youtube video (which may or may not have involved a cat wearing a top hat), I created this structure out of locally sourced materials (the second floor kitchen) and declared it the Goal Hat.

goal setting celebration

Ever since then, I've been waiting for someone on the online team to accomplish a goal so they could wear the hat and I could take a photo of it -- and share it with the internet, of course. I am happy to announce that the day has come!

Pat, our photographer, has just accomplished a goal: to shoot a Yoga Journal ad for lululemon!

goal setting template
A photo of Pat's goals from our goal wall at the SSC. Check mark added by the editor.

setting goals
Pat checking out the latest Yoga Journal, hot off the press...

the hat
...and with the ad he shot.

So, just a reminder: don't wait for birthdays or milestones to celebrate. Amazing things are happening all the time - let's celebrate!

Congratulations, Pat. (And thanks for being the first Goal Hat wear-er.) What's your next goal?

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9 Comments »


Love this! Awesome idea Alana, so important to celebrate your goals.
That hat is too funny, I thought it was going to be huge from the first picture.

Pat, you rock! We can’t say it enough. Definitely going to have to check out the latest Yoga Journal. Well done and big congratulations.

Comment by Jenna — August 5, 2010 @ 5:53 pm


Alana you never fail to make my day with stories like this!

Comment by shari — August 5, 2010 @ 6:52 pm


You guys are too funny. Offically. Like illegally entertaining.

I wanna wear that hat!!!

Comment by Alexis — August 5, 2010 @ 7:45 pm


Yes Pat!!! Congrats! I’m so happy for you! What a wicked goal accomplished! (ps. you’re a good sport for wearing that ‘hat’)!

Awesome and hilarious post Alana.

I’m SO LUCKY to work with you guys!! xo

Comment by lesia d. — August 5, 2010 @ 8:56 pm


yay pat! hurrah! the hat looks awesome on you.
that idea of success is a revelation. i like.

Comment by claire — August 6, 2010 @ 2:24 am


PAT! Amazing. That hat looks so natural on you.

Comment by Liz! — August 6, 2010 @ 6:24 am


Hi! Congrats to Pat!! So cool that his goal post happened on the same day I accomplished mt goal of practicing 500 consecutive days of Bikram yoga!!! SWEAT ONCE A DAY!!!! Can I get a hat?? LOL!!!

Comment by Celia — August 6, 2010 @ 8:52 pm


Celia that is so amazing. Big congratualtions for your 500 days of Bikrams! I think that definitely deserves wearing the hat. Well done.

Comment by Jenna — August 7, 2010 @ 12:55 pm


Pat! Congrats, I just saw the ad in Yoga Journal and it looks AMAZING!!!! Keep it up!

Comment by Melissa — August 8, 2010 @ 4:41 pm


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