The purpose of this post is to hold myself accountable to all of you. I’ve set personal and professional goals for 15+ years, and they never feel real to me unless they’re printed/published and well known by my friends, family and co-workers.
I used to write my personal and professional goals down on an index card…but end up losing it. In 2017, I used a poster-sized vision board that I kept propped up in my office. It seemed to work and I may make one again….even though my family thinks I’m a little nuts and living up in the clouds.
Listed below are my goals broken up into 5 categories.
- Always say (verbally or non-verbally), “my pleasure” when you get a reasonable request from your family. Basically, don’t be a selfish bastard. You are there to serve them and to also lead by example.
- Promote and support a functional, friendly and fun family dynamic focused on RESPECT. We take our time and don’t verbally run over each other and revert to nuclear escalation in less than 1 minute.
- Gain strong core and embrace a lean appetite in preparation for the pilgrimage in India by 2020.
- Swim 2x/week
- Yoga 2x/week
- Planks 5x/week
- Meditate 7x/week
- $____________ in annual compensation from the following sources towards achieving my “10 by 60” goal:
- Generate predictable recurring revenue (aka salary) from “day job” to give the family a degree of security and ability to plan trips, redecorate and buy furniture
- Generate project revenue from workshops, webinars and digital products via collaboration with individuals and/or media publications
- Investment portfolio comprised of equities, some fixed income, and crypto currencies
Business (in general):
- Embrace focus and discipline. Commit to less and focus more deeply. I hope this approach leads to greater discipline. More focus on fewer things should hopefully make it easier to stick to it. While I love big ideas and embracing new concepts, I often find myself chasing “bright and shiny objects.” Don’t chase bright and shiny objects…stick to your knitting….understand the difference between opportunism and distraction.
Seek out Partnerships and Collaboration:
- I’ve learned that it’s hard to accomplish big things without the help of others. I am so used to going it alone and I’ve always found myself flying solo. In 2017, I did experience several very good collaborations and it’s really opened my eyes to finding the right people with a similar mindset. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
Even if no one reads this, I hope that by publishing my goals on this blog, I’ll feel the accountability and deliver on my goals in a big way in 2018.
Have you set and published your goals yet?