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Goal Setting

Taking Time to Think

I’ve been re-reading The 4-Hour Work Week and I realized that I’ve spent the last few years rushing through life and not really taking time to think! Although 2008 to 2011 have been my best years ever, I really feel like I have drained my energy and have sometimes left very little for myself (personal goals) and my family.

I quit painting, working on websites, investing in real estate, going to seminars and simply getting out and meeting people! It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything, it just seems like I have been focused on the wrong things. I’ve continued to keep up my financial education through blogs, documentaries and a huge number of books (see my reading list here).

Take this blog for example; I’ve probably sat down at my computer a hundred times over the past couple of years and started writing something. Suddenly I stop, get caught in analysis paralysis and never publish the post. (I fact, hopefully you actually get to read this one – who knows what my future self is going to do!)

Although I’m starting out again with a bit of a rant, I need to get something posted or I’ll fall back into my same pattern. Time for a re-focus? I think so and I look forward to any comments that you can give for ideas on staying motivated!

Here’s what I want to do for the next 12 months:

  1. Post at least seven updates, posts or reviews per week
  2. Transfer even more of my income from salary based into cashflow/investment income
  3. Dedicate more time to writing, research and publishing
  4. Increase the size of my network both through social networks and personal network events
  5. Increase my education by attending at least one seminar per quarter

I know, these aren’t all SMART Goals but I’ll keep them updated and add specifics soon!