If you’re new here, every month I share how I’m doing with my goals for the year. This includes personal, blogging/business, and of course financial goals. This post holds me accountable to the goals I set every year, but more importantly, it helps my readers to see that having financial goals in place are the key to succeeding with money. If you need help setting financial goals, make sure you read this post here on the steps to setting financial goals.
Contribute 25% of income to business emergency fund. – (Done this month. )
Attend 2 Conferences –
FinCon16– Done! Best time ever! It was my first time visiting the west coast!
- I’ve decided to only attend FinCon this year – I really wanted to attend Business Boutique again but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for me this year.
Have signed contract with literary agent by December 31st. I have decided that it’s in my and my family’s best interest to not pursue this one this year. As much as I’d like to be traditionally published, it doesn’t make sense for the stage of life I’m in currently. Release one eCourse by October 1st. DONE!!! Real Life Money Plan live! Click here to see it! 🙂
Have an average of 500,000 PVS a month by December 31st.
- PVS for November 2016: 61,771 Oh I think it’s safe to say that this goal ain’t being met. 🙂
Make One Media Appearance – TV or Radio – You can listen to the episode that I was on here – I’m towards the end of the show.
Speak at at least one event – Guess what????!??!?!?! I am one of the mentors at the Focused Blogging Conference for 2017!!! Ahhhhh!!! I’m so excited and if you’re attending, please let me know! I’d love to meet you there!
Increase Facebook followers to 10,000 by July 31st. Still haven’t achieved this one yet…currently at 9,474
And for the MOST EXCITING NEWS! I’m finally going to take the plunge and doing my very first webinar! Thankfully, I’ll have my mentor there with me! 🙂 If you want to attend or be able to get the replay, click here to register. Oh and send up a few extra prayers for me, please. 🙂
Increase email subscribers to 15,000 by August 1st.
- Current number: 15,797
If you’re interested in learning more about blogging and seeing my income reports from the blog, sign up here and I’ll send out once-a-month blogging advice with my income report. 🙂
Read at least 5 books on business/blogging
What I want to read:
- Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy…Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
- Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
- See You at the Top
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
- The Compound Effect
- Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
What I Read:
SEO 2017 – If you are a blogger, this is a MUST read book on SEO! Honestly, it is the easiest book I’ve ever read on the subject of increasing SEO and explained so many different things to me that I never could understand (even after 4 years of blogging). So if you’re a blogger or you have any kind of online business, grab a copy of this book even if you’re not ready to tackle SEO yet. It’s awesome.
Collin at the boys’ school parade for Veteran’s Day:
Continue using the Tupler Techniques every day. (These are found in the book, Lose Your Mummy Tummy) – Time to accept the fact that I’m not getting these done as well as I wanted to…
Read at least 2 books just for me.
- The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are
Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
- The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
- My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends
My little bull in a china shop. 🙂 Conner riding his little brother’s bike in the Veteran’s Day Parade.
Write one love note to Pat a month. Totally forgot to do this.
Plan at least one date night every 6 months.
Read at least 3 books on Marriage:
- 52 Ways to Wow Your Husband
- 31 Days to a Happy Husband
- The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage
- The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
100 Ways to Love Your Husband: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love
Spend at least 30 minutes every day playing with my children. Didn’t happen.
Write in Motherhood gratitude journal every day. (Done.)
Plan a date night with my boys once every 6 months.
Read one new book every month with boys. (We read Scuffy the Tugboat)
Read at least 1 book on Parenting/Motherhood.
- The 5 Love Languages of Children
- Raising Your Spirited Child
- Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood
Charlotte at her brother’s school Veteran’s Day Parade (the little stinker kept pulling her pretty Patriotic bow out of her hair…):
Complete 1 Bible Study. (Done) – I’m working on my 4th one this year! It’s a self-paced study. Volunteer once at our church. (Done.) Read Bible Daily through Blessed is She. (Done. )
Read at least 2 books on Christianity.
- 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration
- How to Listen When God Is Speaking: A Guide for Modern-Day Catholics
- Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux
- The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord
- Cheerful Chats for Catholic Children: Short Stories for Catholic Children with a Moral and a Prayer following each Anecdote.
- The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time
Catholic Family Handbook: Time-tested Techniques to Help You Strengthen Your Marriage and Raise Good Kids
- Chiara Corbella Petrillo
We’re still trying to figure everything out as far as how money is going to be working in our home. Hopefully we’ll get this figured out soon as we haven’t really saved much towards our roof yet.
3- Month fully-fund emergency fund by December 31st – goal is $10,500.
- Current Balance: $11,105.80
- Save $4,000 for a new roof by December 31st
- Current Balance: $700.00
Pay mortgage principal down by $10,000 by December 31st. Yeah…probably not going to happen. 🙂
- Owed on mortgage as of December 2015 is: $33,835.25
- Current Balance: $27,938.08
Read at least 1 Financial book:
What I Want to Read:
- The Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year
- Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After
- The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke
- Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World: A book to encourage, educate, inform, and inspire.
Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future
How are you doing with your goals so far this year?
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