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.
2017 Blogging Goals
BIG Goal this year: Help 1,000 people/families achieve financial success in 2017 through my course, Real Life Money Plan.
5,000 Twitter Followers by 12/31/17
- Follower on 01/01/17: 2,626
- Current Followers: 2,582 (I’m thinking that the reason my following went down is because I’ve actually started using Twitter so folks that didn’t remember following me are now unfollowing me…)
40,000 Email Subscribers by 12/31/17
- Email Subscribers on 01/01/17: 18,875
- Current Subscribers: 18,963
1,000 YouTube Subscribers by 12/31/17
- YouTube Subscribers on 01/01/17: 246
- Current Subscribers: 326
Become a Certified Financial Coach by 12/31/17. I just registered to start my training!! 🙂
Make one TV appearance
Rebrand to Jessi Fearon and switch to jessifearon.com by 3/1/17
Three conferences I plan to attend this year:
- Business Boutique One-Day Event in Atlanta
- Focused Blogging Conference (I’m actually a mentor this year!) – Tickets go on sale Feb. 7th and there are only a 100 available so make sure you grab them before they sell out! 🙂 Head here to see details: www.FocusedBlogginConference.
- FinCon 17
Let me know if I’ll see you at any of these conferences!! I would LOVE to meet you there!
3 Live Webinar Training sessions
3 Speaking Gigs (2 are lined up so far):
Rockstar Financial SummitDone. If you’d like to see the replays of the summit, they are available here.
- Focused Blogging Conference
***If you’re wondering how I came up with these goals, I did this with the help of my fantastic business coach, Kelly. She actually put together a free worksheet to help you start the process of coming up with amazing goals for 2017. Click here to download the worksheet.
2017 Personal Goals
Work out 2x a week using these free videos. (Done this month. I’ve actually been working out for 1-5 minutes every day and so far it’s been amazing! Super proud of myself.)
Average 10,000 steps a day – 5 days a week (tracking this with my FitBit). Here’s my average (I don’t typically wear my FitBit on Sundays which is why there’s not much to show on those days 🙂 ):
Complete Crystal’s 15 Days to a Healthier You Challenge Done. I actually have been tracking my progress with Erin Condren’s Wellness Log (just search Wellness on her site to find it), which if you’re a new customer you can score for FREE! Just sign up here, and you’ll be emailed a $10 off coupon that you can use! The journal is $6.00 which makes it free, but depending on where you live you may have to pay for shipping.
This kid is brave….and no, mama didn’t hold it.
2017 Marriage Goals
Write one love note to Pat every month. Totally forgot about this…
Spend one hour every day with just Pat. Done this month.
Take one secluded vacation with Pat this year (planning this for the Summer on a remote island off the Georgia coast – good thing I love backpacking! 😉 )
This girl is like her mama – she doesn’t like the snow. 🙂
2017 Mothering Goals
Take my children on a fun outing once-a-month (Done this month. We counted Conner’s birthday party as an outing since we held the party at Monkey Joe’s. 🙂 )
Set aside dedicated time for help with schoolwork and arts/crafts (I’ve been struggling with this one but slowly we’re getting better and better. We actually read a really great book together this month, The Donkey that No One Could Ride. ).
2017 Spiritual Goals
I did really great last year with my spiritual goals so I’m not setting any crazy goals for this year. 🙂
Pray 3x a Day (I totally struggled with this one this month!)
Complete 3 Bible Studies outside of the Women’s Bible Study Group at church. I’m getting geared up for a Lenten study happening soon! 🙂
And then the next weekend after the snow, we’re outside in shorts and playing soccer…#Georgia
2017 Financial Goals
Pay off mortgage by 12/31/17.
- Balance in December 2016: $27,938.08
- Current balance: $27,134.74 (most current payment hasn’t calculated yet…)
Save to replace roof by May 2017. We decided that we’re scratching this goal until after we get our house paid off. Savings goal: $4,000 Current balance: $1,000
What are your goals for 2017?
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