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: 2,606 (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: 19,035
1,000 YouTube Subscribers by 12/31/17
- YouTube Subscribers on 01/01/17: 246
- Current Subscribers: 356
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 (this is still happening but our schedule got set back so hoping this will be completed in the next few weeks. The design is already looking ahhhhhhmazing! 🙂 )
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 are on sale NOW 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 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.
Average 10,000 steps a day – 5 days a week (tracking this with my FitBit). Here’s my average (I did not do as well this month as I did last month – mostly because I kept forgetting to put the darn thing on. ):
Complete Crystal’s 15 Days to a Healthier You Challenge Done.
Daddy finished the tree house + the swingset. Thankful for amazing neighbors that gave us these old swings and slide!
2017 Marriage Goals
Write one love note to Pat every month. Done. 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! 😉 )
When did this girl get so big??? We were watching mommy’s favorite movie – The Little Mermaid. 🙂
2017 Mothering Goals
Take my children on a fun outing once-a-month (Done. My kiddos got to go the Circus. 🙂 ) Set aside dedicated time for help with schoolwork and arts/crafts Done this month.
The boys helping daddy build the treehouse…
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. Just started my 1st one this year – it’s a Lenten one from Blessed Is She.
2017 Financial Goals
Pay off mortgage by 12/31/17.
- Balance in December 2016: $27,938.08
- Current balance: $26,324.57 (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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