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. ****I am sooooooo close to meeting this goal already!!! Mostly due to Real Life Money Plan being included in this year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle (which today is the LAST DAY to get it!).
5,000 Twitter Followers by 12/31/17
- Follower on 01/01/17: 2,626
- Current Followers: 2,668 Slowwwwwww progress…
40,000 Email Subscribers by 12/31/17
- Email Subscribers on 01/01/17: 18,875
- Current Subscribers: 19,338
1,000 YouTube Subscribers by 12/31/17
- YouTube Subscribers on 01/01/17: 246
- Current Subscribers: 491
Become a Financial Coach by 12/31/17. I’m currently in stage 3 of my training! 🙂
Make one TV appearance
Rebrand to Jessi Fearon and switch to jessifearon.com by 3/1/17 (Done. I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂 )
Three conferences I plan to attend this year:
Business Boutique One-Day Event in AtlantaI did not attend this due to me being burned out and needed a day of rest.
- Focused Blogging Conference (I’m actually a mentor this year!)
- 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:
Rockstar Financial SummitDone. If you’d like to see the replays of the summit, they are available here.
- Focused Blogging Conference
The Flourish Conference– check it out here.
***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.
You know, just a normal work day for me. 🙂
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 didn’t wear my FitBit while in Nashville for my financial coach training so it messed up my averages. 🙁 ):
Complete Crystal’s 15 Days to a Healthier You Challenge Done.
2017 Marriage Goals
Write one love note to Pat every month. Done. Spend one hour every day with just Pat. Done this month. We actually started binge watching 13 Reasons Why which was a good but very, very hard show to watch. I’ll tell you that it’s not for teenagers even though that’s what it appears to be for – it’s actually more for parents. I know Pat and I took note of things we need to make sure to teach and instill in our children as they reach those teenage years. Because Pat and I were the last kids to graduate high school without social media or smart phones so we have a lot to learn.
Take one secluded vacation with Pat this year (This might not actually happen – read this post for our crazy financial month, but we’re discussing possibly pushing the vacation towards the end of the year instead of in the summer.)
I got see Dave Ramsey at my Financial Coach training – didn’t get to actually meet him sadly, but it was awesome to get to learn from him!
I did get to meet Chris Hogan though! He’s a big ol’teddy bear and so funny in person!
2017 Mothering Goals
Take my children on a fun outing once-a-month (Done. The boys went fishing – okay so technically Charlotte and I didn’t go: toddlers + fishing hooks + boats + sitting still = ain’t gonna happen. But both of my boys caught their very first fish all by themselves!!!!!!!)
Set aside dedicated time for help with schoolwork and arts/crafts Done this month.
2017 Spiritual Goals
The obligatory Easter photo…which only took a bazillion tries to capture. 🙂
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 wasn’t super consistent with this but definitely am getting better.)
Complete 3 Bible Studies outside of the Women’s Bible Study Group at church. Finished my Lent study and now I’m working my way through this one for Pentecost.
Oh and I forgot to share this from last month – my mom made the “family cake” (everyone in my mom’s family loves this cake and its made with my mom’s mom’s homemade frosting – so good!) for my birthday and the kids got to decorate it for me. Ignore my un-wiped down table. 🙂
2017 Financial Goals
Pay off mortgage by 12/31/17.
- Balance in December 2016: $27,938.08
- Current balance: $23,985.19 (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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