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. ✔️ DONE!!!!! 🙂
5,000 Twitter Followers by 12/31/17
- Follower on 01/01/17: 2,626
- Current Followers: 2,725 Slowwwwwww progress…
40,000 Email Subscribers by 12/31/17
- Email Subscribers on 01/01/17: 18,875
- Current Subscribers: 19,768
1,000 YouTube Subscribers by 12/31/17
- YouTube Subscribers on 01/01/17: 246
- Current Subscribers: 546
Become a Financial Coach by 12/31/17. I’m currently in stage 3 of my training! 🙂 Almost there!
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 ConferenceDone. The Flourish Conference– Done. check it out here.
I had so much fun at FOCUSED and I loved getting to meet my blogging buddies in real life!
All the speakers…
EBA Members at FOCUSED!
***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. I’ve changed this goal because I found something amazing that I’m working on. It’s called BodyBoss and it makes me want to cry but in a “it hurts so bad but it’s good” kind of way. I’m not an affiliate for them – I just honestly love their workout program. Check it out here. So my new goal is to follow their regime (even while we’re at the beach next week!). Fingers crossed that I can get this done!
Average 10,000 steps a day – 5 days a week (tracking this with my FitBit). So how about after little Miss Thang…a.k.a. my darling daughter, broke my phone she ran off with my FitBit and so I have no idea where it is or how many steps I’ve walked…oh how boring my life would be without children! 😂
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. Totally failed at this one….
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.)
Little Miss Hot Mess…
2017 Mothering Goals
Take my children on a fun outing once-a-month (Done. We went to Scottsdale farm and played with the goats and piggies.)
Charlotte and her BFF, the goat…that spit at us. 😳
Set aside dedicated time for help with schoolwork and arts/crafts Done this month. (P.S. If you’re wondering how I come up with things to do with my kids, be sure to check out Susan’s Summer Survival Calendar. It’s what I use to plan out our activities!)
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 (Slowly getting better at this one…)
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.
Conner graduated pre-k!
Conner’s preschool graduation. 😧😧😧 Where did my baby go??? And I love that little brother got to sing him into the church (the one wearing the blue football shirt with his hands in his pockets). I also loved that Conner bowed in front of the altar. I asked him who taught him to do that and he said “mommy you do it every Sunday”. It’s amazing the things kids learn when we’re not paying attention. . . . #conneranthony #collinwyatt #catholic #preschool #preschoolgraduation
2017 Financial Goals
Pay off mortgage by 12/31/17.
- Balance in December 2016: $27,938.08
- Current balance: $23,522.16 (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?
Are you ready to join the challenge?
Do you want to make this year the one that you have a completely debt-free Christmas? You can make it happen and this 8-day challenge will help guide you to making it happen!