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: 2,896
40,000 Email Subscribers by 12/31/17
- Email Subscribers on 01/01/17: 18,875
- Current Subscribers: 20,184 Slowwwwwww progress…
1,000 YouTube Subscribers by 12/31/17
- YouTube Subscribers on 01/01/17: 246
- Current Subscribers: 989 (so close!!!!! 😱)
✔️ Become a Financial Coach by 12/31/17. DONE!!! It’s official – I’m a financial coach! 🎉
Make one TV appearance
Rebrand to Jessi Fearon and switch to jessifearon.com by 3/1/17 (Done.)
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 ***Update…so sad news. I won’t be attending FinCon this year. It’s my favorite conference but this is one of those moments where you have to choose family over work so even though I’m bummed, I’m happy that I get to bless my family in the current crazy season we’re in. 🙂
Let me know if I’ll see you at any of these conferences!! I would LOVE to meet you there!
3 Webinar Training sessions (still have not even started on this yet…)
From the FB Live I did with the amazing Sarah of Early Bird Mom!
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.
***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.
From our camping trip over Labor Day Weekend…
2017 Personal Goals
Work out 2x a week using these free videos. I’ve changed this goal to the below.
Complete all weekly exercises in the Body Boss program – so I did this consistently for 12 weeks straight but I’ve had to put this on the back burner while we get into our back-to-school routine. Hoping to pick this back up in a couple of months.
Complete Crystal’s 15 Days to a Healthier You Challenge Done.
I’m spending the rest of this year honing my French speaking skills. Didn’t make great progress with this one this month…
🎉 Exciting news is that we made the first page of MSN a few weeks ago – funny thing is that we didn’t know it until our neighbor walked over and told us. You can read the post that was on the first page here.
2017 Marriage Goals
Write one love note to Pat every month. Done. Spend one hour every day with just Pat. Done. ✔️ Take one secluded vacation with Pat this year Done!
My little bookworm. 🙂
2017 Mothering Goals
Take my children on a fun outing once-a-month (We went camping! )
What Charlotte and I do all day long….
Set aside dedicated time for help with schoolwork and arts/crafts Wasn’t super consistent with this one but we’re getting better at managing homework and fun stuff.
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 Totally failed at this one…
✔️ Complete 3 Bible Studies outside of the Women’s Bible Study Group at church. Just finished my 3rd one!
Conner making his Godfather (my brother) birthday card. He was deployed this month so we made him a care package for his birthday.
2017 Financial Goals
Pay off mortgage by 12/31/17.
- Balance in December 2016: $27,938.08
- Current balance: $19,826.08 (FINALLY!!! We made it below $20K!!!!) 🎉
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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