How I am becoming obsessed with one goal

So far this year I have set some goals in my life and been working towards them. Some I have put less energy into than others, but all in all, I am making a bit of progress on each goal. Sound good right?

WRONG.

I am making a little bit of progress on a bunch of goals. That means that it is going to take me a LONG time to finish all of them.

Shoot, by the time I do finish them, I may not even care any more and have a completely different set of goals. Right now I am talking about my professional goals.

I want to get more clients to do marketing and build websites for, I want to start my own online store selling shirts so I can quit my job, I want to have a blog, I want to write a book, I want to build an app, etc.

About a month or two ago I decided I was going to focus on just one main professional goal until it was completely 100% finished. I signed up for the Midwest Writers Conference and began spending all my time working on finishing my novel.

It is the thing that makes me the happiest when I am doing it, and I believe it has serious potential for getting published. So for now, I am ignoring all my other goals that will distract me from finishing my book and surging forward with my writing.

Cheers

Trying A Raw Juice Cleanse Experiement

Basically I juice a ton of fruits and vegetables and drink that instead of eating solid food. It’s been one day. I’ve decided to start with three days and go from there after I see how the first three go. I may do a week, but definitely three days.

It is 8:30pm and I am pretty hungry. I want to put some solid food in my mouth and chew it up. I have been drinking nothing but liquid since waking up this morning.

In other news, the book I’m writing is coming along well. I’ve been writing a good 1300 words/day which is just right for my finishing goal of June 1st. That will give me plenty of time to revise and edit and polish it up a bit for the midwest writers conference in July.

In terms of my finances, nothing has changed much. I had high hopes that one of our teams would make it to the final four and possibly win an NCAA title, but alas, they both lost in the Elite 8.

I have decided I am not happy being in an industry that relies on a sports team to win a game for me to make money. I have to figure something else out.

//* Dave out *//

Creating Your Own Deadlines

Here I am, back at it. I just created a twitter. My handle is @davesschneider if anyone cares.

I just did something. Something that will make me 10x more motivated to complete my #1 goal. (Finish my novel by June 1st)

I signed up and PAID REAL MONEY for the 2014 midwest writers workshop this summer in Indiana. I signed up for a critique of my work from a multi-published, award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. I also paid to have a one-on-one session with a literary agent that will critique my pitch and help me find an agent.

So now I have no choice but to finish my novel or I will be wasting my own money!!! (and a great opportunity)

This is just one more factor that will push me towards my goal. Any time I would rather kick back, turn on Netflix and catch up on House of Cards, I now have to consider that I have $325 on the line, and before I do anything else I better crank out a few thousand words first!

P.S. That’s crazy talk, I would never not be caught up on House of Cards. That show rocks.

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I Started From The Bottom Now I’m…

…still here at the bottom.

This website will be dedicated to the tracking of my personal and financial goals.  My name is Dave and my first goal is to have at least $250k in liquidable assets by the time I turn 30.

I just turned 27, so that leaves me just under 3 years to accomplish this goal.  As I’m writing this, it sounds like pretty crazy considering last year I made a total of $24,638…

I have never been great at saving and I still have a ton of debt from school and my car.

To make this seem a bit easier to wrap my head around I will break it down. $250,000 means saving/investing an average of $83,333 a year, or $1,602 a week, or $228 a day roughly. This does not include living and other expenses.

My plan to achieve this goal is to expand my web design business and grow my income by working for more clients, expanding my product line by increasing my knowledge of web and app design and to start some side businesses so I don’t depend solely on one revenue stream.

This is the first post and outlines only my short to mid-term financial goal. More on my personal goals later. I will now end with a quote by Jim Rohn:

“Formal education will make you a living; personal education will make you a fortune.” -Jim Rohn

//* Dave out *//