MY 2022 GOALS
welcome to My 2022 Goals page.
Every year I set for myself a long list of goals I want to accomplish. I’ve been doing this for over 12 years now. And this year is no exception.
Setting ambitious goals is a great way to dramatically improve your life but also a great way of self-discovery.
Or as David Goggins said:
“I don’t know where my limits are, but I want to go there”
I set my goals in various areas of my life, such as: Business, Coaching, Personal life, Health & Fitness, Profile, and Value.
Since 2017, I’ve been sharing my goals publicly along with monthly updates on my progress.
You may be asking… Why?
THESE are my five reasons
- For those who are thinking of working with me, I want to show that I walk my talk.
- I want others to see me fail. Wait, what? That’s right. Failure is an essential part of progress. Pursuing ambitious goals never goes smooth. That’s part of the game. I hope that when others see me facing my challenges, they will drop the idea of perfectionism and get on with their goals and dreams.
- I want to inspire you to be more courageous with your own goals, and be more driven, committed and disciplined.
- I want to show you how I get stuff done, how I set goals and how I work towards them so you can apply it for your own growth.
- Lastly, when I share my goals with you all it creates the pressure and accountability I need (and want) to push myself. (Trust me, I don’t always feel like it either. But so what?)
Total number of goals: 55
My Business goals
Website Traffic 60,000
I will easily Reach annual website traffic of 60,000 by December 31st
Why: More traffic means more visibility, more value shared, and more business. Simple as that.
Reflection: So close!
I WILL EASILY have at least 1000 LIfestyle Scorecards taken on my website BY DECEMBER 31ST
Why: The Lifestyle Scorecard and The Self Discipline Scorecard are free tools people can use to get a better understanding of why they may not be getting the results they want.
You can take The Lifestyle Scorecard HERE.
Reflection: Upon reflection, a very ambitious goal. I fell behind as I developed and prioritised my Unbreakable Self-Discipline Scorecard.
1000 SD Scorecards
I WILL EASILY have at least 1000 Self-discipline scorecards taken BY December 31ST
Why: The self-discipline scorecard helps people identify which areas of their discipline are strong and which need to be improved. It also provides tips depending on the score you get. You can take the scorecard here: Self-Discipline Scorecard.
Reflection: Very ambitious goal but was achievable had I launched my Unbreakable Self-Discipline Bootcamp sooner.
50 Course Participants
I WILL EASILY onboard 50 participants through my Unbreakable Self-Discipline Bootcamp BY December 31ST
Why: This course is designed to help people improve self-discipline. I’ve put my heart and soul into this course. It’s packed with my best tools, methods and strategies. Participants get 6 months of weekly live group calls to get my support. Check it out here: Self-Discipline Bootcamp.
Reflection: Because of various delays, the course was ready only towards the end of the year.
complete copywriting course
I WILL EASILY complete 2 copywriting courses BY December 31ST
Why: I enjoy writing (most of the time) and I want to get better at it. I want to communicate my message clearly and in an engaging way that makes people take action.
Reflection: Very much enjoyed it.
Run 12 webinars
I WILL EASILY run at least 12 webinars BY December 31ST
Why: Webinars are a great way to give people more insight into a topic. My webinars will be on the topic of self-discipline.
Reflection/Actions: Planning to start soon.
My Coaching goals
140 Initial consultations
I WILL EASILY run 140 initial consultations BY December 31ST
Why: It will allow me to create the right amount of clients.
Reflection: I was at capacity most of the time and because of my high conversion rate, I had to throttle down my marketing a bit.
40 new clients
I WILL EASILY work with 40 new inspiring clients BY December 31ST
Why: I can only work with a limited number of clients at a time. While, in the past, I used to aim at working with more clients than this, I’m now much more selective, working with fewer clients for longer periods which will allow me to support them even better.
Reflection: I’m extremely grateful for the clients I have. They amaze and inspire me every day!
400 coaching sessions
I WILL EASILY run 400 coaching sessions BY December 31ST
Why: 400 sessions in a year has been a sweet spot for me.
Reflection/Actions: Although falling a bit short on my goal, it was a good work-life balance.
I WILL EASILY reflect on 100 coaching sessions BY December 31ST
Why: This is something I started several years ago and really enjoyed it as well as learned a lot from it. Reflecting is one of the best ways to improve. Regular reflection on my coaching sessions will allow me to be more aware of what made the biggest impact (and do more of it) and what needs improvement. I’m determined to achieve absolute coaching mastery, and reflection, without any doubt, accelerates my growth.
Reflection/Actions: I love my reflections. I’d like to do more.
5 case studies
I WILL EASILY publish 5 new case studies BY December 31ST
Why: Every so often, my clients are happy to publicly share about their journey through coaching, results, and experience. I love to share these case studies to show others what is possible when people are brave, truly commit to their goals and persevere. Many people have said they find these case studies very inspiring and encouraging. You can see them here.
Robin Linde Steegman
Reflection/Actions: I have several in the making. These people are so inspiring.
My profile goals
SSI score 70+
I will easily get my LinkedIn SSI (social selling index) score to 70+ by December 31st
Why: With over 20,000 connections, I want to focus on the quality of my content and the level of engagement with these connections. SSI is a good measure of how engaged I am on LinkedIn and how engaging my content is.
Reflection: It was achievable but I wasn’t posting as frequently as I should have.
I will easily Reach 5000 subscribers on my youtube CHANNEL by December 31st
Why: Last year, my channel gained over 2000 subscribers, which is amazing. This year I’ll be moderately active, so I’m aiming at a reasonable target. 5000 subscribers may not sound like much, but when I imagine a group of 5000 people, that’s a big crowd. I’m grateful that so many people find my content useful.
Reflection/Actions: Very happy with the growth. Got a lot of great comments as well.
4000 watched hours
I will easily Reach 4000 watched hours on my Youtube channel (in the last 12 months) by December 31st
Why: This is a great milestone for a youtube channel. This will also allow me to monetise my channel, which increases channel exposure (it’s just how Youtube works).
Reflection/Actions: This is quite hard to achieve especially when I’m not posting new content.
I will easily be featured or interviewed 5 times by December 31st
Why: This can be on websites, podcasts, magazines etc. It’s a great way to share my knowledge and experience. It’s usually great fun and very good for growing my audience.
1) Brainz Magazine – Article
2) Lift-Off With Energizing Results Podcast
3) Shine a light Podcast
4) Brainz Magazine – Interview
5) Rebel Diaries – Why You Don’t Need Motivation To Do Anything (Apple Podcast) (Spotify)
If you’d like to interview me, please contact me HERE.
Reflection/Actions: I love discussing personal development and other fascinating topics with people who are interested in it and make it valuable for others.
Speak or present 12x
I will easily SPEAK or present online/live at least 12 times by December 31st
Why: In 2014, I was absolutely terrified of the idea of me speaking in front of people. I decided to challenge my fear, and since then, I have spoken at over 120 events and workshops. These days I speak less often but at paid events and in front of much larger audiences. I want to keep improving my speaking skills.
Reflection/Actions: Bring it on.
redesign 'about me' page
I WILL EASILY redesign my ‘about me’ page BY June 31ST
Why: My ‘About Me’ page has looked pretty much the same since I created the website in 2015. A lot has happened since then, I’ve grown and achieved a lot that deserves to be on the page. While I quite like the one I have now, for a long time I’ve been sitting on a specific idea of what I’d want the ‘About Me’ page to look like.
Reflection/Actions: Low priority task.
My value goals
24 Youtube Videos
will easily record 24 Videos for my Youtube Channel by December 31st
Why: I’ve got great feedback on the videos I’ve created in the past, and people find them valuable and helpful. I want to create more as I have a lot to share.
Reflection: Quite embarrassed about this result. I’ve recorded other content but somehow didn’t get to record any of my videos.
I will easily publish 24 articles by December 31st
Why: Writing regular articles is not only a great way to share value and develop a closer relationship with my audience but also to bring more traffic to my website and boost its SEO. I find writing articles quite easy now but still want to improve my writing. This includes my goals updates and article features on other websites.
Reflection/Actions: I’ve been writing much longer and through articles which take more time. Still, this goal was achievable. I fell short.
I will easily publish 50 newsletters by December 31st
Why: Not everybody has time to read my 2000 words articles (plus I don’t really have the time to write a few a week). I hope short and lighthearted newsletters with useful tips will be appreciated and useful for my subscribers.
Reflection: Although I fell short, I’m quite proud of this achievement. I went from almost zero to more than two newsletters a month.
200 posts on linkedin
I will easily post 200 times on LinkedIn by December 31st
Why: I want to be much more active on LinkedIn and develop a better connection with my audience. 200 posts will ensure I’ll be posting on most weekdays which will be a significant improvement over last year. What’s the point of having 20K connections if I’m not connecting with them? Right? PS: Failed at this quite miserably last year.
Reflection: Big push but made it.
I will easily get 300,000 views of my posts on LinkedIn by December 31st
Why: Posting on Linkedin is one thing. Getting your posts seen is another. The more views my posts get, the better impact they will create.
Reflection/Actions: It was a bit goal but I believe it was doable. I must be more consistent in 2023
1350 instagram Posts
I will easily Reach 1350 total posts on Instagram by December 31st
Why: I want to be consistently active on Instagram. 150 posts will do it. The starting point in 2022 was 1,226.
6 features in brainz magazine
I will easily become an executive contributor for brainz Magazine and have 6 articles featured on brainzmagazine.com by December 31st
Why: I was selected as one of Brainz Magazine’s executive contributors so I want to make the most out of that opportunity.
You can see them all here: Tomas Svitorka – Executive Contributor
Reflection/Actions: On track
My Health & fitness goals
I will easily workout 200 times by December 31st
Why: Exercising is a great way to look after your body, stay healthy, manage your weight, and be in a good shape, it energises you, strengthens your self-discipline, and builds a stronger connection and understanding of your body. What’s not to like?
January: Workouts: 35, Time: 34h, Calories burned: 21,897
February: Workouts: 24, Time: 20h, Calories burned: 12,798
March: Workouts: 37, Time: 22h, Calories burned: 16,594
April: Workouts: 25, Time: 24h, Calories burned: 17,319
May: Workouts: 33, Time: 24h, Calories burned: 16,297
June: Workouts: 54, Time: 41h, Calories burned: 27,291
July: Workouts: 49, Time: 37h, Calories burned: 21,211
August: Workouts: 69, Time: 46h, Calories burned: 27,872
September: Workouts: 51, Time: 34h, Calories burned: 22,076
October: Workouts: 30, Time: 24h, Calories burned: 11,504
November: Workouts 34, Time: 32h, Calories burned: 19,979
December: Workouts 32, Time: 24:58, Calories burned 12,959
Reflection: Exercising is very important to me.
70,000 kcal deficit
I will easily Create a 70,000 calories deficit by May 1st
Why: While there are many different approaches to fat loss (many of which contradict each other), what’s at the core of all is a calory deficit. I want to lose approx 7kg of body fat, which equals 63,000 kcal. (1g of fat – 9kcal. 7,000g = 63,000 kcal). I want to achieve this deficit through exercising and a healthy, sustainable diet that won’t make my life a misery.
August: A lot of long races prep – Not creating a deficit.
I will easily be 16% body fat by July 31st
Why: Since I’m more interested in reaching a certain body fat rather than weight, targeting body fat makes sense. I’ll see how I look and feel at 16% and re-evaluate then. Starting point 24%
January best: 23.2%
February best: 22.5%
March best: 21.6%
April best: 20.3%
May best: 21.8%
June best: 21.1%
July best: 21%
Reflection: I need to be stricter with food. Simple as that.
48 hour fast
I will easily complete a 48 hour fast (no food) by December 31st
Why: Something I’d like to try and challenge myself with. There is a lot of evidence that 48 hour fast has great health benefits. Bring it on.
Completed in December.
Reflection: It wasn’t as hard as I made it in my head!
Blood work done
I will easily get complete blood assessment done by June 1st
Why: Getting regular blood-work done is a great way to keep an eye on your health.
Status: ✅ (MediCheck – Ultimate Performance Blood Test)
Reflection: Great to learn that everything is ok.
bench Press 100kg
I will easily benchpress 100 kg by December 31st
Why: This has been the holy-grail gym milestone throughout my teens. I never quite reached it. As far as I remember, my best was 92 or 95kg. I was in my early 20s. So quite a while. It’s time to conquer this teenage dream… in my later 30s !
January Max: 100kg!!!!
Reflection: Mindblown. Tried during my chest workout just to see where I”m at. I can’t believe I did it!
I wonder what other powers do I possess???
I will easily do 100 push-ups in one go by December 31st
Why: I failed at this last year. My approach this year is to add 1 extra pushup every day. This should be gradual enough to get there.
January Max: 68
February Max: 72
Reflection/Actions: I’ve been prioritising running and I’ve gone to the gym less. Adjustments already scheduled.
I will easily do 10,000 push-ups (in total) by December 31st
Why: This is a sub-goal to my 100 push-ups in one go to ensure I do enough training. Plus, it sounds like a great goal, too.
Reflection: It sounds like a bit number but it’s about 50 pushups a day.
7 minute plank
I will easily be able to plank for 7-minutes by December 31st
Why: It’s a physical challenge I’d like to accomplish. It’s harder than you might think. Planking is a great exercise to strengthen my core.
January: Not tried
April: Not tested
June: Not tested
July: Not tested
December: Not tested
Reflection: Someone just set a new world record with 9 hours and 30 minutes.
500 minutes planking
I will easily PLANK for 500 minutes (in total) by December 31st
Why: This is a sub-goal to my 7-minute plank challenge to ensure I do enough training.
Reflection: Planking is hard!
I will easily do 20 pull-ups in one go by December 31st
Why: I was able to do this a couple of years ago. I’ve tried it recently and… let’s say there is some work to do.
April: Not tested
May: Not tested
June: Not tested
July: Not tested
Reflection: I was focused much more on running this year.
I will easily do 20 chin-ups in one go by December 31st
Why: As with pull-pups, I was able to do this a couple of years ago. I’ve tried it recently and… the same issue.
April: Not tested
May: Not tested
June: Not tested
July: Not tested
Reflection: I was focused much more on running this year.
I will easily run 1500 km by December 31st
Why: You gotta keep the legs turning.
Reflection: Good year of running.
I will easily run 10 (unofficial) Half Marathons (21.1km) by December 31st
Why: It’s a challenging but doable running distance.
March: 1 Time 1:39:15
Reflection: Half Marathons became regular long training runs.
I will easily run 2 (unofficial) Marathons (42.2 km) by December 31st
Why: It’s simply a great challenge and achievement.
New Personal Best: 3:25:19
Reflection: A big new PB which I’m very happy about.
70km ultra marathon
I will easily run 1 Ultra-Marathon by December 31st (ideally 70+)
Why: I did my first 58km Ultra last year. Let’s see where the limits are.
Save The Rhino – 7-hour Ultramarathon. I’m really pleased with my performance here. I had the plan to run for the whole 7 hours and cover 70km. That’s exactly what I did.
Reflection: Absolutely spectacular experience. You can read more about my learnings from it in my article:
HOW PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT HELPED ME RUN FOR 7 HOURS.
2.5km under 9 minutes
I will easily run 2.5km under 9 minutes by December 31st
Why: It’s something I was able to do in 2020. I’d like to get there again.
Completed: Time 8:27 (Tredmill)
Reflection: Very pleased with this time.
5km under 19 minutes
I will easily run 5km under 19 minutes by December 31st
Why: It’s something I was able to do in 2020. I’d like to get there again.
Reflection: Incredibly happy with this time. Hard work and focus is paying off.
10km under 41 minutes
I will easily run 10km under 41 minutes by December 31st
Why: My best time last year was 41:38. 🙂
July: 40:15 (Official race)
September: 40:19 (Official race)
Reflection: Done. Next year sub 40!
I will easily do yoga or stretching 100 times by December 31st
Why: With all the running and working out I want to make sure I stay flexible.
Reflection: Stretching is very important.
My personal development goals
Complete Drawing course
I will easily complete Kesh Art Drawing Course by December 31st
Why: I want to develop my style in cartoon drawing and I’ve really connected with this artist. Very excited about doing this.
Status: In progress
Reflection: Frankly, I lost interest.
I will easily do 1000 character sketches by December 31st
Why: To develop my own style I need to do a lot of sketches. These are not fully drawings, just random characters, figures, heads etc. I’m excited to see what progress I’ve made between drawing 0 and 1000.
Reflection/Actions: I lost interest in this. It’s meant to be fun. I won’t be forcing myself into it.
I will easily listen to 200 podcast episodes by December 31st
Why: I’m really enjoying podcasts. These would be from: Lex Fridman Podcast, The Extra Milest, The Impact Theory, Joe Rogan Experience, Closer to Truth, Daily Boost, The High-Performance Podcast, The Mindset Mentor, Into the Impossible, Actualized.org, They Live Amongst Us… (and many more).
Reflection/Actions: I love podcasts.
I will easily complete 300 meditations by December 31st
Why: I’ve been meditating regularly for years now. I find it a great way to start the day, to centre myself and focus my mind.
Reflection/Actions: It’s the first thing I do in the morning Monday-Friday. A great way to start the day.
Read 12 books
I will easily finish 12 books by December 31st
Why: Reading books have made an irreplaceable impact on my life, thinking, and success. With every book I read, my mind becomes more open, and I become richer with knowledge. This year I’m aiming for fewer books as I want to absorb and implement truly.
- ✅ Chi Running by Danny Dreyer (amazon)
- ✅ Human Universe – Brian Cox
- ✅ Marketing 5.0 – Philip Kotler
- ✅ Self-Discipline Mastery – Hannah F. Wiley
- ✅ The World According to Physics – Jim Al-Khalili
- ✅ The Accelerating Universe – Mario Livio
- ✅ Endure – How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering – Cameron Hanes
- ✅ Let There Be Light: Physics, Philosophy & the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness
- ✅ Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves and the Future of Astronomy.
- ✅ Forces of nature – Brian Cox
- ✅ Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
- ✅ Asking the Ultimate Question with the Great Thinkers of Our Time
- ✅ The Status Game
- ✅ Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind.
- Reading: Why Men Lie, and Women Cry
- Reading: WILL by Will Smith (Autobiography) (amazon)
Reflection: I’m a slow reader so I’m pleased with this.
I will easily journal 100 times by December 31st
Why: Journaling is an invaluable way to gain clarity and think through your ideas and challenges. It’s also a great place to rant and complain, so you don’t bother the world with it. No one is interested.
Reflection/Actions: I journal when I need to get clarity on something or simply to decompress. It’s such an undervalued practice.
I will easily run 3 personal 30-day challenges by December 31st
Why: Pushing myself in fun ways.
CHALLENGE 1: I will write at least 200 words every day in April.
STATUS: ✅ Completed
CHALLENGE 2: ❌ Write 300w+ a day in December
CHALLENGE 3: ✅ Daily Pushups Challenge in December
Reflection: I like to challenge myself.
I will easily CONTINUE my weekly reflections and monthly planning sessions by December 31st
Why: Regular reflection and planning are an absolute necessity for effective progress. Moreover, it’s something I really enjoy.
Reflection/Actions: Invaluable practice.
Same 10% monthly
I will easily SAVE 10% of my earnings each month in 2022
Why: This should not be difficult as I’m not a big spender but It’s a good habit I want to keep track of.
Reflection/Actions: A very important habit.
Same 10% monthly
I will easily INVEST 10% of my earnings each month in 2022
Why: As they say “Don’t work for money, make money work for you.” The majority of my investments are in crypto and angel investments.
Reflection/Actions: Predominantly into Crypto at the moment as it’s on sale 😂
I will easily buy something for myself purely for joy in 2022.
Why: I tend to buy things that are very purposeful and would advance me or my business. I very rarely buy something just for joy.
January: Aquarium 😍 (Something I’ve been thinking about for a long time)
February: Well, this is a big one. We got a puppy 🥰🐶, it’s a long story.
March: I got some new running shoes
July: I got some more new running shoes 😂
November: Some more running shoes.
December: Aaaand some more running shoes.
Reflection/Actions: I plan to make more joyful purchases 🙂
So that’s it. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. Did it inspire you? Do you think I’m playing it safe (I dare you!).
Let me know what goals you’re working on. I want to know!
if you’re really serious about your goals, contact me and let’s talk about what you’d be able to achieve with my coaching support and accountability.
2022 could (should) be your best year yet!
Great list of goals and I am a fan of how you break them down.
Keep being awesome!
Hi Kieran, thanks a lot for your comment. Glad you like it.
I love the goals, makes me inspired to start my own. Best of luck to you.
Give Will another chance, I would recommend the audiobook as he narrates it himself. I felt it gave great insights and an enjoyable story.
Hi Reid, thanks a lot for your comment. Glad you like my goals page. Let the inspiration push you to set some goals for yourself. Come on 😉
I still have a few books to finish. Maybe then I’ll give Will another chance 😉
Amazing and yes inspirational! Well done.
Thanks a lot Helen
My business coach just found your website and told me to have a look at it because I’m wanting the message of my mindful life coaching business to come across similar to yours. Mindfulness without the woo woo. Your site is inspirational and I really like the way your whole business works; you’re inspiring. Loving the goals section, especially the personal ones…. I set my own too and hit 1000 miles running last year, which I’m hopefully going to surpass by a few hundred miles this year, although injuries might prevent it but we’ll see! Another one of mine was to do a sub 20 minute 5k (park run), which I got down to almost 19, can I challenge you to that because by the looks of it you’re pretty fit! Try also having a cold shower every morning, that shit wakes you up and starts the day amazingly!
Anyway, I just wanted to make contact with you and thank you for inspiring me! I wish you all the best with your incredible business and hope to maybe cross paths one day?
Hi Tomas, this is inspiring stuff! Thank you for sharing so openly – that takes courage.
I like the content too – and feel quite aligned – although much less ‘disciplined’, I must admit…
Journaling – v interesting – just bought a ‘workbook’ on that. And meditation – huge discipline required, I find
How do you record all this day-to-day; do you have a physical chart on the wall so it’s always in sight? Or you do it in a spreadsheet or what? You must have a powerful ‘existence structure’ in place?
Think I’m gonna book a discovery call…
PS just followed you on Strava! I’m planning to do an Ironman-distance triathlon in the French alps 2024, so I’ve got 18mths to train.
PPS I’m really looking for coaching around my business. But i’m realising more than ever that the discipline (or ill-discipline) habit actually ‘colours’ all areas of life indiscriminately
Hi Richard, thanks a lot for your comment and for following my goals.
I love the instant action of buying a workbook for your journalling. Honestly, meditation is just sitting, doing and thinking nothing – it can’t get any easier. Start with just a couple of minutes and build up to what feels right. I only do 10 minutes. If I were to do an hour or so I’d jump out of my skin. Ha.
Regarding tracking my goals – I have a big google sheet with all the goals, which I update monthly. On a more regular basis, I use Notion to stay on track as much as possible. I’m not 100%. But the key is to aim for improvement, not perfection.
I’d be more than happy to schedule a discovery call and see if what I do is what you need. Either way, I’m confident it will be a fun and valuable conversation. Whenever you’re ready.
PS: I run ultras but cannot fathom Ironman. Massive respect!
PSS: Discipline is a superpower.
Super inspiring as always!
All my best,
P.S. It’d be great if you could add ‘marks out of ten’ next to the books you read and recommend most! (Although maybe that’s too personal!? 🙂
Hi Ed, thanks a lot for your kind words.
That’s a good idea. It will be very subjective, but maybe I can add some pros/cons as for why to give it a bit of context.
Oh, stop my brain, please! What have you done?! LOL
I hope you’re doing great.
Great list of goals – I will create my own too!!