My 2017 Goals – October Update
Incredible, another month has gone.
October was for me a month of finding the right work-life balance. I’m happy and proud to say I’m almost at full capacity of how many clients I can work with, which is around 30, and boy, I work with some incredible people.
I love what I do, but even more, I love seeing people pushing past their comfort zone and barriers and achieve things they are incredibly proud of and never thought they could do. That puts a lump in my throat (and not many things do).
But that desire to experience all this often lures me way too far away from healthy work-life balance. And that can be dangerous. If I don’t watch it I’ll burn out. The better balance I maintain, the longer and more powerfully I can help other people.
Sometimes you have to be selfish so you can be truly generous.
Below are my goals for 2017 along with the current progress status. Some of them I’ve already completed, some are in progress, and a few would be a heroic accomplishment to finish, but I’ll try.
✴️ In progress
🆘 I’m behind with
⚠️ On Hold
ℹ️ Additional info
✅ I will easily complete Dent – Campain Driven Enterprise training
(Attended in January 26th)
✅ I will easily complete Dent – Get Sales training
(Attended in June 23rd)
✅ I will easily be enrolled in Dent – Key Person of Influence program by December 31st, 2017
(Enrolled into KPI22 in August 2017)
✅ I will easily generate income of £10,000+ in one month before December 31st, 2017.
(Accomplished in July 2017 – £11,400)
✅ I will easily have a reliable lead generation strategy that creates at least 15 leads per month by March 31st, 2017
✴️ I will easily make two new business or personal connections each month.
(I’m pretty consistent with this goal. I love making new connections.)
ℹ️ If you want to expand your social or professional circle, make it a habit to regularly connect with people in that field or common interests. It may be online or offline. An important part is that you don’t do it just to get/take but also to bring/give. You need to be a person of value. Whether it’s skills, knowledge, support, friendship, connections, be someone who adds value to others.
🆘 I will easily complete GetResponse 10,000 mailing list program by December 31st, 2017
(I’m seriously behind with this program. It’s quite time-consuming and other things had to be prioritised but I’m refocusing on it again.)
October: Lesson 22
🆘 I will easily release at least fortnightly newsletter to my mailing list
(I did not mange to post two weeks ago but I’ll make it up.)
✴️ I will easily write a minimum of 24 blog posts by December 31st, 2017
October – 20 published
✴️ I will easily reach website traffic to 3000 visitors per month by December the 31st 2017
ℹ️ I wasn’t able to post weekly blogs in October. I’m commited to do so in November and I’m sure it will impact the trafic significantly.
✴️ I will easily reach 10,000 followers on my Twitter by December the 31st 2017
✴️ I will easily reach 10,000 connections on my LinkedIn by December the 31st 2017
🆘 I will easily reach 6000 followers on my Instagram by December the 31st, 2017
ℹ️ A bit too ambitious goal. I’m not focusing on Instagram at the moment, so no growth.
🆘 I will easily post 30 short videos on my Instagram by December the 31st, 2017
ℹ️ Planned for November – December.
✴️ I will easily increase my mailing list to at least 1000 by December 31st, 2017
ℹ️ Nice and steady growth of over 100 subscribers per month.
✴️ I will easily run a seminar or workshop abroad by December 31st, 2017
ℹ️ Preparing for a corporate workshop in the Philippines in December 2017.
✴️ I will easily enrol at least 40 new clients by December 31st, 2017
ℹ️ Currently 32 new clients. The nice problem with this goal is that I have clients often renew which I’m not counting as a new client.
✴️ I will easily run at least 150 consultations by December 31st, 2017
⚠️ I will easily create and run a signature program/workshop #OKisNOTenough by December 31st, 2017
ℹ️ I’m afraid this is not going to happen as it would require a lot of time to create and organise, which is not something I have at this time.
HEALTH & FITNESS
✅ I will easily work out at least 3x per week
(I’m pretty much 100%. 2 kickboxing classes a week and one free-style workout.)
✴️ I will easily do 5-minute posture exercise every day
(I’m doing well here)
✅ I will easily dedicate at least 1h every Sunday for myself
(Wouldn’t miss this for the world)
✅ I will easily test intermittent fasting for at least two weeks.
ℹ️ In fact, I started to fast one day a week. It’s easier than I thought it would be and as strange as it sounds, I actually enjoy it. I feel more alert and energised on the days and I sleep better. I make sure I drink plenty of water on the day.
Intermittent fasting is a great way to practice self-discipline, give your body some rest, and lose some weight.
✅ I will easily complete 10 1-day fasts Between September and December 31st,2017
✅ I will easily sign up for martial art classes by December 31st, 2017
(Completed a 2-month kickboxing workshop in August)
✴️I will easily weight 80kg by December 31st. Starting weight 84.6kg.
✴️ I will easily run 5km under 20 minutes by December 31st, 2017. Starting time 23:38
September best: 22:58
October best: 22:21
✴️ I will easily do 20 pull-ups by December 31st, 2017
September best: 8
October best: 10
✅I will easily do 50 push-ups by December 31st, 2017
(I used to be able to do 70. These days are long time gone!)
September best: 32
MIND & EMOTIONS
✴️ I will easily complete at least 150 meditation sessions by December 31st, 2017
✴️ I will easily read 12 books by December 31st, 2017
ℹ️ Below is a list of books I’ve already completed reading and the ones with the ✅ are recently finished.
1) How to Have a Good Day: Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life
2) The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients
3) When Breath Becomes Air
4) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
5) Alien: Invasion
6) Astrophysics for people in a hurry
7) Welcome to the universe: An astrophysical tour
8) Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the FACTS
9) The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
10) Man’s Search For Meaning
11) Challenging Coaching
12) ✅ She Dog
13) ✅ Originals: How Non-conformists Change the World
14) NOW READING: Blue Ocean Strategy
15) NOW READING: The Art of Coaching
16) NOW READING: The Happiness Advantage
17) NOW READING: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
✴️ I will easily practice daily gratitude ritual
✴️ I will easily practice visualisation every day