Category Archives: Goals

February 2016 Goals

Here are the February 2016 Goals:

february 2016 goals

For the last part of 2015 and much of January I was in New Zealand and Australia, so it’s awesome to be back in Austin getting work done again.

Thanks to the power of autoresponders (and my business manager forcing me to do pre-work all of December) I didn’t have to do any work on kopywritingkourse for 29 days straight and it still grew!

My work output during travel time is highly inconsistent, so it was a nice feeling to NOT have to do anything for a long time (though I still wrote a great deal on the looonngg plane rides).

Originally almost all of my Sydney trip was rained out (random 4 straight days of rain), so I extended it by a bit, got to meet up with a bunch of people I didn’t realize were in Australia, and got to surf in Australia on Bondi beach which was fun!

neville Australia surfing

All my 2015 yearly goals were hit TWO DAY’S BEFORE NEW YEAR’S when I was in Auckland.  ’twas a close one!

December 2015 Goals

Goals for the December 2015 are:

december-2015-goals

1.) Need to hit my final number for KopywritingKourse.com growth by 11:59pm December 31st, 2015

2.) MBT = MyBodyTutor.  Have been staying consistent with health.

3.) Taking off for a trip.  I’m trying to plan it so my transit times are very productive.

August 2015 Goals

My goals for August 2015:

August 2015 Goals

1.) I’m still in list building mode.
That’s primary focus.

2.) I want to learn to type faster. 
I’m in a computer for most of the day, do a LOT of writing, and a LOT of email.  The fact I can only type 60 or 70 words per minute is pretty lame considering typing is what I do alllll day long.

A 10% – 30% increase in my typing speed can have huge impacts on my productivity.  So this seems like an important thing to learn.

The problem is I “Chicken Peck” with my index fingers:

Chicken Pecking Typing

That’s right.  EVERY SINGLE LETTER I TYPE IS WITH MY TWO INDEX FINGERS.

I can type reasonably fast, and without looking at the keyboard, but I’ve got my two index fingers running around the keyboard all day whilst my other fingers just chill.

That’s a waste.

This month I’m taking about 10 minutes per day to train myself to type with all my fingers.

 

July 2015 Goals

Here’s my goals for July 2015:

july-2015-goals

It’s damn-near identical to my June 2015 goals because that combo of activities worked well.

But June is done now, so it’s time for July:
july-goals-calendar

The only addition is I started tracking my daily calorie intake (a tactic I did in a six pack experiment years ago I learned from Adam at MBT).

Sometime in June I started tracking my caloric intake and workout status on mirror in my living room.  There’s something stupidly EASY AND HELPFUL about just writing down a health summary of my day.

Quite useful:

july-tracking-calories

Anywho, time to start chipping away at July!

June 2015 Goals

My goals for June 2015:

june-2015-goals

Very simple goals.

Business Goals: Grow KopywritingKourse list.

Personal Goal: Do an “Amish Hour” before bed each night where I use no screens.  Either read, practice guitar/piano, or write (on pen & paper).

Last month (May 2015) was successful.

Put out several in-depth posts that will all get slowly added to over time:

I also went to Brazil from May 22nd till May 31st.  Work was pre-planned so I could enjoy the trip even if I got zero work done.

So whilst absent, no one noticed too much :)

 

May 2015 Goals

Here’s my goals for May 2015:

May 2015 Goals

I’ve been doing these Copywriting Teardowns lately and want them to be a weekly feature.  Email me if you want your site torn down and featured to 15,000+ people (NevMed at gmail com)

It was quite a busy month, and got all of April 2015 goals done which feels good.  Including a non-official goal to stay under a certain caloric limit.  My poor living room mirror was the bearer of all the tracking:

Neville Living Room Mirror Tracking

In April I spoke at a Startup Socials conference in Ft. Lauderdale in Florida:
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……then decided to stay for a few more days, so stayed at The W Hotel in South Beach miami which was AWESOME:

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The next big thing was completing my April Coding Challenge where I wanted to finish an online Ruby On Rails course so I allowed people to join me.  I also kept a Slack Chat Group going and a spreadsheet documenting progress like this:

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 6.30.18 PM

Ended up creating a Heroku app that went live on the web called Nevtrest (a ghetto version of Pintrest we built in the class):

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 6.32.53 PM

I would say I couldn’t possibly build my own web apps fluently after this class, but I DID learn several things like Git Hub and Heroku which is useful for being about to speak with programmers about.

Overall a good and productive April 2015.

Hope to keep up the progress in May 2015!

April 2015 Goals

My goals for April 2015:

april-2015-goals

1.) 29 of us are learning Ruby On Rails through my little Coding Challenge from April 1st till April 30th.

2.) The KopywritingKourse will be getting more comprehensive this month (and this year), and will double in price soon.  I’m making and adding new content this month.  Aiming to finish by April 21st. Existing members will of course get this free.

3.) Going through my sites page-by-page and optimizing email signups.