February 2020 Goals

Goals for Feb 2020:

Learn to type:
I literally don’t know how to type correctly. My speed is about ~65 WPM which is above average, and I can type all day without looking at the keyboard, but I only use two fingers (aka I “chicken peck” type):

For someone how is considered a writer by profession, this is kind of hilarious (or sad) 😂

So over February I am going to attempt to break this habit and learn to type properly and get my speed to over 100 WPM.

 

Book KDP Publish:
As a fun side project I’m putting out a short book about death, largely based off this death calculator. It is about 50% done content wise, and we have figured out how to make the publishing process maybe a 1 day affair rather than much longer.

December 2019 Goals

1.) Write book and publish.

2.) IF stricter (been really lax on eating window lately).

3.) Advisory board pitch deck.

 

November 2019 Goals

Goals for November 2019:

Social Media Stuff:
Buffer scheduling.
Reddit posts.

Read 3 books:
The Davinci Code (get from library).
Remote (already bought off Amazon).
Million Dollar Consultant (already bought off Amazon).

Write 1 book:
Already got it started, think I can do it. Did it before.

Standing desk:
Sitting all the time sucks.
Standing all the time sucks.
But sometimes sitting, and sometimes standing is awesome!

 

October 2019 Goals

The goals for October 2019 are as follows:

Workout 5 days a week:
Self explanatory.

Semi-Sober October:
Abstain with exception of once per week….or if something is just really fun 😂

Book per week:
Read 4 books in the month, different genres for each.

2 Classes:
Take two classes in something.

August 2019 Goals

Lifetime retirement system auto setup:

The next step in my finances is to completely replace my income for life whether I work or not.

I heard the quote from a life insurance person “You’re not truly rich unless you can replace your income without working.”

I have since been asking most retired people I know and most wealthy people I know how they’ve setup their retirement accounts.

The wealthiest people I asked have the simplest plans. It actually comes down to a basic equation outlined in my Fuck You Money Calculator. They generally have a big pot of money that sits there earning a very small interest (between 2% and 3% per year) invested extremely conservatively (60% bonds, 40% index funds, no specific stocks). Example:

Retirement Pot: $5,000,000
Yearly Interest: 3%
Interest Per Year: $150,000

That’s the gist of the whole thing. You just keep adding money to that pot growing it big, and then you can live off just the interest. No work involved.

One of my goals this month is to have the entire system setup so this happens automatically:
Roth IRA: Auto maxed out each year.
SEP IRA: Auto maxed out each year.
Retirement Pot: Auto invested.

 

New place setup office:

I’m moving buildings in August, and I wanted to design an office where I can instantly start a call and it looks nice.

The goals are:

  • One button operation. Lighting is instantly set with one button.
  • Can either sit at computer or on the couch and talk.
  • Background will have old Ogilvy advertisements.
  • There will be a plant, preferably a fake one because I’m away so much it’ll probably die.

As a project I want to do this myself and not employ a designer. So I came up with this idea:

The idea was roughly lifted from a YouTube video I saw on converting a small guest room into an office:

Now in my head this all seems easy and will come together nicely, but we’ll see how it goes in real life 😂

 

More live work sessions:

Sometimes when I’m being lazy AF I post internally to KopywritingKourse that I’m doing work and sharing my screen. Because I know someone might be watching, I don’t goof off and instead do solid work.

I wanna do this publicly more often. I did it a few weeks ago (FB live seemed like easiest option), and when I’m back in Austin more often I’d like to start doing it more often.

It’s not really that exciting for anyone to watch (4 hours of me sitting there being silent), but it does help ME finish work that I otherwise would procrastinate.

May 2019 Goals

Here’s the goals for May 2019:

Still in New York for the whole month.

Goal #1.) 20,000/200

 

Goal # 2.) Email Month
On KK I’ll be doing a theme of email. It’ll be all email, all the time.

 

Goal # 3.) 2 Writing Days
One of my prerogatives in life is to write a bunch of dumb articles and content and put them out to the world. For years I’ve reserved Wednesdays as a “Writing Day” where I schedule no serious appointments (such as consults) so I can write and let my mind casually think without a deadline.

But now I only get one Writing Day :-(
Monday: Team calls.
Tuesday: Consulting call day.
Wednesday: Writing Day
Thursday: Consulting call day.
Friday: General work followed by distracting weekend activities.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love these consults and calls, but they lower my output of writing. SO I raised all the prices by 25% to discourage bookings, and only allow them to be scheduled on Tuesday now (I love how easy Calendly makes that)!

Also I help so many people in the Members Area everyday that it feels like I’m doing consulting every single day anyway.

So this month I have made Wednesday AND Thursday full Writing Days!

The reason I like Kopywriting Kourse as a business is because it feeds my need to write crap…..and I get to be completely ridiculous on it.

I’d be pretty happy if the rest of my life looks like: Get obsessed with a topic –> research and write about it for a week –> get completely sick of it after a week or two –> post the article –> be done with it –> move onto the next topic.

 

Goal # 4.) 1,600 Net Calories 
I’ve been pretty good about keeping calories in check and working out (the gym is on the same floor as me so there’s little excuse).