You know that massive list of goals that I wrote last year - 23 in total! Well, how did I get on with that? In this video, I share the outcomes to all of my goals I set for 2015 this time last year. 2015 has been the best year of my life. I quit my 9-5 job, I've started my own company, I've made more money than I've ever done before, I have some fantastic memories, and I've become the best version of myself so far. But it hasn't all gone to plan.... I've not accomplished what I wanted in certain areas and I've encountered some of the same problems I did last year. I tackle them head on in this video. Setting goals is easy. Tracking them, staying accountable and achieving them is a different story. I don't know about you but I love this time of year. I get so much satisfaction from reviewing my previous 12 months. Acknowledging the successes and failures I experienced, and taking away my biggest learning points. All in the effort to improve the following year. So, how did I do?......
I will easily earn at least £50,000 in
income by 31 December
2015. (£4,176 per month) – NOT
ACHIEVED – Earned £35,700 income for the year. Quitting my 9-5 job was a big factor in this.
I will easily earn at least £1,000 per month on Kindle
e-books by 31 December 2015. – ACHIEVED
– I’m on approx £4,380 f December so far with 1 day of sales to go.
I will easily have a ‘Freedom Fund’
worth over £50,000 by 31
December 2015. (£2,083 per month) – NOT
ACHIEVED - £32,067.
I will easily receive £2,000 in
dividend income by 31 December 2015. – NOT
ACHIEVED - £1,884.
I will easily create and sell at least 50 Kindle e-books
on Amazon by 31 December 2015. (1 x week / 4.1 x month) – ACHIEVED – I’ve published 72
books to date.
I will easily become a money coach in 2015. I will
happily have three separate ‘trial sessions’ with people I know and three
separate ‘paid sessions’ with people I don’t know by 31 December 2015. – ACHIEVED - I’ve officially coached
7 people (Paid), but I’ve helped many more.
I will hit 100% of my
Bonuses for 2015. – ACHIEVED
– Hit all of my employment bonuses
I will help every
person in my team develop by supporting them achieve at least one personal
goal – Attend a course / get a promotion / hit a target etc by 31 December
2015. – NOT ACHIEVED – I left
my job and couldn’t fulfill this one.
I will easily record
my daily macronutrients in a nutrition diary for at least one
month. - ACHIEVED –
Completed in January. Did it again in November.
will squat 175kg, I will Bench 120kg, and Deadlift 200kg. – NOT ACHIEVED – after recovering from my surgery last year, I didn’t get past my
abdominal strain. I still have it now, and it’s my priority to fix it in
the new year. I’ve also lost over a stone in weight, which has adversely impacted
I will happily
perform a morning ritual, which lasts at least 10 mins, every weekday
morning for the whole of 2015. (260 morning rituals) – NOT ACHIEVED – Gave up counting, but I’m
now doing the best morning routine I’ve ever done, and doing more than
I will happily
perform a weekly review, on the weekend, for the whole of 2015. (52 weekly
reviews) – NOT ACHIEVED –
I’ve been inconsistent with the review. I get lazy, I’m busy socially or I
forget. I’m going to change the time I do this in the New Year because
when I do it I notice a difference – Like running!
I will easily have a date, location,
and most things organised for our wedding by 31 December 2015. - NOT ACHIEVED – Lou and I decided not to organise a
wedding for next year.
I will happily go on
two holidays with Lou for at least 2 nights each by 31 December 2015. – ACHIEVED
– Lou and I did 2 x 2 night stops away from home, and spent a week in
I will happily visit James B, Fenner,
and Joey in 2015. NOT ACHIEVED – I didn’t
prioritise this enough in my life, and I’m happy with that.
I will happily have at least one ‘guy
only night’ a month for the whole of 2015. (12 ‘Guy Only’ nights) - NOT ACHIEVED – We didn’t do 12, and I stopped counting,
but we did at least 10, and they will continue next year.
I will happily contribute at least £250 towards charity
for by 31 December
2015. (£20.83 per month) – ACHIEVED – I contributed £254.88 for 2015.
I will have 150,000 all time page
views on my Blog by 31 December 2015. – ACHIEVED
– I had 157,000 – although I’m not sure why!
I will consistently
average over 10,000 page views a month by 31 December 2015. – NOT ACHIEVED – I stopped tracking
this. I hit over 12,000 in the peak of summer, but it’s dropped to under
7,000 for December, again not surprised.
I will easily publish 120 posts in
2015. (10 per month) - NOT ACHIEVED – 73 for 2015.
I will happily organise two UK
Gatherings for FI/PF Bloggers and readers. ACHIEVED
– We had 3 official and one where there were only 3 of us.
I will start a mastermind group to keep
each other accountable. ACHIEVED – I’ve had 2 accountability
partners this year. I have 1 now. I’m also in a Kindle Publishing
Mastermind group, as well as starting my own one for my coaching clients.
I will happily start and build Email
list for Blog. – ACHIEVED – but done next to
nothing with it apart from piss people off from seeing my pop up every
time they visit my site.
Success rate = 11/23 – 48%
I quit my 9-5 job, and had a memorable send off
I’ve set up my own limited company
I made over £5,000 in 1 month.
I released 72 books, and extended earnings over ebooks,
paperback and audio
I’ve been paid to coach 7 people and help many others
I hit 100% of my Employment bonuses
I donated over £250 to charity
I organised 4 x FIRE Escape gatherings
I’ve started and joined mastermind groups
I’ve read 9 books in the last 6 months
I invested money that I earned from investing
I started a Youtube Channel
Grown a beautiful face mane
Struggled with procrastination
Inconsistent working patterns and time management
Overcommitted to tasks and didn’t deliver on them
I didn’t socialise to a level I was happy with
Blogging has dropped off, I’ve lost followers and I miss
Didn’t launch my book or online course
Didn’t expand my portfolio to the level I wanted
Learning about expenses, tax, and running a business has been difficult and I'm not there yet.
Structured mornings lead to a successful day. No clarity
and structure leads to reactive working, less satisfaction and slower
work. Energy flows with clarity. Complete morning ritual everyday to set myself up for success.
Become more present. Don’t take the content of my mind
too seriously. Notice the thoughts and smile. I’m not my mind. Being
present makes me feel amazing.
Do what’s right, not what’s easy. Most things are easy to
do, but it’s easier not to do them.
Investing in myself is my most important investment.
Respect myself and make the effort. How I look. It makes
a difference to how I feel.
Cashflow is king. Don’t tie significant sums of money up
without seeing a return. Look for quick, substantial cash returns.
Make my battle stance my everyday stance.
Be forgiving of myself and others.
There is no tomorrow. Do it now, or be prepared to never
Just do it!
Review goals/priorities daily.
Track everything that’s important to me.
Be reliable and work hard = success
when you struggle. It’s easy when you’re winning, but it makes all the
difference to maintain when you’re down.
Avoid ideology – If I can’t argue both sides to any
debate, I have no place contributing.
Every missed chance is an opportunity to learn something.
I want to finish by saying a huge thank you to everyone that has continued to follow and support me this year. I've learned a lot from you guys, you challenge me and you help to keep me accountable. Thank you so much!
Good luck to you all for 2016 and have an amazing New Year!
PS. Stay tuned - in the next week I'll be publishing my 2016 Goals. I have 25 as we speak, and some of which will be very challenging!