Saturday, January 30, 2010

2010 Will Be A Great Year-- Goals

A wise man once said that telling others what you plan to accomplish makes you accountable to yourself.  Therefore, I thought where else better than to post my goals for 2010 on my personal blog for everyone to see.  Please feel free to check-in and ask me how I am doing with my goals throughout the year...  I want this year to be an ambitious one.  No man is an island-- your support will help push me through!

Thanks in advance,

  1. Respond to all incoming e-mail within 3 days
  2. Lose 20 lbs and maintain a weight of 150
  3. Adhere to stricter diet (Low Carb)
  4. Adhere to training plan—resistance training 2x week & run/walk 2-3 week
  5. Volunteer consistently with at least one organization (Room to Read/Habitat for Humanity)
  6. Start charity for schoolchildren in Nepal
  7. March on Washington at least once for an entire week
  8. Volunteer for at least one political campaign
  9. Interview Grandma and capture entire life and family history including photos
  10. Compliment a complete stranger at least once per day
  11. Make a to-do list for the next day the night before and tackle the most difficult task first that day


  1. Complete 1 year of quote blog & expand subscribers to 1000   
  2. Complete 1 year of finance blog & expand subscribers to 250
  3. Get affiliate sponsorship for at least one blog 
  4. Learn about ustream and other blogging tools and use!
  5. Write a page a night/journal

  1. Open at least 1 legitimate business by June 30th   
  2. Buy at least 1 passive income property, business, etc.
  3. Determine Roth IRA allocation plan by Jan. 30th
  4. Return at least 30% in investment portfolio

  1. Complete business TEFL program by Jan 30th
  2. Learn to type by March 31st
  3. Complete Rosetta Stone Chinese 1-3 by June 30th
  4. Get Chinese conversational partner
  5. Learn about commodities market & become knowledgeable on natural gas & select at least one commodity (not silver, gold) to become knowledgeable in 

Books to Read
  1. The Real George Washington
  2. The Creature from Jekyll Island
  3. Fooled by Randomness
  4. The 5000 Year Leap
  5. Meltdown: A Free-Market Look
  6. Bastiat Collection
  7. Winner’s Never Cheat
  8. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
  9. Economics in One Lesson
  10. The E-Myth
  11. On Writing Well
  12. Trading Commodities and Financial Future
  13. Bird by Bird
  14. A Foreign Policy of Freedom
  15. Go It Alone! (started in 2009)
  16. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  17. Presenting to Win
  18. The Great Depression Ahead (started in 2009)
  19. Never Eat Alone (started in 2009)
  20. The Magic of Thinking Big
  21. Watchmen
  22. Lonesome Dove
  23. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  24. Catch-22
  25. The Shadow of the Wind

Movies to See
  1. Casablanca
  2. City Lights
  3. Vertigo
  4. Lawrence of Arabia
  5. The Searchers
  6. Sunset Boulevard
  7. The General
  8. On the Waterfront
  9. Chinatown
  10. All About Eve
  11. The Grapes of Wrath
  12. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  13. High Noon
  14. Double Indemnity
  15. The Maltese Falcon
  16. Annie Hall
  17. Bridge Over the River Kwai
  18. The Deer Hunter
  19. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  20. Streetcar Named Desire

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