Putting It Out There

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631_goalsEverybody’s talking about New Year Resolutions and it really kindof annoys me.  It’s not that I have a problem with goals.  It’s that I have a problem with the whole idea of resolving once a year to get better at something, or everything.  People don’t take it seriously.  It becomes more of a way to state all of your desires, instead of a way to actually do something.  I’m so tired of hearing about what everybody wants, myself included.  Remember this post.  Well, it’s time to get to it.  If you didn’t get the goal setting download I sent out on my newsletter last week, all hope is not lost.  Sign up for the newsletter by January 10, 2013 and I’ll send it straight to your inbox.

Accountability And Why It Works

So I’m going on record with my three big goals for 2013.  Even as I write this I feel a little bit like I’m gonna throw up.  By telling you what my ‘desires’ are, I am turning them into real actual ‘goals’.  If I don’t follow through, I’m gonna look like a chump.  I keep trying to talk myself out of sharing this for fear I will fail.  I think that’s a surefire sign I should probably do it.  So, here’s to getting stuff done and holding myself accountable.

Number 1:  Monetize 631

Don’t freak out when you read that.  Sometimes people hear the word monetize and they get immediately defensive toward any website trying to do that.  I will be completely transparent with you.  I work one on one with clients to remove self-imposed barriers.  I will merely be making my services known on the website.  At that time, if there is something I can do for you personally, we can discuss whether or not my services would be beneficial for you.  However, if you’re not interested, you’re more than welcome to continue utilizing any of the free content I provide, no strings attached.

Secondly, I am exploring options for other services and products I can offer you.  When that happens, I will make them known to you.  If you’re interested, buy it.  If you’re not, don’t.  Everybody does things in their own time, in their own way.  My hope is that my experiences can help you make the changes you want in your life.  If you can benefit from something I’ve already had to learn the hard way, then I want to be able to share that with you.

Lastly, when I say ‘Monetize 631’ that’s actually a very broad term that means a lot more to me, including exploring ways to gain income from several different revenue sources.  So, what I actually should say is that I have significant personal goals around making money for myself and eventually replacing my day job income.

Number 2: Pay off medical bills and student loans.

In the past 18 months, my husband and I have paid off a ton of debt.  Two cars, two credit cards, one birth, and old legal fees.  The only things we have left are my student loans, Zoey’s birth, and the mortgage.  We realized that we could never be truly happy if we were constantly paying the man.  Debt is such a stupid commodity.  We decided it’s not worth keeping around.  If you’re at all interested in being able to make choices based on your wants instead of your needs, you have to eliminate your debt.  If you’re interested in what we did, send me an email.  Or, for a lot of helpful advice and information you can visit Man Vs Debt or Dave Ramsey’s website.

Number 3: Lose 100 pounds

Okay, there.  I said it.  This is the one that makes me want to chuck it.  I don’t really talk about my weight.  I guess, who does, right?  Except, what I mean is, I’m not one of those girls who constantly talks about being overweight and how I’m on this or that diet or have this or that excuse.  I mostly just ignore it.  The thing is, I don’t really feel like a fat girl.  I mean, I like sports.  I like to run.  I like being outside.  I like doing things that thin people like to do.  But, at some point, I have to admit that I am a fat girl.  Ignoring it isn’t making it go away.  I could sit here and contemplate all of the reasons I got to be this overweight in the first place, or I could just do something about it.

It’s not like by ignoring it, it makes me any less fat.  It just lets me off the hook.  Enough is enough.  This goal is not just about losing weight.  It’s about being healthy.  I don’t want to have a heart attack at 35.  I don’t want to miss out on stuff with my kids because it’s too much work.  That’s ridiculous.  I am very serious about this.  If you have a similar goal, who is holding you accountable?  This is one of the hardest things you can combat alone.  Get a mentor.  Get an accountability partner.  Get moving.

So what are your goals this year?  Did you just set a bunch of resolutions or do you actually mean it this time?

If I can do it, so can you.  What are you going on record for this year?  Who is going to hold you accountable?  Comment below with your big goals if you’re actually serious.  Let someone hold you accountable.