Q1 Review Of My 2016 Goals


I am trying to do a better job of connecting the daily and weekly activities I do to the yearly and monthly goals I want to achieve (2016 goals here). I want to make sure I am wisely choosing where my time goes to advance those big goals. This is the first year I’ve done this a bit more actively, and after the first 3 months of the year I def am changing some things.

What have I done so far to do this?

1. At the end of every week I make my plan for the new week, which I keep in a Google Doc. And, I translate it over to the mac app Things, which I use for keeping track of everything work/personal.

2. I am a huge fan of the Streaks app! I use it to mark off when I do my daily morning ritual of rehab and meditation. Plus a general one for once I do my daily goals. This really helped when I found the app last year. Now when I wake up I don’t do anything until I complete those things. Eventually I want to burn in the habit of a morning workout, but that is pushing it a bit too far right now (sometimes I get yoga-lite in that mix).


What have I learned 3 months into 2016?

The big week by week google doc is not super useful, why? It doesn’t connect the big themes of the year in a way I can see the steps toward that goal. I am going to try a spreadsheet with the columns as the big goals, and either a weekly or monthly pace to it.

Something like this (click to enlarge):

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I also struck one of the fit goals, it wasn’t something I could do without living in a permanent place. Plus it was just a bit of an overreach, and I am trimming down on the yearly list. It is always hard to know where to draw the line :).

Beyond that I am just excited about Spring/Summer and being able to spend more time outside in the warmth. And, I can’t wait till our new house is ready for us to move into!

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I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean, although mostly at sunset as I’m a ginger. I love to travel, eat exotic food, read, and use my imagination. I love creating and developing ideas into businesses, understanding how all businesses work, and building cool stuff. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And, I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And, we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).