It is that time of the year. To me, December means finishing out the year strong, racing towards the finish line, and setting the table for a successful year going forward. For the last few weeks, I have been thinking long and hard about my life, investing, and our blog goals. What should I focus on? Where should I be at this point next year? Questions like these have racing through my mind and I am trying to process and make sense of them all. I’ve been thinking a lot about the goals I have set from the prior year and trying to leverage them as much as possible, including both the successes and the shortcomings. I thought it would be helpful for me, and hopefully some of you, to write down my thoughts and lessons learned over the last few years about setting goals. Time to dive in.
Wow — 2014 has come and gone fairly quick. We have roughly two months left of this roller coast of a year and to me that is reflection but also — looking forward. Typically between November 1st and end of December I meet with a few friends (you guys know who you are), where we establish life, financial and personal type goals. Goals such as traveling, improving your quality of life, portfolio of stocks, dividend income and other financial endeavors. This will be the first time that I will publicly discuss my 2015 year goals and see if I can make those happen with action beginning now, but theoretically – January 1, 2015. I will break down the 2015 year goals and show you what I can do to gear those up to the finish line by December 31, 2015. Continue reading