How’s the New Year-New Me working? GAME PLANS

Focusing on the person within was my starting point for the New Year. I started by creating a new Game Plan for 2015. Hopefully it will turn out better than The Rock’s Disney movie


I like this idea instead of a resolution. I never felt like I had anything I needed to resolve, instead I felt like I needed a more defined area of focus to approach the new year for my blog and for my personal life. I have always been good about writing out my goals (My father made us do it a young age…smart man). I usually tend to focus on my 5yr/10yr/Lifetime goals instead of looking at the year ahead. So I decided to write down my goals for the year. I broke them into seven different areas which I will briefly discuss. The last year of blogging has taught me that putting it down on paper not only makes it more concrete but also makes me think about it more throughout my daily life. The game plan below is in no specific order just how it randomly came out of my mind.

  • Family
    • Focus on my temper.(This is towards all aspects of my life as well)
    • Become member of a church. (We do attend but would like to find the right one)
    • Take 2 vacations.
    • Cut down on technology usage. (Stop staring at iPad/phone all night)
    • Create a better evening routine.
    • Focus on my older daughters reading/writing.
  • Finances
    • Reduce 3 monthly bills over the course of the year.
    • Save for Christmas/Holiday expenses throughout the whole year. ($200 a month)
    • Save for an exterior home project. (This is outside of home maintenance)
    • Pay off car early. (This one is a maybe the rate is basically nonexistent)
    • Coupon weekly and focus on grocery list when shopping.
    • Maintain the monthly budget.
  • Exercise
    • Purchase bikes and cart for little one.
    • Weekly bike rides.
    • Pushups/Sit-ups nightly. (Increase the amount weekly)
    • Eat better in general.
    • Remove bad habits. (I prefer not to tell everyone my bad habits)
    • Bring lunch 3 days a week. (2 days a week is beneficial for lunch meetings)
    • Set a weekly dinner schedule.
  • Work
    • Keep track/log of weekly IT progress. (Online journal)
    • Try to work towards having my own office.
    • Move up a pay grade.
    • Show upper management that they made the right decision. (In regards to new position)
    • Clean office/emails – monthly.
  • Real Estate
    • Sell 3 homes.
    • Buy 1 investment.
    • Buyer’s agent for 3 purchases.
    • Property Management company add 2 new clients.
    • Property Management company make books/monthly process cleaner and easier.
  • Organization
    • Sell on eBay each week.
    • Focus on clean-up of 1 room a week.
    • Fix Attic access and use it to store unused items.
    • Clean up personal emails weekly.
    • Follow through all phone calls/voicemails within 24 hours.
    • Clean car/truck monthly.
  • Blog
    • Post 2 times a month
    • Convert from WordPress to personal website
    • Post to other blogs 2 times a week.
    • Get featured on 4 other blogs.

New Life

As you can see the majority of these goals are very specific. I will try to update each quarter to see where I am with my goals. So far so good, I have been achieving a few of the areas already. Let me know what your goals are. Writing them out really helps so leave me your top 5 in the comments. Upwards of Twenty thanks you for your follows, comments and shares. JB


About upwardsoftwenty

Family man with two lovely daughters and a beautiful wife. I work in the Real Estate industry and own two small businesses. I enjoy fishing and life in general.
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