Post your goals here, get discussion going, and back each other up. Don't be shy -- jump in.
Edit: And feel free to add, "...and how people here could help me."
My goal is to create wealthy for myself and my family as well as to help others around me.
1.Setting up an online business, advising and counselling people on relationships and how to become successful
2. Get fitter and healthier and lose weight.(Started already by working out twice a day, taking 1 day off).
3. Expanding my knowledge with relevant courses(currently studying Project Man & English Lit/Lang online).
4. Work on my website to make it more appealing. At the moment its not how i imagined it would be.
5. To gain financial freedom by increasing my salary to 1000000 per year.......
6. To meet and make friends with successful and wealthy people who also share my Millionaire Mindset.....No negativity allowed!
My biggest goal is to implement some processes to reduce the amount of bugs we ship with SETT. It seems like often times I'll fix a big bug only to introduce a small one at the same time. My hunch is that unit testing is the best way to do this, so I plan on learning how to effectively create tests and at least build out test coverage for essential stuff like logging in/out, posting comments, subscribing/unsubscribing, etc.
The biggest barrier I've got is that I don't know which factors to test for. Like for posting, do I check to see if the post is accurate or just if it exists?
- Flying to SF for 3 weeks to meet with as many awesome people as possible.
- Taking part in Startup School 2012
- Meet people on my VIP list (incl. Paul Graham, Drew Houston, Jason Shen, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Joel Spolsky, Jeff Atwood)
- Finalise cofounder for YCombinator application
- Put in YC application
- getting back into daily time and money tracking
- finish udacity course on webdevelopement
- keep studying Coursera's course on Operations
- get basic website-porffolio up and do 2 free freelancing works
- full focus on university finals and homeworks
- market research for project A
- write 8k words (10 blog posts)
Define my standards for proactivity and train employee on them.
3 new accounts.
Ship Project A and B which are for two larger clients.
Get my daughter, to whom I am teaching piano, to be able to sight read while staying on meter.
Give a great talk to some developers at the end of the month.
80%+ weekly ratings on RescueTime.com (not daily since I want to allow for one discovery day/week.)
Achieve a 4.0 GPA this semester.
I'm not from US, but is GPA maximum score 4.0?
That's pretty ambicious. Good luck with that.
Yes the top score is a 4.0. It is going to be harder also because I have reached my initial goal of getting a full-time offer before I graduate.
I am trying to find a way to keep pushing through. Any advice?
I've never heard of anyone who scored 100% on something like this. Is it posible?
I'm asking so that you aim for a reachable goal, you know? I don't think that the old philosophy of "aim the moon, if you miss, you'll hit a star" works; in general, it demotivates people, I'd say (from personal experience only). If it is possible, don't get discouraged for what I said (that's the whole point), though. Go for it.
Hmm... since you're a top player, I'd recommend this text by Sebastian, including the 1st comment and this piece by Isaac. Go look the academic paper too.
How is measured the GPA? Is it only one exam or it is the average of ongoing exams through high school?
4.0 is routinely achieved by capable students (not to discredit the goal; it is a lot of work, but it is achievable enough to be expected of very good students.)
GPA is the average of all my class grades. My class grades are made up of test grades, homework, participation, and attendance.
I have seen people achieve a 4.0 GPA. To think about it, you simply need to get A's in all of your classes. It is possible, just tough. Anything worthwhile is hard to get.
Thanks for the articles, I skimmed over them and I am sure they will be helpful.
If I focus on minimum daily behaviors, the "bigger" goals will come into focus...
Eat Clean 26 days
Work out or Swim 22 days
Write 1,000 words a day Mon - Sat
1. Get more organized with my time (exams/gym/work/startup and business ideas)
2. Better control over my expenses
3. Blogging more regularly, and churning out posts of better quality
1. Meeting more people around the Melbourne area who are interested in entrepreneurship/startups. The startup community here is still growing, so it'd be great if I met more people who share similar interests.
2. Follow through with one of the many business and startup ideas that are currently floating around in my head (validation of the idea, and potential co-founders).
3. Prioritize studying for my university finals.
I can see a conflict of interest for major goals (2) and (3), so i'll probably have to work around that with better time management.. All in all, I think Isaac and I have major goals that are parallel to each other. Great knowing that there are other people out there who share similar goals!
- plan and book trip to China for next month.
- get allergy tested (I had a bad reaction to something last month and not 100% sure what caused it, but getting tested required going around some bureaucracy, so I've been stupidly putting it off)
- getting back into daily running
- move forwards with new consulting idea. I think reasonable targets for the end of the month are a) team of 3-4 committed people, b) get basic website up c) have basic strategy for pitching/acquiring clients and d) start executing that strategy.
- figure out where we're going with our existing startup idea; ie, decide if it's worth pursuing seriously, or switch to another idea.
Edit (7th Oct): goal #5 is crossed off the list... Time for full-on focus with #4
Great. What's the biggest potential hangup you'll face?
There's no real obstacles to goals 1, 2, and 3, I just have to do them.
Biggest obstacle with the consulting idea - well, things are moving forwards already, I emailed a bunch of coders I know and got quite a bit of interest, so I'm gonna get 2 or 3 together next week to figure out strategy. Biggest hang-ups really are a) I want to go after high-level, high-paying clients, which takes a bit of moxie, and b) committing time to this (it's not a full-time commitment, but it'll be an ongoing part-time commitment).
Biggest hangup with startup - trying to find an idea that's worth committing a big chunk of my 20s too. Maybe an easier approach would be just to try out a half-decent idea and see if it works, but I don't want to wake up in 2 years time with a "living dead" business that I'm not passionate about.
Just wanted to say a quick note of thanks for all the readers here. I'm always constantly amazed by how smart, driven, and overall cool the people I meet and connect with are here.
Thanks, gratitude, and here's to a fantastic 2014.
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