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Edit: I gave up on financial goals in late 2011 after some huge financial and artistic wins... money shouldn't be taken too seriously. For the record, they were all basically on track, some were being massively exceeded, others were a bit behind schedule, but were all happening.

I set my next 10 years of financial goals on June 28th. That was exactly a month ago.

1 year - Critical Thinking [my first book] out. Blog income trickling. Some info products. Some freelancing. Something else, some X-Factor thing bringing in cash. Net monthly income positive. Health insurance. $50,000 in the bank. Expenses = income per month minimum.

3 years - 3 to 5 books out, many products out, blog income robust, some working on big exciting deals. $10,000 per month total, $5000 passive at least. First property owned. $300,000 in the bank.

5 years - 7-10 books out, many many products out, many passive income internet properties, working on big exciting things, $50,000 per month total, $40,000 passive at least. $1,000,000 in the bank.

Early On a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

 

So I've got my morning coffee and a little spoonful of peanut butter (the kind that has honey mixed in, yummy!).  It's the end of a very full week getting my new online artstore Tropical Shade of Green up and running.  This is the start of a new business venture for me with plans to expand very gradually and essentially live more in my art and create more of my work.

Shameless plug:  If you haven't been there yet, here is a link http://www.tropicalshadeofgreen.com

I've spent more time catching up on sleep more than anything and starting to phase in a little more exercise.  It's no joke.  Doing what you passionately love takes hard work and a few buckets of imagination.  I've been stockpiling these buckets for quite some time, and I feel like lightening the load a bit. 

On the piano front, I've been quietly at work on the new album.  There's lots of decisions to make regarding string arrangements, key changes, tempos, vocal inflections, and blah blah blah.  It's a whole slew of technical cues that need to be ironed out before a song is ever formally recorded or even performed.  The function and the form feed the emotion and deepen the depth. 

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