weekly progress goals

16Oct

Weekly Process Goals: October 13th, 2014

Sorry about the late reply.

Holidays throw me off my rhythm.  It’s important to keep up the daily disciplines and goals regardless of holidays or interruptions.  Of course this is easier said then done.  Reminding yourself why these goals are important can help get you back on track.

Last week was relatively unsuccessful in terms of reaching my goals.  Lately I’ve been unable to find much motivation to rip into the problems that have their hooks into me.  My health goals don’t seem all that important to me at this time.  The root of this is that when you have health, you don’t feel the need to maintain it.

This week I took a mental timeout to try and regain the determination and focus I once had.  I isolated myself a few hours before bed, to really try to discover the missing piece of myself.  Unfortunately I ended up falling asleep.  However I did get a good mental break, that allowed me to sleep soundly.

As for my missing motivation, I need to get around some more people with passion, so that I can ignite the passion back in my life.

Last weeks goals:
1) Workout daily, attempt lunch time workout 2 this week. (0/2 for workout, 4/7 for bike riding)
2) Post to wattpad daily (6/7 days)
3) Brush up coding skills daily (5/7 pretty successful)

Finished:
Slicing Pie (been talking about it to whoever will listen)
This week:
1) Workout daily. Get membership at heart house?
2) Post to wattpad daily
3) Secure next gig
Currently reading:
War and Peace (2.5 hours remaining)
Good luck with your goals this week!

 

1Oct

Weekly Process Goals

Another week is upon us.  This last week has been super busy.  At work, we have successfully implemented the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX).  It has made a great impact on the progress for ACORN.  This week I hope to commit the team to an under 100 bugs goal.

As for my personal life, Winnie and I have finally taken our engagement photos.  Thankfully the weather on Monday was the best we could hope for, so I’m confident the photos will turn out great.

As for weekly progress.  Last week was decent, but missed one of the goals of finding a new venture to invest in.  Instead I spent a significant amount of time working on the house.  Repaired 2 major leaks (Note if any of you ever have leaks something like http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/industrial-brands/high-performance/specialty-products/Leak-Seal-Tape/, could save much cash), added a vent, small repairs, and pulled out a bunch of weeds.

To deal with my tenant issue, I’ve started a new mental strategy.  Went out and bought 3 baseball caps of different colours.  Because they were world cup hats, they also have a country associated with them.  The orange hat Netherlands represents team work.  I leave it at work, to remind myself that I’m here to work as a team to get things done.  To think as problems as a whole, not as parts.  I have a german hat, for when I’m a landlord, to be ruthlessly efficient at solving the issue, and not to take bullshit from tenants and contractors.  Finally I got a white cap, representing England, I leave this one at home.  To remind myself to always be a gentlemen.
Last weeks goals:
1) Workout daily, bike or weight train (5/7)
2) Post daily to wattpad until book is done (5/7)
3) Invest in new venture. (Failed, didn’t fine new venture to invest in)
Reading:
Business Adventures
This weeks goals:
1) Workout daily, bike or workout at lunch
2) Post daily to wattpad
3) Focus on career next steps
Finish reading:
Business Adventures
What are your goals this week?  Where are you trying to go?
24Sep

Weekly Process Goals, September 22

Often times we set lofty goals for ourselves and we fall short.  But
it’s important to remember to not be so hard on ourselves.

Sure in your head your saying, “if I’m not hard on myself I’ll just
slack even more”.  It turns out that yelling at yourself produces the
opposite effect.

Research has shown when you yell at yourself, you are more likely to
continue doing the habit that you are trying to correct.  The reason
this happens is because you brain is trying to protect you.  It tries
to make you feel better after you have told yourself how disappointed
you are with your lack of self control.

Often the fastest way to make you feel better is to continue doing the
action that causes the disappointment.

The cure to this is to imagine yourself as a mentor to someone much
younger.  Would you tell them they are a disappointment if they failed
to reach their goals?  Of course not.  You would likely give them
encouragement, let them know that people fall off the wagon sometimes,
that’s normal.  The key is to get back on after you fall off.  That’s
the character trait that gets you to where you want to go in life.

Previous week’s goals:
1) No starchy whites this week. (3/7, this is pretty tough, takes
complete focus, will try again for this week)
2) Post daily to wattpad, no excuses (5/7 did so most days)
3) Buy Alibaba stock (Bought in, going to hold for a while)

This weeks goals:
1) Work out daily, bike or weight train
2) Post daily to wattpad until book is done
3) Invest in new venture.

Best of luck on your process goals.

8Sep

Weekly Process Goals, September 8th, 2014

 

Sleep is very important.  Getting a good nights sleep is the key to having a productive day.  In fact, I believe if you don’t catch up on sleep, you end up with an unproductive week.

That being said I’ve had a pretty unproductive past week.  Need to re-establish my goals, and put in some systems to stay on track.

This article has been inspiring:

http://www.singlefounder.com/2014/02/04/losers-have-goals-winners-have-systems/

Merely having goals is good, but it’s not enough to get to the end zone.

My mentor once told me, “begin with the end in mind”.  This is sage advice, as we need to visualize where we want to be, and work backwards, setting up the systems that are needed to get to that goal.

Imagine driving to a place, and not know which roads to take.  It would be very hard.  You need to plot out a route, and even backup routes if you want to make it.

Last weeks goals:

This weeks goals:
1) Lag goal, reach physical weight of 175 pounds, 10% body fat.
Lead goal, workout daily, 30 minutes, eat diet low in white starchy carbs

-Failed at this goal this week
-Must create new system, and feedback loops
-System to manage energy level will be the goal this week.

2) Lag goal, have strong relationships with 50 people.
Lead goal, have a meaningful conversation with 2 people each day,encourage them to do the same.

-Successful, reconnected with friends this week over family gathering
-Need to schedule and systemize this event, similar to Winnie’s Aunt & Uncle, yearly BBQ for example
3) Lag goal, create wealth that generates $10,000 per month automatically
Lead goal, create each day, both through writing and coding 30 minutes

-Need to focus on what I do best.
-Invest and build up that skill set
-Systemize my movement to this

Previous book:
Four Disciplines of Execution (3/4 way through)

Key lesson, “x to y by when”.

 

This weeks goals:
1) Establish system for health:
Wildly Important Goal – Go from 20% to 10% body fat by June 15, 2015.
Lead measures
- eliminate white starchy foods to all but 1 serving a day
- work out each morning 15 minutes minimum, no excuses
- In bed by 11 pm 5/7 days a week.

2) Establish connections:
Wildly Important Goal – Grow network, from 750 to 1000 by June 15, 2015
Lead measures
- Post daily to Wattpad
- Learn something new about 3 person each day

3) Establish weatlh:
Wildly Important Goal – Raise automated income by $3,500 by June 15, 2015
Lead measures
- Bring a complete website up and running by end of week (New app lead measures)
- Look into re-assessment of my property by end of week
- Each day figure out how to create ~13 dollars a day re-occurring
Current Book:
Four Disciplines of Execution (Finish by end of this week, start Business Adventures)
As always let me know if you would like to be removed from the list.

Thanks,

Danny

2Sep

Weekly Process Goals: September 2nd 2014

Hey Everyone,

Another busy week has past.  Been a bit too serious lately, and decided this long weekend was a good one to unwind with some cartoons.  (I recommend American Dad, Teen Titan’s Go, and Space Dandy).

In terms of process goals, I was pretty successful.  I wanted to remind everyone why we are doing these process goals.

Often times we want to reach what we call a “Lag” goal.  For example, lose 20 pounds.  A goal that is too big to accomplish or track.  It’s really hard to reach these goals, as what we do day to day may or may not impact that outcome.

The key is to create lead goals, goals that impact that lag goal if you do them little by little each day. For example measure calorie intake for each meal.  By doing this daily action, you are more likely to reach that end goal you are striving for.

That being said here are my goals last week:
1) Workout daily. (5/7, slipped a few days, but will be back on schedule again this week)
2) Meaningful conversation this week (Managed to talk about families 3/7 of the days, need to be more active and connect)
3) Create each day. 30 minutes (5/7, pretty good overall, need to keep at it)

Previous book:
Your life your legacy

This weeks goals:
1) Lag goal, reach physical weight of 175 pounds, 10% body fat.
Lead goal, workout daily, 30 minutes, eat diet low in white starchy carbs
2) Lag goal, have strong relationships with 50 people.
Lead goal, have a meaningful conversation with 2 people each day, encourage them to do the same.
3) Lag goal, create wealth that generates $10,000 per month automatically
Lead goal, create each day, both through writing and coding 30 minutes
Current book:
Four disciplines of execution

Let me know what your lead and lag goals are, so I can help you be accountable.

 

23Jul

It’s been a very busy week for me at work.
ACORN 1.0 is nearing it’s development completion, and there is still
much to do before we hit the QA cycle.  Been working some overtime to
try and make our July 31st deadline.

Work on the rental house continues.  Tenants always find something
that needs to be fixed or addressed.  I am learning that my instant
responses to their request is overkill, and a waste of my energy.
This rental property is suppose to be passive income, not active
income.  Must delegate to my property manager.

We are into week 3 of my move in with my fiancee.  Living with someone
other than family takes some getting use to.  At first it was
stressful as I was trying too hard to match our schedules.  It turned
out this is not necessary nor is it desired, as we both have our own
lives and obligations.

On to the weekly goals:
I must admit this past week has been a bit weak on the exercising.  I
realized this is due to my schedule.  I’ve been sleeping way too late,
and as a result this drains my willpower.  To correct this issue, I
will sleep before midnight each day, stopping all activities 1/2 an
hour before.

Previous weeks goals:
1) Workout 1/2 hour each day (3/7, I ended up driving a few days of
the week, and missed out on my regular workout)
2) Meaningful conversations (5/7, was pretty good at taking the time
to talk to people each day)
3) Learning leadership (5/7, managed to listen to audiobooks most of the days)

This weeks process goals:
1) Stick to workout on app, bike each work day.
2) One meaningful conversation each day.
3) Listen to audiobook each day

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