It has been exactly 3 months since I outlined my goals for 2010. Let’s review my progress:
1 mile in under 5:30.
*I ran a 5:57 mile a couple of weeks ago. Hoping to take care of this before the next update.
Run a half-marathon.
200 squats without stopping.
25 pull-ups without stopping.
*On January 1st I could do 7, now I can do 15. Slowly making progress.
Be able to fall into a push up from standing position, like Christian Bale in Batman Returns.
*I can do it, but not as fluidly as he does in the movie. I’ll post a video to YouTube when I feel more comfortable.
Cycle 100 miles in one day.
Be able to hold an L-position for 30 seconds.
*I’ve been doing the P90X ab workouts to strengthen my core. I’ve got a long way to go.
Hold breath for at least 3 minutes.
*At 2+ minutes. Hoping to finish this soon.
- Redesign and rethink my vision as a blogger. Is this a travel site? A lifestyle design or business site? This needs to be cleared up.
- Write at least 15 guest posts for other bloggers.
- Get at least 500 subscribers.
- Post consistently, at least once a week on Tuesdays. Sundays will be reserved for PMBA and case-study updates.
- Develop a cost-of-traveling blog widget, an idea that I’ve been sitting on for several months.
*We’re getting there! I’ve found the vision for the blog but am still trying to map it out. I’ve only written one guest post, but my FeedBurner count is up to 353. I haven’t been posting consistently. Once a week, yes, but not on Tuesdays 🙂
A quick note: The goal of this blog is not to reach as many people as possible. I simply use these metrics to track my progress and stay motivated. That being said–the more people that read, the more people I can interact with and bounce ideas off of, the more fulfilling and purposeful this whole experience is going to be. I’m still trying to find my online spirit. You all have been a huge help.
- Redesign and find a cheaper host.
- Sell at least 5 prints.
*Still working on the redesign. I’m choosing between two layouts–should be finished in the next couple of weeks. I haven’t sold any prints yet.
I set this site up to record my experiences at different Indian restaurants around the world. It could go in a variety of directions.
- Write at least 20 reviews
- Get at least 50 subscribers
*This has been such a fun project! Big shout-out to Earl (from Wandering Earl) for stepping up and writing some killer reviews of Indian restaurants in places like Mexico, the U.K. and Australia. We’ve written a total of 13 posts and currently have 7 FeedBurner subscribers. Still not sure what direction to take this, but enjoying documenting my curry-licious experiences around the world.
Read at least 15 more books on the Personal MBA reading list.
*I’ve read 2. These books continue to be really fun to work through.
Put together a long-term goals/bucket list.
*Done! I’ll publish the list next week.
Buy a keyboard.
Hike the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Score at least a 700 on a practice GMAT and then take the real thing.
*I’m close…hoping to take the test this summer.
Make at least $500 in supplemental income.
*So far I’ve made $85.87. I’ll talk more about supplemental income in a few weeks.
Reread I Will Teach You To Be Rich and restructure and optimize my finances.
Track all my expenses. To the penny.
*Still doing. Amazing how much I spend on food/alcohol each month…hmm.
Finish the 21-day No-Complaint Experiment
*Have tried twice and failed. I’ll keep trying.
Score at least $15,000 on Jeopardy! using the Coryat method. So far my highest score is $9,600.
*Done! I try and watch Jeopardy at least a few times each week, and lucky for me, twice I have scored above $15,000. Typical Jeopardy contestants score upwards of $25,000, so just to clear things up, I’m no genius people.
What goals are you working on in 2010?