2017 - Goals
January 15th, 2017
Why make goals?
I'm writing these goals down to serve as a reminder for me about what I want to focus on this year. They also will provide useful information at the end of the year when I write another Year In Review post, like the one I wrote for 2016
. Lastly, putting this out on the internet provides at least some form of accountability to actually try to achieve these goals.
In 2017, my basic goals are:
- Make $500/month from an MVP/Startup/Side Project
- Go to the gym 3 times a week to run, lift weights, and do yoga
- Cook more food at home and eat less processed food
- Spend less than $1300/month ($650 rent, $100 utilities, $300 food, $250 entertainment, $100 student loans, $100 incidentals)
- Write more - blog posts (1/week), fiction, poetry, code.
- Read 2 books per month
In 2017, my stretch goals are:
- Make $1000/month (ramen profitable!) from an MVP/Startup/Side Project
- Go to the gym 5 times a week to run, lift weights, and do yoga
- Get a project into a major tech publication (Wired, TechCrunch, Forbes, etc)
- Read 4 books per month
12 in 12
This year, I'm going to try to create 12 MVP's in 12 months. Inspiration from this comes from Pieter Levels
and "micro-entrepreneurs", like TJ Holowaychuck
and Patrick McKenzie
. I'll be launching the first MVP at the end of the month, and doing a retrospective blog post on the launch and what went right/wrong. If any of these projects "take off" (meaning either solid growth or solid revenue), I'll take a break from the 12 projects in 12 months idea to focus full time on scaling up the successful project.
That's all, folks!