Goal Setting 2015
Goals, yikes!

A year ago, I posted on this blog my goals for 2014 and as usual, I miserably failed to accomplish them. But I am stubborn. I’ll keep trying to reach them in 2015.

My set of goals basically haven’t changed.

  1. The unity of my marriage.

This is first and foremost. My business goals eluded me in 2014. I don’t mind this very much because, in December, my wife told me: “It doesn’t matter. Don’t stress yourself. It will come. I support you.”

  1. Quit my 9 to 5 job.

My job still slaves me for 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. I still want my life back; I want to see my kids grow up!

And I want to get more meaning from my life. I know, I experienced in 2014 that my writing made a difference in people’s lives. My job provides food and shelter. But my life means more than that.

To replace my salary, I need to sell about 72 books a day (for three dollars, or six times more for $1). The calculation in 2014 was based solely on $1 books. Now, when I’m back in power over my whole catalogue, I’ll lower the price of most of my old books back to $1.

So to help reach that goal, I have a sub-goal:

  • 2a. Publish a dozen books this year.

I have one almost ready, one in edition, three raw drafts done, and a fourth in progress. So I need to write less than 7 books in 2015 and publish them all. In 2014, I wrote 6. I’ll somehow squeeze writing the seventh into my schedule. One will be permafree. The rest will be priced at $3.

  1. Growing my mailing list.

I had 342 subscribers on the 31st of December 2014. This year, the goal is not “let’s say,” but is simply 1000 people. If I can get 300 subscribers publishing just a couple of books in 2014, I surely can get 700 more publishing 12 new titles.

Which each passing (my mind prompts the word “wasted”) year, my determination grows stronger. I learned something in the last year. I hope I can implement those lessons with better results.

And in the beginning of 2016, you can check what I’ve managed to accomplish.

Goal Setting 2015

4 thoughts on “Goal Setting 2015

  • January 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

    You absolutely floor me Michal! Your resolve gets stronger, and bolder, every year. I love it!
    It’s people like you who make the rest of us think that anything is possible, thank you;-)

    • January 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Nice to hear that Michelle.
      But “thinking” it’s not enough for me. I want you to SEE that.

  • January 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    When I see what you have accomplished this past year Michal, I know that if I persevere with my goals and really fine tune them, I will accomplish mine as well. You inspire us all!


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