My set of goals basically haven’t changed.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.