Q1 was crazy, full of ups and downs.
Here’s how I structured this post. I reviewed my accomplishments in light of my 2016 goals (You can see those here). Afterwards, I put in unexpected events. Then, I added mental struggles at the end.
Eliminated $40,000 total debt in 3 months (2016 goal: eliminate $100,000)
Paid off $31,000 house debt in 3 months
*May 2016 update* Only $7,000 left on the house, and it will be gone by end of May!
Built New Media Company (2016 goal: launch podcast)
Launched Pharmacy Life Radio (podcast) with ~7,000 total downloads in 66 days
Hired Salesman for media company
Write Every Day (2016 goal: publish book)
This practice is something that I grew to love. Years ago, I hated writing with a passion. I thought I sucked at writing. But now, I developed a sincere love for writing. While I’m not great and I struggle communicating my ideas, I grow better with every day.
Tidy up ~once a week (2016 goal: clean office every week)
The practice of tidying up my office created a “clean mind” space. My office used to be cluttered, which only distracted me from accomplishing work. Now, I have a relatively clean office
Asked to speak at 2 conferences (2016 goal: speak at 5 conferences)
I’ve found this goal is difficult to obtain because I lack the vacation time needed to travel.
Give away 11% of income
This goal is going smoothly. I was giving 10% of my income away and 1% difference is an easy transition.
Dedicate more time to friends
All coaches who read this goal roll their eyes. Okay, this is not a SMART goal. But you’ll be happy to know every Wednesday night I watch anime with my best friend. It feels good to be with him more often.
FAIL. I lack the time (and drive) to make this a priority. I’ve maxed out my day as I build these businesses. Take a look
4:45 AM – Wake up
4:50 AM – Meditation, Prayer
5:00 AM – Hustle on Business
7:00 AM – Prepare for Work, help Megan (wife) with kids
8:00 AM – Work
5:00 PM – Arrive home and spend time with family
7:00 PM – Girls go to bed
9:30 PM – Go to Bed
Each day of the week after 7PM I have a coaching client or mastermind to facilitate, so that takes time away from my wife, which I hate. But, we both understand that this hustle is only for a season. It will come to an end.
Read, Pray, Meditate every day
I have been able to accomplish nearly every week day. Weekends I fall off from this habit.
Content Marketing Business
Experienced 29% revenue growth
Built team of three employees
Started Coaching Practice
Launched 66 Day Experiment Mastermind group
Open up late evenings and early mornings for coaching time
Finished Season 3 of 66 Day Experiment
I am excited to launch Season 4 where I will coach someone for 66 days through their own experiment.
I receive so much energy helping others breakthrough their mental barriers. That’s why I started coaching again.
If you’re interested in starting a side-hustle business, or need help with launching a business/website platform, contact me and I can help: Schedule a Quick Chat
Problems in Q2 2016
My content marketing business took a hit in profits. I easily lost 50% of the revenue.
But this won’t stop me.
We have a new system in place that automates our process (so I spend around 1-2 hours a week, rather than 10-15 hours needed) and my team handles the rest.
If I’m honest with you, I struggled with this setback. My business was growing like mad. But as then progressed downward, I realized that I could let this effect me, or I can pick myself up and hustle.
I choose to hustle.
What did you accomplish in Q1 of 2016? What will you accomplish in Q2?