Ever since my wife and I got married, instead of partying on new years eve, we make an effort to get away for a few days and reflect on the past year. This year we got to do that early by visiting Park City, Utah to spend some alone time and set goals for the new year. 

Each day during the year, I write in my phone 3 magic moments from the previous day. It doesn’t happen every day but at the end of the year, I have hundreds of magic moments. We take the time to read through these and by the end we can’t help but think of all of the incredible things that happened. 

Things like, “my son fell asleep with his feet by his head because he was sitting up in his crib and just fell forward and I helped him lay down.” or ” I spent all day with my wife and son because I had no classes.”

When you take time to reflect, it’s hard not to feel grateful for everything that happened and it gets me excited for the new year!

In our annual state of the union, we do what we like to call a “budget party.” We take some time to go over our annual spending and compare it to last years spending. We track our spending using Mint.com which makes it really easy. 

2018 was an incredible year for my business, personal growth, family and so much more. The new year is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s a great way to look at things with a fresh view. 

2018 Goals:

Instead of having vague goals like spend less or eat healthier, we try to have clear numbers to base our goals off of. 

  • No screens after 10:00 pm
  • Create an above average, outstanding relationship by focusing on Kenzie’s needs, loving her the way she needs to be loved and communicating effectively
  • Spend quality time with my son
  • Take Fish oil, Multi-Vitamins, Vitamin D and a Protein Drink every morning
  • I will drink one gallon of water a day for 365 days
  • I will eat 3500 calories a day of leaner food. Not just eating everything in sight but to eat more intentionally
  • I will lift heavier weight focusing on Bench, Military Press, Squats and Deadlift
  • Max out my Roth IRA
  • Eat out only 4 times a month
  • Launch my blog/business
  • Become a creator instead of a consumer
  • Move to Texas

There were more goals but I obviously can’t share everything with you!

I have my goals set in place for 2019 and I’ve done the same thing every year for the past 10 years. Maybe this will help you set goals if you haven’t taken the time to do it yet and would like to. 

I focus on eight areas of my life and break them into sections. These eight areas are:

  • Marriage
  • Family
  • Spiritual
  • Health
  • Finances
  • Business
  • Personal Development
  • Travel

Once I have each area defined, I try and set at least three specific goals in each section. I may be guilty of setting too many goals but I did try to simplify it this year. Personal development is something I’m crazy about!

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Here’s to making 2019 an awesome year!

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