2019 Goals – Get It Done
Get It Done – My 2019 Goals
2019 Goals – A new year, well actually half way threw the first month of 2019. Time is flying by. It is time to establish our goals for this year. By writing them here it makes me accountable to all of you. This drastically improves my results and even gives me that extra kick in the ass to get it done, if I failed.
In 2018 I did o.k. with my goals. You can see that post right here. There was a lot of room for improvement though, which actually isn’t really a bad thing. Some goals I created a little too general and they were hard to track. While others I can admit I half-assed. ie working out…. Its time to be just a little better and get them done. Well let’s go!
Create A Will
Oh the thing everyone should do, and tells you to do. Ask them if they got one and most respond nope! Well I failed on this goal last year. I kept putting it off. But after reviewing my goals last year I got called out on it. Divy Dad, Tawcan, Greg, German, Steps to Early Retirement and Gym called me out on it. We all need one. It was time to do one.
Well I haven’t done one yet, but we did talk to our lawyer and for me and my wife it will be 600$ for wills and power of attorneys. We know who our kids will go to if we pass away and basically the estate will be divided to them. I wouldn’t mind giving like 20-40k to some charity at our death as well. Me and the wife need to talk a little more, but the lawyer is on vacation until the end of this week anyways.
We plan on getting this done in January. We have put it off long enough and I don’t want you guys telling me to do it again! haha….
Read More Books!
I’ll be honest. Buying books from thrift stores is my retail therapy. (well and buying stocks) My bookcase has a tonne of books I have bought, but yet haven’t read. I tend to read a lot of bloggers, news or get stuck in the social media black hole on my phone. It’s time to cut back on screen time. My goal is to read at least 10 books this year. Just a little over a month to achieve that per book. Bonus points if I read 12 and just hammer one per month.
I’m currently reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s book – crushing it. Absolutely awesome book and hope it improves my social media game. The library just informed me his book – Jab, Jab Right hook is now in stock for me as well. No pressure, but I definitely need to read faster now….
Books Read so far in 2019
- Crushing It – Gary Vaynerchuk
Pick Up More Garbage
Pick up garbage? huh? sup with you? It may seem weird but I used to do it. It blows me away that I can be walking my dog in a forest that I rarely see anyone in. Yet there is garbage along the trails… Some of the neighbour’s don’t really keep up with the neighborhood and don’t clean their garbage that fly’s from their garbage or recycling bin. Go to a beach and notice how much plastic is along the shore line… It honestly makes me sick a little.
Anyways a while ago I used to bring a bag with me every time I walked the dog, just for picking up garbage. It is so much nicer seeing a clean neighborhood or walking in nature and not seeing water bottles or wrappers. Id like to point out that if there is a lot of garbage I wont spend hours cleaning it up but maybe pick up the odd piece every 10-20 feet.
This was something I used to feel really good doing, takes no money, makes the world better and can be done by anyone. Bonus if your kids are with you and help or watch you. They will learn to emulate or not pollute.
Donate More To Charities.
Me and the misses briefly talked about this, just after new years. We donate to the odd charity and fundraisers. Id like to commit to a certain amount monthly, and set it on auto pilot. The problem I have is how much of my money will actually go to benefit the cause, and not be spend on internal costs. We have thought about the ocean cleanup project or some other charity to support jungles and or animals/birds. etc.
World vision is another option, that would not only benefit the kid/s we are supporting. But we think would also open our kids eyes to how great they really have it……. You don’t want to eat that onion on that pizza? Don’t like that pork chop? Come on!
Increase Our Forward Dividends By $1,100 This Year.
We currently have a $5,412 forward income from dividend’s. By the end of the year I would like that number to be at $6,500. This may seem a little conservative but it also comes with diversification. My lowest 2 sectors Basic Materials and Industrial’s don’t pay out the highest yields. And I would like to pump those 2 sectors back up. Hopefully dividend raises, continue to grow and help us reach our goal.
Finish Our Vegetable Garden
I didn’t finish this project last year because I ran out of patio stones. I get them for free whenever we do a new interlock job at a clients place, so I refuse to buy them. In 2018 I got the whole perimeter setup with raised flower beds and drip lines. We had that all planted up and its great picking your own vegetables. To finish I just need to create a middle raised bed and finish the pathways with patio slabs. Ideally this will be done before planting time May 24 weekend.
Reduce My Screen Time Before Bed.
I have thought about this but saw roadmap to retire had this as one of his goals and it made me want to focus on this more. There are a lot of benefits to not staring at a screen all the time in general, but before bed its huge. Your brain relaxes and makes it a lot easier to sleep that night. I try dimming the screen but I don’t think that really helps. I plan on shutting the phone off and reading for at least a half hour or engage in some other extra curricular activity before bed. =)
Well there ya have it, 7 new objectives in our 2019 goals. As I mentioned above, by making them public and writing them down it motivates me to keep on them. Slowly but surely, things get done and improvement occurs. It doesn’t happen overnight. 2019 will be another great year, full of successes as well as challenges.
What are your goals for 19? Do you donate to any charities already?
Hey I’m Rob, creator of Passive Canadian Income.
In 2011 me and my wife had almost $60,000 in debt and a negative $7,000 Net Worth. Through hard work and financial education we paid all that off. Now we are focusing on increasing our Passive Income Streams to make the money work for us. Feel Free to Follow along the Journey by clicking the Social Media links below or subscribing to get notified of new posts on the sidebar.