Happy New Year’s Eve!
The New Year is a great time to evaluate what went well last year and where you want to go next year — both personally and professionally.
Honestly, I absolutely love New Year’s Eve, but I am probably biased 🙂
Reasons to Love New Year’s
- Fresh Start – As a kid, I used to have a love/hate relationship with the fact that my birthday followed the birth of a New Year. It was usually the day before everyone went back to work/school. As I have gotten older, I love that aspect! It has been a great time to become wiser and take a fresh start with those starting New Year’s resolutions.
- Reflection – This is a great time to sit back and think of what went well last year and what you want to do new this year. One of my goals is to be more productive in the evenings now that I am working full time again. I know that I am more productive listening to music than watching TV. Therefore, one of my personal goals is to use music as my white noise and not TV.
- Take ACTION – Use this time to create a plan on what you want to do and where you want to go — something that gives you the chance to take action and follow through. One of my professional goals is to grow my blog. As someone working full time, running nine properties, and now trying to launch a successful website, time is something that is not plentiful. Therefore, efficiency and learning from others’ successes is my key. I am part of numerous online groups, and the members in them have great ideas. In order to be efficient, I have created a weekly outline. This allows me to put their suggestions in the template. This is an easy way to make sure that their strategies are met without making it stressful.
What are you professional goals? Have you created an outline and thought through the variables that can impact your success?
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David Johansen says
I enjoyed reading your goals and I am sure you achieve them as you are obviously very focussed in achieving them and have a strong start already! My real estate goals for this next year are:
1-Rent out my current home by June of 2014.
2-Buy another home where the numbers make sense to convert into a rental in 2016.
My current strategy involves borrowing from my 401k for the majority of the down payment and then using the cashflow/tax return etc to pay the 401k loan back. I am looking forward to really getting my feet wet and getting my real estate investing off to a strong start in 2015.
Look forward to hearing your progress through out the year! Have you thought about buying your house as a pure personal with 5% down. This way you can save you 401k funds. We “love” leverage as it allows us to put as little down a possible while allowing the maximum value of the house. This would allow you to maximize your “baskets”.