2010 Goals Accomplished …Now onto 2011
Another year is over. Did you make the most of it? What did you accomplish? I bet you accomplished more than you think you did. Throughout the year I keep track of everything I’m doing, everything I’m accomplishing. Then at the end of the year I post a list of many of my greatest accomplishments and even some of my smaller ones. To keep myself honest, at the end of the year, I post the list for you to see. Just knowing that I have to share my list publicly keeps me on track.
Microsoft Office—Grade: A
Art Appreciation—Grade: A
Human Ecology—Grade: A-
Economics I (microeconomics)—C+. Not a bad grade considering that when you learn online you pretty much teach yourself.
Applied for and received loans
Bought Office 2007 and Office for Mac 2008 and installed them.
Visited Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 2x
Continued editing novel based on professional critique.
Called Ray Garton to discuss his professional critique of my novel.
Used Duotrope.com to research short story markets and keep up with the needs of publishers.
Donated to Duotrope.com
Paid Horror Writer’s Association (HWA) dues
Wrote synopsis for a nonfiction book I’m planning on writing
Read writing instructional e-book Write Good or Die
Researched e-book indie-publishing
Submitted short stories to 14 fiction markets
Joined Book club/writing group
Wrote 3 short stories this year.
Attended Tracy Carbone’s signing at Barnes & Noble
Sold Kindle 2’s so we could buy Kindle 3’s
Joined Dropbox.com to backup my writing files.
Celebrated 23 years of martial arts training
Taught private lessons in Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate).
Promoted 2 students to yellow belt and one student to orange belt.
Became a certified instructor/official branch school under GM Rhee to provide my students with official certificates.
Trained at my old Moo Duk Kwan school on days that I visited my parents.
Assisted teaching a little dragon’s TKD class.
Trained with my friend M. Phil in TKD/TSD and he instructed me in some Hapkido.
Relearned Pyung Ahn hung and Bassai (M. Phil critiqued forms and gave me a tune-up).
Analyzed and researched the Pyung Ahn hung (Kata) and basic one-step sparring
Compared and contrasted TSD hung and BBT kata
Read Shotokan’s Secret
Continued martial arts notebook
Learned Naihanchi Cho Dan and Began learning Naihanchi Ye Dan.
Ordered uniforms for students
Researched locations for a school location
Bought a new white uniform for myself
Bought martial arts shoes
Began reading Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
Went to dental appointments
Made eye doctor appointments for next year
Lost 5 lbs then maintained weight.
Continued alkalizing and energizing
Continued selling books and other items as an Amazon seller
Had cars inspected
Completed all regular maintenance
Had Patty’s windshield replaced
Upgraded TomTom GPS to XXL (sold my old TomTom One to do this)
Held quarterly family financial meetings
Continued Leveraging taxes to a tax preparer
Checked into refinancing our auto loans but the price was comparable.
I’m not going to list other financial but we were pretty much on track for the year.
Celebrated 15 years of marriage and 17 years since first date
Celebrated our birthdays
Called Mom, Dad and Sister once per week
Had dinner ate in-laws for birthdays
Attended Patty’s work party at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick RI and watched a murder mystery play/interactive event
Had snapshot turned into an 8×7 portrait for in-laws
Befriended family on Facebook
Visited and met my Grand Niece Liberty Mae and visited with my sister-in-law and my two nieces in CT.
Dinner at Wright’s Chicken farm with in-laws
Visited with my Mom, Dad and Bro at Foxwoods for Mother’s Day
Practiced martial arts with family
Went to breakfast with Mom, Dad, and Sis
Promoted Patty to Yellow Belt (9th kyu)
Sent packages to Niece who is in Kosovo.
Keep in contact with nephew who was in Afghanistan in the service.
Contacted my Aunt.
Began regular visits with my parents over the summer.
Went to Foxwoods for Parents 40th Anniversary
Went to Foxwoods to see parents at Christmas. Watched Legends show.
Had our friends Michelle and Jim over the house.
Reconnected with my old friend Marcus
Trained with my friend M. Phil (Also trained with old friend M. Dennis and new friend Dr. Dave and a whole host of new friends)
Connected with my friend Ed at KISS concert
Hung out with my friends Chuck, Susan, and Dan in Salem
Reconnected with a high school classmate at Foxwoods
Connected with friends on Facebook
Went to see Jersey Boys at CPAC
Attended Frankie Valli concert at Mohegan Sun
Went to Mohegan Sun for gaming
Went to see KISS at the Comcast Center
Watched local Memorial Day Fireworks
Saw Inception: The IMAX Experience
Rejoined Red Sox Nation
Joined the Archaeology, Astronautics & SETI Research Association.
Joined Netflix again
Upgraded Blackberry’s to Bold
Went to Salem MA 3x (Psychic, House of 7, Ghost Tour, Beer Works, Rockefellers)
Trip to America’s Stonehenge in Salem NH. Had a great meal at Margareta’s, stayed in an executive suite overnight with whirlpool bath.
Completed all house upkeep
Replaced dish Washer
Replaced garbage disposal
Installed new CO2 detectors
Installed new bathroom faucet
Had furnace serviced
On track with charity giving
Voted in all elections
Continued using the Anthony Robbins Rapid Planning Method (RPM). I’ve been using this planning system since sometime in 2001.
Added a magic moments tab to monthly goal file.
That’s all for 2010…now onto 2011!