Being that it is January, I need to get my house (head) in order. I’ve been feeling a little unfocused this past week, so I figured it was about time to write down my specific goals for 2010.
For those of you that know me, realize that I am a man of sticking to my promises. If I say I’m going to do something then it will be done. I like being honest especially with myself. That being said it’s time to do my goals, why? As I mentioned tons of times before I write down my goals here so I feel like I am accountable to anyone reading my blog. I like the no B.S. approach is has worked for me so far, so I am going to continue.
Before I post my exact goals for 2010. I want you to read what my real estate guru Ozzie Jurock sent me my by email:
“People don’t do what we expect, they do what we inspect with respect. New Year’s resolution type goals don’t work, because we have no one to inspect us. Your goals should be specific, quantifiable and measurable. Accountability is the key. For instance, what exactly does it mean when we say: “I will buy some real estate?” Make it specific: “I will buy an investment condo that cash flows by May 1, 2010.” That’s specific and measurable. And…put it in writing … and have someone inspect you. It works!”
Ozzie Jurock is awesome, through his newsletter that I subscribe to, he has guided me to buying cash flow properties in Vancouver, Prince George, Winnipeg (mistake) and now Las Vegas! He doesn’t know that he has even helped me, but one of these days I will chat with him at the real estate seminars that I frequent here in Vancouver and tell how much of an inspiration he is.
- First off I want to lose about five pounds. It’s not very much, because I don’t really need to drop much weight at all. I am doing the exercise bike every day for 30 minutes and it’s working out great. I sit on my ass and watch TV while I am on the bike, so it doesn’t even feel like a workout really.
- Real estate! Well what can I say about this? My major goal is to have $20,000 in invest income every month coming through real estate. I am just under half way there, not bad I know. This year I plan on buying 5 more condos, mostly in Las Vegas I think. The end date for this to happen will be November 14, 2010. Last years I said I would buy 3 condos and bought 4, 3 in Vancouver and one in Las Vegas.
- Online income – Working online has enabled me to buy all the real estate I have, it has changed my life forever, no going back now. I blogged about how I made the $7,000 profit per day goal last month, well it has come down from that level. Honestly it’s pretty tough to keep the momentum going at $7,000 per day for months on end. That being said, I think a new revised goal of $2,000 U.S. per day in profit should be attainable by February 1,2010. I don’t know exactly how I’m going to do this, but the magic of writing down your goals, seems to get me super focused on hitting the bench mark I have set for myself. In this case $2,000 profit U.S per day is my new goal. I want this to be consistent, meaning it will last for months on end. I know I can do and I will do it, let’s watch it happen!
Remember the law of attraction does work, I am living proof of it.
front yard sunsrise, taken on January 7, 2010
back yard sunsrise, taken on January 7, 2010
Today I hit the big 38 years old. I never thought I would ever be 38 years old, seemed so far away when I was in my 20’s and now here I am. So happy birthday to me, I’m 38 today. Tommorow I’m going to the Shabusen Yakiniku House on Granville street on the West Side of Vancouver. Shabusen is a mix of Japanese sushi food and Korean BBQ, and it’s all you can eat. Usually I stick to very few carbs to keep my weight down however tommorrow I will bend my own rules just a wee bit.
If you haven’t tried Shabusen I really recommend it, the place is awesome. You can eat all the sushi you want and you can also order as much meat to grill as you like. They bring you the meat raw and you cook it right on your table on the built in grill, mmmmm.
By the way I am at 174 lbs down rom 188 lbs, when I weighed myself on May 6, 2008. My weight loss has been Mostly due to eating few carbs (no bread, pizza or pasta!) and bike riding to the coffee shop daily.
Well I’m still on my weight loss goal, I am down to 183.5 lbs, not bad, but could be better. I am eating fruit after 8 pm and some peanuts to calm my hunger, lol. Basically I am doing the Atkins diet, but not as extreme as how the diet is done. I still have carbs, but no junk food, no pop, no pasta, little bread. I do eat cheese, all types of meats, fruits, nuts and everything else.
I’m happy to say my weight loss is coming along nicely, lost 3 pounds since I started. The goal is to loose 13lbs by June , 2008. I have another 10lbs to go. I have basically stopped eating chips, crackers, coke, (cut down on breads, pasta, potato chips by 90%). I try not to eat after dinner but if I do I go with something that won’t make me gain weight. I try to eat fruits, carrots, celery, walnuts, almonds basically non carb or sugar foods. I still have coffee with sugar, and I go to Tim Hortons but I will slow down the Tim Hortons coffee as well.
Basically the weight loss program I am using it the Atkins Diet, however I still have carbs but I cut down 90% of my carbohydrate intake. So this is a healthier version of the Atkins Diet.
Really, it’s not too difficult to loose weight (for me anyways) if you know how to eat. Obviously I should be excercising as well and with the weather warming up it will be easier to be motivated to go out for walks, yard work etc.
The reason I am blogging about my weight loss is so I can keep track of my progess, and writing down my weight loss makes me committed to reaching my goals. Remember, the law of attraction, what you focus on expands. I am focusing on loosing 13 lbs (3 of which are gone already), and believe me it will happen.