I’m going through a set of suggestions Tony Robbins put together for goal setting. Turns out there were many and this is the third post about me going through the process. Here’s the first one and Here’s the second one.
Well, TR saw through me? He said, “hahaha, you thought you were above all this materialistic bullshit, well watch what I’m gonna do to you now!” (slightly paraphrased). Anyway, now I have to go and set a bunch of economic goals.
What are those, you may ask? Well, apparently the idea is to create your ultimate financial goals, and that is a wide umbrella in his world. Monthly and Annual income goals, Net worth goals, business goals, company goals, charitable goals, investment goals, the works. He tells us to shoot above and beyond and not be concerned with the “How will it happen” piece – he encourages you to aim big and aim high and be free. So, you know what, I may as well, so here goes nothing. It may sound absurd and crazy. It actually does to me, a little. And I’ll be honest, I am a little scared to be putting this out here for you all to read, because I’m scared of getting judged by some people who think these goals are insanity. But you know what, I am not going to sugar coat it, or change it, or be deterred. I started this process telling myself I’d do it all the way so, here I go, even if it’s uncomfortable.
So he tells us to set a goal for varying time frames, short term (1 year or less) to long term (20 years), and then state why we are super duper awesomely committed to our one year goals. So:
Starting December 1, I will give away a part of my income on a monthly basis, with the amount first annualized and then plugged into this charitable giving calculator, and then divided by 12 to get a monthly figure. I am fully committed to this because I see myself as a generous person and I want to know what it feels like to give away this much money this often to a good cause. I believe that giving away money creates an attitude of abundance and that will help me clear the way for even more money later. I hope to start that chain reaction immediately.
By the end of the year 2016 I will make $100 with this site. I am absolutely committed to this. I can see this happening. I will work every day until I make it happen. I fully believe I can do this if I put in enough energy and planning and time. Doing this will prove to me that the rest of my goals are doable. It’s a litmus test. If I’m able to do this, I can meet every single one of my other financial goals. I’m excited to make my goals, so I’m excited to make 100 bucks. I’m excited to see my personal power in action. I’m excited to see what I can manage to create and committed to seeing what I manage to create if I try hard enough and believe that I can do it by the end of the year.
By Dec 31, 2017 or earlier, I will have virtually replaced my current income, and have the freedom to quit my other business. I’m excited to dump my current business as I generally find it extremely draining. I’m excited to start a new way of life and vocation. I’m excited to be in charge of my own financial situation and financial future and I’m committed to making this happen.
By the end of 2027 or earlier, I will have earned $1 million through this new income stream.
I am embarrassed to say I’m aiming for a million dollars, let alone the other stuff. It sounds kind of insane. Right now I’m nowhere even almost close to a million dollars, and I’m imagining you reading this and being like, “hahahaha good luck with that” and, okay, I sort of feel like a total idiot. But you know what, I’m going to feel the fear and do it anyway. I’d like a million dollars. I want to get it doing what I love. I think we all do. But do we give ourselves permission to believe we can? Permission to want it? Permission to go for it? Ahhh… there’s the rub.
So I have goals now. What’s next? Stay tuned.