Welcome to July 2018 Goals Post! I love writing these goal reports every single month because they force me to sit down and evaluate how I’m doing, more specifically, how am I trending towards the goals I’ve set for myself for the year. Am I making progress? Are those goals still relevant? If not, they go. No time to waste on things that aren’t important! Instead, I’m focusing on the things that I want to finish!
Remember that my monthly goals are all aiming to bring me closer to the 10 goals I set for myself in 2018, all centered around my word of the year of Finish. They are:
- Read 36 books with buying ANY.
- Get into and sustain the best shape of my life.
- Stitch my Baltimore ornament in time to have it finished for Christmas (July).
- Budget together to hit our financial goals.
- Date each other more intentionally.
- Correct legal & business systems for the business.
- Invest in ME without spending any more money.
- Rebrand all content from BD to She Does Better.
Since it’s the middle of the year, I sat down to reevaluate these ten goals. How am I doing against them? Do they still make sense? Here’s what I’ve since culled my goals down to, still inspired by my word of the year, Finish:
- Read 36 books.
- Read 3 books monthly.
- Current progress: 18 down, 18 to go. On track.
- Get into a maintainable state of fitness that I feel good about.
- Hit 20 DUs, a 300 lb deadlift, and think about a half marathon.
- Current progress: every month I’m getting a little bit better about being myself at the gym again.
- Finish Baltimore ornament, and order next year’s.
- Financial Goals
- Wedding Fully Funded ✅
- Car paid off ✅
- Cow loan paid off
- Put up a landing page for AOTM and stop working on it.
- SEO & Content Audit, with new opt-ins, content, and graphics
- [Something, something, something]
With these refreshed goals, I was able to plan for a more successful July. Before that, let’s catch up on June.
- Read 3 books. ✅ I finished Shop Class as Soulcraft, Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam, and We are Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.
- Workout 18 times. 👎 Nope and no guilt.
- Finish Baltimore Ornament 👎 Nope and no guilt.
- Finish the budget transition to YNAB. ✅ Why didn’t I do this sooner?
- Organizing the House, part 2. 👎 Nope and no guilt.
- Work on Nanodegree👎 Nope and no guilt.
Here are my Powersheets goals for July:
July 2018 Goals
July Monthly Goals
- Read 3 books. I plan to read AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service by Kathy Roth-Douquet, Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres, and a third TBD book.
- Finish Baltimore Ornament from Needlepoint.com, so I can send it off this month. I think mid-August is the deadline for Christmas finishing, but we both know that it can take me a couple of weeks to get to the post office.
- Workout 18 times. I’m signed up for 8 OTF classes, so this is totally reasonable.
- Get the cow loan below $11K. Ambitious money goals.
- Organize my bedroom dresser. I don’t have that many clothes, so this is really just a 2-hour project (I think).
- Organize hall closet. This is an all-day project.
July Weekly Goals
- Publish weekly on MyToDoLists.com.
- Publish weekly on She Does Better.
- Write weekly money report.
- Spent at least 2 hours working on the content audit.
- Read specified chapters of Business Boutique.
- Stay on track on my NASM course.
July Daily Goals
Your turn! Do you have goals for July? What are you trying to make happen this month?
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Emilie is a data engineer by day, lifestyle blogger by night, CrossFitter by early morning hours, and Army Wife all the time in between. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in Savannah, GA. Her favorite place is cuddling with Bo, their American Bulldog, on the couch with a good read.