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September 2017 Goals

September 4, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie
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Welcome to September’s goal setting report where I show you progress on last month’s goals, how I set goals, and set new goals for the month.

If you’re new to Burke Does, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my month goals and share my failures and vulnerabilites right with my successes. You can simply skip to the next section if you’re not new here.

This all started out as I learned to set goals. After many months of setting goals where I was never successful, I have learned to set goals that are meaningful and help me towards my bigger aim. I use my Powersheets from the Cultivate What Matters shop to help me stay focused on my big picture goals.

I set weekly goals over on Emilie’s To Do Lists. This is part of my goal-setting system. I set my big-picture (6-month or 12-month) goals at the beginning of each year. Every month, I spend time deciphering what I will take on to get me towards my bigger goals by setting the monthly goals you will see below. Every week I actively work towards my goals by making a plan to do so.

I use the system that I learned in Asana for Bloggers to manage the different aspects of my life. As not-a-fulltime-blogger, I have to use productivity systems to help me manage my life. I spent most of my 2016 focusing on establishing productivity systems that helped me get to where I am today.

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August’s Goals

As I shared in Shiny Squirrel Syndrome, I believe there are two kinds of goals in my life for the stage that I’m in right now. The first are maintenance goals. These are the goals that help me move from where I am to where I want to be in a slow way. They’re the goals that require you to make a little progress every day in order to get better. These are the goals that fit into my goals for the year. The other kind of goal is project-oriented. It’s about making progress on a specific task that fits into a larger project I am working on for some personal benefit.


Read // Read 2 Books.

Nope. The was the first month in a LOT of months that I didn’t read at least two books. This month, I only read Ben Bergeron’s Chasing Excellence. Instead, I found myself reading a lot of different books for 50 pages and then getting bored. Right now, for the first time in my adult life, I have like 6-7 started books. I look forward to getting back into the swing of myself this month by started to get some of those done.

Fitness // Crossfit 14 times (this accounts for the many days I’ll be traveling).

Nope. I cam in under, but I’m kinda okay with that. I really don’t feel bad if I’m being honest.

Exercism // D0 5 exercism tasks. Same intent, more realistic goal.

Nah, didn’t touch this this month. Whoops 🤷‍♀️

Blog // Post 7 times.

Yes! Granted 3 of them were sponsored (my bad, gotta pay those student loans), I still wrote 7 posts. As I spend more time traveling, I’ll have less opportunities to do sponsored content, so I’m hoping this number will stay constant with the quality improving.

MyToDoLists.Me // Post 32, 33, 34, and 35.

An unapologetic nope.


1. Finish LPTHW.

2. Wrap up Unit 3 of EBA.

3. Work through Unit 4 of EBA.

I didn’t start any of those. Whoops.

September’s Goals


Read // Read 3 Books.

Fitness //Workout 15 times (this accounts for the many days I’ll be traveling).

Blog // Post 8 times.


1. Cut jump rope to proper length.

2. Finish LPTHW.

3. (Can’t-talk-about-personal code project)


Let’s do it! Off to travel and gsd. 

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