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My Goal Report For March 2021: I Got My First Tattoo

Some goals are better kept private.

Welcome to my March 2021 goal report! In these reports, I pop my head up from the sea of daily to-dos and take a look back; providing a recap of my goal progress for the past month.

A few things to note before I jump in…

  • You can see past goal reports here.
  • You can see the goals that I’m currently working on right here (updated often).
  • And most importantly, if you too want to start achieving your goals, you can enroll in my goal success course here.

With that taken care of, here are my goals from March 2021 (listed in no particular order).

 

My goal report for March 2021

  1. Publish one new post/day, five days a week with a word count of at least 500, but no more than 2,500
  2. Complete two books a month (physical, audio, or Ebook)
  3. Take my daughter on a date once a month
  4. Go on a date with my wife once a month
  5. Go to the beach twice a month
  6. NEW: Complete at least one 24 hour fast each week
  7. DONE: Improve my home in at least one way each month
  8. At least four nights a week, go to sleep (ie. close my eyes) with eight hours, 40 minutes until my alarm is set to go off
  9. Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week
  10. Consume ten or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week
  11. Spend five minutes each day thinking of things I’m grateful for
  12. DONE: Get a tattoo on 3/13/21

 

Note: I took some time off

Before we move forward, be aware that I took some time off at the end of March and into the beginning of April. Both in terms of QuickBooost and my other goals as well.

Furthermore, in the case of QuickBooost, I took a few additional days off from my writing goal so as to run a sale for my course (something that I rarely do). Breaks are important and as long as you are thoughtful about when you stop and, more importantly, start up again with your goals, there is a tremendous deal of benefit to be gained.

So keep that in mind as you navigate through this goal report.

 

An infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

 

Publish one new post/day, five days a week with a word count of at least 500, but no more than 2,500

In March I published 17 posts. 15 were for my site (read them here) and two were guest posts for other blogs.

 

Complete two books a month (physical, audio, or Ebook)

I completed three books in March:

  1. 3/4 – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (Audiobook)
  2. 3/12 – Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov (Audiobook)
  3. 3/19 – In-N-Out Burger by Stacy Perman (Audiobook)

*Note: You won’t see me finishing any new physical books for a while. I am presently working my way through Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It’s roughly 700,000 words which, put another way, is this article 700 times.

*PS: You can see every book I’ve read in 2021, here. And you can see how I was able to complete 57 books in 2020, here.

 

Take my daughter on a date once a month

My daughter and I went on our March date on 3/27!

 

Go on a date with my wife once a month

My wife and I went on our March date on 3/20!

 

Go to the beach twice a month

In March I went to the beach on:

  • 3/20
  • 3/25

 

NEW: Complete at least one 24 hour fast each week

My initial reason for setting this goal was to offset any heavy-calorie, carb-rich foods I consumed on cheat days. Since then, I’ve both changed this goal and my reasoning for it.

But that’s an update for my April goal report. You’ll have to wait until then to learn more. *Or if you’re the type that, as a kid, you liked to find and open your birthday presents early, you can see the change right now here.

 

A pink box with yellow ribbon.

 

DONE: Improve my home in at least one way each month

In March I hired a different (better) locksmith to rekey our garage door.

Moving forward, while there will always be more things to do for our home, they no longer require the need of an entire goal dedicated to them. At this point, they’re more one-offs. So this goal is now officially complete!

 

At least four nights a week, go to sleep (ie. close my eyes) with eight hours, 40 minutes until my alarm is set to go off

In March I completed this goal 16 times. I love the consistency of quality sleep I’ve been able to attain through this one.

 

Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week

I achieved this goal 18 times, thus totaling 900 reps per arm, 1,800 reps total. An example of something little that builds with time.

 

Consume ten or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week

Similar to my fasting goal, this one is also different as of my writing this in April. However, I’ll let my April goal report go into detail about that.

Here’s how this goal went for March.

Five days a week was a great fit for me. It gave me two days to eat things other than meat and cheese, plus it felt much better mentally knowing that I could take breaks as needed. The downside: I didn’t see the weight loss results I was hoping for.

In March, I completed this goal 18 times.

 

A charcuterie board.

 

Spend five minutes each day thinking of things I’m grateful for

In March I achieved this goal 26 times. There’s always much to be thankful for!

 

DONE: Get a tattoo on 3/13/21

While I like to be transparent about all my goals, sometimes keeping them private is the best move. This goal was certainly one of them. Over many months of research and contemplation, I got my first tattoo on March 13th!

*Learn why you should keep some goals a secret (and read about my tattoo experience) right here.

 

That was my March. How was yours?

Did you make progress? Did you fall behind? Let me know! I’m here to help and always reply back.

Corey

PS: When you’re ready to start achieving your goals in the pursuit of a fulfilling life, enroll in my goal success course here.