Welcome to my October 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…
- First, you can see past goal reports for September here, August here, and July here.
- You can see the goals that I’m currently working on right here (updated often).
- And most importantly, if you want to start achieving your goals as well, be sure to enroll in my goal success course here (it’s new and it’s awesome!). Pre-sales start on Tuesday, 11/10.
With that taken care of, here are my goals from October 2020 (listed in no particular order).
My goal report for October 2020
- Create one-to-two new course lessons a day, five days a week
- Complete two books a month (physical or audiobook)
- Take my daughter on a date once a month
- Go on a date with my wife once a month
- Go to the beach twice a month
- Improve my home in at least one way each month
- Prepare my daughter for the world in at least one way each month
- Practice speed reading twice a month
- Contact up to two people a day, five days a week
- Donate 5% of our Christmas fund to the non-profit, First Book, by December 11th
- Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week
- Consume 50 or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week
Create one-to-two new course lessons a day, five days a week
It’s done! The course is done! And I couldn’t be more proud of what’s been created. At a total of 33 lessons and 4.5 hours of content, this course is the most comprehensive program for achieving goal success that I’ve ever come across (and I’ve come across a lot, as you can imagine).
But more than just goal success, it is a strategy for creating a fulfilling, meaningful life for yourself.
Not just one of achievement but one of purpose. It’s what I personally strive for and in this course, I show you exactly what I do to that end.
Since completing the course, I’ve given it away to ~ 45 people so that I could start gaining feedback and make any necessary changes. With that, I’ve been blown away by the positive responses so far! In fact, here’s what three people have recently said…
– Carles P.
“35% only so far, but I have to say that you did really good work.
I had a valuous time creating my fulfillment life document, so I have big expectations for this course.”
– Jessi L.
“I think it’s very well put together. I like the set-up you have going. It’s super easy to follow.
… I appreciate that you show that you really are passionate about what you’re doing. It’s clearly honest and it’s not just being done for you to make a buck.”
– Victor W.
“I love the concept of having control over your goals because I have been setting goals that I don’t have much control over and end up being upset and stressed if I do not hit it.
I will need to focus on my actions eg: How many calls I should be doing per day and follow it through. Once I do follow it through, then I will reflect and push myself more.
So far I really like the format and how you keep reassuring that you should go at your own pace.”
The course will go on pre-sale starting November 10th. If you’re on my email list (which if you’re reading this you probably are, but if not you can get on it here), be on the lookout for details as the day gets closer.
I’m gushing with excitement and would be happy to keep talking about the course, but we should move on. So let’s keep going…
Complete two books a month (physical or audiobook)
In October I completed six books:
- 10/6 – Rich20Something by Daniel DiPiazza (Audiobook)
- 10/15 – I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi (Audiobook)
- 10/15 – The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu (Physical book)
- 10/22 – Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Audiobook)
- 10/22 – Conquer Procrastination by Nadalie Bardo (Physical book)
- 10/29 – Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman (Audiobook)
*PS: You can see every book I’ve read this year, here.
Take my daughter on a date once a month
We had a great time on our October date! Part dance party, part afternoon drive, part movie watching, it was a welcome break from all the picnics.
Go on a date with my wife once a month
We found a local drive-in movie theater and watched the classic Halloween film, Hocus Pocus.
Go to the beach twice a month
Done and done! With the fires letting up and the air quality going back to green, I was able to enjoy the sand.
Improve my home in at least one way each month
Funny enough, on Tik Tok, my wife discovered special outlet panels that run flush with the wall so that the cords are better concealed. They also allow you to back a couch up against the wall without damaging the plug.
We received the outlets and I spent a solid several hours on a Saturday installing them. It was time-consuming (I’m not handy), but they look great.
Prepare my daughter for the world in at least one way each month
If this is your first time reading one of these reports, this goal may sound impressive, but it’s not. It’s generally just an important, but dull, daughter-related task. For instance, in October I created a medical release form and emergency contact list for our families to have.
Boring, but it’s creating a safer, better tomorrow for her.
Practice speed reading twice a month
I completed my practice on:
If you want to learn about the other strategies I’ve used this year to read more than ever before, check this out.
Contact up to two people a day, five days a week
This goal was inspired by the book, How to Be a Power Connector, by Judy Robinett (learn more here). This rewarding goal is straightforward and has, just like the previous months, been extremely fun and rewarding.
Donate 5% of our Christmas fund to the non-profit, First Book, by December 11th
The better we educate our children, the better the world will be (less poverty, more acceptance, more innovation, etc.). This donation won’t be major by any means, but even though minute, my hope is that it will help move the world in a positive direction.
If you’re interested, you can learn more about First Book, and donate, right here. In a nutshell, they provide books to impoverished schools and families.
This is one of my active goals, but I don’t plan on making the donation until December. So until then, there’s not much to do for this goal.
Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week
Another month, another 1,600 reps.
Woah. I never considered the math on that.
- 50 reps x 2 arms (50 reps/arm) = 100 reps total
- 100 reps x 4 days = 400 reps/week
- 400 reps x 4 weeks = 1,600 reps per month
Math aside, no issues to report with this goal. Holding steady. Although, I did slightly injure my shoulder last week which may have been due to poor form. I’m doing research on proper technique later this week.
Consume 50 or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week
After doing my first round of weigh-ins, I wasn’t happy with what I saw. So, chalking it up to too high of a carb count, I’ve since adjusted this goal to:
- 20 grams a day, six days a week
I thought it would have been challenging to cut it down by so much, but it helped that I had already cut down my intake significantly to get to 50 grams. So dropping to 20 didn’t prove very challenging.
Losing a cheat day has been uncomfortable though: now I feel like I need to cram as many sweets and breads into Saturday as I possibly can. So picture me on Halloween this past weekend, laying on my bed, unmoving, stuffed with candy and pizza. The lights are on, I’m fully clothed, and I’m totally immobilized from overload. It’s 7 PM.
Not the best system. I definitely have more adjustments to make.
As of now though, the actual goal itself has been consistently achieved – six days a week at 20 grams per day.
That was my October. How was yours?
Comment below or send me an email. Did you make progress? Did you fall behind? Let me know! I always respond back.
And again, if you too want to start achieving your goals, be sure to sign up for my goal success course here. Pre-sales start on November 10th!