What is a Now page? Simply, it is a page focused on what I’m doing right now. Sure, I have an About page that gives you a glimpse into who I am. And yes, I have a Home page that details the origins of QuickBooost.
This page is different though.
This page is all about what I’ve got in the works at this moment in time.
Originally inspired by Derek Sivers, this Now page is dedicated to my present focus. And because so much of what I think about, write about, and create is based on goal setting, that’s what I will share with you here.
The goals that I’m currently working on – plus a status update for each.
For those curious
I recently had someone ask me to share my goals with them so that they could get a better idea of the:
- Kinds of goals they too could set
- Way I structure my goals
- Projects I’m working on
And from that, I thought that maybe others were curious as well. Especially since I allude to many of my goals within my posts. And thus, this Now page was brought into existence. With that, take a look at my goals below.
Use them as inspiration for your own life if you feel so inspired.
Before I share my goals with you, there are a few things that I need to point out.
Habit vs Achievement
First, most of the goals that I am currently pursuing are habit goals. Habit goals are just that – goals that you work towards on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis until they eventually become habit (ie. running for 30 minutes a day, five days a week).
This is different than achievement goals – goals where you work towards a single endpoint, at which time the goal is then complete (ie. running a marathon on September fifth).
I regularly set both kinds of goals. For whatever reason though, in this moment the majority of my goals are habit goals.
Second, my goals are comprised of three parts. The:
- Why (ie. why I want to achieve that goal)
- Notes (ie. how I am progressing on that goal)
For the sake of this page, you really don’t need all that though. In fact, out of the 12 goals I’m currently pursuing, I’m only going to share six with you here (because otherwise this page would get crazy long).
Achieve your goals
Lastly, a big part of goal setting is the actual achieving of the goals. Setting goals is the fun part, but putting in the work and accomplishing the thing you set out to accomplish is hard. Something I have a great deal of experience with.
With that taken care of, here are six goals (listed in no particular order) that I am working on right now!
My current goals (plus updates)
*Updated once a quarter. Last updated: 6/16/20
Complete two books a month (either physical or audiobook)
I’ve already completed two audiobooks this month – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. I am currently reading a physical copy of the Steve Jobs biography (which I will likely finish later today) and am listening to the audiobook version of Deep Work (which I’ll likely finish in the next day or two).
That would put me at four books for the month with nearly two weeks left in June.
Depending on what I choose to read next, I will likely complete between five and seven books total this month (tripling my reading goal for June).
You can see every book that I’ve read this year, here.
Do 50 kettlebell swings a day, four days a week
I am on week 10 of this goal and have fully completed it every week thus far. I’ve noticed a slight increase in strength and tone.
To be fair, I’m only using a 10-pound kettlebell (it’s what I had available) so noticeable progress will likely take time.
Go on a date with my daughter once a month
We just went on our sixth date last weekend to a nearby park. Location variety is limited right now, but… she’s a baby so she’s fairly easy to please. 🙂
Optimize my blog for conversions
That said, I’ve added more links to those items across my site. I’ve also created pages like my About page so that you can get a better feel for who I am and what I do. Oh and obviously, same goes for this Now page which I am writing presently.
In the coming week(s), I will be dabbling with online ads as well as giving my email list a heads up of the aforementioned products.
Go on a date with my wife once a month
Our June date is scheduled for later this month. Even while both full-time-parenting our daughter due to COVID-related quarantines, we’ve still managed to go on a date every month this year.
Many such dates have taken place at home in blocks during our daughter’s naps.
Practice speed reading twice a month
I was skeptical about speeding reading when I first started doing this in January, but I’m happy to say that it works. I did my first practice session for June earlier this month and will likely do my other session next week.
You can learn more about my reading experiments here.
I hope you found my goals helpful and motivating! If you have any questions, life-changing book recommendations, or want to start a conversation – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Feel free to revisit this page from time to time. I update it once a quarter.