I’m going to try to do this little review post at the end of each month and it will be in three parts. (Previous Months: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly)

Top Posts for August

Life Size Jenga – June 28, 2010
Lessons From my Five Biggest Sports Moments - August 16, 2011
Review: Founding Brothers – May 25, 2011
How to Pack up and Move Across the Country – July 19, 2011
7 Ways Google Voice Can Make Your Life Easier – August 10, 2011

Progress Towards my Goals

I wrote about what I’m striving for in 2011 at the beginning of the year.

  1. Read more. <– Right on track! You can see my book reviews from all the books I’ve read.
  2. Spend more time in personal reflection (focusing on where I’ve grown and where I can). <–it has been a good month of reflection and direction-finding
  3. Outreach more with my consulting. <– launched my coaching venture
  4. Write. <– Finished the first draft … now letting it ferment!
  5. Paint. <– I have an idea so now I just need to do it
  6. Take more photos. <– I need to schedule some time to edit some of the latest photos I’ve taken. You can also check out my store for other photos.
  7. Join a club or recreational sports league. (dodge ball anyone?) <– postponed until the fall
  8. Cook. <– I’ve slipped on the in-depth cooking, but I try to cook a nice meal over the weekends
  9. Entertain. <– Will continue to do it with friends
  10. Ask questions. <– definitely getting better at this one

Other Goals I’m Pursuing

  • Speaking Clients – none
  • Coaching Clients – none
  • Secure an Agent – haven’t started
  • Blog Post Frequency – Currently on pace
  • Business Income – 38% towards goal
  • Read 16 Books – Completed 10
  • Personal Savings Goal – On pace
  • Pay Off Student Loan – On pace
  • Paint Six Paintings – Haven’t had time
  • Attend 12 Networking Events – Behind pace
  • Take Photos Once a Month – I have gone out four times so far
  • Sell a Painting – not yet
  • Start Volunteering – Began working with The Trevor Project in May!
  • Make 52 new NYC Connections – Must update my tracking sheet

August just flew by! Seriously … how it is September already?  This is the time that I usually begin to assess the goals that I set out and hone in on the ones that I believe I will be able to spend the last 90 days of the year on and scrap the ones that just won’t happen. In my September review, I will document that process and give you an update on the final goals I am pursuing for 2011 and where I am leaning for 2012.

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