Two months down and no slips. Something in my mindset changed… I know I will not reach my ambitious goals if I allow my health to suffer through feeding myself gluten.
When gluten is not an option you start to find creative ways to avoid it… even if someone you’re with will think you’re mad, you just have to press on and stick to the goal. 1 week ago
I saw something today that said the poor live in the past and regurgitate it often, the middle class live with the lies they tell themselves, and the world-class live in objective reality.
Food for thought… 1 week ago
After a good amount of focus, we’re now at:
What’s more, only £182.38 of that is interest-bearing, the rest is on zero percent.
The light at the end of the tunnel is becoming seriously brighter.
Plus my next big non-monthly expense is my car tax @ £175 due in May… I already have £90 saved towards it so it won’t have to go onto my credit card. Woooohooo!
The number of times I’ve nearly bought stuff using my card, but for some reason my habits now reject the idea… you don’t need it, you don’t want it, it’s not going to help you get to your goals… fantastic! 1 week ago
2698.96 and counting… with the accruals in my savings account this shouldn’t be going on its usual cycle this time… I’ve cut up the other card I had so I can’t be tempted to use it. 4 weeks ago
Still using Mnemosyne daily, and the list of stuff I know is growing rapidly.
My wife is using a similar system (with three ‘boxes’) and I’m amazed by how quickly she’s picking up kanji and katakana (her hiragana is good already). She’s amazed, too! – we need to add some practical application now. 1 month ago
I changed my focus on this goal mid-year to only counting coffees with introducers and “big fish” prospects. Total of those: 13.
A one-to-one with someone who I can’t help and can’t help me isn’t worth the time. (Unless it’s on non-paid, social hours!) 1 month ago
Less formal than ‘having a coffeee’, but I’ve met a few photographers this year and chatted at social and networking events. Suitably eye-opening, and suitably confidence-inducing (that my offering is unique!) 1 month ago
I removed this from my business goals late in the year. I think I probably did at least four of them to be fair. 1 month ago
I put this on hold. It’s gerat for general photography, but not so great for the areas of the business I’ve been actively developing… so these topics have made way for some other learning that has been more valuable. 1 month ago
Wow… pretty close. Introducers are a great source of business, and I have repeat relationships with a few of them. 1 month ago
Really. But I had a lot of repeat business from the large companies I’ve worked with before, so I haven’t starved to death!
It’s definitely a goal for 2014 to get a few high-quality clients on board. 1 month ago
The actual figure achieved is 37. Not bad actually!
Last year I wasn’t so discerning on the ‘grade’ of those clients. This year, I’m looking for lower numbers of higher-grade clients. 1 month ago
Self-restraint was not my strong point in 2013. I can blame my business commitments/stress or a number of other things, but when it comes down to it, I’m personally 100% responsible.
Went GF again on Christmas eve and have been so since. Now starting to feel the benefits again. 1 month ago
I didn’t stick 100% to it, but I didn’t go to a single christmas party before the day itself, and kept alcohol to the ‘normal’ level – only really had it on evenings when I would have done anyway, when friends came round etc.
This year, by Christmas I was really looking forward to the festive season and enjoyed ALL 12 DAYS of Christmas while everyone else was fed up, decorations down by the 28th.
A great exercise and one I’ll repeat! 1 month ago