2018 has already started out well. My eBay business is booming. I’ve sold seven items already. I have a feeling that this is about to be another great month for me.
Overall, 2017 was a good year for me. I learned a lot about life in general. At the end of December, I looked back over my goals list for 2017 and was shocked. I only completed 38% of then. WTF! In 2016, I completed 57%. That was a 19% drop. That’s unacceptable to me. Looking over my goal list from 2017, I realized that I didn’t complete any of my goals that I wanted to do past September. That just can’t happen again. Below are the two goals that I shared with y’all last January.
Goal 1 – Have a successful challenge.
Goal 2 – Pay off $20,000 worth of debt.
I’m happy to say that I had a successful challenge last May. The five-day thrifting challenge taught people how to make money from items that they purchase from thrift stores. The challenge had over 70 people sign up when it was initially offered. People responded to it so well that I decided to keep the challenge going all the time. New readers can sign up for it whenever they want to. If you are interested in learning how to make money by thrifting, you can sign up for the challenge here.
I didn’t get remotely close to paying off $20,000 worth of debt. I lost freelance clients and had a couple of months where I struggled with the side hustles. I was frustrated that I didn’t reach that goal, but I learned a few things that will help me this year.
Here are my goals for this year.
Goal #1 – Speak at 2 events.
Goal # 2 – Be under $45,000 in debt by December 31st.
The first goal is to speak at two events this year. I’ve been running from speaking for a while, but I believe that I have a story that people need to hear. At one point last year, I had three different people tell me that I should be a speaker. This happened within a few days time frame. I’m going to get the heck out of my comfort zone and make speaking a reality this year. I have an idea for one place that I want to speak at. I plan to start looking for the second event. If you are in charge of a program or have an event that needs someone to talk to people about debt, college information or side hustles, holler at me.
Goal number two will happen. I paid off over $5000 worth of debt last year. That was the most that I’ve ever eliminated in one year. I’m trending upwards. To get under $45,000, I need to triple that number. I am working hard with expanding my eBay business and I am actively seeking freelance clients again. I have to maintain this focus 365 days. Last year, I let circumstances get me down for a couple of months. That will not be the case in 2018. I will keep on pushing.