The week of limbo between Christmas and New Year's is a time of reflection.
Think about what you accomplished in 2017. Also, what didn't you get to? I find this simple exercise often births the following year's goals.
Accomplished: Financial Zen Education. I sent my educational newsletter every Thursday for 52 weeks. Not only did I create a year's worth of content for people's reference in the future, but hopefully my readers learned a thing or two along the way.
Didn't get to: Hiring an assistant. Between new clients, retiring clients and everything in between, I was too busy to hire an assistant (who ironically would free up my time).
Accomplished: Mediated 365 times. It helped keep my head on straight working 80 hours a week.
Didn't get to: Guitar lessons. I still practiced every day, but never leveraged an expert.
Accomplished: Saved 20% of my earnings. Between a ring, a wedding and a honeymoon, it won't all go to retirement, but I saved 20% nonetheless.
Didn't get to: Automatic savings. The 20% I saved was me moving money every month. I know I could have saved more if I had automatically transferred money to my savings account every month.
Accomplished: Got my CFP credentials. $5,190. 21 months of college-level study. 6,000 hours of experience. And 12 years in the making.
Next week, I'll reflect on what I want to accomplish in 2018.
How'd your 2017 go? Write me back and let me know! I would love to hear all the wonderful things you accomplished last year!