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2009 New Year Resolution & Goals Update

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Project “End 2009 with a bang”

Week 1 (of 6)

I received a comment from Shae Bynes, the author of the article that inspired this project, about my original post. Part of the comment made me question the number of goals I was focusing on:

You have a LOT of things written down here to accomplish by end of the year. I don’t know how much of this is NEW activity/habits vs. continuing what you’re already doing (e.g. the personal finance, service, health items) but it seems like a lot of new habits and stuff to focus on in a mere 6 weeks.

I re-thought my list and I think Shae’s comment about trying to do too much in a short period of time is true in this case. So, I decided to cut back on the number of goals I will work on the rest of this year. Here is the new list of goals I have for the last 5 weeks of the year.

  • Health – lose 15 pounds
  • Family & Friends – Finally send thank you cards to everyone who attended my birthday party in April (I know – it’s horrible)
  • Relationship with God – attend church every Sunday for the rest of the year

Update #1

Health

No Comment. (I had a few small victories, they just weren’t on the scale) 

Family & Friends

No progress yet 😦

Relationship with God

I actually went to church this past Sunday!!! It was a great day to return, the church just had a Men’s Encounter. It was encouraging hearing the testimony of so many men who took a few days out of their life to have an encounter with God.

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November 25, 2009 at 3:42 pm

New Years Resolutions and Goals… 2009

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There are exactly six weeks left in 2009. I hadn’t thought much about it until I read a blog post by Shae Bynes about what she’ll be focusing on for the rest of the year. Far too often I postpone starting the things that will get me what I want.

Overeating during one meal turns into a week of bad food choices, and I’m always telling myself I’ll start my diet again next week. I silently promise myself that I’m going to go back to church, every week, but I stay up uber late sunday morning. I want to track my spending and most of the time I’m unsuccessful, but sometimes I don’t record a few cash purchases. I convice myself that I’ll figure it out later. And the list goes on.

It’s so easy to get distracted and off course, especially when you don’t know what you want to accomplish. It’s even eaiser to tell yourself that there’s still time to get the desired result later, always later. However, I really want to end 2009 with a bang! There’s still enough time to achieve some of my short-term goals and make significant progress toward some of my long-term goals.

So, like Shae, I’m going to “focus [my] self-discipline on a single purpose.” (Quote from Dan Kennedy’s book “No B.S. Time Management For Entrepreneurs“) I’m actually going to choose a few single purposes to work on:

  • Real Estate  –  Close my first real estate deal!!!
  • Social Media/Web 2.0 – Write at least 1 blog post per week
  • Health – lose 15 pounds
  • Family & Friends – Finally send thank you cards to everyone who attended my bday party in April (I know – it’s horrible)
  • Relationship with God – attend church every sunday for the rest of the year
  • Personal Finance – track all spending, create new personal financial statements
  • Service – volunteer at Open Hand for at least 20 hours

I’m sure these goals will keep me busy for the next six weeks and will help me move toward my long term goals. Thank you Shae, for the inspiration to pursue my goals with a laser-like focus.  I hope you will take the opportunity to map out the things you want to achieve over the next six weeks too.

Don’t forget to tell me how it goes, okay!?

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November 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

What is SIMS STOCK?

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SIMS STOCK is the annual training seminar conducted by real estate investor and marketer Greg Clement and internet marketer Jeff Walker. The inaugural seminar was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California from November 6 – 9, 2009. In attendence were 400 real estate investors and marketers from all over the country. There were even a few attendees who came to the event from Canada.

The training centered on the topics of internet marketing and real estate. More specifically, they talked about everything from commercial real estate to how to use the online real estate database Realeflow. The topics that centered around internet marketing were especially valuable as the SIMS program is about just that.

The areas of internet marketing that were covered included video marketing, squeeze pages, blogs and article marketing, among other topics. Greg Clement also covered the property launch formula, which is a real estate specific adaptation of Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula. Both topics were covered during SIMS STOCK.

The guest speakers included Than Merrill, of A & E’s Flip This House, Jeff Watson, Josh Cantwell, Scott Scheel and Don Fowler. Another well known real estate investor, Preston Ely, showed up just for kicks and giggles. Josh Cantwell and Than Merrill were both awesome! Don Fowler offered a lot of great information about using virtual assistants in our businesses and Jeff Watson blew us away with his legal knowledge.

It was a great event. The staff of Realeflow did an outstanding job putting the event together. They gave away a free t-shirt and notebook, both with the SIMS STOCK logo on it, to all attendees. They provided free Starbucks coffee, Vitamin Water, and snacks all weekend long. (I think I gained a few pounds, sadly) There were giveaways and karaoke contests everyday. The hotel was awesome and San Diego is beautiful. There was plenty to do in the Gas Light District where the hotel was located.

The only downside of the events was there wasn’t enough content from Jeff Walker and Greg Clement. It was great hearing the other speakers, however it would have been nice to learn more about internet marketing from the two of them. However, when they did speak everyone listened because they were offering so much great information.

I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m happy to be home, but it was a great weekend. I’m ready to implement the things that I learned and I can’t wait to connect with all of the amazing people I met while I was there.

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November 15, 2009 at 7:24 pm

2009 SIMS STOCK Karaoke Contest Featuring Stephanie Peay

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Okay, I know with the 100% certainty that I can’t carry a tune and I’m tone-deaf. That’s a fact! However, in spite of that I got up in front of 400 people at Greg Clement and Jeff Walker’s SIMS STOCK training seminar  at San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel to sing Karaoke yesterday.

The seminar is 60’s/70’s themed so all the songs were from that time. I sang  These Boots Were Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra. I stumbled a bit in the beginning of the song, but I finished. I even won a cool prize!

Disclaimer: Side effects of viewing this video include ear aches, nightmares, and having the song stuck in your head. If you experience any of these symptoms, suck it up! Just Kidding.

Stephanie Peay Singing Karaoke at SIM STOCK

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November 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm