What a year 2018 ended up to be, huge up’s and down’s for me and many lessons learned.
Going into 2018 I had a couple of personal big goals I wanted to achieve for the year;
Buy a house
Own a Mercedes
At the start of the year, I was not in a financial position to even buy a house and being self-employed whether I even could achieve my first biggest goal, but I had to make it happen.
At this point, I had no idea how to even go about purchasing a house! With lots of hard work and the luxury of being self-employed I’ve been able to achieve both of these huge goals.
Here’s a short breakdown and review of my 2018; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Started the year with a Ski Trip to Les Gets with the boys
Saw Michael Mcintyre Live
Saw John Bishop Live
Hit monetary goal for house deposit & refurb
Accepted for a Mortgage
Offer Accepted on a house
Reached my first 1000 followers on Instagram
Completed House purchase & received keys in August
Attended first Falcon Manchester Meetup
Partner was diagnosed with Hogkins Lymphoma
Became vegetarian in August (still going)
Featured on Oberlo Blog regarding my Shopify success story
Published my Personal Brand website (the one your on ;))
Brand new Mercedes delivered in November this has been written down in my goals list & journal consistently for the last 2 years.
Reached 2500 followers on Instagram
Branded and soft-launched my next Ecommerce Business - Uninspired Boutique
Brand new kitchen fitted in new house
Brand new bathroom fitted in new house
Fully decorated and kitted out personal office & setup
Attending my first Property Investment course
Renovated entire house by November (4 months) and moved in end of November
Kitted out entire house with furniture, appliances & entertainment equipment
Read 12 books
Watched England vs Belgium in Brussels
Had my first 12% Trading Return Month
Backtested and documented/tracked data for all 10 pairs on 2018 Goal List
Developed Portfolio of go-to setups against all 10 pairs on Evernote
Written & Laminated Trading Plan
Built upon my Long-Term Passive Investment portfolio
Achieved all Trading Content Goals
Achieved my Second Certificate in Krav Maga
Launched Krav Maga club website
Visited Amsterdam for the 6th time
Attended Falcon End of Year party at the very top of the Gherkin
Met faces in person from the Falcon Community I’ve been speaking to for Months
My biggest financial earning year to date
Partner received all clear results from HL, and last treatment on 28th December 2018!
There was some goals I did not achieve this year, but upon reflection at the end of year, these never actually aligned with my values and interests which makes sense why they were never achieved.
Your goals should align with your actual interests, if the motive is just the results then naturally you will become a victim of shiny-ball syndrome.
Going into 2019 my goals are super lazer focused and these goals include:
Trading a substantially large acccount size
Become a Consistently Profitable Trader
Document my Trading Journey Consistently
Launch & document my Uninspired Boutique business
General house improvements and materialistic goals
Consistently Backtesting and evolving my Trading Plan