Goals

..always a WIP..

LastUpdate: 2012.04.20

2012 Goals

Personal/Fitness

  • Enter 5 runs this year
  • Run Scotiabank half marathon in October
  • Have a 32″ waist proper-
  • Do 100 pushups in a row-
  • Do 50 situps in a row-
  • Be able to touch my toes while standing
  • Bring golf handicap down to 15
  • Complete Fit and Busy Dad Kettlebell workout

Professional

  • Read a book every 2 months
    • Jan – Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick (5/5)
    • Feb – Driven by Robert Herjavec (4/5)
    • Mar – Cold Hard Truth by Kevin O’Leary (54/5)
    • Apr – Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam (5/5)
  • Learn javascript
  • Take a leadership course

Financial

  • Contribute $2000 to RRSP
  • Increase net worth by 5%
  • Contribute $1500 to Jack’s RESP
  • Make $5000 prepayment on the mortgage-
  • Take control of family finances = moving to self-directed investing

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::History::

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2011 Goals (7/17 = 41% success rate)

Personal/Fitness

  • Run 10k by June 1FAIL
  • Run a half marathon by SeptemberFAIL
  • Have a 32″ waist properFAIL
  • Do 100 pushups in a rowFAIL
  • Do 50 situps in a rowFAIL
  • Be able to touch my toes while standingFAIL
  • Make the Championship playoffs in my fantasy basketball league SUCCESS – finished 3rd!
  • Post at least 3x a week on this blog SUCCESS
  • Learn to use our Panasonic DMZ F100 properly (damnit!) SUCCESS – camera sold!
  • (maybe) Rebuild my media server SUCCESS – Bought Acer Aspire REVO for HTPC use

Professional

  • Obtain MCITP : Database Administration SQL 2005– not applicable anymore
  • Obtain MCITP : Database Administration SQL 2008– not applicable anymore
  • Read a book every 2 monthsSUCCESS
    • Jan – Driven by Robert Herjavec (3.5/5)
    • Feb – The Element by Ken Robinson (5/5!)
    • May – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (5/5!)
    • June – Poke the Box by Seth Godin (3/5)
    • June – Compensating the Sales Force (4/5)
    • July – Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (4/5)
    • August – Seal Team Six by Howard Wasdin (4.5/5)
    • October – World War Z by Max Brooks (4/5)
    • November- The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton (4/5)

Financial

  • Increase net worth by 10%FAIL – only increased by ~3%
  • Contribute $1500 to Jack’s RESPSUCCESS
  • Make $5000 prepayment on the mortgageFAIL
  • Bring lunch to work at least 3x a weekFAIL
  • Pay for Vegas trip in cashSUCCESS
  • Tell my wife ‘I love you’ every dayFAIL – i’m in trouble

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2010 Goals (7/10 = 70% success rate)

  • Go for a baby – Jack is here!
  • Learn to drive manual
  • Obtain MCTS : SQL 2005
  • Obtain MCITP : Database Administration SQL 2005 – FAIL
  • Do 70 pushups in a row – FAIL
  • Do 30 situps in a row
  • Plant some shrubs/flowers at the front of the house
  • Build our fence
  • Start a family blog
  • Increase net worth by 10% – actually increased 14.3% :)

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