In this blog post, I’ll be outlining my main five October 2019 goals and how I plan to achieve them.
October 2019 Goals
In December 2018 I set myself goals for 2019 using Zig Ziglar’s Wheel Of Life. This method of goal setting ensures you have all areas covered and are not excelling in one area to the detriment of another. For example, setting the goal of exercising six times a week might have a significant impact on the time you have left to spend quality time with your family. I wrote a blog post in January on how you can set goals using Zig Ziglars wheel of life here.
In this blog post, I’ll be outlining my main five goals for October and how I plan to achieve them.
My Goals for October 2019
I had a great start to 2019. Having eliminated social media and all forms of media from my diet for 3 weeks in December, I was able to enter the new year with clarity and focus. I set myself monthly goals and was relentless in my pursuit of achieving them.
In my last post, I wrote about how I failed on my journey to financial freedom so I won’t repeat myself too much here. You’ll be pleased to know that I’m back on track and focussed more than ever on achieving my goal of financial freedom.
In late September we completed an audit of our finances and created a thorough budget that allocates every penny we make. I’ll go into more detail about how we did this in a future post. In addition to creating a budget, I also set myself some goals for October.
Now I realise we’re almost halfway through the month, so you may think I’m a bit late at setting my October goals. However, I did set these goals at the end of September and talked about them on my Instagram page here. I’m trying to bring my blog up to speed with my journey so that moving forward the two will work together.
I have 13 items on my actual written list of goals for October which I’m working through. However, in order to keep this post at a reasonable length and keep it relevant to my audience, I’ll only be discussing 5 goals.
Goal 1 – Earn £500 through side hustles
I’m 6 months into maternity leave and now earning statutory maternity pay. Statutory maternity pay is just over £600 a month so I’d like to supplement this income with a few side hustles.
Side hustle 1 – Deluxe Crochet Braids
From a young age, I’ve been skilled at doing hair. I used to braid friends’ hair during lunch break at secondary school and did it intermittently throughout college and university. I’ve started doing hair again as it’s something I’m good at and can work it around my family life which is perfect. Please show some love on my new Instagram page here. If you, or anyone you known in South London want their hair crocheted then please get in touch.
Side Hustle 2 – Sell Everything
Every item in your home was at one point bought with cash so it has a monetary value. I’m going to sell as much used and unwanted things as I can from around our house in order to make some extra money.
If you know of any other great side hustle ideas I can try which can work around my family life let me know in the comments. Please don’t tell me about any get rich schemes, I’ve heard them all before and I’m not falling for it!
Goal 2 – Declutter House
I’m a bit of a hoarder and have a lot of stuff that we don’t need and haven’t used in years. I’m trying to become a minimalist as I know it has lots of benefits. By achieving this goal I’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone. Have a nice and clear living space plus extra money in my pocket.
Goal 3 – Publish 5 Blog Posts
When I first started this blog I was posting like 7 times a month. Now I struggle to even post once a month. Writing 5 blog posts in one month seems like a mammoth task but I’m willing to try.
Goal 4 – Exercise 3 Times a Week
I have a love-hate relationship with exercise. I love the results achieved by exercising and enjoy exercising. However, I hate having to get up early to exercise. Because of this, I’m very inconsistent with my exercise. I’m trying to make it a lifestyle and commit to exercising 3 times a week.
Goal 5 – Read 2 Personal Finance Books
So my goal to read 52 books this year went out of the window in February. For someone that would barely reads 5 books in the year, reading 52 books was a very unrealistic goal! Given that I haven’t read a book in a few months now, reading two books in one month is quite an ambitious goal.
What are some of your goals for October? Are you on track to achieve them?
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