E134: 2018 Goals Quarterly Review

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 in Podcast

At the beginning of January, I laid out 18 goals I wanted to accomplish this year. My list consisted of both business and personal goals, with some items certainly harder and loftier than the others. While I made sure that my goals are reasonably achievable, I can’t deny that a part of me–any maybe you, too–is wondering if I can achieve them all.

That’s why I decided that I will do a quarterly check on my progress to clearly see how far along I am on the road to achieving my goals. If you’ve set goals too, this is a practice I highly recommend. Far too often we underestimate how quickly a year can pass, and if you don’t make frequent checks on the things you set out to do, you might have the surprise of your life in the form of untended goals by year’s end.

So in this episode, I will share with you my first 2018 Goals Quarterly Review. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to my goals episode, here’s the list of my 18 (yes, I did that to be cheesy) 2018 Goals for your reference:

  1. Develop 50 new products
  2. Launch on Amazon Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and eventually, Australia
  3. Optimize our Amazon listings to increase sales by 50%
  4. Improve PPC
  5. Implement the concepts in the book Traction in our business
  6. Reach $10 million in revenue with a 10% net profit
  7. Lose 12 lbs
  8. Record 100 episodes of the podcast
  9. Launch a new version of ecomcrew.com
  10. Launch 4 new courses
  11. Speak at at least 4 industry events
  12. Hike 80 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail
  13. Take an epic 2-week vacation
  14. Visit the Philippines office at least once
  15. Read 4 books (I know, I know… 4 books aren’t a lot but I’m not really a book reader so please don’t laugh at me)
  16. Hand off my Facebook ads to other people within the company
  17. Come up with at least one new tactic that no one else is doing
  18. Never lose sight of the bigger picture: create 5 star products that people will truly love and continue to enjoy what I’m doing

I’m happy to say that I’m on track with most of the items on the list. I know, however, that this is just the 1st quarter and unexpected things could derail those goals. But this check has given me the confidence I need to continue with the year head on.

Resources mentioned:

MyEcomCrew
E109: My 2018 Goals
Sellics affiliate link
EcomCrew courses
eCommerceFuel
Global Sources Summit
Sellers Summit

Thanks for listening to this episode. Until next week, happy selling!

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.


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