“19 for 2019”: Goals for the New Year


This post accompanies the

YouTube video (http://bit.ly/2BTXZyq ) and

the podcast (http://bit.ly/2LNZu5J ) for Gab & Jam Episode 44.

This is a practice that I learned about by listening to the “Happier” podcast, hosted by Gretchen Rubin. She co-hosted the episode with her sister, Elizabeth. It was so fun and inspiring that it seemed like a less intimidating way to set goals for the new year. So, I decided to try this with my buddy/my pal/my hubby, since many of my goals include him.

While we realize that 19 goals can seem like quite a lot, we do recommend that everyone--no matter who you are--have some goals that undergird a vision for your life. If you're a creative, then your responsibility to yourself is to genuinely expressive in some way as your goal.

We decided to do something fun and used this unique framework for goal setting. On the “Happier” episode, they chose to create a list of goals that reflect the number of the year, so on their episode, they recounted their "18 for 2018" goals. I, for one, decided NOT to put goals on my list that others feel I should do, but I ONLY put what made my heart sing. We encourage you to do the same.

Part of the reason for setting goals is the hope and anticipation of knowing that if you write the vision and make it plain that you can make it happen. Further, having goals help make life worth living.

Prefer to watch the video for Gab & Jam Episode 44 19 for 2019? Here it is.

So, here are our lists:

Bruce’s 19 for 2019 List:

  1. Run a Marathon

  2. Get better on bass

  3. Get better on guitar

  4. Get better on keys

  5. Learn more music theory

  6. Upload a song per week

  7. Complete a song per month

  8. Do more muscle building exercises

  9. Improve time management

  10. Stay productive even when down or depressed

  11. Find ways to enjoy my day job more

  12. Travel

  13. Enjoy family more

  14. Get 20,000 steps everyday

  15. Get the most out of your gear

  16. Do at least one home improvement

  17. Be more profitable with music

  18. Improve as a husband

  19. Improve as a father

Vox’s 19 for 2019 List:

  1. Pitch a few times a week (without fear and without overthinking)

  2. Continue to create weekly (blog, podcast, video)

  3. Learn to create a kick-ass movie video

  4. Create music videos once a month

  5. Create 3 more email courses

  6. Have guest music reviews each month

  7. Create mailing lists for PMG Custom and PMG Records

  8. Begin sending out twice a month newsletters for PMG Custom and PMG Records

  9. Systematize writing blog posts

  10. Have 3 Meet Ups

  11. Read at least one bad ass blogging/online marketing books

  12. Write, record, and distribute at least 12 songs

  13. Utilize more minimalist housekeeping practices (don’t bring items in without throwing items out)

  14. Curate a full-fledged rock star wardrobe (rock star for every occasion)

  15. Continue working on making my mojo (charm, persuasion, influence, leadership)

  16. Be more sensitive and responsive to those in my life (Be there when they need me)

  17. Manage my energy better

  18. Continue learning how to manage my mindset to help lead me to our vision

  19. Do branding photoshoots at least once a month

How to Get More Done? Here's how...

Resources:

“18 for 2018” Podcast: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/199-evaluate-18-for-2018

What is your 19 for 2019?

We’d love to hear what you have planned for this next year.

Drop us your list--or at least, the highlights--in the comments below

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