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“20 for 2020”: Goals for the New Year

"20 for 2020" Goals  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

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This is a practice that we 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, we decided to try this with each other, since many of my goals include our better half.


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While we realize that 20 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.

So, here are our lists:

Bruce’s 20 for 2020 List:

  1. Run a Marathon

  2. Practice scales music theory etc at least one hour per week.

  3. Set of lyrics per week

  4. Finish at least one song per month

  5. Do more muscle building exercises

  6. Do at least one promotional activity per week

  7. Get more “in the process” video footage

  8. Shave beard

  9. Learn at least one new thing about my music software per month

  10. Learn at least one new thing about the Montage per month

  11. Learn to incorporate Maschine in the songwriting process.

  12. Travel

  13. Enjoy family

  14. Get at least 20,000 steps everyday

  15. Become a better producer

  16. Do at least one home improvement

  17. Be more profitable with music

  18. Improve as a husband

  19. Improve as a father

  20. Get a good travel guitar

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Vox’s 20 for 2020 List:

  1. Simplify (Act faster on ideas and worry about the quality/results later; take advantage of that initial fire)

  2. Nurture the community we’ve created (on Facebook, fanbase, newsletter subscribers, etc.)

  3. Deepen our networking relationships (Facebook groups, conferences, email)

  4. Exercise my hyper-creative muscle at least once a month (songwriting, music videos, t-shirt design)

  5. Learn as much as I can about making better music videos

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

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

  8. Make at least 1 email course live

  9. Expand mailing lists for PMG Custom and PMG Records

  10. Begin sending out monthly newsletters for PMG Custom and PMG Records

  11. Streamline systems for writing blog posts, creating YouTube videos, and creating podcasts

  12. Have 3 Meet Ups

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

  14. Utilize more minimalist housekeeping practices (clean up messes as you make them and don’t bring items in without throwing items out)

  15. Continue to curate a full-fledged rock star wardrobe (rock star for every occasion)

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

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

  18. Manage my energy even better

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

  20. Do branding photoshoots at least once a month

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What is your "20 for 2020"?

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.

If you want to be featured as a review of the week, leave a review on your favorite place to watch or listen with the hashtag #prejippie. We will choose one a week to highlight in each upcoming episode.

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