My Goals Report: March 2022

Each month I stay accountable to my goals by reviewing the goal, the strategies, and progress. This month was interesting because I had unexpected surgery on my hand. How do you write when your primary hand is bound and splinted? Thanks to dictation and hen-pecking, I made it work.

2022 Goals

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Overarching theme: “Promotion”

2022 Goals

Goal 1: Who am I as a writer?


  • A track record of success in the real estate niche
  • Hard to break into new industries
  • Not sure what will ignite my spark


  • Make time to “write for fun” and explore new topic niches

Progress: My workload has intense this month, but I did do one for fun writing exercise. I intended to do more, but failed at being consistent. Grade: D-

Goal 2: Increase my knowledge base and writing skills.


  • Balancing the need to generate income and acquiring new skills. 
  • Classes cost money, which eats into revenue.
  • Finding the time


  • Read the free resources that come into my inbox
  • Create a “learning” budget I can use on courses
  • Dedicate a set time for industry reading and learning.
  • Create themes for the month to focus the learning

Progress: I attended a “State of the Industry” digital summit. It was free, so I still have funds for professional development. I’ve also done some reading through email newsletters. Grade: A-

Goal 3: Promote me.


  • Time spent prospecting for new work
  • Competition may be fierce
  • I’m a shy person who doesn’t like to talk about myself
  • Finding the byline writing opportunities on the immense World Wide Web


  • Launch a “how I edit” series on my website blog
  • Find byline opportunities
  • Make my website even easier to see my writing
  • Dedicate a time to job hunt

Progress: I failed at creating and publishing a “how I edit” video because I was too busy with work. I cannot take on new work. So no job hunting! Grade: D

Goal 4: Maintain income stream of [confidential) through 2021. That’s an average of [confidential] per month.


  • Limited time to work
  • Reduced need in the market for writers
  • Managing my time wisely


  • Reduce Upwork dependance so more money comes to my pocket.
  • Charge the rates I’m worth..
  • Work at least 5 hrs on my working days. 
  • Track each month how much time is spent writing on projects versus time invested and rate earned. 

Progress: I averaged about 6.5-hours a day for the month due to a tight deadline on a massive project. I really squeezed as many minutes as I could, but I was so stressed and not meeting some outside personal goals.

My March monthly income was 109% above the target. I may need to adjust the target. Grade: A

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