My Goals Report: June 2022

Each month I stay accountable to my goals by reviewing the goal, the strategies, and progress. This month started with a week-long vacation, so some numbers are lower. On the upside, I have regained use of my hand.

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: I did two idea flushing-outs, but didn’t complete any creative writing exercises. I explored other job boards and e-newsletters, but nothing sounded appealing. More consistency is needed with the creative writing. 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 continue to make more time to read the newsletters that hit my email inbox. I weighed joining a UX writing course, but rather than spend the funds I decided it would best to research the niche and decide if I want to pursue it. I opted not to spend my professional development. I think the best course is to decide what I to learn more about and then find the PD that fits.

Grade: B

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 created a few “how I edit” videos, but neglected to post them. I didn’t hunt any byline writing opportunities. 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: Work time increased this month, since we did not travel. I worked harder at being efficient with my time and aiming for set hours per day. I also started physical therapy to help with my hip, but the shoulder still needs work.

My June monthly income was 98% above the target. I still need to adjust the target to more accurately reflect my average income. Grade: A

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