One Action Item Per Goal


Here are my revised goals as of February 21, 2015 with an action item for each goal:

Short term goals:

  1. I live in New York City. ACHIEVED!
  2. I have a reasonable spending plan to which I abide. It covers my basic living expenses, self-care, savings, investment, tithing, and entertainment. I have a positive cash flow and spend less than I make. ACTION ITEM: keep a record of all money coming in or going out for the next 30 days, use this to formulate an accurate spending plan.
  3. I incur no unsecured debt. ACTION ITEM: incur no unsecured dept.
  4. I lift or do CrossFit six days per week. ACTION ITEM: go to the gym tomorrow.
  5. I drink a gallon of water a day. ACTION ITEM: drink a gallon of water tomorrow (that’s 8 water bottles)
  6. I abstain from all nicotine products, excessive caffeine, compulsive sex of any kind, and unhealthy foods. ACTION ITEM: for now, abstaining from nicotine is going to have to be enough. As soon as I’m in the new apartment, I’ll go food shopping.
  7. I don’t drink or do drugs and live with a general sense of happiness and serenity. ACTION ITEM: meditate at least ten minutes every morning.
  8. I write for four hours every day. ACTION ITEM: bookend the writing with action partner.
  9. I have a prayer and meditation practice, at least 15 minutes morning and evening. ACTION ITEM: start with the 10 in the morning and we’ll move up from there.
  10. I attend one recovery support group meeting daily, in person or via conference call. ACTION ITEM: keep a record of the meetings I attend
  11. I have a three month prudent reserve. ACTION ITEM: put 10% of all I earn in savings.

Long term goals:

  1. I own a residence that I love in NYC. ACTION ITEM: Start visioning around the place I’d like to own.
  2. I have a healthy body that serves me well. When I look in the mirror I’m pleased with what I see. ACTION ITEM: go to the gym.
  3. I have written 25 movies, 10 TV shows, and 25 plays. ACTION ITEM: Stay true to the four hour per day writing commitment.
  4. I am the man of my dreams and I’m married to the right and perfect husband for me. ACTION ITEM: ask a hot guy to coffee this week. (there’s no shortage of them in New York)
  5. I head a successful production company. ACTION ITEM: research Disabled Veterans Business Alliance to see what resources are available to me to start my business.
  6. I make $110K or more per month. ACTION ITEM: write four hours each day.
  7. I live off 10% of my income and direct the rest to do good on the planet. ACTION ITEM: keep accurate financial records.
  8. I head a successful nonprofit that helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. We teach Pure Peer Support techniques, host weekend retreats, sponsor creativity workshops, and offer paid internships in the entertainment industry providing the veterans employment that fulfills them and sustains them financially. We have big, beautiful work spaces and in New York City and Los Angeles.  ACTION ITEM: call about the website
  9. I have a six months prudent reserve. ACTION ITEM: move $100 to savings.

So that wasn’t as easy as I thought and the action item for some are freestanding goals on the list themselves. Tomorrow I’m going with the broker to look at five apartments. I pray that one of them is the right and perfect next home for me; I’d really like to have that part of the process behind me and be in my own place. Then I’ll go to Alabama and get my dogs (including Dennis the dog-cat) and my furniture.

I kept my commitment to list one action item under each goal. Proud of myself for that. Thanks for the encouraging messages, and as always for your good thoughts and prayers. Thanks for taking the journey with me. I’m not yet where I want to be but thank God I’m not where I was!

See y’all tomorrow!

See y’all tomorrow.

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