My Goals For 2016


The new year is fast approaching, and with it comes the excitement of a fresh start. The Best Year Ever Blueprint event I attended last weekend really got me fired up to set my goals high for 2016. There’s so many things I want to do this coming year!

One of the hardest aspects of goal setting, for me, is limiting myself to few enough things that I am truly able to focus and successfully achieve them. I also struggle with a fear that I might not be pursuing the very best options. I want to be the best that I can be and accomplish as much as possible.

When in doubt, I simply make an educated guess and pick something. An “okay” plan that you actually execute is trumps the best plan in the world that you never even start on. I tell myself that I have lots of good ideas and I just need to put myself out there and get to work. One of my mottoes for 2016 is “less talk, more action.” Accordingly, I will now cease talking about talking about my goals, and instead lay them out.

2016 Goals


1st Quarter:

  1. Finish organizing NWSM (my business) so that it runs efficiently & effectively, and doesn’t need me present to continue to do so.
  2. Write professionally (for profit) every day.
  3. Publish my first two books.

2nd Quarter:

  1. Extract myself from NWSM.
  2. Develop profitable niche website.
  3. Purchase 2nd investment property.

3rd Quarter:

  1. Publish at least one more book.
  2. Complete levels 1 – 3 of Rosetta Stone French

4th Quarter:

  1. Start a 2nd niche website
  2. Travel to Eastern Europe for 3+ weeks

Intended Year End Results:

  • $40K+ passive revenue (combination of real estate rental income, book revenue, NWSM business revenue, and niche site revenue)
  • At least 220 students enrolled at NWSM
  • A home with a bigger, better yard for Walter to play in
  • Greater ability to work from home & spend more time with Walter
  • Rich experiences with my family
  • A mostly independent business
  • More time to volunteer with charity organizations I identify with
  • More money to donate to such charity organizations
  • More income to invest
  • Increase physical, spiritual, mental, and relational health

A few notes:

  • Obviously, later in the year I have fewer goals planned. This is not because I intend to do less later in the year, but rather only because I am choosing to not over-commit myself when I know that there might be other things that come up throughout the year that I might wish to make priorities.
  • This is not a complete list of everything I intend to do this year. We have a number of vacations on the calendar, and quite a few smaller plans as well. These are simply my priorities.
  • In addition to these things I intend to accomplish, there are also quite a number of things (habits) I intend to keep up with to continue to progress towards better health, greater well-being, and increased success. These habits will be outlined in a future blog post.


Gillian Perkins

Hi, I’m Gillian! I’m a marketing strategist who helps online entrepreneurs 10X their sales with FB ads + sales funnels. I love combining tech, analytics, and psychology to create powerful marketing systems. When I’m not helping my clients scale their businesses, I’m spending time with my husband and two little boys, exploring new places, or seeking out choice espresso.

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Daniel Chiang - December 12, 2015 Reply

This is an awesome Goals List!!! I love how you broke it down into quarters. =)

    Gillian Perkins - December 13, 2015 Reply

    Thank you! I got the idea to break it into quarters from the book “The 90 Day Year.” It helps me so much. I get more done each quarter, and I have a greater success rate getting the things done at all. 🙂

Moni Csigi - December 12, 2015 Reply

Wow!That’s inspiring! Let me know if you happen to come to Hungary on your European journey!;)
All the best for your BestYearEver 2016!

    Gillian Perkins - December 12, 2015 Reply

    Hi Moni,
    Thanks for your encouragement! We actually probably will make it to Hungary, because two of the places I most want to visit are Romania and Germany. 🙂 Maybe we will get a chance to see you!

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