Wednesday, August 01, 2007

24 Goals to Accomplish in 240 Days - UPDATE

It has been nearly three months since I shared my goals for the rest of the year. I have detailed the status of each of the goals below:
  1. Make the maximum contribution to Roth IRA by July 4th ($4,000/$4,000) - Complete
  2. Successful open up Hedge Fund account by June - Complete
  3. Hedge Fund account value greater than or equal to $10,000 by August ($10,800/$10,000) - Complete
  4. Hedge Fund account value greater than or equal to $20,000 by January ($10,800/$20,000)
  5. Roth IRA account greater than or equal to $9,000 by January ($6,700/$9,000)
  6. Have 150 blog posts by December (82/150)
  7. Create Fund website by July 4th - Complete.
  8. Read five books by August (5/5) - Complete
  9. Create two more portfolio’s in my Virtual Stock Exchange league (1/2)
  10. Do 75 push-ups without taking a break (40/75) - No progress
  11. Run 2 miles in 12 minutes - I have been running, but no measurable progress
  12. Increase my net worth by 80% this year (33%/80%) - Increased by 8%
  13. Play a set of tennis without double faulting - 4 double faults is my new average
  14. Achieve Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification - Deadline passed; goal failed
  15. Secure a full-time job - No progress
  16. Convince five people to start investing (3/5) - Added my sister!
  17. Establish and record 500 phone contracts (140/500)
  18. Establish and record 1000 email contacts (240/1000)
  19. Learn how to drive a manual transmission - No progress
  20. Achieve 1000 lifetime trades (380/1000)
  21. Complete my portfolio management spreadsheet and submit to - No progress
  22. Attend a University of Michigan basketball game for free - Potentially
  23. Master double-digit multiplication and division - No progress
  24. Give blood - No progress

Looks like the goal process is going well. Due to summer employment commitments, I have not been able to attack this list as much as I wanted to this month. So far I have managed to complete five goals, while only allowing one to slip away.

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