With the year drawing to a close, now is when I spend time making sure I have things in order before the new year begins. Goal setting is something I do, although I am not really hard on myself if I don’t achieve my goals.
I thought I would share 10 business goals I am going to set for myself for 2017. Some goals will be easier to accomplish than others, but I will try to accomplish all without compromising my family life.
The ultimate goal for me is to achieve a good life/work balance. I want to earn enough money so that finances are not a concern, but I don’t want to spend too much time away from my family in order to accomplish my goals.
I invite you to share your goals in the comment section. These are ten goals I have set for my business (not in any particular order and some may not be mutually exclusive):
- Take a business trip to India, China, Singapore, or Hong Kong. There are quite a few domain name and related industry conferences in this region, and I would like to make my first trip to the region this year.
- Sell six figures worth of domain names on NameJet, Afternic, Sedo or other domain name marketplaces.
- Purchase six figures worth of domain names on NameJet, Sedo, and Afternic.
- Surpass my 2016 domain sales, both in terms of number of domain names, but more importantly, in terms of profit.
- Publish three articles on DomainInvesting.com that are cited in Techmeme.
- Bring on two new advertisers on DomainInvesting.com.
- Acquire three exceptional one word .com domain names that are as good or better than Travels.com, Stallion.com, Embrace.com, and a couple of others my company owns.
- Meet at least three people in person that I have met or exchanged emails with but have not met face to face.
- Raise more than $12,000 for my Pan Mass Challenge ride benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year I raised well over my $10,000 goal, and I would like to raise even more in 2017.
- Organize one local domain investor meetup in Boston.