I am proud to announce that I reached all four of my monthly goals for January. I saved $100, paid off an extra $100 of credit card debt, joined a group (dart league), and most importantly landed my first paying client! Barely made it on the first two. After 1st of the month bills I’ll have less than $50 to my name (sheesh). And my paying client hasn’t paid me anything yet but he will although it’s less than $20 since we haven’t sold very many books yet. But hey who’s counting…
My girlfriend challenged me to increase my goals for February. I just love her tenacity! Looking ahead through February I fear that it will be harder financially than January. I suspect my truck needs brakes since they squeak and I can feel a coarse grind reverberate through the brake pedal that’s like a blade on a wet stone. Can’t forget Valentine’s Day either. I want to buy her roses to show her how much I appreciate her and I want to buy her something nice since we didn’t give gifts for Christmas. A couple of clients would off-set those expenses.
Despite fear of failure I decided to ramp it up for February and really go for it. This month I am going to:
- Save $120
- Pay down an extra $120 of debt
- Land 2 paying clients
- Attend a meeting for a new group
- Pay off my brakes by the end of the month
Number 4 will require me to take a night off from work since most of the groups I’ve found meet at night and I have to succeed at Number 3 to make Number 5 happen.