Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before…

Guest post by Allon Khakshouri, founder of Business-Dad.com For us dads who run our own businesses, time is a scarce commodity. Suddenly, our life has changed. We have a little baby crawling around our home. Our wife seems more irritated and stressed out than usual. We feel exhausted and overwhelmed. And we have new responsibilities … Read more Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before…

7 Gifts I Got From My 7 Year Old Daughter

Today, Bianca, my daughter, is turning seven. First, and foremost: happy birthday, Bianca, may you live a blessed life, just like you blessed and enriched beyond measure the life of your parents. Each year, on Bianca’s birthday, I used to write an article about some of the things I learned from her. And boy, I … Read more 7 Gifts I Got From My 7 Year Old Daughter

7 Things I Learned From My 6 Year Old Daughter

Today is my daughter’s birthday, she is 6 year old. First and foremost, I wish her joy, because life is filled with joy, even in its darker moments, I wish her power, because sometimes life may be unfair, and you need a lot of inner power to overcome the struggles and, last, but not least, … Read more 7 Things I Learned From My 6 Year Old Daughter

7 Things I Learned From My 5 Year Old Girl

A few weeks ago it was Bianca’s 5th birthday. As always, each year I write a post about what I learned from her during the last year. If you want to read the previous posts, here they are, in order for one, two, three and four year anniversaries. 1. Diplomacy Is Easy Last year Bianca’s … Read more 7 Things I Learned From My 5 Year Old Girl

Playgrounds And Balloons

I was with Bianca at a playground the other day. She was drifting around, playing with as many toys as she can touch, the plastic, soft ones, being her favorites. Building a house out of plastic bricks, floating in a pool made by plastic balls and so on. At some point, an entertainer came in. … Read more Playgrounds And Balloons

7 Things I Learned From My 4 Year Old Girl

Today is Bianca’s 4th birthday. All my love is with her and it will always be. Following a tradition started 4 years ago, on her first anniversary, I’ll post the 7 lessons I learned from her in the last year. 1. Show Off Your Personality Every time we go out she surprises us by starting … Read more 7 Things I Learned From My 4 Year Old Girl

7 Things I Learned From My 3 Year Old Girl

Today is Bianca’s 3rd anniversary. She is the most precious gift life gave me so far. I am just happy to be around her and she is making me so happy just by being around. Since she came into our lives, everything changed. Each year, I find myself learning more from her than from my … Read more 7 Things I Learned From My 3 Year Old Girl

2008 – The Outcome

With only one week left until the official end of the year, I don’t think I’ll have much time to wrap up some of the goals I’ve set for 2008. With an early holiday already started on December 20th I don’t have my focus on achievement monitoring also. So, I guess it’s time to write about how 2008 went for me. I’ll share something with you in the very beginning of this post: I’m somehow scared. I just reviewed my goal list for this year, a list written on the last days of 2007, and I’m amazed how much I accomplished.

First and foremost, this was my best financial year ever. I know this sounds a little bit shameless in the context of a global financial crisis, but I honestly don’t care. I just had my best financial year ever, and the fact that there is also a crisis playing around outside has nothing to do with it. Or with me. Or whatever. This year I made the exit for the company I set up 10 years ago and this was a huge leap forward for me. No need to hide this. It’s not only the financial freedom involved, but much more than that. The financial freedom was only a proof for something much bigger. More on that later, let’s take it the old “step by step” style for now.

As I told you, I am amazed of how much I accomplished, but also I’m somehow scared. I know I should be happy, but I’m still scared. We often function on lower expectancies and when things are coming to us in full flavor, shaped and behaving like we expected them to be, we tend to back up. This is how I feel right now. I feel like “wow, I really did it!”. I’m sure you felt this before, you know how it is. A feeling of satisfaction mixed with a strong vibration of “I just can’t believe this”.

Well, enough with emotions let’s get factual. I won’t give you any exact numbers on my goals. I don’t think the numbers are important, but the commitments are. The list I’ve made for 2008 was made up of 3 sections:

  • personal
  • professional
  • joy

At that time I was still managing Mirabilis Media, the company I’ve created 10 years ago, so my personal and professional path were still pretty mixed.

Personal Goals

The thing that was most important for me on the personal level was my financial income. I don’t think I feel the same way now. But at that time seemed like a priority. I set up a pretty high mark on that. And I did it. Of course, the exit from my company was the key factor in that. Most of my income is now based on that exit.

The second thing was my health, at that time. I’ve set up goals for exercising more (30 minutes per day) and for eating healthier (eating raw food at least two days per week). For the exercise part, I made it for about 1 and a half month from the total of 12 months. For the eating habits, I made it for almost 5 months. But I managed to remain on a raw food eating habit and that is fantastic. Now really, it’s a breakthrough in terms of personal development, no need to hide this.

The third goals was about Bianca’s day care. We managed to have her signed up for the next year, but I think I can safely check this as done, because we did it very well. We both like that specific day care facility and we’re both happy we managed to have her signed up.

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