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Set and Achieve your 2019 Goals with 1 simple step

2019 is upon us! That said, if there was just 1 step to follow in order to crush your goals, it would be to TRACK them.

For the longest time, I never had set goals for myself. Sure, I had a general idea of what I needed to do in life, but I didn’t really think about the future or what I wanted.

This was basically my plan, and I did a pretty good job of checking things off the list:

  • Graduate from high school: check.
  • Graduate from college and get a degree: check.
  • Land a “good” job with an “above average” starting salary: check.

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That was basically it. I just showed up to work every day, did a few things here and there, and came home. I made dinner, went to the gym, then I would repeat.

THAT WAS GOING TO BE MY LIFE FOREVER. 3 and a half years in, I began to realize that I hated coming in to work. I would wake up and literally not want to get out of bed.

I was not motivated or excited to go to pointless meetings and talk to people about their stupid custom report they made in Excel.

For those who follow my story, I quit that job shortly after and began to pursue a life on my own terms, doing things that interest me.

While it has not been easy, the journey has been so worth it. I’m not where I want to be but I’m figuring out how to get there and getting in the same room as people who are in places I want to be.

So that’s where I’m at now… I’ve got huge goals that I have set for myself. I have taken the time to define 5 year goals, my 2019 goals, and even my monthly goals. I have a few free tracking files you can access here if you want to see if they work for you.

My 5 year goals (target completion date: November 8, 2023)

  • $10,000,000 net worth
  • $1,000,000 annual income
  • 500,000 units of my invention sold
  • 100,000 podcast downloads / month
  • $10,000 passive income / month
  • 500 skydives completed
  • 200 tunnel hours completed
  • 50 unit apartment complex
  • 10 rental homes
  • 5 published / self-published books
  • 4 domestic trips / year
  • 4 house flips / year
  • 2 international trips / year

I have “micro” goals as well that get more granular for 2019, but ultimately those “5 year goals” are the huge ones that will help in several areas.

For example, building passive income to $10K / month will make potentially expensive hobbies like skydiving and traveling a lot no big deal.

Here are a few of my 2019 goals, which I’m tracking with those files I mentioned earlier (I have goals I want to hit on average per month):

  • Complete a morning routine (goal: 20 times / month)
  • Exercise (goal: 20 times / month)
  • Reading (goal: 10,000 pages / year)
  • Real estate deals (goal: 4 deals / month)
  • Charity of time or money (goal: 20 times / month)
  • Dinner dates with my girlfriend (goal: 2 times / month)
  • Grow my podcast (goal: 3000 new subscribers / month)
  • Units of my product sold (goal: 2000 units / month)
  • Travel (goal: 4 domestic trips / year and 2 international trips / year)

Notice how my 2019 goals align with my 5 year plan. I am doing things to move the needle on all fronts, plus some.

I have a few extra goals that are not listed above, but these are some of the main ones I wanted to share.

What are your goals? Really take time to define them. After all, without a road map, how will you know where to go?

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Set and Achieve your 2019 Goals with 1 simple step – EMP063

If there was just 1 step needed to conquer 2019 goals, it would be to TRACK THEM. 

This is assuming you already have goals set… if not, take a step back and get that done first. Once you have goals set, you need a way to track them and measure your progress. 

I have created 2 free tools that I am using and am giving away if you’re interested. Just go to to access them. 





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The best FREE tools to track your 2019 Goals

Whew, what a ride! 2018 is quickly winding down and 2019 is right around the corner. How was your 2018? Did it go according to plan? Did you exceed your goals? Did you fall a bit short? 

Hopefully you at least HAD some set goals. If not, you’re going to want to set goals in 2019 to get the most out of yourself and be able to track and measure your progress. Goals are your road map… if you don’t set any, you’ll wander around aimlessly through life.

I have 2 freebies for you that are going to take your year and goals to the NEXT LEVEL. I think these are the best free tools to track your 2019 goals out there. Okay… I’m a little biased since I made them and have used them myself. But they are free, so no complaining allowed!

I’ve tried various things out there: planners, apps, sticky notes, you name it. But I decided to finally create something that I wanted to use and that I could take everywhere easily (by having the tools saved on Google Drive).

When you access the files, first make sure to click on FILE and then MAKE A COPY to save them in your personal Google Drive.

Simply drop your email in the form below to get the tools emailed to you completely for free. These tools have truly transformed my life and help  me stay focused on fewer, mission critical tasks. Note that it may take a few minutes for you to receive the email, and please be sure to check your spam folder in case it somehow ends up there. 

As Brendon Burchard mentions in his book High Performance Habits,
“I can’t tell you how many high performers lose their perch at the top because of the inevitable distraction that comes from unfocused efforts.” 

2019 GoalTracker

This GoalTracker file is something my accountability partner and I first created back in March 2018. We started to track our goals and keep each other accountable. There’s a sheet for you to put in your goals, and then another for your accountability partner if you choose to have one (I highly recommend finding someone to hold you to your goals!). 

There’s even space to comment on each others’ goals so you can push each other or ask clarifying questions. 

Here’s the steps on how to use the file:

Step 1: Access the 2019 GoalTracker file and MAKE A COPY to save to your personal Google Drive.

Step 2: Go to the “annual goals” tab and fill in your section (at the top). There’s space at the bottom for an accountability partner if you want to have one.

Your annual goals will automatically populate at the top of the first sheet (Named Chris’ goals in the template).

Step 3: Now you simply fill in your weekly and daily goals every single week.

Step 4: Select “win” or “Loss” next to your goals every day at the end of the day and week. Be honest. A win means you did it or took action on it. A loss means you didn’t.

If you get 3 wins in a day, you win the day. If you win 4 days out of the 7, you win the week.

Remember that success comes from consistency over time. The more days you win, the better, but as long as you are winning more often than not, you’ll make progress.

Step 5: As the week progress, highlight all the rows from the previous week, right click, and then click “hide.” This way you can start up at the current week every time you open the file, but you can still unhide rows to review past progress if you want to.

2019 Daily Task Log

This task log is something I just created this month and started to use. It really breaks down your overall goals so that you can see how you’re doing and if you are on track or if you need to pick up the pace.

Here’s my recommended steps to use this tool:

Step 1: Access the Daily Task Log and MAKE A COPY to save to your personal Google Drive. 

Step 2: Insert categories in row 8 for each goal. A few examples I used include: Self-improvement, Real Estate Deals Completed, Savings, and Income. 

Step 3: Enter in specific activities in row 9. A few examples I used are: Morning routine, real estate deals completed, and number of times I have exercised a month.  

Step 4: Insert a numbered goal in row 10. Make it something you can track!

“Get swole” or “lose weight” are not good goals. Make it something like “10” to represent the pounds of muscle you want to add in a year or the amount of fat you want to trim. 

Step 5: Update unit of measure for the goal in row 11.

For example, my goal is to work out 20 times a month. When it comes to travel, I want to do 2 international trips per year

Step 6: There are formulas in rows 12 through 16, so you can leave those as is.

The formulas will calculate what you are tracking to hit per month and year and if you are planning to hit the goal or if need to pick up the pace.

Step 7: If you need additional columns, just copy existing ones and paste to the end of the table so that all the formulas and layout stays the same.

Step 8: Check out the sample tab to see a few examples filled in for inspiration and to see the formulas in action. 

So, what do you think about these tools? Let me know in the comments section below. 

Any feedback or suggestions for improvement is welcome. These are the best tools I’ve used so far, but I am always open to improving and iterating further.

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