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Simply Life: 13 by 2013 Goals

So, what’s up with your 13 by 2013 goals? Since writing down mine, I’ve slowly been trying to accomplish them throughout the year. Simply looking at them and seeing them uncrossed makes you want to just simply DO it. From 13 of my goals, I’ve so far achieved 6 and a half and working on a few more before the year ends.

Looking back, health has somewhat been the least priority having not lost the desired 25 lbs. I’m happy to report though that I’ve lost 10 lbs and hopefully when I start to exercise next week as the year winds down, I’ll be able to add 2 – 3 lbs more to the amount lost. I’ve participated in 4 runs only this year. Boo! As a result, I didn’t have the stamina to run a 21km let alone finish it in 3 hours. Lets move these 3 goals to next year!

With all the flurries of 2012, I wasn’t able to find time to attend a cooking class. I managed to bake only 4 cakes though I think I’d still be able to finish the 8 before the year ends. Lets see!

Next year will definitely be a fun year of traveling having qualified to the Mediterranean Cruise. France, Spain and Italy here we go! Working on getting hubby onto the FREE trip as well. This year was a good traveling year as well having gone to 7 countries with 2 of those FREE courtesy of Prulife. Would have wanted to go to more countries for FREE but alas though I qualified, the timing was just not right. We were bound for another trip and hence, had to encash the trips.

Next year’s goals will be bigger and grander! Uncrossed goals will be moved as part of list still to be accomplished for next year.

How’s your list so far? Have you crossed out any of them? Which one did you like the best?

13 by 2013 Goals

  1. Weigh 120 lbs
  2. Participate in at least 12 runs
  3. Run a 21 km in less than 3 hours
  4. Improve my photos taken – attend a photography class and learn Adobe Lightroom and Elements
  5. Attend a cooking class
  6. Bake at least 12 different cakes
  7. Read at least 24 books
  8. Make it to the FREE Mediterranean Cruise
  9. See a wonder of the world
  10. Save MORE!
  11. Blog hits 100,000
  12. Throw an AMAZING birthday party for Warren
  13. Be a unit manager w/ PHP12M group production

Books Read since January 2012

  1. Secrets of Successful Insurance Sales by the Kinder Brothers
  2. Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green
  3. Secrets of a Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker
  4. Dynamic Asset Management by the Kinder Brothers
  5. Dare to be Different by Sandro Forte
  6. The Road to Success by Tony Gordon
  7. Mastering Insurance Marketing by Seth Kravitz and Lev Barinsky
  8. 4-hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  9. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
  10. Creating a Million Dollar a Year Sales Income by Paul McCord
  11. Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
  12. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  13. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  14. Thy Will be Done by Atty. Cabrera
  15. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  16. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  17. The Winning Habits of Warren Buffet and George Soros by Mark Tiers
  18. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  19. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
  20. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
  21. 101 Successful Sales Strategy by Stephen Schiffman
  22. The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
  23. The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
  24. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg
  25. The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
  26. 10 Days, 10 Years From Bin Laden to Facebook by Maria Ressa
  27. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham – Current Reading
  28. Strategic Accelaration by Tony Jeary – Current Reading
  29. Women and the Art of War by Catherine Huang and A.D. Rosenberg – Current Reading
  30. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries – Current Reading

Runs since January 2012

  1. Go Natural 2012 – 5KM, 39:57 seconds
  2. Timex 2012 – 5KM, 37:10 seconds
  3. Unilab 2012 – 10KM, 1hr 30minutes
  4. Fox 2012 – 10KM,1 hr 30minutes

Travels since January 2012

  1. Bangkok, Thailand: Feb. 8 – 13
  2. Guangzhou, China: Feb. 20 – 23
  3. Hongkong: March 21-22
  4. Bangkok, Thailand: May 12 – 15
  5. Beijing, China: June 23 – July 1
  6. Guangzhou, China: August 6 – 10
  7. Cambodia: November 5 – 8
 
 

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A February Feat

Never mind the picture. It was lifted from a 1×1 ID given more than 10 years ago when I was maybe 30lbs lighter.

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Business, Dream Book

 

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Sir Nicolay Photography Class

One of my 13 before 2013 goal is to enroll myself in a photography class so I can learn how to take better pictures. Hence, I’ve enrolled myself in a slew of photography classes which will kick off this March 24. Decided to take 3 classes on that day starting with Basic Digital Photography, Black and White Photography and Portrait 101. Still deciding on whether I’ll be using the Nikon D60 or my Panasonic GF1 or my Canon S95.

I will be attending 4 more classes which are all spread in the first few weeks of April – Basic and Advanced Editing, Outdoor / street photography, and Still life photography.

Ready to get my photos criticized and yearning to learn how to take better photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

 
 

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A Goal Crossed Off

Attended our branch’s meeting this morning followed by a Leader’s Lunch after. So happy and proud that our 1 month old unit is the top unit for February for Amber branch! We also had a high activity ratio with 6 out of 9 of us producing. One goal crossed off – become a top unit in the branch.

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In addition, I was awarded to become a Pru Guardian. As a guardian, we are tasked to take care of orphaned accounts.

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We will be awarded once again on Thursday. This time as the top 2 unit for Metro Manila. Looking forward to next Month’s production – aiming to end the month as the top unit for Metro Manila. Let’s go team! We can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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13 by 2013: Personal Goals

Following from the initially successful 12 by 2012 Goal list, I am again coming up with my 13 by 2013 personal goal list. I’m carrying over the ones that I didn’t finish or accomplish in 2011 but will not be part of my 13 must do before 2013.

1. Weigh 120 lbs
2. Participate in at least 12 runs
3. Run a 21 km in less than 3 hours
4. Improve my photos taken – attend a photography class and learn Adobe Lightroom and Elements
5. Attend a cooking class
6. Bake at least 12 different cakes
7. Read at least 24 books
8. Make it to the FREE Mediterranean Cruise
9. See a wonder of the world
10. Save MORE!
11. Blog hits 100,000
12. Throw an AMAZING birthday party for Warren
13. Be a unit manager w/ PHP8M group production

The ones that I did not complete in 2011 included –

1. Scrapbook for Warren
2. Losing 20lbs
3. Attending a fitness class
4. Helping hubby with his business idea
5. Setting up my home office

What are your goals for 2012? Make one now. Be focused and go for it! Share your list in the comment box below and I’ll post them. Let’s encourage each other in doing it. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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12 by 2012: Final Update

My final post for this 12 by 2012 project. There are hits and misses but the project really did get me focus on things I need to do before 2011 ends.

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – This is a FAIL. We will be having a weigh-in tomorrow and will be competing against my sister-in-law and her husband (aka Biggest Loser Couple). The winning couple wins a plain ticket to Boracay.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Didn’t happen. Just had too much stuff on my plate.
4. Print and create baby Warrenโ€™s 3month scrapbook (heโ€™s one month now) – Will be printing this by next week. Had a few pictures sorted out already.
5. Launch the new business (market and sell) – Check out Simple Bundles of Joy multiply site
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea – Moving this to next year’s goal.
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blogSUCCESS! Hit the 10K mark a few days than target! Thank you!!!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Didn’t happen this year.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! Even reached Star Club level!

Watch out for my 13 by 2013 Project goals. Make one NOW. It really does help you focus and achieve them. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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12 by 2012: Update # 6

12 days to go till the end of 2011! Making this list really made me focus on the things I needed to do before the year ends. I’m looking forward to 2012 and will be making another list of MUST DOs for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – Definitely not happening this year but let’s see where the next few days will take me. I’m determined to go to the gym on a daily basis till the year ends except on the 24th, 25th, and 31st.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Will be attending TODAY!
4. Print and create baby Warrenโ€™s 3month scrapbook (heโ€™s one month now) – Doing it this week!
5. Launch the new business (market and sell)
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blog – We will reach this goal! Just 615 hits more!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Just got a bunch of pictures for inspiration. Will visit an IKEA supplier shop this week and see where it takes me.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! See you Holy Land next year! I hope Egypt and Turkey are included.

6 out of 12 are complete! I’m positive I can complete 3 more (#3, #4, and #9) before the year ends. Not bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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