5 business goals and 5 personal goals for 2013

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2013 already? I hope you are gearing up for a vibrant year of life and business ahead. I know I’m looking forward to these next months as I consider what story my life will tell in 2013. On that note, I wanted to share some of my business and personal goals for the year. I’d love to hear some of yours too in the comments below.

5 Business goals:
– Make more money in 2013 than in 2012.
– Cut existing expenses by 10% to eliminate trivial expenditures.
– Visit 1-2 real estate or law offices each month to teach classes (or do a Q&A).
– Continue to increase business for IRS and divorce appraisals.
– Be a resource to clients and the general public by blogging 3-ish times per week.

5 Personal goals:
– Give more money in 2013 than in 2012.
– Pull off three successful drives for Project 680.
– Lose 15 pounds (yes, my diet was too liberal last year).
– Finish building the backyard garden that was supposed to be done last year.
– Ride my bike weekly and flirt with running (shoes have been purchased already).

By the way, I just got back from vacation today. While I am full steam ahead now that I’m home, I’ll admit I already miss the beach. I snapped this photo of Sunset Beach yesterday (on mobile phone with no filter).

Sunset Beach - no filter - photo by Sacramento Appraisal Blog

Are you ready for the new year? What are some of your goals?

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  1. says

    That photo was inspiring and so was the message, good job. I will enjoy your photo for the next few weeks as my computer wallpaper which will remind me of goal setting.

    Some of my personal and business goals are: I have decided to do only high fee premium appraisals and no discounted work. I/We will be launching our new appraisal data import tool business (Triopoint.com) that might really help appraisers with THEIR workload goals. Recover from a fractured ankle even if it means surgery (I’ll decide in another 90 days). Sell or give away more items on craigslist, more than twice a year. Give more to charities that help the animals in need. Take longer trips when visiting family, and if it takes an extra day to actually get out the door to leaave, it is OK because the schedule is cleared off!

    Happy New Year Ryan, and thanks for your wonderful blog.

    • says

      Wow, Sonja. You have some really great goals. I love the increased fees and the new business rolling out. I’ll watch carefully, and I hope you let me know right away when it’s live. I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle. I hope you have many profound successes this year. Thanks for saving my picture as your screen saver. I’m glad the image speaks to someone else too.

  2. says

    Awesome and worthwhile goals Ryan. One of my goals is to get in better shape also. I use to work out more in my early days and have gotten away from it. I hope that by doing that it can help be a better appraiser and less stressed.

    • says

      Thanks Tom. It sounds like both of us will look different next year than we do today. I wish you the best on that Tom. I plan to take a bike ride at some point today. It was 28 degrees this morning, so the afternoon will be much better for me (I know, people outside of California have it much worse, but no matter where I live, I’m still not a fan of biking in sub-30 degree weather).

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