I promised some New Year’s Resolutions the other day, so here they are in no particular order:
- Earn at least $1,000 in 2006 from things not related to my day job. I’m not sure exactly how much I made last year from consulting, but I know it was less than $1,000. I’m going to try to focus on what Steve Pavlina calls “passive income” – that is, things that make money without my having to do any work. For example, a product that I can create once and then sell on a web site many times. I’ll also be reducing monthly expenses wherever possible to make this extra income really count.
- Simplify my life and get things done. If I’m ever going to accomplish anything, I’ve got to get organized. I’ve starting using HipCal to keep up with my schedule. So far it does everything I need. I’ve got to get back into the habit of working out. My office is filled with junk that I hardly ever touch. This means all of the old computers are going away and I’ll be culling my bookshelves. There will be a huge garage sale some day soon as well as some stuff on eBay. I’ll keep you posted.
- Network more with my peers. I’m going to get out and talk to people both online and in person. This means going to community events like Refresh Dallas and the BarCamp Dallas. I might even join the local Linux Users Group. I would like to attend at least one event per month. I’ll also be updating this site (and others) more frequently – hopefully at least 2-3 times a week. I’m also going to try to comment more on other people’s sites or use TrackBacks if I have something interesting to say.
That seems like a pretty short list, but that’s the idea. All of these are things that I can easily accomplish this year.
The idea is to develop a network of peers and a system of organization that I can use to develop my ideas and finally start launching some of the products that I have in my head and on my computer.
Check back this time next year to see how things turn out…