Goals

I BROKE THE CHAIN

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Photo From Creative Commons: Michelle Milla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michellemilla/

<— THAT FACE.

That face completely sums up my feelings this morning when I woke up and realized that I broke the chain.

That’s right – I BROKE THE CHAIN!

G.O.A.L.S – A New Take On An Old Classic

f2558-nyeFor the last few years I have posted – near the end of December or sometimes early January – about the importance of setting GOALS for the upcoming year – you can check those out here, here or here – and the strategies  I employ to ensure I don’t waste the next 8784 hours.

Goals For My Journey To Professional Comedy

BOY HOWDY  – Been Gone Awhile

Have I ever been away for awhile! After the year I had and the way I kicked off 2015 – 31 posts in 31 days with my Proverbs challenge (Day 31 here) – I really thought I’d be a blogging machine this year. I got distracted from blogging but for a really good reason – I am working on my dream of becoming a working comedian!

And it takes a TON of time.

I am still writing – almost every day. Not keeping a calendar like I did in 2014 (See that here) but my joke notebook is filling up and I have nearly 10 minutes of very usable material so far this year – and that is a good thing.

Here is a snippet of that material.

Below are the MAIN goals I have for myself to accomplish my dream of turning comedy from a pastime to a profession.

1) Long Term Comedy Goal – LTCG – I want to be able to replace my full time job and support my family doing, 100% clean, God honoring comedy.
2) Comedy Education including – Rik Roberts’ School of Laughs (I highly recommend checking out the school and the podcast). I will read books and take workshops to improve my material, my mindset and my drive. Always looking to improve.
3) Writing Daily – I will write at least 2 pages of free thoughts and note what might be usable as material and work on ideas as they come to me or that I have keep track of in either my notebook or Evernote
4) Open Mics – I will attend at least one (1) OM a week – more as family and work allow but 1 for sure. I heard RR say it takes about 100 OMs to know yourself and your audience so I have about 80 more sets to go before I really know what I am doing – YIKES!
5) Accountability Partners – Along with sending this list to RR, I will recruit some guys from my church as well as a couple a my comedy buddies to hold me accountable to all of the above.

 

So, Whaddya think? Did I miss anything, would you add anything? What is your dream – your passion? Please share it in the comments.

Goals for 2015 – What Am I Thinking?

f2558-nyeI am sitting here working on my goals for next year, something I neglected to do last year and as a result I drifted.

Going into 2014 I was filled with hope for getting back into comedy. I was excited by the prospect of getting back on a stage and the rush that accompanies the sound of laughter that I caused – inadvertently or not.

I missed that feeling – a lot, and had every intention of pursuing that feeling and everything that goes with it but I got sidetracked at the beginning of the year and it took me until almost August to see how far off track I had gotten.

Something that would not have happened had I had a plan – but not simply a plan but a written plan. A road map for where I wanted 2014 to take me or better, where I wanted to TAKE 2014.

5 Things You Can Do To Help You Reach Your Goals

The idea for the pet rock was a stroke of genius!

The idea for the pet rock was a stroke of genius!

From time to time I talk about goals and the one thing I harp on most is importance of writing them down. I believe that if you don’t write it down it never existed (thank you Tom Clancy – Debt of Honor).

Our minds run so fast that a great idea right now will be replaced by another in a minute and after that – Hey! Anyone want cheese fries?

See what I mean?

So I came up with 5 things you can do to help ensure that you see your dreams come to fruition.

Goals Are Not Resolutions – But they’re Similar

Photo By: Lady Dragonfly CC - Creative Commons

Photo By: Lady Dragonfly CC – Creative Commons

Everyone knows that the start of a new year brings joy, hope, Ryan Seacrest doing his  best Dick Clark impersonation and of course resolutions.

I think it is safe to say there are two solid camps when it comes to how people feel about them. Some love ’em some hate ’em.

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