I’m a goal-oriented sort of person. I need my goals! Without them, I feel adrift.

At the beginning of the year, I had a whole slew of goals that sounded great. In the light of the new year, I’ve found that most were just passing interests for me. So, for your amusement, I now present my new and improved 2012 goals – slimmed down to just 3:

GOAL #1: Improve my Chinese to the point where I can read newspapers and books

Studying Japanese & Calculus is out and improving my Chinese is in. Perhaps Japanese and Calculus will make a return for next year, but for now I’d rather not spread myself too thin. 2011 was the year I learned to speak Chinese. 2012 will be the year I learned to read Chinese. (I can read my textbooks of course, but that doesn’t count. I want to be able to read newspapers!)

Goal 2: Average at least $8000/month in profit from BRIM  by the end of the year

What’s BRIM you ask? That’s not important for now. For now, it’s only important to know that monthly revenue for BRIM is $0/month right now. Sure, there’s a long way to go, BUT I find BHAGs (big, hairy audacious goals) very motivating.

Goal 3: Average at least $4000/month in profit from PTS by the end of the year

PTS is an online service I’ve been working on with a business partner. We’ve been pulled back to the drawing board after a less than successful trial go at selling it, but with all of our newly received feedback from potential Clients, I’m confident our next go at it will be much more successful from our first.