Monthly Goal Update – January 2016

After Month 1 – How am I doing?

I’ve committed to tracking the progress of my goals on a monthly basis. I made that decision to keep myself accountable, to show people how I’ve gone from A to B, and hopefully to help inspire you to become accountable for your own goals. 

Dr. Gail Matthews (you know, Dr. Gail) conducted a study that found you’re 39.5% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. That’s almost half more likely!

But that’s not all, she also found that if you send progress reports to others – friends, mentors, coaches, accountability partners etc, you were 76.7% more likely to achieve those same goals. 

Writing them down significantly weighs the odds of success in your favour, but providing regular updates almost doubles the chances of success. This is primarily why I do these videos. 

I have 25 Goals for 2016 and I’ve broken my goals into the following sections:

-My 4 Priority Goals
-Financial Goals
-Business Goals
-Physical Goals
-Mind Goals
-Relationship Goals
-Contribution Goals
-Social Media Goals

Check out the video to see how I’m getting on after month 1. 

If you’re working towards any particular goals this year, and you don’t have a platform to become accountable on yet, you’re more than welcome to drop a note in the comment section below. I love to hear about people making progress. I find it inspiring and if it helps you in turn, then great. Let me know what you’ve done in January, and what you plan to do in Feb. 

I hope everyone has a Fab Feb!


  • Richard

    Reply Reply 5th February 2016

    As usual all very inspiring Huw.

    Well done on the goals, you certainly know how to push yourself and the results are speaking for themselves.

    All the best


  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 5th February 2016

    As always, thanks for the kind words Richard!

    I've made a solid start. Now, onwards and upwards!


  • Dividend Legion

    Reply Reply 5th February 2016

    Hey Huw,

    Man, huge earnings this month!! It's so inspiring to see you having such success with Kindle publishing. It makes it very believable as an income source, as I know you're a regular, honest bloke.

    I've actually started my own publishing venture recently, just proof-reading the first book I've hired out, and waiting for the cover to be created! Even if I get a fraction of your success it'll already be worthwhile…but something tells me I'll do well in the long run ๐Ÿ™‚
    hopefully I'll be able to dedicate my full time to online businesses in the next year or two.

    Thanks again for being a great inspiration to everyone mate. And good luck with the rest of your goals.

    Dividend Legion

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 6th February 2016

    Hey Huw

    You would have laughed if you could have seen the expression on my face whilst watching your video when I heard about your income – amazing work there, a massive well done! If that had been me, I would have found it most difficult not to look a tad smug lol!

    I did wince a little that you couldn't remember where you went on your date night with Lou – I guess you have got a heck of a lot going on so easy to forget (sort of…haha).

    Sorry to hear about that experience you had re your free coaching session with that weird woman and glad it didn't put you off. I guess if she couldn't even commit to doing a skype call without video, that should have been a warning flag.

    Great to hear about your progress on all your other goals and look forward to talking about them face to face in March!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 7th February 2016

    Hi DL,

    Thank you so much. I appreciate the kind words!

    Congratulations on taking the leap yourself. Getting that first book out is a difficult challenge to overcome. Many don't do it. I wish you the best of luck with it. The process of publishing has served me very well so far, and I'm confident it will continue to do so for some time yet.

    When I dedicated myself to earning money online, I was able to quit my job within 7 months, and my results are nothing special to other online earners. I don't say that to brag, but to inspire you and others with what's possible. I focused too much time on driving down expenses when I could have been creating more wealth for myself by focusing on various income streams.

    Best of luck with it all, and please keep me posted!


  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 7th February 2016

    Hey Weenie,

    I'm now intrigued to what your impression was. Shock, horror, resentment??? I'm picturing you either laughing, putting your middle finger up at the screen or being a little surprised. Am I close?

    I hope I didn't come across as smug. I don't like doing that with anything I value, although I'm as smug as they come with winning poker matches and such like.

    The crazy thing is the income is now becoming normal and even expected. For example I ran my sale numbers for last week and it came out to ยฃ776 in 7 days. My lowest numbers in ages, and I was initially disappointed. I had to remind myself that that is still a lot of money and much more than I was making at PGL. Also, the reason for my 'low' numbers was down to my attention being off sales due to me working on my course and with coaching clients. If you don't work on your business for more than 3 weeks, you can't expect to do well!

    Ahh yes, the breakdown in short term memory. I had to tell Lou about it after reading your comment. She laughed. I think she's used to it now! We're now making sure we go out at least once a month, which is a lot for us. We used to only eat out 2-3 times a year to put it in perspective. I think the higher volume threw my trail of thought out the window. Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    One of my biggest development areas over the last 12 months is taking a learning point away from all perceived failures. I will no longer try and coach/help someone I've never met before by text. It's too time consuming, and largely ineffective. Both parties aren't able to get what they want out of it. I'm far from deterred by helping people though. In fact I continue to reach out to people and help them where I can. I get an amazing sense of satisfaction from it!

    I'm pleased that you enjoyed watching my progress video. I'm interested to see what people think. I'll continue to post them in the selfish aim of accountability. This increases the chances of me meeting my goals. If there are people out there like me, they'll enjoy watching the progress I make too. I'm a progression addict for sure! I can't get enough of watching people develop themselves and improve. Even if it were watching a 50 stone person lose 20 stone to save his life. I might not 'want' the same things as he, but watching that type of journey never fails to inspire me.

    I look forward to seeing you again in March. It should be a lot of fun, and I have no doubt you'll enjoy having our own location for the weekend. Uninterrupted laughter, learning and socialising. It's amazing!

    Finally, thank you for your unrelenting support. It means so much to me that people like you have stood by my inconsistent Blog posting. Your comments help to inspire me to keep going. I would continue to move forward no doubt, but I do so now with a little more vigor and passion!


  • weenie

    Reply Reply 7th February 2016

    "Shock, horror, resentment???"

    No, it was my best jaw-dropping expression of 'WOW' haha!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 9th February 2016

    Ha ha. I hope I can continue to shock you as we move through the year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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