Now: What I'm currently doing and working on

A friend of mine gave me the idea to create this section of the website – an updated glimpse of what my current goals and challenges are. A snapshot of my life in this particular moment.

Please see my “Five Year Plans” page for the big picture.

 

Plans for 2020

I’m currently situated in my home province of Saskatchewan, Canada, where I’m raising a toddler. I plan to be here for the next couple of years or so, but my sights are set on the future relocation possibilities.

 

Professional

  • Expand on my work with PianoTV by releasing a beginner’s course later in the year – currently planned for summer
  • Increase my PianoTV mailing list and audience and course sales so that the site is largely passive by the end of the year (with the exception of correspondence and creating videos)
  • Work with several independent contractors who teach private lessons through PianoTV – currently in progress
  • Come up with a personal development product idea with friends and launch it – currently in the idea phase
  • Continue meeting with my business mastermind each week

 

Financial

  • Have my first six-figure year (my personal total, pre-tax, after profit sharing) – currently just over a third of the way there
  • Contribute the minimum to one retirement fund (CPP), and begin contributing to a second retirement fund by the end of the year
  • Start a “personal development” savings account (for membership subscriptions, money for courses, etc.), with an automatic monthly deposit of $350 per month
 
 

Creative

  • Write the piano/vocal versions of each song on my upcoming album
  • Record the album in the summertime with friends, ideally in a unique location like a cabin
  • Release the album later in the year (November?)
  • Work with a manager (friend of mine) to promote and share the album
  • Do several interviews as a “press release” for the new album
  • Do at least one live performance before the end of the year (likely via streaming)
  • Post on this blog at least once per week
  • Post on my video channel at least once per week
  • Complete the first draft of my fiction book idea
  • Explore style and physical self-expression by being bold, colorful and outside-the-box
 
 

Social and Relationships

  • Continue nurturing my romantic relationship on a daily basis
  • Read and sing with my daughter each day (at least 30 minutes)
  • Continue with my current abundant social flow (a mastermind, a writer’s group, a movie club, a big weekly group chat, and several one-on-ones each week, plus anything else that spontaneously pops up)
  • Continue enjoying undistracted time with friends and loved ones, with the opportunity to engage for long periods of time – social connections are a high priority this year
 
 

Habits

  • Read 52 books this year – currently behind, with 10 books read this year to date
  • Walk for at least 30 minutes each day
  • Do at least 30 minutes of (challenging, sweat-inducing) yoga at least five days per week
  • Journal most days; surpass my minimum yearly goal of journaling 50,000 words 
 
 

Theme for 2020

My theme for this year is courage. I’ve been exploring the idea of my life as a story, taking big steps toward creating a life I love – which means taking the challenging road much of the time. I want to think in terms of memories and experiences, instead of just focusing on goal achievement. How will these goals make my life more interesting along the way? If my life was a story, what would make the plot engaging? A secondary theme is self-acceptance, which is needed to truly step into my power. Self-acceptance and courage together will allow me to unleash my unlimited potential.
 
 
 

Q2 Goals: Spring 2020

 

Professional

  • Continue emailing my list every Wednesday to maintain engagement
  • Implement new landing pages for my courses
  • Create a new email opt-in: a quiz with helpful PDF downloads
  • Begin offering private lessons with several contracted teachers by the end of June (ideally closer to the start of June)
  • Adjudicate a local music festival online at the beginning of June
  • Come up with a personal development product idea with friends
  • Continue meeting with my business mastermind each week
  • Re-launch the DYOPP tier 2 at the end of May
  • Hit 100k subscribers and create a celebration livestream (it’s looking like this’ll happen in May!)
 

Financial

  • Reach the halfway point on my 100k year-end income goal by the end of June 
  • Keep spending to a minimum so I can recoup lost income tax savings (I was scammed and lost everything I was saving for my annual tax payment), and file taxes for 2019
  • Start a “personal development” savings account (for membership subscriptions, money for courses, etc.), with an automatic monthly deposit of $350 per month
 

Creative

  • Write the piano/vocal versions of each song on my upcoming album – finish good versions by the end of June, and share works in progress with potential collaborators so they can write ideas
  • Plan a 1-week summertime recording session with sound engineer and collaborators
  • Discuss the idea of working with my friend as a manager
  • Begin sharing a weekly songwriting video for PianoTV (start this in June)
  • Post on this blog at least once per week
  • Post on my personal video channel at least once per week
 

Social and Relationships

  • Continue nurturing my romantic relationship on a daily basis
  • Read and sing with my daughter each day (at least 30 minutes)
  • Continue with my current abundant social flow (a mastermind, a writer’s group, a movie club, a big weekly group chat, and several one-on-ones each week, plus anything else that spontaneously pops up)
  • Continue enjoying undistracted time with friends and loved ones, with the opportunity to engage for long periods of time – social connections are a high priority this year
 

Habits

  • Finish reading 20 books by the end of June (10 books between May/June)
  • Walk for at least 30 minutes each day
  • Do at least 30 minutes of (challenging, sweat-inducing) yoga at least five days per week
  • Journal most days; surpass my minimum yearly goal of journaling 50,000 words 

 

Conclusion

I’ll continue to update this page as things change and I make progress. I’ll also provide relevant blog links when necessary. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

-Allysia