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2nd Half of 2019, My 200 Goals Updated!

At the beginning of the year, I created a list of 200 goals that I wanted to achieve before year end. One thing I’ve learned about this kind of goal-insanity is that it’s not exactly realistic. Despite my best efforts, life doesn’t always allow you to complete 2 goals every 3 days. Especially when some of the goals are MASSIVE undertakings. However, despite that fact, I’m still committed to working hard to achieving as many as I can. I had the forethought to commit ONE of my goals to a mid-year review. Essentially, an opportunity to examine my goals and modify (at minimum) 25 of them. The things you start the year passionate about or believing are possible, may often be delayed or sidelined for more crucial goals.

So let’s complete a goal and run down my previous 200 goals with notes on ones that are complete, the goals that are a work in progress, and the goals that I’m modifying or dropping!

Twitch, YouTube + Social Media Goals

COMPLETED

  • Get a Stream Deck (Did this thanks to my amazing community – AntiLeMons, Imeralds, Kevin, Kace + Nickbze made it happen!)
  • Get a Tech Sponsor for the Show (I have officially joined the Logitech G Team!)
  • Purge Twitter Following (Did it in the spring! Felt good.)
  • Purge YouTube Following (Finished last month! Followed so many channels whose content I no longer watch.)
  • Develop Better Transitions (Happy with my current transitions – the only thing to do now is add a small audio effect to them.)
  • Transition the Intro to the Show to Being Live (Changed it entirely, and it now includes a small live element.)
  • Get Better Studio Earbuds (Opted for over-ear headphones thanks to Logitech.)
  • Develop a TOS Logo (It’s less of a logo, but I’m happy with the text.)
  • Purge Instagram Following (Cleaned out the dead accounts, and boring accounts.)

IN PROGRESS

  • Never Take my Community for Granted, and Continue Building (Never have, never will!)
  • Grow my Twitch Following to 1500 (Currently just shy of 800.)
  • Grow my YouTube Subscribers to 5000
  • Create a Weekly “Twitch Recap” Series for YouTube (Currently on my 20th episode!)
  • Start my Weekend Podcast Show with Other Streamers (Working on it, but progress has been slow – soon ready though.)
  • Achieve Partner (The major stepping stone is 75 average viewers. I’m at about 30. Still possible, so not giving up the goal but it’s less important than other things.)
  • Attend Twitchcon 2019 (Ticket bought, flight paid for… it’s happening!)
  • Be on a Panel at Twitchcon 2019 (Brainstorming hard, the deadline is in a couple of days!)
  • Get a Second Camera (Need this for some of my ideas!)
  • Get a Portable Green Screen (This I REALLY want to be able to make my stream ‘portable’.)
  • Develop Regular Segments for the Show
  • Have Backups in Place for Missed Shows (Guest hosts who can work last minute? Highlights? Need to think this through.)
  • Always be Innovating the Show – Don’t Get Comfortable (Always working on new changes!)
  • Hit 1500 Followers on Instagram
  • Develop the Twitch Viewing Experience on ZachBussey.com (Started this, need to finish it!)
  • Cosplay 3x for Halloween
  • Get a Menswear Sponsor for the Show
  • Do 3x Charity Streams
  • Raise $2000 for Charity
  • Take the Show ‘On the Road’
  • Develop Interactive Elements to the Show (TTS is a basic way, but need other ways for people to be involved.)
  • Send a Personal Letter to any 1-Year Sub Who’d Like One
  • Do 6 Special Events on Stream
  • Develop Loyalty Perks
  • Tweet More
  • Make Discovering the Show Easier (Working on this, YouTube is the main driver.)
  • Grow Discord to 400 Users
  • Don’t Fall Victim to Streamer Traps
  • Make it Easier to Support the Channel
  • Work on “Best of” Episodes
  • Hire an Intern/Assistant for Production
  • Get 10 Emotes Made (6 done, 4 to go. Daydreamer better be ready.)
  • Better Organize Discord
  • Visit One New Twitch Channel Daily (or 7 per Week)
  • Go Through Iterations of the Layout/Notification Often (V2 of the show launched this year!)
  • Host the TOS Awards (Slated for November)
  • Do Features on Streamer Spaces

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

  • Collaborate with over 100 Streamers (Modifying this to 30 streamers, but will try to achieve more!)
  • Hit 10,000 Followers on Twitter (Either ridding myself of this goal OR modifying it to ‘purging my followers’, cause I have WAY too many ‘dead’ followers that makes my low engagement look trash haha.)

FAILED TO COMPLETE

  • Attend Twitchcon Europe 2019 (This was slated to happen, but the lack of information spooked me, so I scrapped it.)

Social Goals

COMPLETED

  • Forget the People who Burned me in 2018 (Who? Lol.)

IN PROGRESS

  • Spend a Weekend at a Cottage with Friends (San Diego for 7-days covers this!)
  • Help Mdee14 Achieve his Twitch Goals
  • Help NagataLockII Achieve his Twitch Goals
  • Help KhaleesiBB Achieve Her Twitch Goals
  • Help FerrellCat Achieve Her Twitch Goals
  • Help Forgiving Make Overwatch League
  • Develop a Streamer Master Group (Link to Twitch Team?)
  • Do Things Outside of my Comfort Zone
  • Go to Every Twitch Toronto Event
  • Get Together with Casey More
  • Meet more Streamers/Creators
  • Visit my Brother
  • Respond to Emails/Texts Faster
  • Meet More People for Coffee
  • Socialize More
  • Stay Later Than you Plan To
  • Go Fishing with Grandpa
  • Avoid Drama, But Speak Up When Necessary (I’ve been drama free in 2019. Feels Good!)

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

FAILED TO COMPLETE

  • Go on More Dates (This was a silly goal, sorta dropping it.)

Business Goals

COMPLETED

  • Develop a Calendar for Streamers (Done, I update it every quarter.)
  • Consolidate my Crypto Holdings (Narrowed it down to a few select coins.)
  • Get a New Headshot/Social Images (May change it again, but happy with my new image for now!)
  • Learn More about Cryptocurrency (I have been learning a TON.)

IN PROGRESS

  • Sign a New Writing Client
  • Create a ZachBussey.com Store
  • Post-Weekly Content on CreatorHype.com (Oof, I am not doing good with this goal.)
  • Develop my Twitch Course
  • Setup a Twitch Team
  • Generate a Sponsor Deal for Twitch Team Members
  • Develop Passive Income Properties
  • Get Invited to Speak at an Event
  • Write a Free Ebook on Stream Ideas
  • Rework and Relaunch Techmas (This is becoming Creator Christmas!)
  • Develop a Better Business Card/Twitch Game Tie-In
  • Create a List of Twitch Artists (Emotes/Panels/Animations)
  • Learn After Effects Basics
  • Use/Build Email Lists
  • Win an Award/Accolade
  • Vlog at Special Events
  • Interview Streamers/Creators for CreatorHype.com
  • Figure Out GuyMaven.com (I think it may become archived tbh.)
  • Contribute to Four other Websites
  • Create Streamer/YouTuber/Blogger Spotify Playlists
  • Co-Author an Ebook
  • Set Better Work Hours

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

FAILED TO COMPLETE

Home Goals

COMPLETED

  • Install Under Cabinet Lighting – (Done and they look great!)
  • Rearrange the Bedroom (This was a BIG project, but I did it!)
  • Buy/Build a Small Countertop beside the Oven (I use it every single day!)
  • Get a New Monitor (Did this! Bought a beautiful Acer Predator 27″ 1440p monitor!)
  • Buy a New Ryobi Tool (Bought a fan – technically, it counts, but it’s a bit of a cheat haha.)

IN PROGRESS

  • Buy a Quality Desk Chair (I need this so bad, my current chair is falling apart already.)
  • Get a Dyson Stick Vacuum
  • Use my Vacuum Sealer More
  • Get my Kitten a Set of Armor
  • Run Through my Around the World Cook Book
  • Try Sous Vide Cooking
  • Cook a Lobster
  • Make Biscotti
  • Get a Dozen Fresh Oysters Three Times (2x done so far, delicious!)
  • Grow Mint Outside in the Spring/Summer
  • Get an Automated Blind System
  • Purge my Closet
  • Make a Cat Corner in the Bedroom
  • Install a New Kitchen Tap
  • Make my Bed in the Morning (Actively doing this!)
  • Organize the Kitchen Better
  • Organize the Office Better (I did this, but need to do it again!)
  • Use my Balcony/Backyard More
  • Purge Clothing that is Old/Tired/Faded
  • Dust Under the Bed More Frequently
  • Get a New Phone
  • Get a New Umbrella
  • Fix the LightSwitch in the Office
  • Dehydrate Fruit More Often
  • Dehydrate Meat to Make Jerky
  • Get New Pots/Pans
  • Get Pumpkin Ale in October
  • Don’t Let Pots “Soak” Overnight
  • Learn to Make Grandma’s Christmas Cookies
  • Eat More Gyros

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

FAILED TO COMPLETE

  • Grow an Indoor Herb Garden (Started this a couple of times, but each time the seeds were ‘stunted’ in their growth. I think the issue was the soil.)
  • Mount your Lights on the Wall (Not doing this anymore, changed spaces so it’s not necessary.)

Health Goals

COMPLETED

IN PROGRESS

  • Lose the Christmas Weight + 10lbs (Aim for 165)
  • Workout 100 Times this Year (I’ve worked out about 10 times… oof.)
  • Never Trade my Mental Health for Anything
  • Watch Less XXX Content
  • Don’t Compare Myself to Others – Unless it’s to Learn/Improve Something
  • Trust my Instincts
  • Try Meditation (Seriously for a Few Weeks)
  • Ride my Bike
  • Get an Annual Checkup
  • Cut Down on Sugar
  • Complete Zombies, Run!
  • Get More Sun/A Sun Tan
  • Try P90X3

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

FAILED TO COMPLETE

Personal Goals

COMPLETED

  • Commit to Mid-Year Review of These Goals – Swap Out Up to 25 of them (This meta-goal was a good one. Here we are.)
  • Get ZachBussey.com Setup (Looking at it right now!)
  • Travel to Cuba and Visit Havana (Did this in March, it was AMAZING!)
  • Get your YouTube Watch Later List Down to 0 (There’s always other stuff to watch, but I completed the ones I HAD in the queue.)

IN PROGRESS

  • Post to ZachBussey.com Monthly
  • Better Budget Myself (I’m actively budgeting every month with direct tracking of all expenses and income!)
  • Get Debt Free
  • Buy 6 New Shirts
  • Buy 4 New Pairs of Pants (2 Purchased so far.)
  • Buy a New Suit
  • Buy a New Sportscoat
  • Buy a New Pair of Shoes
  • Up my Shoe Game in General
  • Learn Conversational Spanish
  • Try to get a Ride-Along for the Airshow
  • Learn a Magic Trick
  • Adopt a Kitten
  • Drink More Water
  • Start Every Morning with a Glass of Water (I do this every morning now!)
  • Get Two Massages
  • Continue Making a Game for my Family at Christmas
  • Don’t Devalue my Time
  • Spend More Time Creating – Less Time Planning
  • Push Forward on Goals Without Fear
  • Write Down Predictions
  • Recognize People Worth Investing Time In
  • Rework my Emergency Supplies
  • Create a Vision Board
  • Visit Twitch HQ
  • Read More Books
  • Get an Artist Made Christmas Photo
  • Wake Up Earlier
  • Go to Bed Earlier
  • Digitize my VHS Tapes
  • Digitize my Old Video Camera
  • Say ‘No’ to Things I’d Say Yes To (and waste my time)
  • Say ‘Yes’ to Things I’d Say No To (and miss out on)
  • Learn to Use my Camera
  • Interview my Grandpa on Camera
  • Interview Both Grandmas on Camera
  • Cut back to 150 Goals in 2020
  • Visit a Canadian City Outside of Ontario
  • Get a Background Actor Role
  • Take More Photos of Family
  • Take More Videos of Family
  • Take More Photos with Friends
  • Tell People I Care About, That I Care About Them
  • Learn to use my Engraver Kit
  • Digital Purge of Browser Bookmarks
  • Catch up on Series I’ve Wanted to Watch
  • Backup Important Data/Photos to an SSD
  • Remember to Find the Lessons in Failure (Always doing this. There are no failures, only learning lessons.)
  • Sort Photos/Videos and Delete Blurry/Useless Ones
  • Reward Yourself with Games After the Work is Done
  • Strive to Complete all 200, but Don’t Beat Yourself Up if You Miss Any!

MODIFIED OR REPLACED

FAILED TO COMPLETE

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