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Goals For 2019

THEME FOR THE YEAR: “Be Water, My Friend - Let go and let flow”

  • Goals give something to aim at but should not overwhelm you or make you feel trapped. They should facilitate dreaming. - BL Podcast #131 2019 Goals


  • Clarity of purpose. Know what you want, and drop that proverbial pebble into the pond with clarity. (Me, listening to BL Podcast #131 2019 Goals)


  • “Do the work that is available to you in the moment, rather than getting hung up about what you should be working on or could be working on. The thing that wants to be worked on usually makes itself known to you.” - Sharon Lee on BL Podcast #131 2019 Goals


  • There are no small goals. Even mundane tasks like cleaning your closet can teach you about yourself and contribute to a sense of accomplishment and serve as a pathway to bigger things. (Paraphrased from Shannon on BL Podcast #131 2019 Goals)


  • Your goals need not please anyone else. “What does my mind, body, spirit, heart” want from this year?” - Shannon on BL Podcast #131 2019 Goals



  • Meet my fitbit goals 6-7 days a week

  • Do “Karate in the Garage” 15 min interval training 1-2 days a week

  • Average 15 pull-ups at a time

  • Increase flexibility such that I can perform a full helicopter kick

  • Walk with Susie and the Dogs 1-3 times a week

  • Walk at work over lunch breaks and to any meeting or shoot possible


  • Continue to drink less - 1 or 2 days a week - and rarely (if ever) alone

  • Complete a Red Brick Journey related to nutrition

  • Eat an orange a day to help prevent further kidney stones


  • Get an average of 7hrs of sleep per week


Mental / Spiritual

  • Devote 10 min a day to training my mind via guided meditations 

  • Add inspirational quotes and ideas to my “I Am The Variable” doc

  • Create an electronic version of a “coping jar” (jar of calm) or “fridge list” (in plain sight) of tools and coping strategies to look at in times of need.

    • Do a better job of implementing them--even though there is a level of comfort in knowing I have them to employ.


  • Amicable, drama free relationships with myself, my family, friends, and coworkers.

    • Interventions: Individual therapy, challenge assignments, reframing interpersonal interactions

  • Challenge Assignment - My day job has a culture where one needs to be “comfortable with ambiguity.” That does not suit my personality, but I need to find a way of working HARMONIOUSLY in that environment.  How can I be different in the same environment?

  • Achieve a balance of responsibility between “me” and “them.” Don’t work harder “than your client.” 

  • Learn how to “fight” better. An apology is not an apology if it is ultimately followed by a defensive statement. 

    • Intervention: Re-introduce the “do it better” section to my journal entries to learn from bad interactions. EG: That problem with Alison in the meeting. I wrote down what I should have done after. Do that every day for those types of failings.


  • Execute in a full and complete way personal creative projects on an ongoing basis

Doing Things I Enjoy

  • Devote time to creative projects. Letting inspiration be my guide and reserving judgement, particularly any stemming from what I think outside validation or disapproval might be. Follow my whimsey.

  • Don’t prescribe which day will be your “just watch something” night

Trying New Things


  • Record & Release 26 episodes of LONG WALK SHORT DRINK

  • Raise our LWSD subscription number on YouTube to 101

  • Catch up on screen-capturing LWSD tweets (starting from 3/14/2018 date)

  • Develop my own Journal Books with “boxes” for this stuff, empowering quotes, etc.

  • Complete DOG DAYS re-issue - Released - come up with a media asset list (paper, digital, audio, video)

  • Re-do my “Personal Practices” from the back of my early 2017 journal

  • Organize the laundry room (winter)

  • Better organize the garage (with hooks and a shelf for stuff) - spring / summer

  • Clean off everything from my MacBook

  • Further organize my external hard drive and back up to Google Drive

  • Release Paradigm & The YoYou Crusade on DOL

  • Capture all of my personal VHS+SVHS tapes on the Panasonic AG-7750 Pro deck

  • Edit 2003 FRANKENSTEIN play down using 3hr Branaugh audiobook as guide

    • Include mostly dialog

  • Match-cut a new “credit-less” re-master of THE CROW from source-tapes

    • Initially start with 2001 Audio in CS-6

    • Vimeo / Anonymous YouTube

    • DVD with alternate audio-tracks in Adobe Encore

Editable Google Doc.

Tasks & Projects

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