2012 Review and 2013 GoalsBy
It’s that time of the year again.
Time for me to review my achievement in 2012 and my goals for 2013.
Traveling in 2012.
2012 was definitely the year of the travel.
I went to so many countries and garner so many chops in my passport that I have to change a new passport.
Early this year, I went to Korea in Feb for my mini-honeymoon.
Then in May I went to US for 2 weeks for my actual Honeymoon.
Here’s the photo and video for my US trip.
I went back to US again in Aug for a mastermind session with Russell Brunson, Daegan Smith, Brian Johnson, Greg Davis, John Jonas, Joel Paterson, Sonia Ricotti, Adam Short, Aaron Lilly, Brittany Lynch and a couple of other top marketers.
Here’s the photo and video for my Pirate Coves mastermind trip.
In Nov, my wife and I jetted off with a couple friends to Italy.
This is my first trip to Italy and I totally love the shopping there.
Every branded items are like 20-50% cheaper than in Singapore. Here’s our damage.
We went to Milan, Rome, Florence, Vatican and Venice.
In between all these I also went to Bangkok and Vietnam twice. I have traveled to a couple more places but I can’t remember where right now. Haha… I am growing old.
I intend to cut down my traveling in 2013 so that I can spend more time at home relaxing.
Another break thru for this year is that I am in a feature movie.
Even though I have a small cameo appearance, the movie I am in “Ah Boys To Men” just became the best selling local movie ever produced.
I am happy to say that I am a best selling actor : )
On my business side, we doubled our sales for our education business as compared to 2011. I expect 2013 to maintain at the same level and to help more people create a 2nd income through leveraging on the internet.
My online business is still maintaining at 6 figures net profit and this year, I will be adding in another stream of revenue through my traffic business. It is already doing 6-8k per month without any website and products and I expect to hit the 10k mark soon.
I will also be launching a new website in the first quarter after gathering feedbacks from our customers and the type of help they need. I expect this new website to help people start getting results instead of getting struck.
I also have 2 more projects lining up to launch in Jan and these will easily be a 6 figure businesses for me in 2013.
Other than these projects that I am working on, I won’t be taking on more projects in 2013. My aim is always to work less and earn more. There are always multiple revenue in every project and you need to maximize it before moving on to other projects. (Big tip for you)
In the early part of 2012, due to the rental increase, I have decided to purchase my own office and be my own landlord.
In April, we moved into our new beautiful office.
And for 2013, I intend to purchase my dream home. I am still deciding if I should buy a beautiful condo or a nice spacious landed house.
2012 is also the year where I got married. 15th Jan is my customary wedding dinner. 400 guests turn up that wonderful night and everyone was having fun right till 11pm+.
Even til today, everyone was saying our wedding was the best they have ever attended.
That’s a recap of what happened in 2012.
SO WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN 2013 AND WHAT’S MY PLAN?
Every year, I created small goals for myself as I didn’t want to overwork and chose to have more fun instead.
But this year it will be slight different as I have decided to work harder.
I will let you know in a while.
Goals in 2013
- I have set myself a goal of hitting 1 million in nett profits. I have never done this before but I know I can as 2012 wasn’t very far off (I wasted almost 200k on one of my failed project, if not I would have hit my 2012 target).
- Buy my dream house
- Buy 1 or 2 more investment properties to generate passive income
- Chart my new lead generation company to 1 million in sales
- Build my secret online business to 1 million in sales (Sorry can’t reveal this right now)
- Continue to travel to the US and Europe for leisure.
- Be a stay at home dad
The last point is something that I wanted to do as the Lai family is finally going to have a son.
The reason why I am going to work harder this year is because my son will be born in March 2013. I am finally going to be a daddy.
I am going to work hard, put my money into passive income streams so that I can spend more time with my young child.
To me, passive income is income coming in WITHOUT you doing any work (Like dividends from stocks and rental income from property). I still consider internet business as active income and it is definitely one of the best tools to generating cash fast.
So for this year, beside increasing my active income, I am going to put more attention into my passive income (which is hovering around 7k per month). I already have the plan to double it by 2013 and I am really excited about it.
I am doing this so that I can stay at home and spend more time with my son.
HAVE YOU WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS FOR 2013 YET? SHARE THEM HERE SO THAT I CAN HELP YOU IN ANYWAY THAT I CAN.