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My August 2016 Monthly Goals Report

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August 2016 Monthly Goals Report

Every month, I write a detailed monthly report about the progress that I'm making towards the goals and resolutions that I publicly stated on my blog earlier in the year.  This is my August 2016 Monthly Goals Report, which goes over each goal that I set and the progress that I've made on them so far.

Since I started sharing my Monthly Goals Reports a few years ago, I received such an amazing response from people on my blog.  People have been sharing with me how much I've inspired them or how helpful it's been for them by me openly sharing my progress.  It's my hope that you can take away something from this report that will help inspire you to achieve your own goals

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My 2016 Goals Breakdown

I’m now going to go into each goal that I committed to for 2016 in detail and share exactly where I’m at with it.  Also, be sure to check out the original 2016 goals and resolution video blog and my previous Monthly Goal Reports to compare my progress.

FINANCIAL GOALS:

1. I will easily make $2,000,000 in revenue by December 31, 2016.

Result: $276,361.26 ($1,302,437.17 total for 2016)

Last Month: $260,298.21

August was another big month of earnings, as I received more of the money from my launch of Affiliate Marketing Mastery, my newest and best online training program.

I'm still about $700,000 short of my goal this year, but I believe I can still hit it if I do a few more launches and projects pay off this year.  There's still lots of time, I'll just have to work smarter!

While it may be impressive that I was able to generate this amount of money in a month, it's always important to keep in mind that I did not get here overnight.  It's taken me years of hard work, learning and consistent effort to build the multiple online businesses and income streams that I've developed.  I also often remind people that the money you earn is merely a reflection of the amount of value that you've added to other people's lives.  If you focus on adding massive value and helping people, you will be rewarded for that.  That is what I continue to focus on every day and what I'm most proud of.

This income is comprised of a number of businesses and income streams that I have, such as:

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2. I will easily have a $1,500,000 investment portfolio by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

plm investment portfolio

I achieved this goal in August, building an investment portfolio of $1,500,000+ CAD in my operating and trading company.  I always like to keep some cash in my investment portfolio, since I like to time the market and strategically buy at different times.  I also might be moving some funds around too.  And the cool thing is, this doesn't include my personal investment/trading account as well – as I wasn't tracking that as part of this goal.

My investment strategy is long-term and buying stocks that pay dividends.  Right now, I primarily focus on investing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), since I benefit from the weak Canadian dollar and economy.  Currently, my overall investment portfolio is down, however, I believe I've been able to benefit from it as I'm always buying when things drop and taking advantage of things.

The awesome thing about investing in dividend stocks is that I've been able to make a passive income of a couple thousand per month, as the stocks I invest in either pay a monthly or quarterly dividend.  So I'm not only benefiting from any capital gains, but also receiving a passive income from my investments.

CLICK HERE to watch my video blog on my $1,000,000 investment portfolio.

3. I will easily explore buying a new real estate property by December 31, 2016, and if the opportunity is right, close the deal.

Result: Just browsing…

In July, I continued browsing online to see what is available.  However, the Vancouver housing market is extremely over-priced right now and it's somewhat discouraging me from investing in a property.  I'll continue looking here and there, and again, if the opportunity is right then I will consider investing.

BUSINESS GOALS: 

4. I will easily have at least 100,000 YouTube subscribers on the Project Life Mastery channel by December 31, 2016.

Result: 110,000+ (GOAL ACHIEVED!)

I achieved my goal in June and hit over 100,000 YouTube subscribers!

The Project Life Mastery YouTube channel is continuing to grow, gaining thousands of new subscribers every month.  I've been consistently publishing new videos and also have benefited from the authority of my channel now and all the hard work I've done over the years.

5. I will easily have at least 100,000 Facebook fans on the Stefan James page by December 31, 2016.

Result: 112,000+ likes on Stefan James (GOAL ACHIEVED!)

I achieved this goal in June, hitting over 100,000 likes to the Stefan James Facebook page!

The Project Life Mastery Facebook page has seen progressing slowly, at 67,000+ likes, but not as focused on it right now as we are doing the Facebook live streams from the Stefan James page instead.

6. I will easily have at least 50,000 Instagram followers on the Project Life Mastery page by December 31, 2016.

Result: 41,900+ followers

Last Month: 38,500+ followers

The Project Life Mastery Instagram page has been continuing to grow and got some good momentum during August with 3,000+ new followers.  We've continued to publish motivational, quality content on the page and utilizing some strategies to continue to promote the page.

7. I will easily have at least 50,000 e-mail subscribers by December 31, 2016.

Result: 90,000+ (GOAL ACHIEVED!)

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I achieved this goal back in March, however, my new goal is 100,000+ e-mail subscribers.  I've been growing like crazy lately, which is great.

However, the # of subscribers isn't always the most important thing, as it's also about quality and engagement.  I likely will be deleting a # of inactive subscribers over the coming months too, which may bring the total amount down, but increase engagement.

8. I will easily reach and impact at least 3,000,000 people on YouTube (views) and have a total of 6,500,000 views on YouTube by December 31, 2016.

Result: 464,499 views (6,700,000+ views total) – GOAL ACHIEVED!

Last Month: 394,000+ views

plm youtube august

I achieved this goal in August, hitting over 3,000,000 views to my YouTube channel and over 6,500,000 views – pretty amazing!

9. I will easily reach and impact at least 2,000,000 people on ProjectLifeMastery.com (unique visitors)  by December 31, 2016.

Result: 134,950 unique visitors (886,838 total for 2016)

Last Month: 118,000 unique visitors

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August was a big month in terms of traffic, which may be the biggest month I've had so far.  However, I'm still ways away of hitting 2,000,000 unique visitors.  I think the reason is, with SEO traffic increases slow and steady.  There's no “viral effect” with SEO, whereas with YouTube and social media there is.  I may have had a bit of an unrealistic goal here, but I will continue to do my best to grow the blog and traffic of it for this year.

10. I will easily publish at least 150 new video blogs on YouTube and ProjectLifeMastery.com by December 31, 2016.

Result: 16 video blogs (161 total) – GOAL ACHIEVED!

Last Month: 16 video blogs

I achieved my goal for publishing 150+ video blogs for this year in August!

These video blogs were published on the YouTube channel, iTunes podcast and on the blog.  I've continued to improve my ability to produce high quality content and have been putting a lot more focus on this.  It's been a lot easier now that I've been building a team to help me run many of the other operations of my business, so that I can focus more on producing quality content.

In January, I launched the #AskStefan series, where I answer subscribers questions in video blogs.  If you have any questions for me that you'd like answered in a video blog, you can learn more about how to do that here.

11. I will easily launch K Optimizer 2.0 to help impact Kindle publishers grow their business by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

Goal achieved in January!  In January, I re-launched K Optimizer 2.0 for Kindle publishers with my brother Andreas.  The software has gotten an amazingly positive response, with a lot of Kindle publishers jumping on board and benefiting from the software.

Right now we're back to work adding even more features to K Optimizer and making it better and better for publishers.

12. I will easily re-launch K Mastermind and help publishers grow their business to six-figures by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL CANCELLED – NOT ACHIEVED. 🙁

I decided not to pursue this goal and instead to focus my efforts on other projects that are more aligned with my ultimate vision.

13. I will easily create and launch a new self-development program that will positively help people improve their lives by December 31, 2016.

Result: Sent out survey

In January, I sent out a survey to get feedback and ideas from my followers on what they want.  I'll be using this valuable information to put together a new self-development program this year that will help benefit you.

14. I will easily create and launch a new online business training program that will help people make make money online by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

In July, my focus was on launching Affiliate Marketing Mastery, the online training course that I've been working on for several months.  The response was incredible – we had over 400 people join and people have been loving it so far!  What also has been amazing me is how fast some people are already getting results, which has been fantastic!

Affiliate Marketing Mastery is a new online training program that I created, which will teach people step-by-step how to make money online as an affiliate.  I'm teaching how to build a brand and online presence, on a blog, YouTube and social media.  I'm also teaching a lot of marketing strategies I've used in my own business to attract hundreds of thousands of people online, as well as how to monetize that traffic/subscribers.

To learn about Affiliate Marketing Mastery, click here.

15. I will easily create and launch the new Life Mastery Toolkit that will help motivate and teach how to grow an online business by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I'm excited that I finished my new FREE Life Mastery Toolkit, which ended up being a FREE COURSE that I released in March.  The FREE course reveals the 7 Proven Online Business Models That Made Me An Internet Millionaire In 3 Years.

You can get instant access to it by clicking here.

16. I will easily launch 2 new Amazon products by using the Amazing Selling Machine by December 31, 2016.

Result: 1 new product launched

In January, I launched a brand new supplement through Life Mastery Nutrition on Amazon.  It's a BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) supplement, which I'm very excited about.  I've been taking BCAA's for years and it's helped me to build muscle and maintain muscle while leaning out.  I'm very happy about the quality of this product and the positive reviews it's been getting so far.

In total, I have 3 products that have been successfully selling on Amazon through Life Mastery Nutrition.  They are:

I'll be aiming to launch another Amazon product through Life Mastery Nutrition in the next few months.

17. I will easily be making at least $10,000 per month on Amazon by December 31, 2016.

Result: $10,217.75 (GOAL ACHIEVED!)

project life mastery amazon income

I achieved my goal of earning $10,000 in sales in June with Life Mastery Nutrition (my supplement brand)!  The great part is, I've been experiencing growth with my Amazon business without focusing on it much.  I have someone working part-time to do some work for it, but that's about it.  I'll be sharing a video blog soon, giving more of an update on my progress.

18. I will easily hire someone to run my Amazon business part-time by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I've achieved this goal in March, having someone spend a few hours per week to maintain and grow my Amazon business.  Right now we're focusing on some long-term, ever-green marketing strategies which will continue to grow our brand and sales over the long-term.

I'm excited about this, as the main thing limiting me has been time.  I'm now able to be working ON my Amazon business, rather than IN my Amazon business – which is the key to scaling up and something that I preach constantly amongst business owners.

19. I will easily hire a SEO person on my team to help SEO optimize my blog by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

We achieved this goal in March, hiring an SEO master to do an audit on ProjectLifeMastery.com and focus on improving the on-site and off-site optimization.  We'll be implementing changes over the next few months.  We don't expect changes to happen over night, but to see the real impact over a few months from now.

HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS:

20.  I will easily compete in Tough Mudder in Whistler by June 30th, 2016.

Result:  GOAL ACHIEVED!

I achieved my goal of completing Tough Mudder in June 2016!

stefan james tough mudder

It was an amazing experience, to learn more about it, watch this video blog.

To follow my fitness progress, follow me on Snapchat (username stefanjames1).

21. I will easily complete a 15 day juice fast by December 31, 2016.

Result: No progress yet

I haven't scheduled this yet.

TRAVEL, LIFESTYLE & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

22. I will easily travel for at least 3 months to Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I traveled for 4 months during February, March, April and May.  The locations I've traveled to are:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Miami, Florida
  • Sedona, Arizona

Follow me on Snapchat (stefanjames1) to see my daily routines, adventures and travels!

23. I will easily travel and attend a Brotherhood mastermind trip by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

grand canyon mastermind

I achieved this goal in May, attending a 5-day mastermind trip with 23 successful entrepreneurs rafting the Grand Canyon.  What an amazing trip and experience.  There's always so much incredible value masterminding with other successful people and those further ahead than you.

24. I will easily attend Tony Robbins Business Mastery by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

tony robbins business mastery

In August, I attended Tony Robbins Business Mastery in Las Vegas.  It was an awesome event and I'll be releasing a video blog to share some of the biggest lessons learned.

25. I will easily attend Date With Destiny with Tatiana by December 31, 2016.

Result: No progress made

Will be in December of 2016.

26. I will easily read at least 20 books by December 31, 2016.

Result: Read 15 books

I've read 15 books so far during 2016.  I'm currently reading Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition and The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino.

Here's a list of books that I've read so far this year:

27. I will easily complete a 10 day silent meditation retreat with Vipassana by December 31, 2016.

Result: Scheduled for October

I scheduled my Vipassna retreat sometime during October 2016.

28. I will easily complete my morning ritual at least 5 days per week by December 31, 2016.

Result: On track, have been consistent with morning ritual

I've been on track and consistent with doing my morning ritual every day while traveling.

I've been snapping my morning ritual almost every day on Snapchat, so make sure to follow me (stefanjames1).

In January, I completed the 30 Day Morning Ritual Challenge and was very consistent with doing my morning ritual every day.  I can't explain enough how much a morning ritual has been life-changing for me!

To learn more about morning rituals, check out my Morning Ritual Mastery program here.

29. I will easily get my PADI Scuba Diving License by December 31, 2016.

Result: 1/2 complete

In Phuket, Thailand, my girlfriend and I signed up for a 3-day PADI Scuba Diving course.  We both got 90%+ on the exam and completed our first dive together, however, unfortunately we were unable to complete the course due to getting sea sick on the boat.  I'm going to aim to complete this goal a bit later in the year, however, right now I'm not a fan of the ocean after the incident I had.

30. I will easily complete the 100 Day Challenge by April 30, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I completed the 100 Day Challenge in April, achieving some of my major goals for the year, while also making significant progress towards many others.  I enjoyed the 100 Day Challenge so much, that I committed to it AGAIN for the 2nd time in 2016.  Click here for my latest 100 Day Challenge goals.

SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIP GOALS:


31. I will easily continue to do bi-weekly journaling with Tatiana in our relationship book by December 31, 2016.

Result: 1x per month

I haven't been as consistent with this and need to get back on track!

32. I will easily learn tantra with Tatiana by December 31, 2016.

Result: No progress made

Haven't taken any action with this goal yet.

33. I will easily do a fun photoshoot with my girlfriend Tatiana by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

In August, my girlfriend and I did a photoshoot together and we're still waiting on the pictures to be edited and available to us.  Stay tuned!

34. I will easily plan and organize at least 1 fun activity with friends every month to create magic moments (travel exception) by December 31, 2016.

Result: Housewarming party

In August, I hosted a housewarming party at my new penthouse and had a lot of my friends over.  It was a lot of fun!

CONTRIBUTION GOALS:


35. I will easily build 2 schools with Change Heroes by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I achieved this goal in August, contributing $20,000 to build 2 schools in Ethiopia!  To help achieve this goal, I decided that 10% of my customers purchase of my Affiliate Marketing Mastery course would go towards building 2 schools in Ethiopia, which was achieved!  And the great thing is, I was able to earn more than that and donate an extra $10,000 to Operations Underground Railroad to help end human trafficking.

I'm very involved in giving and contributing to many different causes that I'm passionate about in private, but the purpose of this campaign is to get OTHERS involved to give and become aware of the challenges that others face.  Last year I built a school in Kenya and Ecuador, and this year I want to continue the momentum going!

If you want to contribute to this campaign and help me build schools in Ethiopia, click here.

36. I will easily build 2 houses with ChangeHeroes by December 31, 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I achieved this goal in May, raising over $6,000 to fund two houses for family's in need in Nicaragua.  I want to thank those that supported me on this and I can't wait to share the experience in Nicaragua when I go and volunteer to build them!

I'm always giving and contributing to various causes that I'm passionate about in private, but made these campaigns available to the public to help raise awareness and have others give as well.

If you want to contribute to this campaign and help me build houses in Nicaragua, click here.

26. I will easily travel to Nicaragua and volunteer to build houses for the Project Life Mastery ChangeHeroes retreat in July 2016.

Result: GOAL ACHIEVED!

I achieved this goal in July and had an incredible time building 2 houses in Nicaragua!  I shared a bit of the experience here (watch here) and it was one of the most rewarding experiences!

Life Mastery Progress Update:

In August, I decided to start the process of sharing what is called the “Life Mastery Circle”.  This is originally a process that I learned from Tony Robbins years ago and is something that has been apart of my weekly and monthly rituals.

Every month, I measure the primary areas of my life that I consistently want to focus on and make progress in.  These areas include my Physical Body, Mind/Emotions, Relationships, Family, Social/Friends/Fun, Business/Career, Money/Finances and Spirituality.

I then ask myself, on a scale from 0-10, where am I at in each area of my life in terms of where I want to be?

For everyone, their “10” is going to be different than someone elses.  For some, having a six-pack is their “10” of their physical body.  For others, their “10” might just be having good health.

Someone's “10” financially might be to earn $100,000 per year.  For others, their “10” might be to earn $10,000,000 per year.

The funny thing is, the closer you get to your “10” you always expand and create an even bigger vision!

Below, you'll be able to see my Life Mastery Progress for August 2016.

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Physical Body: 7

While I'm in great shape and health, I feel my standards have dropped a bit during August.  I haven't been working out as hard and don't have a solid goal that is really driving me to up my game.  I've often performed best when I have a big goal that I'm aspiring to achieve.

Mind & Emotions: 8

My mindset and emotional well-being has been strong.  I've been feeling really happy and grateful for the amazing life that I have, especially with the progress I've been making in each area of my life and the incredible blessings that I am blessed with.  I can definitely continue to expand here, as I want to experience even higher levels of joy, happiness and fulfillment.  I look forward to attending the 10-day meditation retreat in October, as that will expand my mind and emotions as well.

Relationships: 8.5

My intimate relationship with my girlfriend Tatiana has been extraordinary!  After over 2 years of being together, we're the perfect match!  We have a lot of love and passion which we share, that is always growing.  To improve here is to spend more time together, as sometimes with travel or things going on we're unable to see each other as much as we like.

Family: 6

I have a great family life, but sometimes I don't see my family as much as I'd like.  There's certain family members I communicate with more regularly, while others I only see on certain family occassions.  I'd like to improve this by hosting more family get togethers and finding ways to grow more as a family.

Social, Friends & Fun: 6.5

I definitely had fun during August, hosting a housewarming party, attending the UFC event in Vancouver, and going to Las Vegas for a week for the  Tony Robbins event.  I might be a bit hard on myself with only 6.5, but definitely can have more fun in my life and spend more time with my friends.  I often spend too much time serving my followers than I do with my own friends, so I need to say “no” more often to other people's demands and spend more of my time with the people that mean most to me.

Business: 8.5

I'm absolutely on fire with business.  Goals are getting achieved and big progress is being made.  I have huge aspirations for my business and feel I haven't even scratched the surface yet of my potential here.

Finances: 8

My finances have been amazing, hitting that $1,500,000 investment portfolio this month was great.  I now have a net worth of over $2,000,000, which is awesome… and probably a lot more if I did an evaluation of my businesses.  I have huge aspirations financially, so I also feel I haven't scratched the surface yet here of what I'm capable of.

Spirituality: 7

I have an amazing connection with God, my creator.  I live in gratitude every day.  And I'm always growing and contributing, which is what my spirituality really means to me.  I'm very proud of myself this month for making big contributions, specifically $10,000 to the Operations Underground Railroad for human trafficking, as well as the $20,000 for building 2 houses in Ethiopia.  I feel I can definitely improve here and cultivate some new rituals to expand my spiritual connection.

Overall, I enjoyed putting this Monthly Goals Report together and I look forward to doing one again next month.  I’ve found that this public commitment has been pushing me to stay motivated and accountable as well, which is helping me to get more done also.  Thanks for reading!

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My August 2016 Monthly Goals Report
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  • William V

    This is awesome Stefan, thanks for sharing. Inspiring! Happy for you

    • No problem, thanks William, hope you’re doing well yourself!

  • Alexandre Ouellet

    Highly Motivating!!!

  • Nikelle Chappell

    You are so inspiring, humble, and a great influence. You seem very grounded as well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and experience with us. I really enjoy listening to your videos and Podcasts. I find myself taking notes all the time. Fyi, I love that your girlfriend has the name I chose for my daughter. Wow!! Look at God! Signs everywhere. Tatyana will be my blessing. 🙂

    • Thank you Nikelle! I appreciate your kindness!

  • Christian

    Stefan, thank you!, thank you! for been an inspiration to me! I am 21 years old. I recently been in constant action for my business growth. I started my blog and investing in myself. I also did my vision board and put it in my journal. I put a picture of you to remind me that you can start something simple and eventually grow it into something amazing!

  • The Genius Power

    Once again, Stefan thanks for the huge inspiration man! seriously no words to describe my appreciation for what you do and they way you have impacted me on my way to see my everyday. 🙂