August 2015 Challenge

August 2015 Challenge

jul 15 chal 2My July challenge was to earn an “extra” $100 outside of normal endeavors, which included writing finance articles, offering my premium service, this website and passive income (dividends / interest). Finding an additional opportunity turned out to be a success, bringing my total record to 8.5 and 2.5, or a completion rate of about 77%. To be perfectly frank I had more or less written this challenge off half way through the month. Yet an opportunity grew, and I literally picked it.

I could give you a couple guesses as to what I did, but it’d probably take a few more than that (plus the lovely picture adorned to this post isn’t exactly the perfect clue). I won’t keep you in suspense. This month’s challenge was completed by: Read more

July Challenge

July Challenge

jul chal 2My June challenge turned out to be a success, bringing my total monthly challenge record to 7.5 and 2.5, or a completion rate of 75%. Not bad, but not great either. During the month of June I bowled seven 200+ games, two more than I had set out as a goal. Granted four of those seven came in practice, but I nonetheless hit my mark. This was a bit of an abstract goal, but I wanted to extend the objectives beyond finance, business, exercise and work. Read more

May 2015 Challenge

May 2015 Challenge

may 15 chal 2I went 1 for 2 in my April Challenge. Or perhaps more aptly 0.5 for 1, given that it was just one month. That brings my challenge record to 5.5 and 2.5 or a completion rate of just less than 69% – still a passing grade, but not by much.

The easy part was the 50 miles; I knocked that portion out in about 3 weeks. Consistent effort, some time commitment and knowing the average needed per day helped in that endeavor. Unfortunately this did not carry over to Read more

April Challenge

April Challenge

apr chal copy 2My March Challenge wasn’t as successful as I had originally intended. I was able to organize quite a bit, but alas there remains a good deal of work left before my next book is ready to edit. I see this as an ongoing endeavor in which I will consistently make strides moving forward. No credit for partial work, I’ll count this as a miss. This brings my monthly challenge record to 5 and 2, not outstanding but still reasonable.

April Challenge = 50 / 50 Read more

January 2015 Challenge = Success!

January 2015 Challenge = Success!

jan 15 chall 2My January Challenge was an overwhelmingly success. My goal was to write 25 articles in 25 days. I wrote 37 Seeking Alpha articles in the time allotted, with an additional unpublished kicker bringing the monthly total to 38. If you add in the posts on this site, including this one, that brings the total amount of monthly “works” up to 42, or two per business day. You could say that it was a productive month. Read more