Sunday, January 29, 2017

My Personal and Professional Goals for the First Half of 2017

I wanted to give you guys a glimpse into my goals for 2017. And while this isn’t an exhaustive list I hope it will give you an idea of what clear actionable goals look like. Your list can be added to and clarified as new information become available. But just having something down and tangible is a huge help.
If you some how found you way here before checking out my post on the importance of guides you can look here.


Be a Great Father and Husband - Daily

1. Spend quality time with each child each and every day.
2. Spend time talking about my wife about her day.
3. expose my weaknesses, strengths, failures and successes to my family every day.

Get in better shape. - Daily

1. Start each day off with a jog
2. Drink a 1/2 gallon of water a day
3. 10 minutes of Body weight training
4. Eat 3 balanced meals a day.

Create a budget plan

1. Balance a strict monthly budget that includes putting money into savings. use any excess to pay extra on debts.- by February 1st
2. Purchase or rent a home that won’t blow the budget. - By July 1st



  • Record daily studies(Pending better computer)
  • Take a character design course
  • Take an environment design course.
  • Take an illustration course


1. complete one art piece at least every other week.
  • Zelda breath of the wild Promo illustration - by Feb 4th
  • Arms illustrations (3-5 piece series) - by Feb 18nd
  • Smash Bros. Original 8 Illustration (9-13 piece series) - by March 4nd
  • Angel series photo paint overs(4-6 piece series) - by March 18th
  • MMM Volume 1 cover page -by March 30th for May 3rd release
  • Splatoon Switch Illustration - Ties with Splatoon release
  • Wavedash vs MMM Illustration?


1. Publish volume 1 of  MMM - by May 3rd
  • finish script - by January 30th
  • thumbnail/block all pages - by February 28th
  • Soft release (Beta) - by March 1st
  • edit pages - by March 15th
  • Look for marketing partners - by march 15th
  • finalize (Alpha) - by March 30th
  • Soft release (Alpha)  - by April 1st
  • Begin advertising full release - by April 1st
  • Final Edits due for Gold release - April 20th
  • Publish Volume 1 - May 3rd
2. Post  Volume 1 Launch
  • Do a postmortem 2 weeks after the launch


1. Post “pioneer” blog post every Friday.
2. Post studies to blog Monday through Thursday. - daily
3. Have a backlog of 32 “Pioneer” posts for LessThanPi Art blog ready for weekly releases- by January 1st
4. Convert to WordPress - by April 25th
5. Create 2 Blog posts a week. - every Sunday


1. relaunch the email list! - April 1st


1. Open an Online shop - March 1st

YOUTUBE (Pending stronger computer)

1. Create new opening and Ending cuts for Pioneer series. (Pending)
2. make a video to pair with the Pioneer post each week.(Pending)

Okay folks so I hope this was useful for you guys. In July of this year, as a challenge for myself, what I’d like to do is share what goals I’ve done and what’s changed throughout the year for me.
But hey since you've read this far. While you are here, guys and gals, you should share some of your goals for 2017 it doesn’t have to be extravagant, maybe just that over arching goal for the year? And of course if you have any other questions, comments or suggestions leave em’ down below in the comments for me. Here is to a great 2017! As always guys God bless, be safe!

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