my goals and resolutions for 2019


In this post I am publicly declaring my goals and resolutions for 2019. I wanted to make my goals and new year resolutions public for this year like I do every year as a way of holding myself accountable to breakthrough and achieve my goals for the year.


 I've found tremendous value in making my goals public and being transparent as this allows a consequence to be attached to not following through on and achieving our goals. 

In this video below and blog post I list and share all our 2019 goals in detail of what we are going to achieve this year! I make sure to give powerful wording and affirmations to my "SMART" goals in a way that allows and inspires me to easily achieve them.

Watch the video below as well as check out the extra value here on the blog post we have created to help you as well with your 2019 goals and goal setting.

I hope this video and blog post truly helps to inspire YOU for your 2019 year.

Also, if you didn't see my last blog post yet where I shared my  revelations, setbacks, successes, failures, lessons learned etc. from the previous year of 2018 you can do so by clicking here. I shared all that I learned from looking back on this past year of 2018. I think you will get a lot of value from this post as well!


Watch the video here below:

(Note: I had my a mic fail by forgetting to plug it in on this video, so sorry about the audio quality being less then normal on this video!)

My 2019 Goals And Resolutions:


1. We will easily be making at least $10,000 per month passive income $120,000/year through our Self Publishing business itself consistently by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

View Our Climb to $10k Passive Income Tracker DOWN BELOW!

2. We will easily pay off $20,000 more of debt by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

  • Progress Update: We have paid off $10,513.25 so far in 2019
Paid off $10,513.25 So Far!


3. We will easily publish 50+ new books for our Self Publishing business by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

First 6 completed of 15 new books in the works for 2019!

(This goal #3 as you see is the "process goal" that allows us to hit and makes our "Financial Goals" above a reality. Always have the process goals which are the things you CAN CONTROL in order to hit the financial numbers goals etc.)

4. We will easily finish and open the new Freedom Life Now Toolkit for our website and business in 2019.

5. I will continue to take my life, results, and success to the next level through my powerful morning ritual / routine each day in 2019.

6. I will easily hire our first manager and team member of our Freedom Life Now team by the end of this year December 31st, 2019. 

7. I will easily share our journey and progress on these goals and results on our YouTube Channel and Freedom Life Now website blog, while positively impacting thousands of lives in 2019.

8. We will easily have 12 monthly meetings of our local entrepreneur Fredericksburg Mastermind Group, while keeping each other accountable on each of our goals and businesses in 2019 by December 31st, 2019.

  • Goal #8 Progress Update: January through June Meeting's Completed!

9. I will easily hire our accountants office to also do our businesses monthly books and bookkeeping for our business, in order to outsource that to the experts in addition to all our tax prep they do, and stay on top of all our monthly business accounting in 2019. We will easily hire this service by March 31st, 2019!

  • Goal #9 Progress Update: GOAL ACHIEVED January 2019!


10. I will easily start working out and exercising at least twice per week this year of 2019 by running, lifting weights, etc. consistently by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

11. I will easily figure out how I want to eat really healthy and diet this year by the end of January 2019 and stick to it consistently to fuel and heal my body by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

  • Goal #11 Progress Update: GOAL ACHIEVED January 2019! 
  • I will easily and consistently eat only whole foods, while avoiding any process foods, fried foods, any breads/buns or processed grains, etc.. I will easily increase eating many salads whenever that's an option, and easily increase consuming health green smoothies etc. by end of this year December 31st, 2019.

12. I will easily take daily probiotics and any other supplements I need for my health plan consistently in 2019.

  • Goal #12 Progress Update: Been taking Probiotics, digestive enzymes, Concentrated Vitamin D drops, and "Restore" for gut health every morning so far!


13. Attend our weekly church services most weeks this year in 2019.

14. I will easily listen to the entire New Testament in the Bible in audiobook format by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

15. I will easily read at least 5 pages of a self-development, entrepreneurship, or business book everyday in 2019 to take my life, business, and results to the next level in 2019.


16. We will easily focus and get time for our friendship and marriage relationship through more regular dates and quality time, by going on dates just the two of us at least twice per month in 2019.

17. We will easily get more quality time and dates with our two kids each month in 2019!

18. I will easily have at least 12 more one-on-one fun daddy daughter, and daddy son dates with my daughter and son this year in 2019.


19. I will easily achieve complete FREEDOM from having to work a 9-5 job, and to have the choice and freedom to be able to live a life of complete freedom on my terms, by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

20. We will easily go on another amazing and life changing cruise or trip to another amazing location by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

  • Goal #20 Progress Update: Goal Achieved! Feb 1st Booked Yet Another 7 Night Cruise to Bahamas for March 2019, as a reward for us crushing our passive income Q1 goal in January first month of the year!

21. We will easily go on at least 2+ more fun weekend getaway trips as a family by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

22. We will easily visit a theme park as a family with our kids and have a blast at least six times+ this year, by the end of this year December 31st, 2019.

Goal #22 Progress Update: GOAL ACHIEVED June 2019 we have already been to King's Dominion in Virginia more then 6+ times this year having great quality family time! 

23. I will easily hire our first housekeeper to help with our house to outsource and help with that area of our lives more in 2019.

Goal #23 Progress Update: Goal Achieved in June 2019 hired a housekeeper that comes twice per week and helps us clean our house!

24. I will easily hire a lawn care service to help mow and keep our lawn to outsource and help with that area of our lives monthly in 2019.

  • In planning and discussions about this now getting quotes soon.
quote setting goals helps bring your future into your present and the present is the only zig ziglar

I love this quote by Zig Ziglar about goal setting. That "Setting goals helps bring your future into your present and the present is the only time we can take action."

My Passive Income Goal Progress Tracking in 2019

Right here on this page as well as my goal progress reports I will be doing, I will be updating my progress throughout the year towards my $10k per month passive income goal. I'm going to "climb the mountain" of our goal as you see below.

We have some active income in our business but our goal is to increase the true passive income in our business as that is what creates the true life of FREEDOM we dream to achieve for our lives.

Join in the journey with us and follow along in our journey as we go! We would love for you to run along with us with your goals, and hopefully this just inspires you to do the same for your life and/or business.

I am waiting for the exact income report and direct deposits that will come from our December 2018 earnings at the end of January 2019, that will show us exactly what our passive income earnings where in the Month of December. This will give us the exact amount of monthly passive Income we ended the year 2018 at. 

Right now from what I'm seeing we ended 2018 somewhere around $1,300 per month in passive income! This is not a massive amount but remember it's PURE PASSIVE income! Note that I did absolutely ZERO work to earn this money in December, and didn't spend one single minute on it!

Now that we have this initial breakthrough in our new self publishing business, our goal is to scale up this passive income stream majorly in 2019. Hitting our "Freedom Income Target" of $10k per month in pure passive income will allow us to create the Freedom Life Now that we dream of for our family!

Here we go for 2019 as we climb our goal mountain to hit $10k per month in pure passive income!

Here is our passive income progress so far in 2019 below.

2019 Passive Income Progress

Our Current Progress Bar To $10,000 Per Month Passive Income Goal!

Like we said above we ended December of 2018 making $1,300 per month passive.

*So far in January we have already earned $6,000+ and the month still has some time left! We have already crushed and achieved our Q1 Goal in the first month of the year which was $3k per month! And frankly are blown away and so pleasantly surprised at our results this month! We have now achieved our first reward for ourselves which will probably be planning an awesome trip/vacation again now!


Let's Climb the Mountain to $10k Per Month! 

We ended 2018 around $1,300 Per Month in Pure Passive Income through our new self publishing Amazon business. This was awesome because we did not spend one single minute in December earning that income! And now for 2019 we are so far at the monthly income progress shown above!

The work we are doing now is for releasing new products, books, etc., on the market to scale this monthly passive income all the way to $10,000+ per month passive income and beyond.

On a side note can you see how I have made this a game for myself, and my sport to perform in if you will?

In studying successful athletes that end up becoming entrepreneurs as well as successful people in general, after their successful careers, or just the most successful entrepreneurs in the world I have found some common traits. 

I have found a common thread, that most all of them view their businesses as "their sport" if you will. Making money is their game, and they work everyday to improve their business and making money game skills. 

Just like a basketball playing my work on mastering his "crossover", an entrepreneur will work on their speed of implementation game as an example. That's why sports and entrepreneurship go hand and hand, and are very similar.

How much i'm making in my business on a monthly basis is the current score in my game! And the more value I provide to the market place, the more income I earn. Time to take it to the next level!


The famous Zig Ziglar once said; "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time". This was one of the first quotes my first business mentor and coach taught me about goal setting.

Yes, you also need to understand and learn to set goals the correct way with action plans you will actually stay consistent with the entire year. But the reality is, if you don't even take the time to set goals, then of course you won't hit any targets, dreams, or goals that you have for your life. 

If you don't take the time to set goals you will find that the lack of aiming at targets in your life will cause you to not hit any targets or goals at all. This what Zig Ziglar was referring to when he said that if you don't aim at anything in your life, you won't accomplish anything in your life.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit and accomplish nothing every single time. 

Zig Ziglar Quote If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time

Goal Setting Workshop: How To Set Your Goals For The Year

Please leave me a comment on our blog, youtube videos, or send an email to us if you would get value from us filming a really in depth goal setting workshop where we break down the most effective and correct way to set the right goals that you will actually easily achieve 100%+ of the time! 

"If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time." -Zig Ziglar

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" -Aristotle

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Quick Note Tips for Goal Setting in 2019:

1) Make sure you are very clear on your yearly and quarterly goals, that you set them using the S.M.A.R.T principle.

2) Make sure you have process goals that lead to the results goals you have. For example if you want to make $10k per month as a goal, well you then need to have the process goal or actions goals for each month that ultimately lead to the result goal. For example you will release or publish a specific amount of new products for sale each month is one example of this. Focus on what you can personally control that leads to the end results. 

3) Use Evernote or The Productivity Planner that I talk about in a blog post and video you can see by clicking here, in order to plan your day effectively. This will help you plan the days highest leverage activities that lead to achieving your monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals that you set.

4) Focus on only ONE way of making income and ONE business until you are successful. Divided focus is one of the biggest reasons new entrepreneurs fail. Hey, I have learned this several times the hard way myself. If we want to hit our goals in 2019, we must FOCUS on ONE thing! 

F.O.C.U.S stands for;






This is the time to be really honest with your desired goals, and what truly are the highest leverage activities that will lead to their achievement. You do this and you will find you accomplish and achieve more then you ever have before! 


One of the most powerful things I have done over the years is have a vision and dream board that represents some of the fulfillment of my goals and dreams. I look at this every single day and it brings good positive emotions and motivation to me on a daily basis. 

What you continually focus on you move toward and end up achieving over time! I have found this to be very true as I have found myself actually achieving things that were on my vision board over the years. 

Yes it takes consistent work to achieve success, and i'm not saying that just because you look at something you will have it. But what I am saying is if you don't have your goals that inspire you in front of you every single day, then you won't accomplish near as much as someone who does. 

If you continue to consistently focus on things over time that truly inspire, motivate, and spark and illicit strong positive emotions in you then you will find that over time you achieve them. Because of the fact that your focus sparks consistent actions that help make your focus actually become a reality in your life.

I will share my personal current dream and vision board here below in order to hopefully inspire you to go out and create your own. I have this printed out, hung on my office wall, saved as my mac laptops desktop wallpaper, and I also have a version of it for my iPhone lock screen and wallpaper as well. I don't let myself get away from my vision and dream board and I force myself to be inspired by it and move towards it. 

Now this is a bit personal to me so remember yours can be and needs to be made of up images that are very personal and inspiring to YOU. I used here to create my vision boards for free.

My Current Dream / Vision Board:

my vision board

Conclusion of 2019 Year Goal Setting

In concluding I hope you take the time to really reflect on all this... I hope that this post is not just about me sharing my goals, but that it inspires you to do the same. I encourage you to take everything from this post and do your version of it NOW! 

Don't put this off! It will take you some hours to do it the right way and that is OKAY and WELL worth it! Because if you take a few hours to plan your 2019 year goals and resolutions, vision board, plans, etc. It could mean that right now you actually begin to create the year that changed your life FOREVER! 

That may sound dramatic but I actually fully believe that 100%. I believe this is a year that will change mine and my families lives forever based on what we accomplish and achieve this year.

I believe that this is a forever life changing year for YOU as well, but only if you step into it, and decide to leave yesterday and last year behind now, and play FULL OUT for TODAY and 2019!

Please share and keep in touch with us on how your 2019 year goes! I can't WAIT to here YOUR success story form this year!

Also, if you didn't see my last blog post yet where I shared my  revelations, setbacks, successes, failures, lessons learned etc. from the previous year of 2018 you can do so by clicking here. I shared all that I learned from looking back on this past year of 2018. I think you will get a lot of value from this post as well!


Richard & Lindsey Hislop

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