2023 Goals

Each year I, like thousands, if not millions of people from around the world, sit down and try to write out some goals for the upcoming year. These goals usually act as a sort of flexible guide or hope for the upcoming year, at least for me that is. In years past my goals were lengthy, complicated, and usually multistep outlines, and I almost NEVER completed them as planned. Sometimes this would really upset me because I was so focused on the goal and end results that I forgot to enjoy the journey along the way.

So now, as I put pen to paper to write out my 2023 goals I do so with the knowledge that I may not accomplish these goals as planned. I may not accomplish them at all. Some might be replaced for other objectives and worthy pursuits, and some might evolve into something spectacular as the year progresses. Regardless of how the year plays out my plan is to work on these ideas, be flexible as the year goes by, and be open to the idea of pivoting when needed.

2023 Goals for Adam Scott

  1. Build up my photography business so that I am making $X,000 per month.
    • Since losing my job in June I have accepted the fact that working for someone else is not really in the cards for me. The times I am happiest are when I make enough money to pay bills and have the freedom to live my life my way. So this year I am working each and every day to build up my business in healthy and challenging ways.
      • I plan to add a pricing page to my website so individuals and companies know what they can expect to pay when working with me.
      • I plan to continue seeking out local businesses to help them grow through sales, marketing, and photography.
      • Continue growing my Freelance work on Fiverr.
      • I will be working on a very cool Kickstarter campaign this year that will involve models from all over the world in an effort to create a custom Tarot Card Deck.
      • I will be adding new products to my store for print.
      • I will be creating a vintage and very classy spicey card deck with 12 models and releasing 6 cards from each model once per month, with collectors set to be offered this time next year.
  2. Lose 52lbs
    • It is no secret that I have put on more weight than I would like. However this year I am going to focus on my movement and health by doing the following…
      • Complete 36,000 kettlebell swings this year
      • Run 365 miles this year
      • Complete 10,000 pushups, pullups, and squats
      • Train safely and work toward a 400lbs deadlift and squat
  3. Produce 24 YouTube Videos
    • It is my hope to get monetized on YouTube this year.
  4. Write 52 Blog Posts
    • This blog needs content – What can I say? But I would also like to pair up with other creatives and find authors that would like to contribute to this blog, as well as write on other blogs too.
  5. Go on a vacation somewhere far away with my wife.
    • Due to money, Leslie and I were not able to go on vacation this year. The first year without of our relationship, and I intend to fix that problem.

So there you have it. My 2023 goals. What do you all think?

Goodbye 2016

…and good riddance!  I think I can speak for most people when I say 2016 was not the greatest year in the history of mankind.  As I have looked out on social media I have read hundreds of posts talking about 2016 being hard on so many people.

For myself 2016 has been challenging to say the least, but I think I can honestly say I am looking forward to 2017 with a hopeful attitude.

I will be honest I have some pretty big goals for 2017 and it will take an extraordinary amount of effort and focus to accomplish them.

I am not ready to share with you all everything I have planned just yet, but I can give you a few things to look forward to in the days and weeks to come.

  1. I will start posting on this blog on a more regular basis. This will include at bare minimum at least one post each week (probably on Wednesdays).
  2. I will be producing at least one big creative project every 3 months.  These projects could be in the form of writing, video, song, etc.  Each quarter will be a surprise.
  3. Obviously the publication of Lucifer is on the horizon and we will be announcing that very soon.
  4. You will also notice a few new posts to my social media sites, including photos, workouts, and maybe even a few videos.

So goodbye 2016.  Given the full range of various tortures you put us all through I can’t say I am sorry to see you go, but I can say I am excited to see the beginning of 2017.

Let the future begin!

It’s Time To Reset

Recently Wil Wheaton did a life reset, and started writing about it on his blog.  I’ve been following his progress with great interest, and have been happy to see his results thus far.

I am always happy to see someone succeed at making positive changes in their life. Change is hard, and it is not something we will only have to face once. So after almost a year of taking a break on goals and ambitions I have decided to follow Wil’s example and do a hard reset of my own.


I will be honest I am not looking forward to the next week or two, because, as I used to tell my clients, the first week is always the hardest.

Here is the breakdown of my goals…

  1. Fitness & Health – Improve my overall health through proper eating, exercise, and sleep.
  2. Money – Improve my money by creating a budget, tracking all expenses, and saving 10% of all income.
  3. Creative Projects – Add to the world in a positive way by creating good groups, events, and activities.
  4. Writing and Reading – Read and write more.
  5. Associations – Improve my inner circle by looking for good friendships, and improving existing friendships.

Now I know what you are thinking…Most of these goals are a bit, vague. Not to worry, with each goal I have written specific and measurable steps that will help me accomplish the overall idea.

For example…

Fitness & Health

  1. Complete 156 workouts – Workouts must last longer then 30 minutes.
  2. Start eating a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  3. Sleep 8 hours per night – For the moment hours of rest are 12-8.
  4. Meditate daily – Using the app HeadSpace.

I apologize, but I won’t be sharing the steps of each goal with you here.  Some of them are private, and only between me, myself, and I.  However I will be grading myself each week, and giving small “accountability” posts each week.

It is my hope, that by doing this I can improve the quality of my life.  Something I have very much been in need of for some time.

So wish me luck, unto the breach, and away I go!

51. Alone

So Terra has scampered off to the east coast to spend some much needed time with her family. She has some weddings and a race she is going to run, and will be gone around 3 and a half weeks. While the idea of being aprat from her that long is not thrilling I am happy that she can spend time with family. I have a great deal planned while she is gone. I find staying busy keeps me from watching large amounts of sci-fi shows and movies. I want to finish reading a book, complete the desk I have been refinishing, and maybe get a few other goals crossed off the old check list. There is only one problem with this.

While I have these plans, getting them done will be difficult. The last two nights I have found myself being invited over for dinner at various friends homes. Each night I have had a wonderful time. Tonight my friend Kai and I advanced one more star in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game (Go Us!). Last night Jordan and I had a wonderful time killing Zombies in Call of Duty: World at War. (Go Us Again!) I really enjoy my friends out here. They are some of the best friends I have had in ages. Despite that I may need to say no to hanging out a few nights if I am going to accomplish my goals for the next three weeks. Hmmm what to do, what to do…..