(So I totally just typed the title in all caps but then realized that my designated font IS in all caps by default)
When @elisadoucette tweeted that OMG THERE’S AN E-CARD FOR US IN 2012 and tagged me and some other girls that grab life by the balls (and have fun doing it *wink*), I knew I had to use the image for my next blog entry.
But before I get into foreplay, lets cut to the chase.
The real reason I’m writing this is that I am ONE OF SIX finalists for the Digital Nomad Academy scholarship and you can vote for me by going to the following link and placing your comment here:
Because you see, 2012 WILL BE MY BITCH. I can feel it.
Now that I have the announcement out of the way, let me expand.
My 2012 Manifestations (Screw Goals)
1. Abundance – I WILL make six figures
That sounds a little silly to me right now and out of this world, but not out of my league. Whether it happens in 2012 or 2015, I’ll get there. I’ll get there because the only way to play big is to make space for it.
2. Thrivability – Sharing the wealth
The reason I want to be a millionaire is because I want to make a big dent in the world by way of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. I want to spend my money not on stuff, but on meaningful experiences. I will start donating to charity for every project that I close! Whether that’s $25 to Kiva or $1 at philanthroper.com. Everyone who works with me will benefit knowing that a part of their investment goes to a good cause.
3. Making Positive Social Change
What I mean is to impact the world in a positive way, not just through my services or charity, but through my social entrepreneurial efforts. I’m not sure how this looks like yet but I’m pretty sure it will have something to do with poverty/human rights + eco-consciousness: two very interrelated and near and dear issues in my heart.
4. Flying Asia and Beyond
I’d like to visit more of SE Asia, like Bali and Thailand. And I guess somewhere along the way I should probably visit Portland, Oregon since the ‘rents are getting old. Besides, I can meet some of my favorite bloggers like Dusti Arab, Tyler TervoorenEmilie Wapnick, Jonathan Mead and Ev’Yan Nasman. And maybe if I’m lucky, Chris Guillebeau (shit, I should just attend the World Domination Summit while I’m at it).
5. Attend the World Domination Summit
That’s right. I’m going to Dominate. 2012 will be down on her knees! Chris Guillebeau’s shindig makes an introvert like me want to put herself in overwhelm and do awkward things. Like handing out condoms and designing my own pocket packaging with my info on them instead of business cards (no one better steal my idea). Because world domination means spreading the love!
6. Blog with more focus. Or just blog more.
I plan to take a more directional approach to my blog, get clearer on my focus and maybe even start offering some products! Though the sound of an info product kind of just makes me shudder. I will re-launch my blog, too. And guestpost in more places.
7. Rock it at the Digital Nomad Academy
I don’t want to be a disappointment, so I am bringing my A game. Digital Nomad Academy will be excellent portfolio material and, dare I say, resume material if you’re into that. Not only can I redesign webpages, make sale pages and graphics, and blog my journey, I can also use social media and the power of my networks to promote Digital Nomad Academy, and apply online marketing to hopefully drive more students and interest into the course!
8. Build a Team
I want to build an art team, and why not? I’m scouting for creative talent whom I think could fit my client work. I’d love to be a creative director and start managing other people. This is a true test of a freelancer vs. entrepreneur.
I want to be an entrepreneur.