August 2017 – Income And Goal Report



Here is my monthly income and goals report where I break down all my expenses, revenue and goals for the month. I do this for two reasons, 1. By sharing my goals with you it forces me to stay accountable and know where I am at each and every month. 2. I do it to inspire you and show you exactly what it takes to create a passive income lifestyle. I want this site to be a blueprint for you, so if you choose to take that first step and pursue a more freedom bound lifestyle, you have all the tools you need.


***All money in USD***


Finances – Passive Income Only



I will easily generate $200,000 in revenue by December 31st 2017.


Revenue: $4613.11 ($24,760.11 total for 2017)


Expenses: $6739.04* ($14,831.9 total for 2017)


Loss: $-2125.93* ($9637.52 total for 2017)

*Included a trip back home to Vancouver Canada for an estimate of $6000. Which I can write off since it is considered a business expense. Profit not counting the trip was $3,874.10

August was such a great month! Not sure for earnings but for the reason that I was able to take the family back to Vancouver, something we have been trying to do for 2 years. If it wasn’t for the passive income that I have been earning from Kindle publishing we couldn’t have made this trip happen at the time we did. My wife was also able to take a full month off from work as well since we were able to save enough money that allowed her to enjoy that time off.

Some people might say we are blessed, I say I have been working my ass off the last 14 months to make this happen. That is why we both could travel for a month and not worry about money.

A major component of the trip was to meet and interview some new accountants. I am happy to say that after interviewing several accountants I have found one that I am very happy with and understands my business. So overall the whole trip was a great success.

My course, blog and Youtube channel are my main focuses as the potential for income are so much higher than my publishing business as well as it’s much more aligned with what I am looking for in terms of self-fulfillment. I have started working with my Kindle Manager to take over the day to day operations of my publishing business, I will keep documenting the process so I can share those results with you as well.



Income Breakdown


KDP: $544.74                              Last month: $856.34

Createspace: $1327.47              Last month:$1196.44

ACX: 0.00                                   Last month: $17.24

Other Online Income: $2740.90 Last month: $846.36


Expenses Breakdown

Publishing Cost: $209.22       Last Month: $551.74

Bank Fees: $9.95                   Last Month: $9.95

Courses: $0                         Last Month: $0

Misc: $6324.15*                      Last Month: $126.00

Promotion:  $0              Last Month: $77.06

Blog Expenses: $113.02       Last Month: $246.18

Coaching:   $0                  Last Month: $581.73

Email/Web Hosting: $117.88    Last Month: $10

Domain Name:  $0     Last Month: $44.19

Equipment: $30.50      Last Month: $0

VA Expenses: $10.00   Last Month: $5.14

Supplies: $37.34         Last Month: $00

*Included a trip back home to Vancouver Canada for an estimate of $6000. Which I can write off since it is considered a business expense.

I will easily create 100% of my income from different passive income revenue streams by December 31st 2017 so that my wife and I can no longer have to work ‘regular’ jobs and have the freedom to live life on our terms.

I could not be happier with what I am doing. It’s challenging and so rewarding at the same time. Nothing gives me more excitement than the rush of grinding and working on my craft each and every day. Of course, the income potential is one of my main motivators so I can live the life I want and provide for my family the way I want. Decied to go all in on my Passive Income Lifestyle was the best thing I could have ever done. Within the next year (12 months) my wife should be done with her job as well and we will both be financially free.

I will easily pay off the remaining debt that I have by December 31st 2017

Results: I am super excited about this one. I grew up thinking that debt was not a big deal and accumulated some by just living beyond my means and buying things that I need. So we have been extremely aggressive on this front paying off debt and not accumulating any more debt by any means. Its a great feeling knowing that you are almost completely debt free!

I will easily become a master of my finances and improve in areas where I need to improve on by reading books and seeking out mentors who are getting results that I want.

Results: By doing these monthly reports it forces me to know where I am with my business income all the time. I love that! The fact that we have more money saved than ever before is a great indication that we are on the right track.


I will easily grow my Kindle Publishing business to generate $5,000 per month by April 30th 2017 and have it at $10,000 per month by August 1st 2017.

Results: I haven’t hit either milestone only because after getting a mentor my focus shifted on to some other areas in my businesss that would be more inlined with my goals. Now that I have hired a Kindle Manager to help run my publishing business I am focusing on training him and helping him get the publishing part of my income past the 5K a month mark.

I will easily look into creating a Kindle Publishing course to launch in 2018

Results: ACCOMPLISHED on April 28th 2017.

I will help 1000 people make their first $1000 online through Kindle publishing by December 31st 2017.

Result: I am all in on this goal! This has lit a fire in me like nothing before. The fact that I am able to help others get the same feeling that I have been able to get from making my first $1000 with Kindle publishing is just incredible. Impacting and helping other create what they want for themselves is what I really do enjoy and thankful am very good at. I am looking forward to accomplishing this goal as fast as possible!

I will easily commit to producing a minimum of bi-weekly blog posts (26 total) for all of 2017.

Results: ACCOMPLISHED 43 total so far. Since I have hired someone to help turn my videos into actual blog posts this has really sped up this goal.

I will easily start Affiliate Marketing by December 31st 2017.

Results: I have started this on my own, but I don’t have a niche site or anything like that up yet. This will be more of a focus once I am working on my blog full time, hopefully in the next 2-3 months. Although this has not been a large focus, I am earning a couple hundred dollars a month with different affiliate programs that I am a part of.

I will easily reach 10,000 people monthly through my blog by December 31st 2017.


Results: 335

Last Month: 421

Since the revamp of my site, I am happy to see some improvements in the stats.


I will easily grow my YouTube channel to 10,000 subscribers and produce 300+ videos by December 31st 2017


Results: 1255 subs and 175 videos


Last Month: 1212 subs 168 videos


My goal for the year is to produce 300+ videos on my channel. That will be an just under an average of a video a day. I think that is a tremendous goal to have for my first year of being a “YouTuber”, I am looking forward to seeing how that affects everything else since YT is my main source of traffic.


Health and Fitness


I will easily complete a full marathon by December 31st 2017


Results: Signed up for December 10th 2017! I’ll be sharing my training on my blog and YT channel once I start it.


I will easily sign up and start working out in the gym again by December 31st2017.


Results: Not yet.


I will easily gain five pounds of muscle mass by December 31st 2017


Results: Haven’t started


I will easily do a 7-day juice cleanse with my wife by December 31st 2017


Results: Mariana just finished a 5 day cleanse and loved it! I have yet to commit to mine.


Travel, Lifestyle, and Personal Development



I will easily travel back to Canada with the family by December 31st 2017


Results: Looks like August is the plan! Flights are booked!


I will easily sign up for Robin Sharma’s Personal Mastery Academy for 2018 by December 31st 2017.


Results: Not open yet


I will easily read 12 books by December 31st 2017


Reading has just not been at the top of my list for the last few months. I will get back into it, but right now I just haven’t been super focused on sitting down and reading.


Here is what is next on my reading list


Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer


FU Money – Dan Lok


Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris


Money Master The Game – Tony Robbins


The Seventh Sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo


Abundance – Peter H. Diamandis


On Writing by Stephen King


It’s Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff


Spark by John Ratey


Grit by Angela Duckworth


Peak by Anders Ericsson


The Gifts Of Imperfection – Brene Brown


I will easily take the wife on a weekend getaway for our Anniversary by October 29th 2017


Results: Haven’t started planning yet


What will you accomplish in 2017?


The biggest mistake people make when setting goals is never checking in on them or measuring them regularly, that is why I commit to posting monthly updates on my progress, not to brag but to force me to consistently check in on my progress and reevaluate where I am.


I encourage you to make sure that you’ve clearly set your goals for 2017 and to even publicly share them, just as I’m doing right now.


You can share them with your friends, family, on Facebook, via e-mail, on your blog, or even as a comment below.


Again, by making them public you’ll have more internal pressure to follow through on them. The people that you share them with will also likely be following up with you throughout the year, reminding you of the commitment that you made to them, which will make you more likely to follow through on them.


So, what are your goals and resolutions for 2017? I’d love to hear what they are, make them public and leave a comment below!


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September Monthly Goal Report

This is my monthly goal report, where I share a monthly update on the goals that I have established at the beginning of the year. I have found through experience that when setting goals, there are 2 important things that must happen in order to ensure that you will hit your goal. First is to write them down. By writing down your goals you increase your odds of achieving them greatly. The second thing I do is share them with as many people as possible. Its much harder to give up on a goal when you have told other people about it.

So by publishing these it is my way of revisiting my goals every money, telling as many people possible about them and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.

Finances – Passive Income only

1. I will easily make $1000 in passive income by December 31st 2016

Result: N/A

Last Month: N/A

I launched my first book on Kindle at the end of August. It takes 60 days for Amazon to make their first payment so I technically haven’t been paid yet. The book is selling, not as well as I would like it to, but for my first one its all about the learning experience. Once I have the next few books out it should give a better idea of exactly where I stand. I wanted to create this blog with the intention of being as transparent and open as possible so that means sharing with you exactly what is happening.  I have inserted a screen shot of my first few sales below. 

KDP Sept goals post

My originally goal was to earn $4000 in passive income by the years end, but with the reality of my first book and running to some hiccups along the way, I have decided to adjust it to $1000 by December 31st and will be able to scale it up in the new year especially once I have spent 4 months getting books out and know a lot more about how Kindle works. 

You can follow my progress on Kindle thru my weekly blog posts here.

Business  Goals

2.  I will easily publish 20 books on Kindle by using the KMM program by December 31st 2016.

Result: 1

Goal:  20

I have my first one out, the second one should have been out, but the writer that I had hire turned out to be a scammer so I had to start over again and send the book to someone else. I am in the process of finding some more niches to write about as well as coming up with ideas to branch off of my first book. For October my goal is to publish at least 5 more books to bring my total to 7.

3. I will easily reach and inspire at least 50 people on by December 31st 2016.

Result: I am still learning about proper SEO as well as how to build a proper website. I only focus on this a few hours a week as my main focus is Kindle publishing right now. As long as I am putting up weekly high quality content that is enough for the time being.

4. Social Media – I don’t currently have a goal for my Instagram or SnapChat or Facebook yet.

5. You Tube –  I don’t currently have a goal for my youtube channel yet.

Health and Fitness

6. I will easily run 5-6 days a week for a minimum total of 30km’s.

Result: Some weeks are better then others. I really need to be most consistent with this if I am going to be running my first marathon.  You can follow my progress here

7. I will easily complete my first marathon by December 11th 2016. – CANCELLED 

Result: I waited too long and they have closed registration for this year. I will sign up for 2017’s marathon though as soon as it opens in January. 

8. I will easily do a 7 day juice cleanse by December 31st 2016.

Result: Haven’t set the date yet


9. I will easily be a giver when I can be and actively focus on others over myself.

Result: This is one that I really want to get back to. I have been a big giver in the past and really want to be able to add more value to the people that I come in contact with. I will be the first to admit that I can think an awful lot about myself at times, so I know this one will take lots of practice and patience. 


10. I will easily complete my morning ritual 6 days/week by December 31st 2016.

Result: On track most weeks.

11. I will easily eat healthy and vibrant food to ensure that I have the energy to accomplish all that I want.

Result: I have been getting back to having smoothies each morning which I have noticed a nice increase in energy afterwards. Eating healthy in Mexico has been a much larger challenge then I had imagined vs. in Vancouver. In Vancouver there are so many more options as its a much larger part of everyones lifestyle. Here I am still trying to find healthy places to eat and more importantly better places to buy fresher vegetables, as well as other things for my smoothies and regular meals. It’s an on going process.


12. I will easily read at least 5 books by December 31st 2016.

Result: I think reading is one of the most important things that you can do for your self. Not only do you get to sit down and have conversations with the phenomenal people that you are reading about, but all it takes is just one idea from one book to completely change the course of your life. Its just up to you to discover which book that one idea is in. I would always make my reading goals to read 50 books or 20 books in a year and last year I read less then 2, when I reflected on that this year I was so disgusted by that that I made the decision to change starting that day. I realized that I was making it to complicated and that I had to just break down the goal into something smaller and more importantly know exactly which books I was going to read. I have already surpassed the number of books from last year and it feels great. 

I review each book that I read and give my thoughts on them here.

My books for the rest of 2016 are:

Emotional Habits by Isaac Jordon

4 Hour Work Week by Tim Farris

Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Purpose Driven Life by Rich Warren

The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer

Wrestling for My Life by Shawn Michaels

Live in Wonder by Eric Saperston


13. I will easily go on a date night every 2 weeks with Mariana

Result: We need to be more active in scheduling these.

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