It is the end of another year and as 2021 winds down, our thoughts turn to 2022.
There is no question that we are big fans of goal setting for both short-term and long-term goals.
At the end of each year, we get together for an entire weekend and focus on what we want to accomplish the following year. Despite 2021 being a crazy year, the process of goal setting for the following year is no different.
Matter of fact, I would argue that having a plan is what SAVED some people in 2021.
Our goal list is certainly not limited to ‘work’ related goals. Sure, that may be the majority of the list…and the primary purpose of the list, but personal goals are just as important.
After all, life is about balance.
Before we get to next year, how was THIS year?
The reason I ask is what goals you previously set can be just as important as the new goals. Sure, some goals were put on hold due to COVID, travel restrictions, family assistance…but, believe it or not, many people excelled in 2021.
Did you set goals for this past year?
Did you accomplish the things you had hoped for? If you didn’t, then what was in your way?
What was out of your control and what was IN your control?
There is a multitude of reasons we might not hit our goals…
…we might have set unrealistic goals, to begin with.
I believe we should shoot for attainable goals. Push ourselves, re-evaluate along the way, adapt, but make sure we get some wins…and progress.
First off, Note Investing Goals.
Did you purchase a couple of notes for yourself this year?
If not, did you flip a couple of deals and receive some referral income?
If you said ‘no’ to either one of those questions, then what got in the way?
I suspect you set a goal to make some money with notes but didn’t have a specific action plan on how to get there.
Don’t worry…that is a common problem – and one of our major areas of focus going into the New Year.
We only open the monthly membership a couple of times a year…so keep your eyes on your inbox for those dates.
Until then, let’s get your goal setting on track. Here are a couple of things to focus on.
New Year’s Goal Setting for Note Investors
- Set both long-term and short-term goals. – What do you want to accomplish in 2022? What do you want to achieve in the first quarter? What about the first month? Where do you want to be in 2030?
- Put yourself first. – Life happens. Stuff happens. You will, from time to time, get pulled away. What is your biggest priority in building your note business? Don’t let anything take you away from that.
- Do something every week. – Let’s just say there are 12 things to do to get your first note deal. If you did only ONE THING every week, in three months, you would have your first deal. Then you would repeat the process, but this time you would not need all 12, but maybe only 6 things. If you do something every week, you will always be getting close to your goal.
- Tell someone your goal. – Kind of like having a gym buddy that makes you show up, telling friends and family your goals makes them real. If you don’t write them down, they are no different than day-dreaming.
- Reach out for help. – NoteInvestor.com has hundreds of free articles. Finding Cash Flow Notes Training has dozens of training videos. The Note Membership even has Live Webinars where you can learn and ask questions. The point being, there is no shortage of information available to help you succeed. You just need to use it!
- Do something different. – If you set goals this year and they didn’t pan out, you need to do something different. Not necessarily different goals, but a different action plan. If it didn’t work this year, it probably wouldn’t work the next…so get some help and choose a different path!
When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, it is a whole new year.
Whatever you want 2022 to look like, we will be here to help you achieve your goals every step of the way.
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared to 2018 and has been updated annually to ring in the New Year for 2022.
Scott Miller says
Thank you Tracy and Fred! A business partner and I purchased 5 notes in the last few months based on your teaching and calculator course! As we are moving forward, we were wondering if you know of any companies that will lend on notes so that we can buy more notes with borrowed money instead of cash money?
Happy New Year everyone!
Tracy Z says
Hello Scott, Congrats on the note purchases! One method is to sell off partials to either institutional investors like (FNAC and Grand Bank) or to private SD IRA type investors. An alternative to partials is to borrow against notes (also called hypothecation) as you mentioned. Most banks don’t offer loans using notes you hold as collateral so they tend to go the more traditional commercial line of credit. You will likely be looking at developing a network of private investors and/or smaller community banks to pursue the loans against notes recapitalization strategy.
Gail Villanueva says
Thanks, Fred and Tracy! I met several of my goals for 2018–both personally and professionally.
I am looking forward to 2019 to tighten up several aspects and improve on just a few areas of my note business. This year has been filled with so many great people crossing my path–especially you two! Thank you for the valuable training videos, content, and networking opportunities you have provided! The most important thing we all must remember is that this is a relationship business and we all need to help and support each other. There is enough business for all of us! I will do several things differently and focus on just a few key areas that I believe will provide tremendous opportunities for my company.
May 2019 bring all of us much joy, happiness, and prosperity!
-Gail The Note Gal
Tracy Z says
Thanks Gail for the kind words! It has been a joy getting to know you as well. You speak my language – if we come from a place of abundance rather than scarcity we can all benefit. I love what you are doing by tying in your real estate business with your note business and seller financing. A great move for 2019.
Fred Rewey says
Thanks Gail….2019 is going to be a great year!
Stoicre Capital says
One of the things that have worked for me constantly when it comes to goal setting and hitting your goals is making revisions of the goals on an ongoing basis throughout the year, not just at the end of the year.
Keeping track of my goals on a monthly basis and even weekly basis. This gives the added advantage of changing strategies/adapting or double down on what’s working at the present moment.
Fred Rewey says
Good point. Funny how people have to wait until Jan 1 to set goals. Any day will work!