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I’m publishing a Motivational Monday piece tomorrow containing 5 New Years Resolutions that I undertook in order to dramatically change my lifestyle. So if you’re one of my readers who dreams of working from their laptop, or living overseas then be sure to check it out tomoz.

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Right now though I want to discuss my plans/resolutions for 2014. I feel like to truly achieve something you have to apply pressure to your goals, so by publishing them here I’ll feel a larger attachment to them than merely reiterating them every morning in the shower. So here we go, my goals for 2014:



  • Visit at least 20 new countries
  • Visit every country in Central and South America
  • Visit Antarctica
  • Fly my mum to South America for her holidays
  • Be in Brazil for some of the World Cup
  • See both Iguazu and Angel falls



  • Finally register my company (probably in Hong Kong?)
  • Diversify my income stream so the corporate blogging facet of the business generates a healthier percentage of the revenue
  • Find a trustworthy accountant
  • Hire/Promote a sales manager to oversee my sales team
  • Create another new (online?) income stream however small



  • Increase my net worth by $200, 000
  • Buy a buy-to-let investment property in London worth at least $600, 000 USD



I’m struggling with a few things actually. One is organizing finance for the London property given my less-than-conventional income/company so I’m going to require at least 25% deposit, probably more and even then I may be rejected outright in which case I’ll have to find a co-investor and do it in their name. Stress.


Another issue I’m having since my business grew is my networth vrs investing in my business battle that I have every day. My goal is to be a millionaire (net worth of $1m) and to have visited every country in the world by 35 so every time I have to throw 5 figures into my company it hurts my soul because I’m that much further than my $1m goal. I completely believe that you have to speculate to accumulate but my fear of being broke again fights against the knowledge of spending more and more money as a business investment.


Finally my biggest struggle of all is ‘fear of loss’. Looking back to where I was less than 2 years ago when I was essentially broke, I’m delighted with how far I’ve come, but I dream bigger. I’m definitely more stressed now yet also much happier and the freedom that I have foregone by being committed to my online earnings is easily compensated by the freedom I now have to fly wherever I want to, go wherever I want to etc. However my biggest fear is the day it all ends. What’s happened over the last 18 months or so is crazy and I’m dreading a scenario when it dries up. In the meantime, make hay while the sun shines. Hope 2014 rocks for all of us guys. See you on the road and happy travels.

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4 thoughts on “My New Years Resolutions/Goals for 2014

  1. Pingback: 我的2014年新年愿望/目标 | 一步之遥-数字游民指南
  2. Hey there Johnny. I’ve spoken with you in the past (thru email) and love everything you post here. It’s very inspirational!

    May I share my goals with you, published first in my inspirational website in Spanish (Cosas Imposibles .com – Impossible Things):

    Improve concentration and Memory, using lumosity metrics to tack progress
    Back to “Rome” = Go back to a fit body as when I went to rome 2 years ago
    Meditate every day – Use lift app to track
    Exeercise every day, at least 30 minutes

    Finish Italian Fluenz course
    Certifiy myself as a wine taster (make a course, basically)
    Photograph more often and print a book on demand by the endo of year
    Write a personal post once per week

    Buy (this) house
    Take family 1 month on vacation

    Increase to at least 2 million visitors this year
    Hire FULL TIME: 3 – 10 persons
    Make a record and hit 10 K€ /month
    (custom travel itineraries for travelers by local experts)
    Get at least 1k people to use this year
    Give work to at least 100 local experts constantly
    Contract remotely 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 persons full time
    Have at least 100 mentions across blogs and news

    Visit at least a couple of friends anywhere this year.

    Anyone else posting their goals for the year?


  3. An ambitious list Johnny but definitely possible for you sir! I think the 20 countries will be manageable in South America for sure.. As for a million.. Well you have 11 months to figure out that one! London has the silliest rent in the World.. Great place to buy an investment property.

  4. great post mate… Happy new year!… best of luck in business this year chap.. I am still trying my business ideas… hope to join you with the million net worth too 🙂 I had 30 years old in mind… but looks like it may well be 40 when achieved… but onward!

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