What Are Your Goals for 2009

The New Year is just around the corner and that means it’s time to sit down to go over your goals for 2009. You noticed I said goals and not resolutions. I personally don’t believe in making so call New Years Resolutions because nobody ever keeps them.

Right now, my fitness club is jammed pack with people getting an early start on getting fit for 2009. This happens every year at this time. The first two weeks of the new year, the club is filled with people who made a resolution to improve their health. By the end of the month, I practically have the club all to myself.

I believe in making clearly defined goals. After making the goals, I will work on the plan that will best help me achieve those goals. However, instead of telling you my goals for 2009 in this post blog, I’m going to show readers’ goals instead. I will list my goals in my 2008 year in review post.

I sent out a request to my Twitter followers asking what their goals are for 2009. Within an hour, nearly 50 people responded. You have to love the power of Twitter! I must admit, many of you have some awesome goals. Make a plan to go after it and don’t ever give up. It’s better to try and fail, than not try at all.

@sallychow (Sally Chow) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My goal for 2009 is to remind my dad that I am the future. Tell me well and watch me lead the way!

@nmatthias (nmatthias) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Prove that a down market doesn’t mean you can’t have a record year as a mortgage agent! New Book will be my tool to do so.

@steven_fletcher (Steven Fletcher) says:
@JohnChowDotCom to develop http://www.brownbook.net/ following the top web 2.0 and SEO practices – cheers John all the best for 2009…

@flyssy (flyssy) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Easy! I want to earn more and weigh less! http://www.earnmoreweighless.com

@tkrysak (tkrysak) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Happiness,Health,Success to All in 2009

@Pakblogger (Sohail) says:
@JohnChowDotCom To start another blog.Experiment with paid promotion.1 post daily on both blogs.promotion through newsletters

@jayfrawley (Jay Frawley) says:
@JohnChowDotCom – Listen to my heart and follow the direction it takes me, while ignoring the ego and all it’s ramblings!

@justinf (justin Flavin) says:
@JohnChowDotCom find out how i can become an astronomer. and start doing stuff to get there. be it math at night school or whatever.

@joetech (Joe Tech) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My 2009 goal is to make my company and blog both more profitable.

@steitiyeh (steitiyeh) says:
@JohnChowDotCom 2k followers / 1k RSS Readers / 500k Alexa Rank / 500 posts / $2k / month generated from http://www.webli.st

@Terra111 (Terra Andersen ) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My goal for 2009 is to rock as hard as possible. No, actually, it’s to continue on my journeys in business and to top 2008!

@visu (Michael Szumielewski) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Make enough money from online activities to live from it

@jtgraphic (jtgraphic) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Lose 33 lbs, go to Elite Retreat; have an affiliate marketing business worthy of Elite Retreat, and put $10,000 in my IRA.

@ScoobysWorld (ScoobysWorld) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Scooby’s number 1 goal is to get the blog monetized and set up multiple income streams that actually generate income! =D

@Talkofthatown (Josten) says:
@JohnChowDotCom to become even more successful online and offline also getting more intune with god and myself

@retrogarden (retrogarden) says:
@johnchowdotcom make http://www.retrogarden.co.uk the best website in the world. Same as last year, adn the year before….

@RyanAndPeggy (RyanAndPeggy) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My Goal: plan to be self-employed and making enough income from my blog by the end of the year to support me and my family

@cre8nnov8 (Damien Riley) says:
@JohnChowDotCom 1. Care for mind and body 2. Sustain current blog traffic 4. Teach effectively 5. Surprise my wife with romance. 6. Read.

@Pedro_Gomes (Pedro Gomes) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Because, i`ve only 14yo my goals are begin a few projects and be earning 150 dollars monthly on the end of the year.

@FeedingTheCrave (Eric Tan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom 2009 goals – Get my weight down to 160 lbs, make more money, become debt free!

@Flash (Gregg Gordon) says:
@JohnChowDotCom The economic crisis makes 2009 the year I plan to start generating an online income so I am not dependent on employement.

@ifixas (Mindaugas) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Make that World around me will be a liitle bit better 🙂

@solson (Steve Olson) says:
@JohnChowDotCom 40K in income per month.

@GrantGriffiths (Grant Griffiths) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Goal for 2009 is to look at "economic issues" as opportunities and not problems.

@tjbuffoonery (Trilby Jeeves) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My 2009 goals "Travel to teach, feel to love, Work to rest, Write to play, Bouffon to financial freedom"! Thanks John!

@claudgrrl (claudgrrl) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Goals for 2009: Relax more, get better organized, make more time to enjoy life.

@ifixas (Mindaugas) says:
@JohnChowDotCom make that live around me will be a little better 🙂

@mikeslifeblog (mikeslifeblog) says:
@johnchowdotcom Be a full time pro blogger, take pens & paper to poor kids in Morocco, to have more time for family, to visit Australia.

@jaypiddy (JP Holecka) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Goals are to grow my business in the time of a resession so that when it’s over my company will be ahead of the competition.

@ryanr14 (Ryan Ray) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I’ve got two business ideas I want to get off the ground. Besides learning and growing, etc… 2009 sounds like a great year

@TheCuso (AlejandroPortela.com) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Go to Vegas and Singapore to film some kickass cardistry videos for www.TheCuso.info

@tomoswyn (tomoswyn) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My main 2008 goal is to loose weight seeing as though I’ve made it onto my University’s squash team

@colindean (colindean) says:
@johnchowdotcom My goal is to make enough money on-line to pay off my student loans 10 years ahead of schedule

@jamieharrop (jamieharrop) says:
@JohnChowDotCom To cycle from West to East coasts of UK. & North to South coasts of UK. Blogging related? Reach 500 subscribers

@antnzdotcom (Anthony) says:
@JohnChowDotCom To be the best I can be. Also focus more on what really matters, friends, family etc.

@DivinePurposeMV (Michelle Vandepas) says:
@JohnChowDotCom earn more than $5,000 per speech. donate proceeds to coaching program 4 women in need

@Moonvine (Joan Adams) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Goals: To remain in good health and in harmony with all. To improve myself in some way. To walk more!

@stevenwilson (stevenwilson) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My goal is to launch a business idea that my brother,and I have been working on this past year.

@yurechko (Michael Yurechko) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Make a full time income online and move out.

@JillKoenig (JillKoenig) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Goal (we are on track to) Quadruple our profits in 1st Qtr of 2009

@ColinKlinkert (Colin Klinkert) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Triple My Income, Improve My Health, Gym More Often, Network Much More, Launch 3 new planned projects, Read More John Chow!

@ReneeHenderson (ReneeHenderson) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Be a better wife, mom, grandmother, daughter. Make like simpler for me and my husband.

@mvndrvrt (Michael VanDervort) says:
@JohnChowDotCom be better blogger at humanracehorses.blogspot.com!

@lordmatt (Lord Matt) says:
@JohnChowDotCom My 2009 aims are greater efficiency and better content.

69 thoughts on “What Are Your Goals for 2009”

  1. Ben Pei says:

    My goal is to get tough and build up a better brand on my blog of coz! Make more money blogging..

    1. Sohail says:

      thatz nice 🙂
      glad to see my contribution there. I m looking forward to start another blog soon

      1. That’s great! 🙂
        I also just start my new baby blog and hope to see it grows. My goal is to make my blog popular and make more money haha!


        1. My goal is to be more creative in 2009.

    2. Mine too!! I’m also going to focus on making my other venture OnePoke.com into a serious website!!


      1. Nice to see my tweet up there 😉 cheers JC and Happy New Year to you and EVERYONE! 😛

    4. I don’t I read many goals here. Really most are just suggestions. IE, I want to make enough money to life off from. Well, he probably already has it considering you can live in a third world country making enough money to qualify you below poverty in this country.

      A goal is definite with an definite means to an end and then a definite point of success. Saying, “I’m going to make enough money some day” means nothing because someday never comes. If you said, “I’m going to make 2k a day by the end of 2009 then that is definite.

      here’s a perfect example from above of a goal:
      @steitiyeh (steitiyeh) says:
      2k followers / 1k RSS Readers / 500k Alexa Rank / 500 posts / $2k / month generated from http://www.webli.st

    5. Keron Calame says:

      My goal is to start making the same amount as money you are making monthly but not online only

      1. BusinessX says:

        Very good to diversify, plus differentiate between online/off-line income streams.

    6. Ben Pei says:

      Now I want 1000 RSS subscribers, 2000 twitter followers and $50,000 income

  2. jtGraphic says:

    Thanks for posting that for me John! I hope 2009 is a great for you!

  3. My Goal to loose weight and earn more money with some new projects

  4. Richard M says:

    My goal is to make John Chow money…haha. I’m actually working on a couple of goals lists right now. One for personal goals and one for professional goals. I’ve never really been a list maker or goal setter, so we’ll see how it goes.

  5. Damien says:

    Thanks for posting mine! I really hope I can follow through. This was a cool idea. Thanks John.

  6. How did I miss this? argh! My Goals for 2009 is to gain the same level of activity that I have on another blog – to improve my earnings and force myself to act more on a daily basis…Accomplish one goal every day. 🙂

  7. Mario says:

    My goal is to make money.


  8. I actually made a post on my blog about my goals for 2009 – it goes up in a day or so!! 🙂

  9. Greg Ellison says:

    I already created my 2009 goals on my blog. Greg

  10. ipromis says:

    It’s the first time to comment here, and I’m a guy from China that love John’s blog very much. Today is the last day of year 2008, I am to post my goal here for being the witness of all friends here. I set two goals for me in year 2009, my personal goal is to get married in year 2009, and my professional goals are to get promotion from my current position and to learn more from John and build up a great brand of my ipromis.cn blog.

  11. Gary Arndt says:

    – 5,000 RSS Subscribers
    – 7,500 Twitter Followers
    – Publish my book
    – Get my video podcast out on a consistent basis

  12. My Goal is to at least blog once a day, yet maintain my grades at school!

    Hope it’s not a challenge deemed impossible!


  13. joe gelb says:

    some of my goals include making my blogs more like john chows because i like it alot, but i also want to try and experiment and learn new internet skills and offline skills as well from longboard skateboarding, to climbing mountains i want to do it

  14. Justin says:

    One goal only blogging for people.

    I will not blog about what I ate at a party for sure.

    1. you can’t right about what you at b/c chow has that niche and was first to market with it

  15. Work At Home says:

    First of all, I like your new theme. So long, I don’t visit your site. Goals for new year? Many.. But, I just hope everything will get better and live a debt free life.

  16. Charles Lau says:

    Hi John. It’s been a while since I last visited your blog. It’s just getting better! 🙂 Goals for the new year? I want to build more and high-quality money-making websites!

  17. wyche128 says:

    A goal of mine is to make my site regarding debt influential in some peoples lives.

    Happy New Year

  18. Fat Tony69 says:

    My goal is to make $30,000 by the summer so I can go to school.

  19. game-girl says:

    AS for me my goal is rather simple and achievable- to enrich myself both in material and spiritual aspects.

  20. Hi John,

    My goal for 2009 is to make more money and try more new food and share it on my blog..I hope this goal may come true!!

    Malaysia Food Blog

  21. Jon says:

    Goals are to be better than the previous year… generally, daily and weekly improvements do tend to make a big difference long term 🙂

    http://WoodMarvels.com – Create Unique Memories

  22. I definitely like the “Earn More, Weigh Less” answer. Oh man, that’s awesome! I believe in making goals rather than resolutions as well. I find goals are more “set in stone”, and are easier to stick with, because there’s an end result to achieve before it’s over.

    Mine’s there too! yay! woohoo! Oh yah, and I <3 Sally Chow.

  23. J.D. Meier says:

    I decided to just focus on one thing for now. Change the world.

  24. I just posted a new blog entry explaining my goals for 2009.

    Number 1 goal is being great!

  25. wesley says:

    You can read my goals at my blog, http://www.improvingtheweb.com 🙂

    1. it’s a no go my man….give me a reason to visit you list of goals. That’s a bad way to get peeps to go to your site. Give some good content on the comment and dude people will go.

  26. Sava says:

    My goal is to be better in every way 😀
    Happy New 2009 to you John.

  27. My resolution is to bring my blog – Cupid Blogger Dot Com to the next level. So that,everyone would benefit about love and relationship tips in the blog itself. It is like spreading love over blogosphere. I am also happy to see my blog is ranked PR1 since it is just one month old blog.

    Happy New Year to you…

  28. LBJirel says:

    I like this the most about this post!

    “my fitness club is jammed pack with people getting an early start on getting fit for 2009. This happens every year at this time. The first two weeks of the new year, the club is filled with people who made a resolution to improve their health. By the end of the month, I practically have the club all to myself.”

    Sorry to hear but I think as well that may be true in most cases of New year resolutions.

  29. Melissa says:

    Ever see the P90x infomercials? DECIDE, COMMIT, SUCCEED. Simple. I love it!
    -make a specific dollar amount per day from my blog
    -post once per day on my blog
    -run 4 miles 3x per week
    -walk 6 miles 1x per week
    -do weights 2x per week
    -read 1 book per month that’s not a business book
    -live with less & more simply
    -do more as a family (ski, go to plays, play games, take hikes)
    -be more patient
    -make time for friends
    -be less judgmental
    -learn something new (I have to get specific on this one)

    1. BusinessX says:

      It is good to see specific goals. Know what you want, and can plan how to get it.

  30. Hey John,
    My goal is to make my blog capable of making me a full time blogger. Right now my blog has very less traffic. I hope my wish comes true. I have been following tips from you from your posts about making money online. I am a student right now in schook but still want to be a full time blogger. Great post by the way.


  31. Redesign my blog, monetize with private ad sales (have two already, at least) and build pagerank by interacting with other related blogs.

  32. Toy Store says:

    We’re planning to expand product line with children’s furniture on a separate site, three niche toy sites, and workbooks and homeschool curricula. Also building an informative site feed traffic back.

  33. Miva Modules says:

    I have a two month deadline to finish two service-oriented sites. We’re also planning a number of new software add-ons for Miva Merchant, and a new website for our company is already forthcoming.

  34. Expand my online business & of course make more money.

  35. Tutorial says:

    profitable to my blogs
    and earn money with them

  36. Mad Ape says:

    To educate as many people as possible that we are in the beginning stages of a global world-wide depression and that if you are not careful you will be wiped out. This includes people without debt who feel safe because they have savings.

    My motto is CASH IS TRASH!

    The Mad Ape

  37. John,
    In 2009, I am hoping that my friends who know me start calling me Casey Chow. If I can wrestle just a fraction of the success you’ve achieved, I will be well on my way! You’ve been a great inspiration and I thank you!

    Have a great end of the year contest running today and tomorrow on my blog that is super easy to enter. Hope you go there!

  38. Nothing special.Just to develop some new websites including development of my current website http://worldwebportal.co.cc

  39. I set all my goals, but my biggest two?
    1. Earn $60,000.
    2. Start all 30 somethin sites I have planned.

  40. Harry Tran says:

    Well I usually don’t keep resolutions, and find it weird to wait until a new year before making them. But just last year I decided to write them all done in my Blackberry.

    I made simple lifestyle changing resolutions ones that I knew were achievable yet never been done by me because I never fully looked at them and took the time to make them work.

    But last years resolutions were pretty simple, to drink one can of soda max per day, very major health concern especially when I was gulping down the equivalent of 3 to 4 cans of soda daily before. I have been very good at this although probably slip up with old habits of having 2 cans once or twice a month.

    I set out to pay down all my credit card debt, I am 75% complete in my resolution (or rather a goal) of paying off this debt, would be 100% complete if it weren’t for the current state of the economy and just losing a job recently.

    I plan to push these resolutions through into the new year, as well as add, eating more fruits to balance my diet out.

    Whether its called a goal or a resolution it is how your outlook regarding these set plans are that decide whether you’ll stick to them or not. You can call it your garbage list of 2009 but if you’re one to see through things you set out to accomplish a resolution is no different than a goal or just a list of chores.

  41. FunToosurf says:

    To make more money online like Mr John Chow .Anyway, Happy New Year 2009 from Malaysia.

  42. GP says:

    My goals are to grow my blog, make enough money to stay home full-time with my kids and keep loosing weight like I did in 2008!

    1. good job on the extended goal of loosing weight. if you can do that i don’t think that you wouldn’t have the discipline to grow your blog right.

  43. BusinessX says:

    Wish I could be original, but truly my two goals are health (weight loss) and wealth (make more money, way more money).

  44. Did you use a plugin/program to get all those tweets all so nicely configured?

  45. My goals for the business are to incorporate various forms of media such as interviews and training videos to get my message across.

    Personally, like everyone else on the planet, I need to lose some weight lol (cool thing is that I’m good at it) and be able to let things go easier.

  46. Make enough money online so that I can survive without a job.. 😀

  47. I’ll focus alot on my blog webmasterstown dot com this year. I’ll try to make it bigger and the biggest over the net, however hard is it, I know that I have a long way to go thru but whatever the hard work always pay’s off at the end.

  48. game-girl says:

    To live a happy life that’s my goal for the New Year. To say in details-to enjoy my job, to get as much money as possible,to be fit and inspired and for sure make the other people around feel happy.

  49. namer.ca says:

    to buy a one way ticket to paradise!

  50. Atniz says:

    It is motivating to read many people’s goal. Looking forward for your goals.

  51. Tommy says:

    My goal for this year is to get 5 straight A’s in my final and last exam. Another goal from that one is to bring my blog up and get recognize by people. My blog http://www.tommyanimezone.com

  52. To devote proper time to MY site as I have been spending too much time working on others.

  53. 100WordRants says:

    My goal is to suppliment my income of my 9-5 for my online work. I also want to start 2 more sites I have been meaning to start for over a month now. Maybe I should make a goal to be more accountable for my actions. Actions do speak louder than words.

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