My 2012 Vision
This is what I want to accomplish in or around this year. I have more details on a document, but I wanted to create some visual representations of my vision for this year.
Live My Gospel
What actually happened:
Book of Mormon
What actually happened:
Jesus the Christ
1. Finish reading this all the way to the end!
Learn music better. I already know it fairly well, but sharpen my skills. Learn to read it better. Understand more about theory and what different terms mean. Ask Paul. Learn about cellos. Hang out with people who play them. Shadow and meet someone who knows how to make one. Purchase one - hopefully one that is made (Walter Whipple).
Finish The Discoverers. Even if I don't do it until Christmas break. I want to finish this book. It is SO mind-expanding. Like the scriptures, it has helped me to keep perspective about this world so as to not be bogged down by any sort of social norms or things that have been created by man.
This is an LDA. The main goal here is to start by learning how they work. Map it out on a white board. Learn enough to be able to get the thrill of understanding how brilliant people were to come up with it as well as being able to sound extremely nerdy when talking to anyone about SEO. This will require that I learn the basics of Calculus. Hang out with Michaela. Pick a few computer scientists brains (Mike Nelson). Once I have learned a little more, hang out with some super nerds like Matt Smith.
Become a stats ninja. If I was a stats ninja, my marketing skills would be GREATLY increased. Complete the "Power Trio" of marketing:
1. Market Research (Qualtrics),
2. SEO/SEM (OrangeSoda) and
3. Statistical knowledge (SPSS)
Thus, I would become super marketable for as a marketer! :)
1. Improve my effectiveness/speed.
2. Learn as much as I can about SEO.
3. Pick peoples' brains about everything.
Ian: management, effectiveness, everything
Eli/JJ/Charlie: SEO strategies and resources
4. Perfect your BOB.
5. Get another promotion.
Have $10,000 added to savings by end of year.
Start SEO Company
Start an SEO business to fund all my other ideas and to get experience running a great business. Goal: $7500 net rev by December. Make it fun. Make it fresh. Make it awesome. Make people love it.
Build More Sites
1. Learn wordpress back to front.
2. Build PlantingGenius.com
3. Understand Hosting and Servers and DNS and all things needed.
Push the apps out to more audiences this year.
1. Start with Meridian. Depending on how sales go, adjust the price and then...
2. Expand into the Bible Belt websites/online bookstores.
3. All said an done, sell at least 10,000 apps.
This didn't happen, but I revamped the site and tried to push it out more by offering a rev share to the top 10 Christian / Bible sites on the internet. I got a bit of a response, but nothing that would work unless we did an initial advertising investment that we couldn't afford.
Have at least 3 big shows this year. 2 of which are our own gigs entirely. Win BYU Sing Off. Win Vocal Sport. Get a Speaker System with the money and use it for more shows. (Record an album in the summer).
Create some good media
1. Record some songs on the looper.
2. get the T3I for LMG videos when I can't use the mega nice camera. Take it to the Olympics for the kickstarter.
3. Create videos for LMG website.
(Music Video for the Advocates)
Return to Jerusalem
Return to Jerusalem to make a film. Fund it with kickstarter.com.