As 2017 draws to a close, I’m looking forward to 2018 and building upon the progress I made this past year. My theme for 2018 is to be more involved in the community. To do this, I need to improve on my speaking skills, mainly by crafting entertaining talks that are NOT boring, and I also need to improve my programming skills focusing on cloud application architecture.

In crafting my goals, I reviewed them with my wife and asked her what she thought about each goal. “It’s a lot” was the response to most of the items, except for a few where there was no hesitation that I could accomplish them. So I adjusted those goals until I got the feedback that the goal was a lot of work, but not something unattainable. I want my 2018 goals to require a lot of effort, stretch my current capabilities, and build upon the work I completed in 2017.

Since creating this list a few weeks ago I’m already writing my first blog post (this one), I have 2 podcasts I’m scheduling to be a guest on, and 2 live presentations scheduled for 1 meet up and 1 conference already scheduled for 2018. 😊

My 2018 Goals:

  • 5 Podcast Appearances
  • 10 Video Tutorials
  • 24 Blog Posts
  • 4 Projects with my Daughter
  • Renew Xamarin Certification
  • 10 Live Presentations
  • 4 Microsoft Certifications
  • .NET Core Docker Application
  • Start my Day Each Morning at 4:00 AM
  • Present a TEDx Talk

If you are looking for a podcast guest, have a great idea for a tutorial, or live presentation, please reach out: [email protected].