Monthly Goal Meet-Up

We’re all goal-oriented, even if we don’t realized. It’s just that some of us don’t have goals that really matter, or they are so far-reaching and ambiguous that there is nothing to hold them up against. I’ve been guilty of doing that as much as anybody. So when Rebecca Thorman IM’d me about a new project she’s started, the Monthly Goal Meet-Up, it caught my attention. With my pending return to full-time academia and all that comes with it, I think it would be a worthwhile venture. So here goes.

September Career/Life Goals

  1. Finish 3 more pieces for online portfolio
  2. Set up separate savings account for return to full-time school
  3. Set up DBA for consulting / IT business

So let’s see what happens.


Rebecca September 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Thanks, Norcross! I like the succinct goals and am looking forward to checking back in at the end of the month. In particular to see the additional pieces for the online portfolio :)

Cj September 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Hi, I am following you from Rebecca’s blog. Wishing you much success with your goals and I look forward to sharing encouraging and inspirational words throughout the month. Best of success!

Monicarolevans September 8, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Hey you, great list! What’s DBA? And when can we see the online portfolio?

Norcross September 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

DBA = Doing Business As. Basically, it’s so I can accept payment for IT work under my ‘business’ name. I’ve been meaning to do it for over a year, but kept putting it off. Someone paid me with a check in that name, so it lit a fire under me to finally get it done!

And my portfolio can be seen here:

JR Moreau September 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Great ideas!

A strong suggestion that you get as much professional advice on your DBA as possible. I really screwed up my registration last year and will likely have to pay out big/get audited next year around because of it. I’m sure you’re smarter than I am in regards to business sense, but just a heads up :-)