Last year, I set myself 100 goals for 2016, and whilst I didn’t achieve all of them, I achieved an awful lot more last year, than I have in past years. In doing so, I noticed a shift in perspective.

I actually started looking for opportunities, and I took them.

So in 2016, I did far more than I’d originally planned:

  • When a TV company asked for people to apply for a new show, I applied.
  • At the Transform your Business and Life seminar, I signed up as a VIP and bought a stand at the event.
  • When there was an opportunity to meet and greet Sir Roger Moore, I signed up.
  • When the blog awards came up, I submitted my blog. It wasn’t shortlisted, but I tried.
  • When we went to a restaurant and saw that they did a 7 course tasting menu, we booked to go the next day!
  • When I went on a spa day and noticed that they did acupuncture, I booked a session.
  • When a friend posted about attending a Tony Robbins event and doing the firewalk, I realised that was a goal I wanted to achieve too, and that I could.
  • When friends on Facebook started talking about their experiences of doing the Camino Way, I started reading about it and decided that would be another thing that I would love to do, but I would need to work on my fitness levels.

So I’ve decided to make the coming year another fabulous one. And this year I’m going one better. Literally. These are my 101 goals for 2017!

10 Events to go to

  1. A TEDx talk
  2. April – The All-Ireland Business Summit – Booked
  3. Attend a Tony Robbins event


10 Shows to see

  1. February – Cirque Du Soleil – Booked
  2. February – Dirty Dancing – Booked
  3. April – Blood Brothers – Booked
  4. April – The curious incident of the dog in the night time


10 Movies to watch

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  2. Cars 3
  3. Despicable Me 3
  4. Star Wars VIII


10 Books to read

  1. A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
  2. A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking
  3. Great expectations by Charles Dickens
  4. Wild Swans by Jung Chan
  5. The power of now by Eckhart Tolle
  6. The road less travelled by Dr M Scott Peck
  7. Flourish by Martin Seligman
  8. The curious incident of the dog in the night by Mark Haddon
  9. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


10 Habits to develop

  1. Meditate
  2. Repeat positive affirmations
  3. Send birthday cards on time
  4. Make my bed
  5. Wash up before going to bed
  6. Only post positive images on Facebook
  7. Be grateful for 3 things
  8. Limit my daily to do list to 3 things
  9. Save money each month
  10. Publish a post on LinkedIn each month


10 Fitness/Lifestyle goals

  1. Run 1k
  2. Run 2k
  3. Run 3k
  4. Run 4k
  5. Run 5k
  6. Take part in a colour run
  7. Climb Croagh Patrick
  8. Walk part of the Camino Way


10 Creative goals

  1. Make my own soap
  2. Make my own Kombucha
  3. Make my own year planner


10 Fun goals

  1. Try clay pigeon shooting
  2. Book an archery lesson
  3. Drive a Ferrari
  4. Make some apple and blackberry jam


10 Things to do with my son

  1. Grow a sunflower
  2. Visit the cinema
  3. See another pantomime
  4. Visit the national reptile zoo in Kilkenny
  5. Go blackberry picking
  6. Do the Moon River boat tour
  7. Visit Glencar waterfall
  8. Visit Parkes Castle
  9. Visit Marble Arch Caves


10 Business goals

  1. Develop a new coaching program
  2. Join a Mastermind group
  3. Be published in the Huffington post
  4. Join Leonie Dawson’s Shining Biz-Life Academy
  5. Become an NLP Practitioner
  6. Speak at a TEDx event
  7. Run a Kickstarter campaign for my planner
  8. Publish a post on LinkedIn each month
  9. Publish a weekly podcast


1 Scary goal