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checking up on my goals and commitments

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When I said that my financial goal for 2008 was to gain chartership, I didn’t think that I’d be called out on it within the first month of the new year. So, thanks MBH for reminding me that I’m supposed to be working on this.

Actually, at the moment, I’ve been identifying the requirements that I’ve met, and writing them up, which is surprisingly time-consuming. Then I’ll move on to identifying the gaps and filling them.

I’ve done better with my public commitment, kindly instigated by brip blap. I resolved not to buy another piece of un-fairly traded chocolate, and I have completely surprised myself by actually sticking to this.

So, how is everyone else doing with their goals, commitments and resolutions, at nearly the end of January?

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14 comments for “checking up on my goals and commitments”

  1. Well, Ive lost 15 pounds!
    I’ve increased my feeds by a huge percentage (not hard when you had a low number to start with!)
    I’ve managed to save a store of mine from being closed by upper management by some fast talking and working with the employees there. That saved about 10 jobs and I’m dang proud of it.

    Posted by Ron@TheWisdomJournal | January 30, 2008, 1:10 pm
  2. I’m doing well with the fair trade chocolate too (I’ll post my own update later today). The hardest part has been finding sources. I’m paying a ton more for it, so I’m eating less of it - and I’m definitely not giving it up entirely!

    Posted by Chief Family Officer | January 30, 2008, 2:13 pm
  3. @Ron:
    Sounds like you’ve done quite a lot already for January. I’m impressed.

    I too am eating less chocolate. I think it would defeat the object if I gave up chocolate entirely though.

    Posted by plonkee | January 30, 2008, 4:02 pm
  4. Excellent! I only eat fair trade chocolate too, with the exception being goods baked by friends (which is on the rare side as it is). It is much much tastier! If I can recommend an excellent brand: http://www.divinechocolate.com/home/default.aspx

    The name is not an exaggeration.

    Posted by deepali | January 30, 2008, 7:43 pm
  5. Ah yes, I too can attest to the wonders of Divine Chocolate. By coincidence I had my first bar last weekend. Glad to see I’m not the only one that’s taken up the fair trade chocolate thing.

    Posted by plonkee | January 30, 2008, 8:29 pm
  6. I did some fair trade work for Oxfam, so I thought I should maybe walk the talk. :)

    Allegro Coffee (not sure if you have that in the UK) has single-origin drinking chocolate. It’s really quite phenomenal. I am a convert to the single-origin way of thinking because of it.

    Posted by deepali | January 30, 2008, 9:45 pm
  7. Good, but I won’t post until Saturday! Just in case!

    Posted by RacerX | January 30, 2008, 10:54 pm
  8. It would be nice to think that someday we’d live in a world where “fair trade chocolate” would be a meaningless phrase*, wouldn’t it? Congratulations, plonkee! - Steve

    * because everything would be free trade, not because there would be no chocolate…

    Posted by Brip Blap | January 31, 2008, 3:26 am
  9. Like your fair trade committment. Those 100% rules can be hard, though. I find if I do 80/20 (so I can mess up 20% of the time) I have a better chance for long term success-

    I’m weak.

    Posted by Lisa | January 31, 2008, 8:46 am
  10. I’m going to have to try this drinking chocolate. Hopefully I’ll be able to find it in the UK. Thanks.

    Posted by plonkee | January 31, 2008, 8:55 am
  11. The fair trade thing, you actually get used to - I treat it as something that I don’t like to eat. I’m not the sort of person to really beat myself up about it if I mess up anyway.

    Posted by plonkee | January 31, 2008, 9:00 am

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