Achieve 2016: October Goals

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I don’t know how we’re in the month of October already. I don’t know what happened to September. I blinked, and it was just gone, and here we are taking stock of the month. 

Let’s look at my goals from September:

Complete Written Requirements for Black Belt Exam

Let’s take a look at what that means:

  • Pass CPR/First Aid Certification – Complete
  • Pass Ethics Exam – Complete
  • Get letter from federation recognizing eligibilty – Complete
  • Put together log of mat activities – Complete
  • Participate in mat contest – Complete
  • Complete jujitsu notebook – 90% complete
  • Get letter of recognition from sensei – Complete
  • Application for exam – Still pending

Not too shabby. Everything else will get completed this week since the exam is a week from today!


I was shocked to receive my dojo promotion to black belt this month as well; I just didn’t expect that until the week of the exam. I also found out this morning that I was awarded a scholarship to cover the actual exam fee.

Pass Written Massage Exams

I have to admit that I failed two of the three the first time I took them. My sensei handed them to me the day I had flown back from Las Vegas, and I’d had all of three hours of sleep.

After a good night’s sleep and an evening of review, I’m happy to report that I passed the exams with flying colors.


October Goals

I bet you can guess what the big goals are for the month:

  • Pass black belt exam
  • Pass hands-on massage exam


I also need to send three big email campaigns at work regarding the upcoming Medicare and health insurance enrollment periods. Work life is about to get crazy.

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