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My 12 goals and 3 words for 2014


Really can’t complaint. 2013 was fabulous! Now, it’s time to set some goals aside the usual “I want to grow the blog. Let’s go to the next level.” I want these goals to be purposeful.

Do you pick a word or 3 to motivate you or guide you throughout the year? This, I learned from Chris Brogan, you can check out here his 3 words for 2013 (he hasn’t published his 3 words for 2014 yet.)

I picked Irresistible, Distance, and Rituals.

First, I love that is the same spelling, the same meaning word in English or Spanish!

2014 is our 10th year wedding anniversary and of course out of vanity and to keep things caliente at home, I want to be irresistible for my husband! Also, the word applies to business. If you (or your blogs) are irresistible, then it makes things easier to grow the business.

Distance will be my metaphor to running further, accomplishing my goals and intentions set for a marvelous 2014.

And rituals. I guess I could have used systems or habits instead of rituals. I really like the spiritual tone I get from the word. It’s a more positive word for me to implement changes to lead a healthier life, a more intentional life and to welcome help to grow the business.

Now, to get there these are my 12 goals for 2014:

1. Run a 5k.

2. Go forward with a project to motivate others to walk or run for their health while having a fundraising element to help a couple of causes near and dear to my heart.

3. Run the Puerto Rico Half Marathon.

4. Read one business/non-fiction book a month.

5. Surprise the husband with the trip of a lifetime (or at least one to remember until our 15th anniversary!)

6. Log 1,000 miles in the Nike+ Running app. This will help with the weight loss.

7. Listen to 12 audiobooks.

8. Run a 10k.

9. Have a monthly date night.

10. Write at least 4 ebook guides.

11. Start an accountability group for health & business minded folks.

12. Run another half marathon.



  1. Kita

    December 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I love your goals and I see a lot of people picking the words for the year. I think my word would be focus. Happy New Year to you

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Kita. I like your word!!

  2. Isabel Garcia

    December 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    These are all fantastic personal and professional goals, amiga. I know you will reach new heights in the coming year and sparkle brilliantly in all that you achieve!!! Feliz Año Nuevo!!! Te deseos mucha salud, alegria, y prosperidad en el nuevo año!!! Abrazos. 🙂

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Amiga, thank you for checking them out!

  3. Kecia

    December 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Choosing words to help you reach goals in 2014 is a great idea! I need to sit down and think of my 3 words based on what I hope to accomplish. I am working on getting healthier, so irresistible is a good one!

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Glad you like that one. Let’s do this thing and get healthy!

  4. Chrysa

    December 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Happy (early) anniversary! I really need to sit down and write a list of goals. I like the idea of the 3 words – I will have to contemplate that!

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 31, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Thank you Chrysa. If you decide to share your goals, please let me know.

  5. Melissa

    December 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Oh, I LOVE this! I need to make a list of goals myself.

  6. Prototype Mama

    December 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Your list is awesome! I need to add reading more to my goals I’ve gotten so lazy with that

  7. Jenn @therebelchick

    December 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t really think of any words, I am already doing everything I want to be doing…I guess I will go with Happy – that sums it all up!

  8. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    December 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I really love your drive and ambition for the new year. You’re motivating me to press for a little more than I thought I was going to do.

  9. Bethany Delk

    December 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I like the idea of picking single words… if I had to pick just one, it would be “stability” since 2013 was the year of “change” for our family – new house, new baby, new class, new church, and new car (decided by a deer!). Thanks for posting this!

  10. Felicia

    December 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I love the idea of giving your husband the dream trips. I think i’d like to steal this one 🙂

  11. brett

    December 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    i need to make my own goals. work smarter, live more is a big one for me

  12. Courtney Pies

    December 31, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Those are some great goals! I have a goal of running a 5k, as well! I need to lose this weight!

  13. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville

    January 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Those are a lot of running goals! Running isn’t really my thing, but I would like to get to where I could do a Disney half-marathon at some point in my life 🙂

  14. Ashley M

    January 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    It’s interesting that you have three words to live by. I recently stumbled across this ‘word to live by’ goal and chose the word productivity but I feel that three may be a more well rounded approach.

  15. Stefani

    January 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I love your goals and share quite a few of them. I wanted to run a 5K last year but never got a chance to. Maybe this year!

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