New year, new goals? Maybe…
What are your goals for the year? I’d be keen to know, by all means leave a comment!
For me I’m a little undecided as to what I want to achieve in 2017. The last few months have been pretty frantic what with the video pack update and a few personal changes.
2017 Goal Setting & Aspirations
One things for sure, I’m a great believer in goal-setting. If you don’t know where you’re going, how’d you expect to get there right?
Over time things have changed dramatically for me. The very first blog post I published wasn’t even hosted here. It was on one of those ‘blogger’ blogs, if you remember them. The initial goal was to replace my income at the time (of £28,000 per year) for an income via the betting markets. Being tax-free it appealed, obviously for financial reasons (I wasn’t thinking about premium charges back then) But I was more interested in doing something I enjoyed, and of course having no boss to answer to!
At the time my eldest son had just been born, he’s 6 now, it seems a little crazy how quick it’s all happened.
So where does that leave me now?
I’m not too sure just yet. Obviously the markets continue to churn over day-after-day, full of opportunity, but my aspirations are growing! While the goal of £28,000 a year seemed near on impossible 6 years ago, it seems rather ridiculous now. Maybe £28,000 for a monthly or weekly goal it’s a bit more interesting…
…but money isn’t everything. Certainly not! However I do need to get my goals ironed out and organised soon. Possibly I’ll look at developing my edges on other sports and get round to organising the training courses several have asked for.
Profitability, Restrictions and Changes…
Exchange wise there’s probably very little to worry about, if anything, things could improve (hopefully that’s not misplaced optimism).
Most are probably aware, but there’s currently a review going on with regards to restricted betting accounts in the industry. I doubt it’ll amount to much as the govt. just have to be seen to be doing their bit, but, hopefully the general public will sway further to the use of exchanges. Also, with Trump at the helm – could the states open up too? Highly unlikely im sure, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, right?
One change that will definitely go ahead is ITV picking up the racing coverage in the UK. Will it change much? I doubt it… Hopefully the delays aren’t even worse!
Either way, there’s still a lorry load of money to be made throughout the year!
Before You Go!
Take a second to drop a comment below and answer the following 3 questions;
- What is your main goal for 2017?
- Do you think the markets will change much this year?
- Are you glad Channel 4 Racing is gone?
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