Yearly Focus

2020 Focus: Three Quarters Year Update

With the start of a new year, I take the time to set my focus for the coming year. I believe that by being selective about where I direct my energy, I can achieve results that are exponentially greater than if I split that energy across many different goals.

I detailed my 2020 focus here (read that first if you want more context) & did a quarter year and half year update as well.. Here is how I’m progressing.

2020 Theme: Action Economy

2020 Challenge: Develop a Strategy Evaluation Model

I’ve started to get some ideas into a draft blog post but need to sit down for a few evenings to get it ready to publish. The themes that are emerging are the ones I wanted to think about: leverage, prioritization, compounding growth and delegation.

2020 Habit: Run 13 Projects & 52 Common Tasks Through the Model

I haven’t made any progress here. This one is blocked by the item above and I suspect once I finish that, this will progress, though I might not have a ton of time to do so. The good news is I have some historical data that I should be able to use to backfill a few items.

2020 Exemplar: Warren Buffett

I have been reading through the annual letters Buffett has written to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders since 1965. To date I’ve read through 1994.

It is great bedtime reading. Buffett is entertaining but also an extreme accounting nerd that loves writing at length about yields, depreciation, tax withholdings and the like. Every few years his report has a detailed section with investment advice that is worth its weight in gold, but mostly there is a lot of boilerplate and updated numbers.

2020 Bucket List Item: 100+ Mile PNW SUP & Trail Running Adventure

I completed my 2020 bucket list adventure – a 135 mile SUP and trail run up near the border of Canada. I still owe the adventure recap, but in short, it was an amazing trip with plenty of new challenges to overcome.