2014 Comedy Goals

For the past five years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 2013201220112010 and 2009]. I feel like this is working for me, in the sense of helping me focus my time, so here go my goals for this year. I was able to have fewer goals this year (14 down from 21 last year) and then whittled down my top 6 (it was a top 3 last year, I don’t feel good about having this many, but all of them are important). If I nail these 6 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing:
– Perform in 450 comedy club shows, 100 bar shows and 100 open mics. And Emcee 100 of those spots.
– Do 30 road gigs
– Do 5 or more sets of 30+ minutes
– Become a regular at one new NYC club (where I perform at least once a week)
– Get 5 industry opportunities (TV stand up audition, filmed as talking head, get an agent and/or manager, writing submission, etc.)
– Submit to 6 festivals, get accepted to 3

 

Writing:
– Write for at least 30 minutes a day for 300 days in the year
– Create 20 new minutes of usable material. Turn 5 of those 20 minutes into  “A” material.
– Write one new TV or Film script

 

Learning:
– Take one class

 

Web Content:
– Continue putting out the weekly podcast, get 10,000 downloads on the year
– Sell and publish my book idea (traditional or kick starter)
– Put out my new web series and get at least one episode to 100,000 views

 

Financials:
– Earn $25,000 from entertainment business related income

 

Top 6 Goals (from the above)
– Perform in 450 comedy club shows, 100 bar shows and 100 open mics. And Emcee 100 of those spots.
– Write for at least 30 minutes a day for 300 days in the year
– Create 20 new minutes of usable material. Turn 5 of those 20 minutes into  “A” material.
– Continue putting out the weekly podcast, get 10,000 downloads on the year
– Sell and publish my book idea (traditional or kick starter)
– Put out my new web series and get at least one episode to 100,000 views

 

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