2016 Goals Revisited

On January 1st, 2016 I posted my goals for this year. Since it’s the last day of the year, it’s time to go through them and see how I did. Black text is the original goal and bold text is how I did. 

Performing (5 out of 8 accomplished)

  • Perform 700 times this year: including 350 club spots and 20 college shows
    Performed 678 times including 481 club spots and 4 college shows. While I came up short for college shows and a few shows short overall, I’m counting this as accomplished since I fully exceeded my club spot goal. For next year, I’m splitting the college shows into a separate goal.
  • Headline (40+ minutes) 25 times
    Headlined 7 times.
  • Become a regular (at least twice a month) at one new comedy club
    Became a regular at one new club.
  • Do a stand-up set on TV
    I filmed a set for season 3 of FOX Laughs at the end of September. (Still waiting for it to air.)
  • Do a NACA Showcase
    Did not do a NACA showcase
  • Submit to 3 comedy festivals, perform in 1 comedy festival
    Submitted to 4 comedy festivals plus a bunch of NACA showcases. Performed in 1 comedy festival (that I didn’t submit for).
  • Go on 30 acting auditions
    Went on 38 auditions
  • Book at least one acting gig from an audition
    Had some callbacks, but did not book any acting gigs from auditions.

Writing/Producing (3.5 out of 6 accomplished)

  • Write for at least 15 minutes a day for 300 days this year
    Wrote 334 days this year.
  • Create 30 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 10 of those minutes into “A” jokes
    Tried 30+ new minutes of material on stage this year, at least ten of them are “A” jokes (in September I did 50+ minutes of material that I didn’t record on my album the previous year).
  • Write a packet for Last Week Tonight
    Wrote the packet.
  • Pitch my reality show sizzle reel to 5 production companies
    Pitched multiple reels to multiple places, this is all currently still in process, so gonna count it as 50% completed.
  • Get hired to write on a TV show
    Did not get hired to write for TV show, although I’ve been writing more punch up this year than in previous years.
  • Create and release 4 video sketches
    Did not release any real video sketches. Although I put out one rap song that’s also a music video and did a bunch of editing for a friend’s videos.

Learning (0 out of 1 goals accomplished)

  • Take one class
    Did not take a class.

Financials (2 out of 3 goals accomplished)

  • Earn $40,000 from entertainment related business income
    Did not earn $40k.
  • Get my new album in the iTunes or Amazon best selling charts
    My new album was as high as #5 on Amazon.
  • Sell 50 copies of my book after shows (does not count Amazon and B&N sales)
    Sold 45 copies of my book after shows. Counting this as close enough.

Misc (0 out of 1 goals accomplished)

  • Get and then keep my weight under 170 pounds
    I got my weight under 170 pounds like 3 times all year. 

Top 8 Goals (5.5 out of 8 accomplished)

  • Perform 700 times this year: including 350 club spots and 20 college shows Yes
  • Do a stand-up set on TV Yes
  • Do a NACA Showcase No
  • Create 30 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 10 of those minutes into “A” jokes Yes
  • Write a packet for Last Week Tonight Yes
  • Pitch my reality show sizzle reel to 5 production companies In process
  • Get hired to write on a TV show No 
  • Get my album in the iTunes or Amazon best selling charts Yes

One Response to “2016 Goals Revisited”

  1. […] I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009]. I feel like this is working for me, in the […]

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