A Peek At Our Goals for 2009

Ohayou Samurai!

It’s funny how such a minuscule push in the right direction makes such a massive difference to the level of success that we achieve in life.

Look at something as simple as setting a goal.

It’s such a simple, easy action – but it’s like taking out your GPS and picking a location that you want to travel to.

It gives you purpose, direction, and stops you from travelling in circles – and without it, how would you know what success and achievement in your own life even looks like?

3 Characteristics of Successful Goals

If you’re staring at the blank canvas that is 2009, and wondering how you will make your mark and what you will achieve, let me offer 3 goal-setting tips that have worked for us:

  1. Be specific about what you want to achieve;
  2. Write down your goals;
  3. And share your goals with others.

This is something that we have been doing ourselves lately at the Noble Samurai “Dojo” – 2008 was a big year for us, but 2009 is going to be even bigger.

But there’s one thing that we haven’t done yet… #3 – share our goals with others.

Our Goals for 2009

Here are some of the things that the Noble Samurai team will be achieving in 2009:

  • Finalize and release the next (top secret) module in Market Samurai (which will be free to all current Market Samurai owners), as well as the Adwords, Publish Content and Monetization modules;
  • Complete a 14-day basic training course that people receive when they sign up to receive Market Samurai;
  • Get half of the large set of niche sites that we play with/test with into the top 3 spots in Google;
  • Attract 10,000 bloggers using Market Samurai to get more traffic to their blogs;
  • Attract 40,000 additional internet marketers using Market Samurai;
  • Alpha-test, then [gently] launch our Adwords Keyword-Match Tracking service to the general public;
  • Release a top-secret project (currently in early development, details to be released in late 2009);
  • Grow a Samurai community of online marketers;
  • Continue to publish blog posts several times each month, with valuable content for the Samurai community;
  • Communicate more frequently with Market Samurai users via email;
  • Connect with 5,000 Market Samurai users via Twitter (@NobleSamurai);
  • Test and launch our affiliate program;
  • Complete our Adwords campaign by writing ads and researching keywords around each of the 8+1 modules inside Market Samurai;
  • Create keyword-optimized landing pages for the best performing ads;
  • Hire 1 new staff member in a support / admin role.

So, what are some of the things you want to achieve in 2009? – in your relationships, personal life, career, internet business – in any aspect of your life.

Remember:

  1. Be specific about what you want to achieve;
  2. Write down your goals;
  3. And share your goals with others.

You can start now, and share your goals with us in the comments below – even anonymously if you wish.

We’d love to hear about what you will be achieving in 2009 – and hopefully we can help you achieve some of your internet marketing goals through Market Samurai.

Brent