Reflection on the Year: 2015

2015 is officially in the books! As I look back on this year I am grateful for a number of things that have happened to me. Some of them are as follows:

  1. I am excelling at my first full time job out of college
  2. I am adjusting to the adult world
  3. I made a girl laugh. Next year I want to double my production and make TWO girls laugh.
  4. The books I read this year really helped shape my mindset in a new way. My favorite book I read this year was Start with Why by Simon Sinek.
  5. I successfully learned how play a DVD on a TV. Now I just need to find how to increase the volume
  6. I graduated from college
  7. The Seattle Seahawks didn’t win the Super Bowl.

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Looking ahead, some of the goals I have for 2016 are the following:

  1. Pass the CFP exam in July 2016. This goal is the one that I am putting all my time, effort, blood, sweat, salt, pepper & tears into. Most of my days are spent studying for this test at the moment so I look forward to passing it.
  2. Get back in shape. I still go to the gym about 3 times a week, however my workouts are less intense due to studying for my exam
  3. Successfully become known as a troller on the internet to people who deserve it. I’m just kidding! Back when I had YouTube videos I had enough trollers on my videos and while I do think some comments were funny I don’t have the time to commit to be the greatest I could be at it. I’ll settle for being great at creating Memes.
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  4. Find a team of financial advisors to join. If everyone goes according to plan with passing the CFP exam, I am hoping to find a team of financial advisors who are looking to expand their team.
  5. Move out on my own. Saving money is great, but I know there is an opportunity cost to the personal growth I could be having on my own.

Cheers to a great 2015!


Reflection on the Year: 2014

2014 was one of the most exciting years I’ve had in awhile! Besides from having a great junior year in college, there was a couple of things that stuck out to me about my year.

  1. I started my own student organization called iConnect. I’ve been leading around 20 college students in talking about how we can set ourselves up for success in the workplace for when we graduate.
  2. I reconnected with my high school baseball coach. My high school baseball coach is a successful entrepreneur and he has become my mentor. One of the things he does is that he is a business coach and he allows me to sit in on the meetings he has with people to discuss how to grow their businesses.
  3. I got offered a full time job!
  4. I finished two different internships
  5. There were a lot of great books I read and Think & Grow Rich was my favorite.

My goals for 2015 are to keep getting smarter, maintain my health and enjoy my last year of college!

Reflection on the year: 2013

Wow college is flying by! By the end of this year I will be a junior already. It feels like I just started. Some of the things I am proud of for 2013 are as follows:

  1. I became a resident assistant on my college dormitory floor.
  2. I did the Harlem Shake with my residents
  3. I got my first financial internship! It’s amazing how networking and telling the world what you want works out for you. I had four different interviews with four different companies and they all passed on me. Finally I struck gold and on the fifth try I got my foot in the door.

For next year there are a couple of things I need to work on. I want to become a better leader, study successful entrepreneurs and enjoy my junior year of school!

Reflection on the year: 2012

I finished my first year of college in 2012! It was nice being away from home for the first time in my life. I was able to make a lot of new friends and live with new people. So far college has been a blast. I’ve been getting involved in clubs and been hard at work studying.

I am very happy to be a finance major. I at one point considered physical therapy since I loved sports but I realized that wasn’t for me. With finance I will be able to understand how money works and one day I hope to be a financial advisor.

The Packers did not win the Super Bowl this year, but on a brighter note I am happy I started to work out again. I gained the typical Freshman 15. Never before have I had the opportunity to have all you can eat buffet every day of my life. Cake, cookies, & ice cream I guess adds up pretty quickly.

I also started coaching JV baseball this year. I find that a good way to give back to the sport, as baseball taught me a lot about life. Speaking of which, I was even on the college baseball team here but I decided the amount of time it would take for me to compete it was not worth it for me. I am on to new and better things! I even started reading this year. My favorite book I read was How To Win With Friends & Influence People.

The other book I read was The Alchemist and I really loved that one too.

Reflection on the Year: 2011

Wow I graduated from high school this year! My life is flying by. I always remember when I was younger thinking that when I was going to college I would have my whole life figured out. I’m excited for the challenges that are ahead of me and the successes as well. Right now I’m leaning towards majoring in finance due to how much I loved economics in high school.

I am excited for college because it will give me an opportunity to meet new people and for me to get outside of my comfort zone.

Reflection on the year: 2010

I am officially hanging up making videos on YouTube. I have greatly enjoyed teaching myself how to make videos and interacting with other people. However, it takes way too much time and in the future it will take away from my experiences in college. I learned a lot from YouTube and I am thankful for all the subscribers that I earned during my time making videos.