My 5-Year Plan

five year plan Continuing my "business breakthrough" homework, while adding some timeline and action steps to my bucket list, I have created a five year plan. Once again, I was initially going to do this on paper, but I am going to do it here instead because it needs to get done and I need to 'breakthrough' on other parts of my business, like branding, marketing processes, and CEO identity. And as the saying goes, "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail." I do not plan to fail.

June 2013 - May 2014

  • Eliminate 20% of my debt, which comes to $1500
  • Own an iPhone
  • Own a painting
  • Build my poker bankroll up to $200
  • Earn $3000 a month
  • Have 2000 subscribers to my upcoming coffee blog
  • Own a car - I want a cute, little Smartcar, which costs about $15,000. This one worries me because I don't think I'll be able to pay in full, but taking out a loan would add more debt. Part of this plant is to get rid of my debt, not add to it.

June 2014 - May 2015

  • Play in a live poker tournament, such as the WSOP circuit, the Heartland Poker Tour, or even an World Poker Tour event.
  • Build my poker bankroll up to $10,000
  • Eliminate another 20% of my original debt, which comes to $1000
  • Join Toastmasters International - I probably could do this in year one, as probably by now I'll be too busy to attend meetings and actually join.
  • Read the Bible in full
  • Own 20 Matrushka dolls
  • Own 20 decks of cards
  • Get married - I think the second year in my five year plan is reasonable for this.
  • Have 5000 subscribers to my upcoming coffee blog
  • Earn $4000 a month
  • Shoot a gun
  • Learn to sew - I think I needed a few more easy things for year two.

June 2014 - May 2016

  • Eliminate another 25% of my original debt, which comes to $1000
  • Build my poker bankroll up to $100,000
  • Have 10000 subscribers to my upcoming coffee blog
  • Put 100 slideshows on Slideshare - They will be about all sorts of things
  • Earn $8000 a month
  • See the Grand Canyon
  • Attend a World Cup
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • See Macchu Picchu
  • Ride a gondola in Italy
  • Spend New Year's Eve in Sydney - Consider all this world travel as part of my honeymoon, and tasting more coffees in real life like Anthony Bourdain, but just the coffee

June 2016- May 2017

  • Eliminate another 50% of my original debt, which comes to $1500
  • Build my poker bankroll up to $500,000
  • Own 40 Matrushka dolls
  • Own 40 decks of cards
  • Have 20000 subscribers to my upcoming coffee blog
  • Write that coffee book that will a New York Times bestseller
  • Build three niche sites as part of my online business/media empire
  • Earn $12000 a month
  • Get a masters degree - Think I can squeeze this in here?
  • Give a TED talk - maybe on coffee, or building a business online, or on being an awesome woman in poker
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the Colosseum

June 2017 - June 2018

  • Win a WSOP bracelet
  • Have a business generating $100,000 in annual revenue
  • Eliminate all of my debt, including the car loan if I get it!
  • Have a side blog/venture that actually generates revenue for me
  • Own a house
  • Be recognized as an authority in my chosen field (could be a variety of things, such as content marketing, coffee, poker, credit repair etc.)
  • Play poker in Macao - If I haven't done that by now, then I need to make it a point to do so.
  • Start my own non-profit organization - Will probably be something having to do with women's rights
  • Be halfway on my way to my $500,000 net worth
  • Own 100 Matrushka dolls
  • Own 100 decks of cards
  • Visit Niagara Falls
  • See Old Faithful
  • Tour Petra