My 2019 Hits and Misses + SPUD9steemCreated with Sketch.

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It is the 1st of January 2020, Happy New Year to all! On this day it is good to take a look at my 2019 resolutions and see how much did I achieve.

Happy New Year 2020

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2019

One of my resolutions in 2019 was to stop using Facebook. I did not uninstall the app nor did I delete my account as Facebook is still very useful for me to research on restaurants and businesses. So in 2019, other than using Facebook as a business directory, I probably spent less than 3 hours on it. Considering it was one of my heavily used apps in the past, I think it was quite a remarkable achievement 😎.

Next, I also aimed to read a book a month so 12 books a year. The idea is that since I am now going to spend less time on Facebook, I will be able to read during my 2 hours commute to and fro work per day. However, I ended up spending more time on Steem and Twitter instead and fell short of my target 😅. I did complete the following 7 books and am in the middle of Robert Shiller's Irrational Exuberance though:

  • The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Essential Marcus Aurelius by Jacob Needleman
  • Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan
  • Destined for War by Graham Allison
  • The Misbehaviour of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Little Bitcoin Book by a Collective of Crypto Influencers

Finally, I also wanted to lose some weight, 6kg to be exact. My plan was to lose about 500g per month, which I have failed terribly. I did manage to maintain my weight and at least I did not gain more weight instead.

2020

In 2020, I aim to start the Steem ENS project that I have spent time preparing in 2019. Details for this project will be released once I return from my travels on 11 Jan. In the meantime, you might want to join the Discord server to interact with other potential supporters.

Next, I am also aiming to get my CCSK certification as part of my professional development. In addition, I will still continue to aim for 1 book a month. So do comment with the books that you recommend me to read. Finally, I will again try to lose some weight. I think I will aim for 3kg instead of 6kg this time 😅.

Just these 4 goals and I shall do a stock-take again on 1st January 2021 and I have already set a reminder alert for that.


SPUD 9

If you still do not know what SPUD is, it stands for Steem Power Up Day and it is an initiative by @streetstyle. Every month there is a day which Steemians are invited to power up their STEEM or simply stop powering down to participate in the SPUD activity. Powering up your STEEM to SP is a vote of confidence for this platform and at the same time there are fabulous prizes to be won! Hence, there is no reason not to take part.

This month I have powered a small amount of 115 STEEM to bring my total SP to 10,500. It is not much but every STEEM powered up counts.

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Committed my first mistake of 2020 as I forgot to change the tags before publishing this on Steempeak. Did not intend this to be published to SteemLeo and certainly not StemGeeks Have updated the tags as much as I can. Apologies for that.


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Happy New Year @culgin. May you have a great year in 2020! 😊

Thank you and happy new year to you too!

@culgin Thank you for participating in #spud Happy new year and may all your goals, dreams and aspirations come true or be reached for 2020.

Common man ... 6kg is not a lot ... you can do it!
Happy new year!

Happy new year to you too! Yea, 6kg isn't a lot but I will stick to 3kg for now 😅


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