After going 1/3 on my goals last year I really want to make them as attainable as possible without making them too easy this year.
1. Take more detailed notes at the table and not rely on PT + PA HUD for all my info. This is a must if I want to win at cake poker because it's not PT compatible. I find myself taking more and more notes and I know it's making me more aware of the players at the table.
2. Increase the number of hands I play. This one always comes down to whats going on in my life and how poker fits in. I have started my wife playing on the .05/.10 limit tables so that she has something to do while I play and so far she is really enjoying it. She is slowly losing money but tightening up more every time she loses. I think by next month she will be a winning player at that level. My goal will be to play 7 hours of poker a week which should correlate into about 1750 hands a week. I'm not going to set a financial goal but if I stick to playing more hands I expect the results to follow. I will report back on the number of hands I play every month to keep me on track.
3. Move up to NL200 by the second half of the year full time. I already put a short one hour session in last night at this level so I know it shouldn't be an issue to get back to this level I once was at before withdrawing and taking a break. I am currently under rolled and thats the main reason I won't be moving up full time. I would want 25 buy ins before making it my full time limit. After withdrawing yesterday I'm only at 17. Ill grind 8 more out in the next few months!
4. To take a break at any time I see fit. This is totally contradictory to my first 3 goals but I think it's important to be able to take a step back and walk away if there are personal things you need to pay more attention to. I think a balanced life is a healthy life and its only fair to the most important people in our lives(friends/family/wife).
Good luck to all those who posted goals and I hope we all meet them by August!