My Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2015

I have never been someone to make New Year's resolutions. Always seemed like nonsense to wait until January 1 to make a change. Well, this year is different. In fact, I had trouble limiting the list to ten. I don't know why I feel differently about it this year, but it is probably a side effect of this new life that we have created. As I sit here in lovely Barcelona, I am extremely motivated to push myself to be a better person. I am making the list public just in case inertial forces begin to overwhelm. So here is the list in no particular order.

  1. At least once a day, tell my wife that I love her.
  2. Teach a weekly 'financial literacy' class to my children.
  3. Make 70 successful volatility crush trades. This should be achievable if I put on 25 earnings trades each quarter. Success being defined by making at least one penny of profit.
  4. Double donations to the Canaan Orphanage in Tanzania. Click here if you would like to help.
  5. Travel to eight new countries.
  6. Take ten minutes a day to pray or to meditate.
  7. Find an old friend and renew our friendship.
  8. Write and publish a book.
  9. Perform a pro bono engineering/project management assignment. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
  10. Talk to my Mom and Dad at least once per week.