Updated: October 15, 2016


1) Write two pop songs. The first one got picked up by an R&B group!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zCmr8FYDZo. Second one is on it’s way and just need the finishing touches!
2) Practice piano and cello at least 4 hours/week.

Reading List

1) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari
2) Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders
3) The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike Jr.
4) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
5) Beloved by Toni Morrison
6) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
7) A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
8) The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks
9) The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
10) The Sales Development Playbook: Build Repeatable Pipeline and Accelerate Growth with Inside Sales by Trish Bertuzzi


1) Row at least once a week.
2) Sleep at least 5 hours/night.
3) Increase jogging pace to 7 miles/hour for 3 miles.
4) Keep sugar intake to less than 60g per day. (1 cup of orange juice = 21g. 1 bottle of Naked Juice’s Green Machine = 56g. Yea, stop drinking those Naked juices that I thought were so healthy).


1) Grow Enplug.com to 1,500+ paying companies.
2) Have Nanoly Bioscience complete two major studies.
3) Write 10 articles that are published on major news sites.
4) Actively volunteer at events that support women entrepreneurs.
5) Volunteer at the Los Angeles Mission homeless shelter every month.

51 responses to “Goals

  1. why should u have wanted to hitchhike across south america if u got your motorcycle license?😉
    get on the motorbike, if u fulfilled it in 2011, and go for a ride.
    i may be hitchhiking on the road, instead. hehe.
    ride your 2012, nanxi. thanx for coming by my illusive place

  2. What an awesome set of goals! Even though you forgot the Spanish you learned, I expect it will come back to you quickly when you have time to study it again. My ex-husband found that to be true — he had a B.S. in Spanish, didn’t use it for many years, but it came back to him when he started watching TV in Spanish!

  3. What an impressive list of goals and a diverse website. Also, thanks for visiting my blog today. It’s always fun for me to see how different people are creating exciting lives for themselves. Looks like you’re flourishing in a wonderful way!

  4. My goodness, you are really a “super achiever” with incredible goals. Good for you!

    Thank you for reading my blog on the glycemic method. How did you find the blog? I am still a novice on these things, but grateful for your comments.

    Happy New Year, and Happy (almost) Chinese New Year.

  5. Hi Nanxi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. BTW, I just got a 125cc scooter (Piaggio X9) a month ago, and feel like in love again!!!! Never ‘ve had motorcycle or else, thought I was mad buying it, but now I can’t stop riding it. Go ahead!

    Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Nanxi,
    Thank you for reading EcoLeader’s Blog. Your 2011 goals were excellent – especially with your honest metrics. I look forward to reading about your 2012 goals (Year of the Dragon); they may trigger me to raise the bar of what I (or others) should aspire for this year. Also – keep up the great work on your blog.

    All the best,

  7. Nanxi, thank you for visiting my blog. You are very ambitious. Also, I am very impressed by the amazing set of admirers you have on this website. Best – Misha.

  8. Your love for languages is admirable. I too am on that path, especially for computer languages. I find that they are just as interesting as the spoken word. Good luck on your endeavors this year and I look forward to reading your posts! -Alf

  9. Hi, thanks for stopping by my place. What kind of bike do you have? I have to admit I put The Fountainhead down over a year ago and forgot where I left it… what did you think? You’ve also made me feel guilty for not learning more Irish🙂

  10. wow what an inspirational person you are , thanks for visiting my blog i wish you luck in all your endeavors and journey mercies ,enjoy the ride

  11. Funny to learn that there are other regular falks out there who read the bible just because they want to. Like you I am also reading the old testament, but being Jewish, I am relieved from reading the new testament (and it is also my good fortune to be able to read the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew). I really like the stories and there are plenty of learning and ‘deep thinking’ opportunities. Enjoy

  12. Nanxi, Did you ever learn C and C++? I started to take a course in C++ but, backed out because the labs were too involved for me and I was working full time and taking a sort of a pre-med course. I was going into respiratory therapy. I love computers and technology and maybe if I live long enough I’ll get back into the technical end.

    • I’ve never learned C or C++:/ would definitely like to though! You should definitely take it back up during your spare time. You should blog about your learning process when you do!

  13. Motorcycle eh? Used to ride that a while back in Mumbai. But can’t ride now without a mask because of pollution.

    Good luck with your goals.

  14. Ah, The Fountainhead- perhaps my favorite book of all time! What inspired you to make reading it a life goal of yours? What did you think of it?

  15. Wow, what an amazing list of goals! Makes mine look somehow more doable (ha ha!). Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog today. I look forward to reading yours.

  16. Great list, no working-goals you are driven by personal goals! I share the Bible on my reading list with you.

  17. You make me feel lazy!🙂 How many of your goals have you checked off. That’s always interesting to me. If you haven’t checked any…just push out your time limit.🙂 Thank you for checking our blog! cheers!

  18. I’ve read the Old & New Testaments through about 37-38 times. You get more out of it the more you read. I didn’t really understand the way of love until at least the fourth time through.

    If you are interested in learning how to speak some basic greetings of some African Languages:

  19. Sounds as though you’re a woman of many accomplishments who doesn’t plan to rest on her laurels. Good for you and blessings on fulfilling these. Now that our younger daughter is off to art school (thanks for reading about it at http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/houston-we-have-liftoff/) my biggest goal is to get our house ready to sell and on the market. That should keep me busy for awhile. 🙂 As far as finding a buyer, I’m leaving that up to the Lord as it’s too big for me to worry about!! Stop by any time.

  20. wow, what a list! Did you like the Fountainhead? I loved it. Read it while travelling ten years ago and ended up bed-bound by stomach bug. Stayed up all night to read it through. Amazing. What sort of music are your piano pieces? I’m awe-struck and inspired by the variety and depth of your goals and achievements – amazing!

    • Thank you for the kind message. Yes, I loved the book! The prose was excellent. The piano pieces I wrote aren’t that good-I’m still learning to be a composer🙂

  21. I really appreciate who you’re about, N. How you push yourself to a better you. My Tiger Mom article is in fact out now. Am waiting for my copy in the mail. Here’s a glimpse:


    We have music and piano in common. I know….can you believe scaling down practice as we have? Pun intended.

    Thanks for the like on my East Meets West.
    Cheerleading your success….

  22. I don’t want to take up your time so I’m not sharing the entire post from the early days of my blogging, but I see you in it. Here’s an excerpt:

    When change propels us forward, it is one for the better – to higher consciousness and goals, a broader base of knowledge and achievement. I think of my husband who is ever pushing the frontiers of his own learning, creating the next place to get to. The next instrument to craft, the new Samba beat to teach. While setting fresh goals for his son. Were we instead to devolve, we wouldn’t be living our human potential. One of the most tragic sights is the rich, talented, and beautiful executing their own ruin, squandering faculty and resources on addictions. When, on perfectly good legs, they turn and walk away from the horizon of promise. It is pitiful because this forward movement is a capacity especial to man, as the sweep of history shows. Mineral, plant, animal remain their characteristic matter and energy over time. But giraffes over two thousand years ago did not learn to build fire or revamp their lifestyle by the industrial revolution. Human energy can carry a powerfully constructive, creative momentum.

    It’s a compliment.

  23. I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and you’re so amazing and accomplished! I’m just curious. How did you learn how to code? I really want to learn, but I don’t know how. Did you take classes or teach yourself?

  24. Hi Nancy! My name is Arjun Patel! Im not sure if you remember me, I met you at a General Assembly event! I have a company called Beepyo (if that rings a bell)!

    I just wanted to let you know that your goals actually inspired my team of 6 and I to actually write our own goals. We shared them on evernote are now keeping each other accountable to reach our goals!

    I was wondering how many goals did you manage to accomplish on this list (just out of curiosity!!)?

    • Hi Arjun! How are you? I’m so delighted to hear that my goals inspired your team! So far, I’ve completed all the goals except the 7/mile jog😛 Still working on that one!

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