I will answer the question further down my post but I must comment on your first point. Now I can be on board with a monthly monetary goal, to some extent, though a ball park figure would be better. However I strongly feel that having a monetary goal for each session (and week) is a very bad idea. Poker is a game where you can play very near perfect, your opponents play terribly yet you still finish down on the session. I think that if you have a monetary goal as your target, play perfectly but finish big -VE rather than on target your brain struggles with the disparity between the two.
Following on from that, one of the biggest things I have done to improve my mindset and therefore results, is totally remove short term monetary goals from poker. (I log my results and keep a record of winning and losing sessions sure, but purely to satisfy my compulisiveness for tracking my progress.) Rather than a £££ goal, I aim to make the best possible decision on every action I take. I remove auto pilot and really ask myself what the best action would be given the information I have at that time. Coupled with a secondary aim to play as many hours of "A game" poker as I can (around my other commitments) this should lead to a good financial return, but the financial return is the result of my two aims, not the direct aim itself.
The other things I have done to help me win more is
- Working on the mental game
- Moving seats on the table to get position on the fish when a seat becomes free
- As you say, making an effort to play when there are no distractions, so I dont have to play when distractions are there
- Watching loads of training vids
- Less websurfing
- Better note taking and colour coding the decent regs, fish, and droolers
- More attention to position
- Talking through the information out loud before making a decision in bigger pots (I play online lol)
- Thinking more about bet sizing, ie if I have the nuts dont just auto pot bet or auto shove, actually think how much the villain is likely to call. You wouldnt believe how many players will default pot bet when they have a very strong hand, super easy to fold marginal holdings and high five the cat.
Quite a lot of effort goes in to making a winning player I guess.