Five Steps For Successful Goal Setting

May 21, 2020

Setting goals gives your life direction and purpose.  Goals challenge you and provide you with an opportunity to grow.  But, goal setting is more than just saying you want to accomplish something and leaving it at that.  There’s a few more steps required to see your goal come to fruition.  Here are five steps to successful goal setting.


1. Set A Realistic Goal

Setting a realistic goal does not mean that you make your goals easy to attain.  Rather, you pick one quality goal that will require dedication and some hard work.  A realistic goal keeps you motivated because you can easily track your progress and see yourself achieving your goal in the foreseeable future.  It’s important to avoid setting multiple impractical or impossible goals that only be a distraction and leave you feeling exhausted.  You will see so much more progress when you put all your effort and attention into achieving one realistic goal.


2. Pick A...

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Why You Should Define Your Goals

May 14, 2020

Often times you have an idea of a goal floating around in your head of something you want to achieve.  Goals that remain simply an idea are rarely achieved.  Those goals continue to float around aimlessly because they lack specificity.  Never getting clear on your goals is a recipe for disaster.  It is crucial that you define your goals if you want to successfully achieve them.


Goal Clarity

Start by getting crystal clear on what you want to achieve.  Ask yourself, what does it look like?  Describe your goal in detail as if you were explaining it to a friend.  Then, take the time to visualize exactly what you want to achieve.  Envision achieving your goal and think about what it will mean to you.  See into the future and embrace the feelings of achieving your goal.  Immerse yourself in that experience and bring it to life.


Write Your Goals Down

Now that are clear on what you want to achieve, write your goals down. ...

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Embrace Changes To Your Identity

May 07, 2020

Everyone has their own unique identity.  An identity is the distinguishing character or personality of an individual.  Through your life experiences you create your identity.  It’s who you are as a human being.  The problem arises when a part of your identity is changed.  Or more consequentially, removed.  This is when you begin to question everything about who you are.  This particular identity has defined you as person for so long.  Now to lose it, you’re forced to figure out who you are on a deeper level.


Job Identity

One of the biggest identities you can have is your job.  If you’re someone who has been doing the same job for many years you’re a proficient professional by now.  You often tease that you could probably do your job in your sleep because it has become so routine for you.


Job Success

A job gives you a certain level of prestige.  After years of hard work you’ve finally...

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Five Ways On How To Act With Courage

Apr 30, 2020

It takes a lot of courage to go after your goals and dreams in life.  Often fear paralyzes you from stepping outside your comfort zone of what you’ve already deemed safe.  However, remaining in your comfort zone will only hold you back from fully living your dream life.  If you want to live the life you’ve always imaged then it’s time to start acting with courage.


Here are five ways on how to act with courage.


1. Stop Overthinking

Sitting there mulling over what you should do will only keep you stuck.  You may think you need more information; that you don’t know everything in order to make an informed decision.  At which point you decide it’s a good idea to ask other people for their opinions.  This only causes you to get more confused.  Overthinking things prevents you from taking any action at all.  Stop waiting for all the answers and the perfectly laid out plan of action.  Just have the...

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Courage Before Confidence

Apr 23, 2020

In today’s world, it is thought that you need to have confidence in order be successful.  Famous people often portray a high level of confidence.  Social media images reflect perfect lives of people with confidence.  Now, if only you had the confidence these people had.  Your life would be completely transformed.  Because it’s confidence that you need in order to make all your dreams come true right?  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.


If you’re waiting for confidence in order to take action on your goals so that you can live your dream life, you’ll be waiting forever.  No on online program will give you the confidence you need.  Confidence comes after you have the courage to begin.  Only you can create that confidence in yourself.  You must have courage before confidence.  Let’s take a deeper look with an example.


Riding A Bike

Think back to when you were learning how to ride a...

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How To Be Certain In Uncertain Times

Apr 16, 2020

Only thing that is certain in life is uncertainty.  Things don’t always go the way you had planned.  No one has a complete view of what the future holds.  That’s all a part of life.


It’s like watching a movie.  Movies get bad reviews when they are predictable.  If you already knew the ending you probably wouldn’t go watch it. 


The easiest way to be certain in uncertain times is to create some structure.  Here are four ways on how to be certain in uncertain times.


1. Morning Routine

It’s important to have some structure in your day.  This includes having a game plan for when you wake up.  Your morning routine could be washing your face, brushing your teeth, drinking a full glass of water, and reviewing your schedule for the day ahead.  You may also include things like exercise, meditation, journaling, and reading to get you in the right frame of mind for the day. ...

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How To Be Optimistic Through Challenges

Apr 09, 2020

Being optimistic isn’t about ignoring the challenges in life.  It’s believing you have the ability to take on those challenges head first and come out a better person because of them.


Often when you struggle with a challenge it can be hard to keep going.  You feel like giving up.  It’s almost as if the world is against you.  But, it is said that life is happening for you, not to you.  There are lessons you need to learn in life and that’s why you are faced with challenges.  It’s all in how you respond to a challenge.  You can either negatively muddle your way through a challenge or put on your rose colored glasses and be optimistic.  Believe that there is no other option but to conquer this challenge, learn the lesson, and come out on top.


Here are five ways to be optimistic through challenges.


1. Temporary

Acknowledge that these challenges are only temporary.  In the moment, a challenge...

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Three Steps For The Right Mindset To Achieve Your Goal

Apr 02, 2020

One of the most important things you need to have in order to achieve your goal is the right mindset.  Use these three steps to get your mind in the right place so that you can achieve your goal.


1. Clear Direction

Have a vision for what you want to achieve.  Even if you don’t know exactly how to get there, know where you want to end up.  Often times you get so hung up trying to figure out the perfect step by step process to achieve your goal so that you won’t make any mistakes along the way.  However, nothing goes exactly as planned.  Especially since you’ve never achieved this goal before.  Therefore, forget figuring out how you’re going to achieve the goal for now.  Just get clear on the goal that you want to achieve.  You won’t be able to get to where you want to be if you have no idea where that end destination is to begin with.  Get crystal clear on the direction you’re headed.  Write...

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Three Keys To Your Morning Routine

Mar 26, 2020

A morning routine sets you up for a successful day.  A morning routine gives you a sense of normalcy and consistency that is needed to help you feel your best.  When things are out of whack, sporadic, and unplanned, it can throw your day off.  Start your day with solid morning routine so you know what to expect.  Here are three areas you should focus on in your morning routine to set yourself up for success.


1. Mind

Begin your day on a positive note.  Fuel your mind with something uplifting.  This can be an inspirational podcast or video.  Put on some music and listen to your favorite upbeat playlist in order to wake yourself up and get energized for the upcoming day.  Take time to be silent and meditate.  Try practicing gratitude and list three things you’re grateful for.  Make a list of positive affirmation to get in the right frame of mind.  Spend time visualizing your goals and dreams becoming a reality. ...

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Everything Is Figureoutable

Mar 19, 2020

Marie Forleo coined the term everything is figureoutable.  Initially this phrase can mean that you can find solution to anything, no matter what the circumstance.  In order to do this, you often go looking for the answer everywhere but inside yourself.


Streetlight Effect

There is story that a man is under a streetlight searching around when a police officer comes up and asks what the man has lost.  He says he lost his keys so they both begin to look.  After a few minutes the officer asks the man if he’s sure he lost the keys there, and the man replies, no, he lost them inside his house.  The officer asks him then why are you searching out here and the man replies, this is where the light is.  This is has become known as the streetlight effect.


Look Inward

Many times you go searching for things outside of yourself when if you just took a minute to turn inward, you could find the answer you were looking for all along.  The phrase...

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