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How to set powerful goals to have an extraordinary year

To set or not to set goals is a dilemma that we usually  face in the beginning of each year! There are a lot studies proving that people who set the goals are more successful than those who don’t. You can find many articles that are against goal setting arguing that all best intentions are eventually doomed to fail due to various reasons.

Last year I joined the camp “New Year’s resolutions are dead!” as the result my year was the worst I’ve ever had. I had moments in my life when it seemed that it couldn’t get any worse, I was shown that it could. At the same time I am grateful to all the challenges I had because it helped me to open up to my inner wisdom and start listening to my inner voice.

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This year I’ve decided to have the best year so I wanted to explorer possibilities to

set powerful goals to have an extraordinary year!

Step 1. Review

Look back at what contributed to your wins and loses. Review your previous year without any judgement, state the facts and move on. There were several mistakes that shaped my 2016, namely, not allowing myself to dream and not having a mentor.

Step 2. Dream

This was  my number one mistake last year, I was so busy with getting on with life that I didn’t have a bigger picture in mind. I didn’t have any particular goals that would have taken my breath away. I was operating at a surviving level – all I wanted to be able to pay my bills running my own business. The change happened around August when I got an inspiration to create my Social Media and Business Mastery Journey Club, this is a project that I keep working on, hence the name “journey”.

A common mistake that many people make at the dream stage is they filter their dreams through the “reality prism” – how realistic their goals sound. At this stage you need to go wild. I am allowing my dreams to have the life of their own, if I want to write “to go on a world tour and have coffee with Oprah…” so be it.

Step 3. Have a mentor or coach

3 years ago my dream to be a full-time business owner came true. It was only possible because I started working with a business mentor. After 18 months I transition as a coach in my mentor’s team helping other business owners to achieve their dreams. The mistake I made at that time was that I didn’t seek another mentor to further my personal development. This year I have joined Brendon Burchard’s monthly programme to be guided by him.

Step 4.  Choose goal achieving strategies and tactics

These tips I’ve learned from Brendon’s video ( the link below)

Singular goals vs progressive goals

Brendon suggests that you need to set a series of goals to keep you motivated to keep progressing throughout the entire year.

 Schedule your success

While listening to Brendon I got confirmation to my own mantra “What gets scheduled gets done!”. However it wasn’t easy for me to come to terms that scheduling is the path towards freedom. I used to hate planning and scheduling, I was more a doing-it-when-I-am-feeling-it type of person, I wanted to be spontaneous.  I have found my way around this, I still don’t like scheduling but now I schedule absolute minimum that needs to be done during the day and the rest is for spontaneous activities.

Reflection routine

This is another tip from Brendon that I am going to apply this year.

Once a week set some time aside to evaluate how you are progressing towards your goals, what’s helping and what obstacles you have encountered. It’s much easier if you track your progress regularly rather feeling disappointed at the end of the year.

Step 5. Have fun!

If you are not having fun while achieving your goals, you are doing something wrong. Bring joy in what you do. Even it requires to be disciplined in your daily routines you still can add an element of fun. While writing a blog post on the first day of the year may not seem like the most fun activity but the sense of achievement and pride that  I have started my year with accomplishing a task for the day brings me tremendous joy.

To make sure that you are going to have an extraordinary year in addition to above mentioned steps you need to have clarity. Clarity what you want to achieve and what can be the easiest ways of doing it. If you would like my help with how to make this year much better than the previous year, book a complimentary 30-minute call with me.

Goal accomplishing technique – the power of writing

It’s true it’s October already and there are less than 90 days till the calendar shows 2014. This is a reflection period for me; whether my plans and goals for this year have been accomplished.

In the days when I was actively working as a life coach I recommended to my clients writing their goals. I was practicing it myself.
At some point I was writing goals in my notebook 30 days in a row.
This technique was recommended by Brain Tracy.
Its principle is as following:
each day you write from 10 – 12 goals on a piece of paper;
when writing them you don’t look back at the notes from the previous day but just follow your feelings and write goals in no particular order; and those goals eventually come true.
Today I am looking through  my notes I wrote a year ago and I am surprised that some of the goals that seemed almost impossible have come true.
There are some goals still need to be accomplished but 70% have become reality.
I planned to write a book, but instead I’ve created an e-book on Facebook marketing.
I’ve reached my monthly financial goal, but I have suspicions that I should have aimed higher.
Last year launching an online training programme each three months seemed liked unreachable dream.
This year I had an online 30 Day Facebook Made Easy Online Boot Camp.
An example from those glorious days:

When I started experimenting with this goal writing exercise I was just followed instructions trusting authority of Brian Tracey, now I know for sure that this works.

This year is almost gone, but let’s finish strong. Let’s set some impossible goals to be achieved by the end of 2013.
Please in the comments below share what your “impossible” dream is for this year?