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.
This year I’ve decided to have the best year so I wanted to explorer possibilities to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2017 is just around the corner. Is it going to be different?
Or will it be the repeat of 2016 – hopeful and full of plans in the beginning and disappointing in the end?
Let’s face it if you keep saying that you need to do more on social media and still haven’t done anything about it where are the guarantees that it won’t be the same old story in 2017?
There are a few common problems business owners have with their attempts to get results from their social media presence:
• Not having business systems in place – not having a clear process to attract clients – from the moment when they haven’t heard of you till becoming your paying customers.
• Not knowing which social media platform to choose to get visibility for your business.
• Not integrating social media efficiently – you do a lot of work but don’t get the results no wonder if you want to give up.
• Letting your ego dominate your day – causing fear of being visible, being judged and making mistakes.
•While knowing what you need to be doing but for some reason you are not doing it.
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In 2010 I practised writing my goals daily and one of the goals was to become a published author. I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to write about but I wanted to be a writer.
Four years later it became reality and even though I’ve only co-authored the book I feel really proud of being in the company of amazing and powerful women who have found their voices via Social Media.
This opportunity came to me almost out of the blue. One lady who have downloaded my ebook “Facebook Made Easy in 18 Simple Steps” introduced me to the creator of this project Carla Wynn Hall who invited me to become one of 44 co-authors of “Empowered Women of Social Media: 44 Women Found their Voices Using the Power of Social Networking”
What I like about this book is that stories of these women inspires to look at life from a different perspective. I admire strength and resilience of my fellow co-authors.
The fact that this ebook is out today proved me that writing your goals daily works, I haven’t done it for ages. Here is how you do it:
Start your morning with writing down things that you want to achieve. It needs to be stated in the present tense as if it is already completed.
For instance, I’ve finished my new book by the end of December 2014. I exercise daily.
It needs to be positive.
For instance, I have friendly relationships with my colleagues instead of I don’t argue with my colleagues.
As for the time reference for your goal. There are many theories about whether you need to put the deadline for your goals or not.
I do like the concept that everything comes at the right time. Though I think time reference to your goal is helpful.