Wednesday, December 30, 2015

5 Tips to Set and Accomplish Your New Year's Resolution

Congratulations on making it through another year! You’re a little bit older, more experienced, and hopefully wiser in all areas of your life. As the holiday festivities begin to settle, perhaps you’ll use the next few days as an opportunity to reflect on your goals for the New Year.

You do have goals for the New Year don’t you?

If you’re like most people, I’m sure 2015 had its fair share of ups and downs but with each new year comes the opportunity to create a new you, so why not start the year off with a mark in the wins column.  
Today’s article will not only focus on setting your New Year’s Resolution, but how to develop a strategy for achieving it, so if you’re someone who frequently sets goals but has difficulty following through and accomplishing them, this feature is just for you. And guess what? The best part about the tips I’ll be sharing with you is that they don’t have an expiration date, so go ahead and use them throughout the year anytime you want to set a new goal for yourself!

Tip #1 – Determine and Set Your Goal
Sounds easy enough right? What is it that you want to achieve? If you don’t already know then just ask yourself, “What do I want?” and write it down because it might need some tweaking. To get the best results, make sure your aim fits the S.M.A.R.T. Goal criteria, which we discussed a few weeks ago. This will help you establish a clear mental picture of what you want so that you’re moving towards something real and definite.

Tip #2 – Gain Complete Clarity on Blocks and Obstacles
Essentially, what’s stopping you from having this right now? You need to be totally clear on the blocks, obstacles, and barriers (internal and external) that are standing in your way and stopping you from having this goal currently.

Remember, this is totally natural. I’m not suggesting that you should look for difficulty, but if you’re not experiencing any resistance, then you surely set the bar too low. If that’s the case, give yourself some credit and go bigger!

Tip #3 – Recognize Key Strengths
Establish the tools and available resources that will help you overcome those previously mentioned blocks and obstacles in order to accomplish your goal.

Surprisingly, a big factor in most failures isn’t a lack of skill, but the inability to recognize and apply strengths and resources to push forward. Also, if you do lack a particular resource or need assistance, then reach out and ask for help.

Tip #4 – Develop Your Plan
You need a plan. How else do you expect to achieve your goal? Be clear. Be specific. Hold yourself accountable. Calibrate if necessary. Do it until it’s done.

If you’re not sure how to develop a successful plan, then find someone who has done it before and find out how they did it. Ask them for their process and do it their way. Once you master this process, you’ll be able to refine their methods and create your own plan.

Tip #5 – Be Your Biggest Supporter
Give yourself daily encouragement to keep going forward. Acknowledge all the things that you’re doing well and be grateful for the small victories. Give yourself credit and allow these moments to accumulate. Over time you’ll notice them begin to snowball into greater and more significant successes.

You can also create personal mantras and repeat daily affirmations to yourself. Autosuggestion is a powerful tool to reprogram your mindset to produce beneficial thoughts and behaviors.

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For additional information, resources, or if you have a question please reach out to me directly

Wishing you a great start and much success in 2016.

Until next time, thanks and be excellent!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Success Blueprint for Entrepreneurs Show with Kay Sanders

The Success Blueprint for Entrepreneurs Show is a weekly podcast for entrepreneurs hosted by Kay Sanders. Kay is a coach specializing in personal development, business, and sales. She is also a co-author in The Change – Insights in Self-Empowerment book series and her chapter, “The Power of the Mind,” can be found in book 5 of the series.

Her radio show features successful entrepreneurs providing valuable insights to help individuals who are either just starting out on their journey of entrepreneurship or who have already been in business but would like to take their business to the next level and achieve greater success.

The show offers expert advice, tips, and strategies that will help listeners on their journey towards becoming successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to create real wealth and living a life of their dreams. You won’t have to “reinvent the wheel” when you can learn from leaders who have already “been there and done that” in business.

In this episode you’ll learn how to:

- Maintain a positive mindset when clients don’t magically “fall out of the sky”
- Stay motivated by creating a game in your mind
- Grow your business through content marketing
- Be committed despite what others say or think

Click here to listen to this show

We also take a moment to discuss some of my favorite books and plans for a national seminar tour in 2016!

The Change Book Radio Show with Deb Crowe

I was recently featured on “The Change Book Radio Show” with Deb Crowe. *

The Change – Insights into Self-Empowerment is the fastest growing book series in the world focusing on self-empowerment, personal development, and life transformation. The book series was created by Jim Britt and Jim Lutes and features top coaches, speakers, leaders, and experts from around the globe. At the moment, The Change includes 200+ authors and has reached 22+ countries.

Deb Crowe is a Work, Life, Balance Specialist and Mentor; BlogTalk Radio Show Host, Author, Speaker, and Blogger from London, Ontario, Canada. Her chapter, “Work-Life Balance Seen Through the Eyes of a Renaissance Woman,” can be found in book 5 of The Change book series.

In this interview we discuss:

- Finding your purpose in life
- Learning the “right way” to do things from a mentor
- How collaboration is critical for massive growth
- How to utilize your talents and inspire others

Click here to listen 

This radio show also features co-author Michael Schmidlen, a serial solo entrepreneur who has successfully ran his multi-million dollar home-based business for over 20 years.

Keep listening to learn more about Michael and his business, and then read this

*I thought I published this blog weeks ago but mistakenly left it in the draft folder; my apologies for human error.