Goals – Do These 3 Things To Build Your Best Future

Goals – Do These 3 Things To Build Your Best Future

Setting Goals – techniques for success

If you could go back in time to an earlier YOU and you could advise yourself to change course and do something different, what would that be?  How would you advise yourself?  What goals would you be able to tell yourself back then so that you would have a different and more successful present?  Chances are the advice you would have given is not far from the advice you should give yourself now.  If I were to look into a crystal ball and pick out 3 life goals that most people will pick, the first will probably have to do with changing a lifestyle such as becoming healthier, losing weight or something similar.  A second common life goal has to do with money and wealth acquisition.  The third often deals with having more leisure time to do what you value the most.  You may have other goals, but these are the most common. Write down your goals now and then do the following things here:

Put legs under your goals

Your goals are like tables.  They can only stand if you have enough legs under them.  If you want to gain better health you have to start eating properly, exercise 5 times a week, etc.  But in order to make this a real goal you have to see yourself as someone who has health.  The goal is part of your personality, your essence of you.

Ask yourself if you don’t achieve this goal, how disappointed would you be?  How disappointed would your family and friends be?  How would your life be different 2, 5, 10 years from now if you didn’t do the things to make this goal a reality?  You need a sense of urgency to make any goal a reality.

Eliminate Doubt and Fear

An underlying killer to achieving the goals that lead to your best future is Fear.  Sometimes there is a fear of wasting time, of getting hurt, of failure or other fears.  Your subconscious may voice doubts about your ability to have 6 pack abs, or a million in cash in the bank.  Remember that all successful people have fears and doubts.  You just have to thank the voices in your head, the fears you face and move forward.  Take baby steps.  Don’t take too much on at once.  You have to train your body to run one block before you can run a mile, and a mile before you can do a marathon.

A good way to eliminate doubt and fear is to be part of a support group like a mastermind in order to feel like you are not alone in your fear.  Groups give you a pack mentality.  You can achieve more than others can as a group.  The group gives you confidence and a singleness of focus.  Find others that want to achieve the same goals as you.  Use them to fuel your success.

Don’t be Perfect, Take Action Instead

There will never be a better (More Perfect) time to work toward your goals than now.  You don’t need more money, more intelligence, more degrees, or permission from anyone other than you.  Take action.  It is ok to make mistakes.  It is ok to be told No or be rejected.  Keep taking action and you will succeed.  The greatest success stories in the world started with initial failures.  Each failure you face is one step closer to you achieving your goal.


Overcoming Fear – Why you should NOT be afraid

Overcoming fear is one of the key ways to become successful.  Fear is something built into our human body.  The whole idea of fear is self-preservation.  In the bush, it keeps you safe from lions, tigers and bears.  But in the information age we live in, fear can be deadly.  It can keep you from achieving, succeeding and aggressively pursuing your dreams.

Where do you want be?

If you want to change your life and accomplish more, become happier, improve the quality of your finances and relationships, you need to eliminate fear.  Taking chances and accepting risk is the only way to achieve excellence.  Don’t be afraid to push against the lid that is keeping you within your comfort zone.  In order to gain more confidence and create deeper relationships, gain more time for the things you enjoy and increase your financial success you need to push through obstacles.  More often than not, you are the biggest obstacle and fear is the thing keeping you stuck in the mud.
Time Management

Be consistent

The only way to eliminate fear is by practice.  Fear is always there. It is part of the primitive human brain.  However you can recognize its existence and put it back on the shelf to gather dust.  If you are consistent with going after your goals you will come face to face with fear over and over again.  Practice your response to fear.  Say “Thank you for your concern, but I am fine.”

 

Take consistency to a new extreme.  Make an effort in every facet of your life.  Make sure your mood corresponds with who you want to be.  Dress for success and ask others for guidance on how you are coming across.  Convey your goals by modeling the behavior and image of the person you want to become.  Your life is a stage.  Make sure you are ON and don’t let fear of what others think, your doubting mind, or past failures keep you from sabotaging the person you know you can be.

Do not apologize for who you are

Be who you want to be.  Love it.  Unlike animals of the wild, we can change our stripes.  We don’t have one outfit of fur.  Great leadership is a skill we can obtain.  Great confidence is within our grasp.  We can have deeply satisfying relationships with friends, family, lovers, clients and coworkers.  If we focus on what we want to achieve, go after it and get it.  We can have greater time for the things we love to do. Greater power, wealth and freedom are within our grasp at any time.

You are your own champion.  To achieve excellence be brave enough to face fear and come out ahead.  Conquer fear and conquer your life.


Time Management – Manage Your Time Like an Expert

Time management is the key to success.

Time management is all about learning the keys to mastering your own time.  You are the master of your own time.  You decide who you want to spend time with, what activities you want to focus on, and what conversations you want to have with yourself and others.  Yes, interruptions happen, but everything can be controlled and organized, giving you mastery over you own time.:

 

Time Management

Unleash your Power and Overcome your Roadblocks

Take a week and keep a log of how you manage your time

Lawyers keep track of their time.  Time = Money.  They know this an so they track meetings, reading documents, researching topics, etc. down to the 15 minute interval.  You can do this too.  Take a week and keep a journal of what you are currently doing, how you are spending you time and who you are spending time with.  Don’t edit it.  Don’t leave out the warts and bloopers.  We can work on more effective time management in the next step.

Analyze your time management results

If you want exceptional results you need to take exceptional action.  This is especially true with your time.  You are what you spend time on.  Look at what was the most effective use of your time, what gets you from point A to B the fastest, and what was a big time waster.  Time wasters could be activities, people, or just plain not having a plan of attack.  If you make calls or have meetings with people, spend a moment coming up with an agenda of action and set outcomes you want to accomplish from calls, meetings, emails, etc.  An ounce of planning will have greater impact and better results.  It will even reduce the number of follow ups that could waste future time.

Schedule time for interruptions

Don’t forget that you need time for people to tell you about problems and to have those impromptu meetings that can stave off issues before they become bigger problems.  Don’t eliminate the important interruptions just to keep to a rigid schedule.  Schedule time for these interruptions.  Train your staff and support people to approach you during the last 10 minutes of each hour.  Help them get to the point faster, and train them to be autonomous as much as possible.  You will become a better time manager when you actually manage and lead rather than doing all the work and making all the decisions yourself.  This starts with trusting others.

One way to truly make a breakthrough with your own leadership, time management and more is to JOIN OUR MASTERMIND PROGRAM and meet with other like-minded business people that want to achieve more, be more, and break down the barriers in life and in business.

What is a mastermind?  It I a combination of brainstorming, education, and peer accountability in a support group setting which helps you to UNLEASH YOUR POWER and to OVERCOME YOUR ROADBLOCKS.  Learn the business and personal skills to help you CREATE YOUR NEW LIFE STORY.
Our next mastermind is starting in September.  Nobody can achieve greatness alone.  Our mastermind has the best leaders in their industries.  Our mastermind members are accomplishing more every single day.  Email me today so I can lock in your position.  Seats are limited.  Marlene@Marlene-green.com

5 Reasons You Must Improve Communication Skills Now

1. Great communicators can become great leaders

Leadership is a mandatory skill for advancement. Good leaders can make teams accomplish more. The bar of achievement is continually set higher. Each task becomes less daunting because you know you are able to draw on the talents of others in your team and that they are inspired to see any task through to successful completion. It takes these skills to smooth over conflicts and overcome obstacles. Read more


3 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

We deal with an increasing amount of stress every day.  It is very easy to succumb to the feelings of overwhelm which leads to feeling run-down, confused, directionless, and desperate.  You might feel like you are stranded in an ocean, treading water with no land in sight.  Overwhelm is a debilitating emotion that takes away reasoning. Read more


Stop Worrying

Worrying is a waste of time

Worrying is a waste of time.  It doesn’t provide anything supportive, only negative thinking and negative scenario outcomes. Worrying makes you feel like a victim and can take away all your power and energy.  Rather than focusing solutions and positive outcomes, you are focusing on possible negative outcomes that may never happen.  The mind is so powerful that when creative energy is focused on the negative, the whole universe seems to be conspiring to make the negative become reality.

This is difficult for some people. Worrying is like a water leak.  Once it starts, it doesn’t stop until the pipe bursts.  In fact, it grates on your nerves and creates undue and overwhelming stress for you and for everyone around you. Read more


Revitalize Your Focus

We are what we focus on.  No matter where we are in our life today, all the decisions we have made that have led us here all are caused by what we were focusing on along the way.  Many times we don’t even realize what we are focusing on.  Sometimes we are just overwhelmed with all of the influx of responsibilities and tasks and we lose track of what is important and what the bigger goals we really want to achieve.  The following suggestions will help revitalize your focus and get you back on track.
Read more


Honor the Past Create the Future

It is important to honor the past, our memories, our relationships, our experiences.  They have shaped who we are today for good or ill.  Remember that nobody is perfect.  Even a parent or a friend that had once said or done something that hurt you are also dealing with issues from their own past which has shaped them and issues that you may not be privy to.  Honor them for being in your life and for the good that they have brought to you over the years.  Keep in mind that how we deal with the past, affects our present and our future.  Use the past as a history book that teach you lessons you may not have learned any other way, than by experiencing them.
Read more


Turn Conflict into Powerful Collaboration

There is a misconception in collaboration studies that conflict will tear businesses apart and halt the cogs of progress at a company.  In fact, conflict can be a source for new ideas, new energy and a source for powerful and transformative change. The kind of conflict I am speaking about is “creative conflict” rather than “interpersonal conflict.”  Personal attacks are not beneficial, but methodologies, tasks, and many more concepts that relate to the business and work at hand are fair game to be dismantled, attacked and rebuilt anew.
Read more


Importance of Patience

Everything you see and read extols the benefits of getting things immediately and with as little work as possible. Take cleaning clothes as a banal example. It is fast to pop them in the washer and dryer today, taking a maximum of 60 minutes to complete.

However, for thousands of years, washing clothes may have taken half a day to physically wash each garment and hang them on a clothesline to dry. Imagine the patience someone would have needed to accomplish the task.
Read more