Looking Ahead to 2019

As we get close 2018, we look ahead to a new year. You may be looking at places for improvement in business, health, relationships or simply self development. Here are some tips to help you create meaningful lasting goals.

  • Year In Review - Give yourself some space to look at the past year. What were the wins? Misses? Did you make progress? Did you take on too much? My suggestion is not to do this exercise in your head but to put pen to paper. This process is even more meaningful when you can look at it and learn from it. You may see that you keep setting the same goals only to forget about them. Or you might realize that you have taken on too much? Or that you are so focused on business that you have neglected your relationships or your own health.

  • Wheel Of Life - Zig Ziglar came up with an activity called The Wheel Of Life (note, I have a graphic if you can use one). You measure various areas of your life. Examples are: Work, Health, Fun, Friends, Environment, Finance, Relationships. You can come up with whatever categories are most important to you. On a scale from 1 - 10, how would you rate each of these areas? After you have scored them all, which areas do you most want to see improvement in the coming year? Now remember, most of us take on too much. So truly hone in on what will have the biggest ROE (Return on Energy). What will make the biggest difference in your life?  

  • 90 Day Goals - Most people make a New Year’s goal. The problem is that that is simply too long of a time. We tend to procrastinate. Life changes and gets us distracted from that goal. Instead, focus on one quarter at at time. Less is more. Choose goals that are important to you and that will propel you in the direction you want to go. 1) Write it down. 2) Make it specific. 3) Set a deadline. 4) Make them action oriented. Here’s an example. “I will complete a draft of my new book by xyz date.”

  • Reverse Engineer Your Goals - Setting the goal is the easy part. What’s the plan to achieving the goal? You now have your end result; a specific goal with a deadline. Sit down and brainstorm. What are all of the things that would need to happen to achieve this goal? In the example, you would need to come up with an idea for your new book. You would need to come up with the chapters. You may need to do research. But what if you don’t know what steps you need to take to achieve your goal? Well, there’s something called Google. Look it up. Someone, somewhere can show you how. Find someone who has achieved your goal. See if they will help. Once you have your list, prioritize the order, create dates and put them on your calendar.

Here’s what we hope for you in 2018… That you take action. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about moving forward on the things that matter to you. It’s about making progress. And being better than you were yesterday. Our hope is that you live as you inspire your clients to live. On purpose! In health and with joy.

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