Category Archives: Beyond Goal Setting

09 Jan

I Hope You Make Mistakes

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and

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28 Dec

Closing Down the Year

“Start where you are Use what you have Do what you can” –Arthur Ashe ____________________________________ We are nearing 2018 and some of you are getting ready to say what you want for next year. New beginnings are so fresh, so hopeful. I really believe that you can create a new beginning any time you want.

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21 Dec

Your New Year’s Resolution – There’s a Better Way

Every year, the first week of January, you can’t find a parking spot at the gym. Every year by January 21, parking is no longer an issue. People have dropped off, gone back to “normal.” It’s so exciting to want change and declare it. I am a big fan of positive change. But change is

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12 Dec

The Importance of Knowing Your Destination

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as

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05 Dec

Beyond Goal Setting – The Power of Declaration

I always think, at this time of year, about new beginnings and about creation.  Intentional creation.  This is appropriate anytime really.  You can always intentionally create.  But for some reason our brains really like the first of the year.  So I am taking a break from my “Habits” blog series and going to talk about

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23 Dec

Start Where You Are

“Start where you are Use what you have Do what you can” –Arthur Ashe ____________________________________ We are nearing 2016 and some of you are getting ready to say what you want for next year. New beginnings are so fresh, so hopeful. I really believe that you can create a new beginning any time you want.

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26 Mar

Formula for Success, Part VII – Sylvia Starts her Practice

To review, the Formula for Success is: 1. Clearly state your goal. 2. Have an end date for your goal. 3. Get accountability partners. 4. Take action daily. 5. On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ Now that we have spent some time analyzing the formula, let’s look at a case example. This

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19 Mar

Formula for Success, Part VI – Safely Cross the Finish Line

To review, the Formula for Success is: 1. Clearly state your goal. 2. Have an end date for your goal. 3. Get accountability partners. 4. Take action daily. 5. On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ Now you have stated your goal clearly and in writing with a clearly defined end date. You

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08 Mar

Formula For Success, Part V – Take Action!

To review, the Formula for Success is: 1.  Clearly state your goal. 2.  Have an end date for your goal.  3.  Get accountability partners. 4.  Take action daily. 5.  On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ Once you have stated your goal clearly and in writing and stated the date by which you

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02 Mar

Formula for Success, Part IV – Get Accountability Partners

To review, the Formula for Success has 5 steps. 1.  Clearly state your goal. 2.  Have an end date for your goal. 3.  Get accountability partners. 4.  Take action daily. 5.  On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ This blast is part IV of a seven-part series describing the Formula for Success.  We

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22 Feb

Formula for Success, Part III – Have a Clear End Date

To review, the Formula for Success has 5 steps. 1.  Clearly state your goal. 2.  Have an end date for your goal. 3.  Get accountability partners. 4.  Take action daily. 5.  On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ This blast is part III of a seven-part series describing the Formula for Success.  We

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16 Feb

Formula for Success, Part II – What do you Want?

Formula for Success, Part II To review, the Formula for Success has 5 steps. 1.  Clearly state your goal. 2.  Have an end date for your goal. 3.  Get accountability partners. 4.  Take action daily. 5.  On the projected date of completion, close down. _________________________ This blast is part II of a seven-part series describing

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09 Feb

Formula for Success, Part I – Overview

This blast is part I of a seven-part series describing the Formula for Success. What do you want to achieve this year?  Do you have a financial goal?  A goal to grow your firm?  To increase your receivables?  To have more case originations?  Or maybe you are just starting out.  Maybe you have just started

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28 Oct

How to REALLY Get What You Say You Want

Goal vs. Commitment I was working with a client the other day on the promises she had made herself for the week.  One promise was to make 10 sales calls to potential customers.  When I asked if she had done it, she was pretty excited.  She said, “I made 8!” I said, “That’s great.  You

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