Category Archives: Goal-Setting

09 Dec

How Do You Get What You Want in 2017?

Answer: Look ahead, decide what it is, commit it to writing. (There is more you can do, but this alone will take you a long way.) When is the Right Time to Get Ready for 2017? Answer: Right now. Here we are – 2 weeks from the end of the year. We are, many of

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19 Jan

Opening Doors

“We enter the year with goals, dreams, intentions, and expectations. But, as a fellow yoga teacher writes, let’s also leave a door wide open to simply receive whatever wanders in.” I received this quote in an email from a friend of mine who is the Interim Administrator of the Sacramento Waldorf School, where my son

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06 Jan

2016 – Now What?

If you did the guided visualization I posted last week, you will now have a sense of where you want to be at the end of 2016. And you may have created a list of outcomes you want to accomplish. If you didn’t do the visualization, you can do that or you can simply ask

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30 Dec

Guided Visualization for 2016

Hello and Happy end of 2015! Today I am offering you an exercise that will start you off with goal-setting for 2016. Below is a link to a visualization process that will allow you to see where you want to go this next year. You may want to do it once or twice or more.

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29 Dec

Closing Down the Year

As 2014 draws to a close, many of us are reflecting on where we have been and thinking about where we are going. In this frame of mind, let me offer you some thoughts to intentionally close out this year. First, I suggest you do something many of us just don’t do very often —

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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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01 Jan

Chunk it Down for Success in 2014

  I know today is a holiday.  I know it is football day, too (one of the many this time of year).  But also, it is a day of renewal.  It is a natural breaking point between the old and the new.  People traditionally create what they call “New Year’s resolutions” on this day.  But

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29 Dec

Closing Down 2013 to Help you Succeed in 2014!

  I want to offer you a simple process as we reach the end of the calendar year.  First, the reason for the process.  We tend to see things in chunks.  2013 is a chunk of time and our minds will naturally evaluate how we did during this chunk of time.  We will assess ourselves

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12 Dec

Getting Where You Want to Go – No Matter What!

“Discipline and persistence – there is no substitute.” –Barbara Fagan (www.sourcepointtraining.com) When I was 16, I wanted to get an after school job. I applied at McDonald’s, along with every other 16 year old in Valencia, California. Then I waited for the interview call. Days went by and they didn’t call. My mom said something

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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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06 Dec

Send Out 2012 and Set Yourself up for Success in 2013!

As you read this post and consider where you are headed for 2013, please see the end for a very special and limited time offer! A Formula for Success                There are many ways to get what you want.  Some are more powerful and more intentional than others.  (The one way that usually does not

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29 Dec

How to be Complete with 2011 and Ready for 2012!

Complete Your 2011 & Enhance Possibilities in 2012 Several years ago I began a practice that has been invaluable to me.  It is based on a premise I learned in my coach training program that completion releases energy.  Often we have too many “open loops” in our lives.  One of the things I teach in

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03 Nov

What do You Want: A Well-Formed Outcome (Part III)

What do you Want & How will you get it? (Part III) What will you DO? “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Sir Cecil Beaton DEFINE YOUR ACTION PLAN In

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06 Oct

What do you Want? (Part II)

What do you Want & How will you get it? (Part II) “What?” “When you are clear, what you want will begin to show up in your life, and only to the extent you are clear.” –Janet Bray Attwood, co-author of The Passion Test. After reading my last blog, you have spent some time defining

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