Archive for the ‘Goal Setting’ Category

Finding Your Passion

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Do you ever ask yourself “What IS my passion and what would make me happy? How do I decide what I want to do?”

Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what you want to do with your life. Whether you are deciding for the first time or if you currently have a career or a job that you don’t enjoy, this short set of questions will help guide you toward a good choice of direction.

•What makes me happy?
•What do I enjoy doing?
•What comes naturally to me?
•What am I good at?
•What do I learn quickly?

Now look at any similarities in your answers and draw some ideas from them. You can now take this information and research the field of possibilities in the areas you have compiled.

When you wonder “How do I know when I have found my passion?” just ask yourself this question: “If I won the lottery today, would I keep doing what I am doing now?” If the answer is “yes” then you are (or will be) doing what makes you happy.

“Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom.” — Robert G. Allen

A Woman’s Guide to Living Your Dreams

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The Woman’s Guide to Living Your Dreams!

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The Woman's Guide to Living Your DreamsDust off your dreams and begin your journey toward the life you desire for you and your family!

 

This book is a fun and motivational guide, helping women live a happy and inspiring life. You’ll formulate a path to your dreams, learn how to build excellent daily habits and learn how to create the time for your goals using a proven, step-by-step, time management technique. All of this is built around a busy woman’s schedule.

 

 

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Harness The Power Of Goal Setting

Monday, February 21st, 2011

There is nothing in life as powerful as mastering the skill of goal setting and there is no other skill that can take you farther. Thus, if you are going to master one skill in life, it should be the skill of proper and effective goal setting.

Runner Hurdling, Dreams are PossibleGoal setting is powerful and it will take you to the places you have only imagined. It will lead you straight down the path of your dreams.

So how do you harness this powerful skill? You study, read, practice and find a teacher or a mentor. You master goal setting the same way you acquire any other skill in your life.

Your goals must be written, specific, realistic, have a purpose, and a deadline. You must create a plan and then take the actions steps in that plan.

When you begin taking action, you will not allow anything to stop you. You are unstoppable, you are focused and determined; you believe in yourself and in your goals.

When you believe, you shall achieve.

The Other Side of the Fence

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Why is the grass greener on the other side of the fence?

Greener grass on the other side of the fence…Just jump on over, check the bottom of your shoes and you will see why.

The real trick in finding the “greener grass” you desire, is to water and fertilize the grass on your side of the fence. You will soon find that your grass is greener than you ever dreamed of…..even those pesky “brown spots” will magically disappear.

The water and fertilizer you will need is your determination and persistence.

 

Are you having a difficult time finding your water and fertilizer? You can find it in our program which is fun, motivational, instructional, positive, and personal; it will give you the opportunity to……..LIVE YOUR DREAMS!!!!!

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Motivating Yourself To Change

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

What do you want in life and how do you envision your future?

What is your dream: a new house, a better relationship with your spouse or partner, to get out of debt, to live a healthier life style or just to lose a few pounds? Do you find yourself wasting a lot of time and not doing anything that will help you reach your goals in life?

How can you motivate yourself to change so you can get exactly what you want out of life?

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Firstly, you have to WANT to change; you must choose to change. You, and only you, are in control of your destiny. Choosing to change means that you are willing to do what it takes to get what you want in life; you will give up your daily status quo routine in exchange for something better for tomorrow.

 

Secondly, you must break through barriers to change. Decide what you want and then make a commitment to yourself. Write down your commitment and make a list of the actions you will need to take. Write down what you must give up and how you will do it. Make a plan to not overwhelm yourself, because that will cause failure.

Thirdly, you must motivate yourself. Write down what motivates you; take the time to assess your life and learn about yourself. Know your likes, your dislikes, and what makes you happy and sad. Be aware of what you want in life and put it on paper. You need to know these things before you can begin to change anything.

Don’t let life decide change for you. Don’t wait so long that you have no choice. For example, you lose your job so you have to find a new one or your doctor gives you bad news about your health and now you have to lose weight or suffer terrible consequences.

There are times when you know you need to change, but you only think about it; you don’t take action. Instead of being proactive like seeking new employment before you are laid you off or taking care of yourself, you wait until it’s too late and then you are forced into action.

If you know you want something better in your life, why not take action now?

Find Your Motivation

What do you envision for yourself? What do you want in life? What would make you happy? Get a clear vision of what you want; your vision will solidify your commitment and give you a direction for action.
Without vision, how will you know where you are going? You will continue to live your life status quo and the circumstances of every day will determine your destiny for you.

Motivation to change comes from within.

 

Our self development course will help you work through all of these questions and give you guidance. Through live calls and recorded lessons, we work with you to help you be happier, healthier and more motivated. Start today turning your dreams into reality.

Assess Yourself | Short Self Assessment

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Do you know what you want in life? Do you know what you want to DO, BE and HAVE? To have the ultimate life, get clear on what you want and create a map of your journey.

Begin with the questions below and start laying out your course.

Career

    Are you happy with your career or do you want more?
    What would you rather be doing?
Healthy Heart

How healthy are you?

 

Health

    What are your eating habits?
    What are you doing to stay healthy?
    Are you getting enough sleep?
    What is your optimum weight?

 

Relationships

    Do you have a close family bond?
    Do you have a best friend?
    Do you have someone you can lean on in times of need?

Life

    How could you have more fun in life?
    What would make life more pleasurable?
Financial Maze

Which way do I go?

 

Financial

    What is your debt level?
    What is your financial plan for the next year?
    What is your financial plan for retirement?

 
 

Personal Growth

    What are you doing to promote your personal growth?
    If you could learn anything, what would it be?

Life’s purpose

    What is your life’s purpose?
    Have you written your life’s purpose?

Now that you have answered some of these questions, your journey should be a bit clearer. Know where you are going because you cannot arrive at your destination if you do not have one.

Who gives you advice?

Who gives you advice?


When you need some guidance, ask for it. When you don’t know what your next move is get a mentor who can help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice.

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

Please pass this assessment onto others and share the opportunity for self growth.

6 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Turn Your Life Around

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Do you want more out of life; do you wish you were happier, healthier, or made more money? Would you like to spend more time with your family or work from home? Below are steps you can take to begin your journey on getting what you desire:

    1. Decide what you want in life
    2. Write it down
    3. Set up a plan
    4. Take action every day
    5. Have a positive attitude
    6. Do something kind every day

You can be successful at anything, if you choose to be; you can do it, if you make a plan and take action!

    If you need guidance or can’t seem to motivate yourself, we teach in-depth techniques
    in our course on each of these steps. You’ll have more self confidence, be more
    motivated and feel energized! You will accomplish the things you set out to achieve
    when you follow our plan.

Veterans Appreciation

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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Ken and I (Shanna) appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day. We feel we have a great opportunity to give back to our veterans, and to those currently serving in our military, or their spouses here on the home front…Thank you!

We are offering 10 free memberships per month to those who have so bravely served, or are serving, our country. Each month we will offer 10 free program enrollments. Please review our program by clicking on the word “mentoring” above in the tab section or at the bottom of this post before submitting a request. We would like to know that you are committed and that you feel this program will be of value to you. We want to keep spots open to those who truly want to use the program to improve their lives.

This will be on a “first come first served” basis. We reserve the right to expand this free program when the need arises. :)

If you are a veteran or veteran’s spouse, who could truly benefit from our program, please leave a reply at the bottom of this post or send me an email: shanna@goalsmentor.com. You will be personally contacted via e-mail; no spam, no bulk mail….personally, just like our Goals Mentor program….personal.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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Gift of Success

Monday, November 29th, 2010

For the holidays and through the New Year, we are running a one-time special where you can bring a friend. You and a friend can go through our proven program together. Give the gift of success and reach your dreams together!

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The Gift of Success

Don’t just set New Year resolutions in 2011; set effective written goals. Don’t keep putting off your dreams.

Live calls and daily emails to keep you motivated. 6 recorded lessons to watch at your own time. Lifetime access to the website, lessons, live calls and new tools.

Our lessons and live calls teach effective goal setting, time management, how to break bad habits and then how to create good habits, how to motivate yourself, and much more. You will be more self confident and your quest for self improvement will become a way of life.

Click on the Special Pricing Button at the top of the right sidebar to get more information about this special or email me at shanna@goalsmentor.com with any questions you may have.

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New and Exciting Excerpts from our Live Q&A Calls

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

We have just posted some exciting new excerpts on our Video and Audio page. These questions are from live calls and real questions our members have presented. The live interaction in our program is thrilling and unique, not just a box of CDs in the mail!

We hope you will take the time to listen to some of the outstanding answers to questions that people just like you want to know about! The following two excerpts are just a sample of what you will find on the audio page.Live training call excerpt

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You will find more excerpts of our live interaction with our members on topics such as

    Affirmations
    Be Do Have Exercise
    Planning
    Sleep and Health

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Goals Give You Control Over Your Life AUDIO

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Do you have things you want to accomplish but you never seem to get around to taking action? Setting goals is a powerful and effective way to get results. That is what our program is all about; teaching, motivating and being there for you.

Enjoy this audio clip which is taken from a live Q&A we held for our members. Ken talks about how goals make you accountable and how they help you gain control over your life.

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Our lessons and live calls teach effective goal setting, time management, how to break bad habits and then how to create good habits, how to motivate yourself, and much more. You will be more self confident and your quest for self improvement will become a way of life.

Visualize Your Dreams

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Visualization is a key factor in staying motivated. Your mind activates and starts working on your dreams every time you “see” your goal.
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Using visualization is easy when you use a dream board. A dream board is a collage of your goals. Simply create a dream board and hang it where you will see it regularly.

To build your dream board, these are some of the items you will need:

    • Poster board or cork board
    • Pictures or words of your goals
    • Glue, tape, or tacks

Arrange your words and pictures in a fun manner and attach them to your board. Hang your dream board in your shower (using a large waterproof zipper bag), next to your mirror, bed, or in your work area and look at it often.

Stay motivated and energized by starting every day with visualization of your future!

More Audio From Curtis Howe on NLP

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

We are excited to post more information from Curtis Howe on NLP. We have posted 3 more informational recordings!

The titles you will find are:

    Neurological Levels of Influence
    Basics of any behavior
    Presuppositions of NLP

Go directly to the Video and Audio Tab or just follow this link: More on NLP

Thank you, Curtis for sharing more of your knowledge with everyone!

If you would like to contact Curtis directly, you can email him at motivatorhowe@yahoo.com.

The “To-Do-List”

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Mental vs. Written vs. Honey-Do


The infamous To-Do List…

I think we all know about this nifty little tool in our lives. There are different kinds of To-Do lists: the Mental List, the Written List, and the all time favorite, Honey Do List. All of these can be effective tools, although, they do differ in their effectiveness.

The “Mental List”

This list is used by all of us. We all ponder over the things we want to get done, the things we need to get done, and the things we wish we could get done. The main problem with the Mental List is its vastness. It can be as big as our minds will allow it to be. The Mental List, along with its vastness, is usually not as organized as it should be and can be overwhelming. It is ever-changing and forming to meet our immediate needs.

The flexibility of the Mental List is another of its downfalls. We can easily place obstacles in our own way. We can all find reasons, or excuses, why we can’t get something done. On this list, it is far too easy to put things off until tomorrow. With the Mental List we often retreat to the comfort of our own mind, where we justify our actions with the very secure feeling that someday these things will be done, and when they are, all things will be okay. This shows the ineffectiveness of the Mental List. A good friend of mine once told me “The Mental List is wonderful…….a wonderful waste of time.”

The to-do list, Honey-do list, goal setting, getting organized, time managementThe “Written List”
This is the most effective of all the To-Do lists. Its simplicity is its most powerful characteristic. It is not as easily changed as the Mental List.

The Written List is firm and works best if kept brief and prioritized. One of the best features of the Written List is the act of crossing off items as they are completed. Not only are things getting done, but you see the list getting smaller. This simple reward of a shrinking list has a very large impact on your subconscious mind. Your mind will then motivate you to do the next task, as it loves to be rewarded.

Another advantage of the Written List is that your creation of obstacles is more difficult. If there is, in fact, an obvious obstacle to a particular task, it is best to write down that obstacle as its own task. A good example of this happened to me recently. I had to rake the leaves from my yard but before I could do that I had to buy a new rake. I simply put that obstacle on my To-Do list as “Buy a new rake.” Once that was completed, I had no reason NOT to rake the leaves from my yard. One easy step….two things off the list! If I were using the Mental List I could have easily put this off until the snow flew. The Written List holds you accountable to yourself, and it works.

The “Honey Do List”
This list can come in two forms, the verbal and the written. I’m sure most of us would prefer to hear the Verbal List. Why? Simple; as with the Mental List, it can easily be overcome by merely stating that you forgot or some other lame excuse. This may work a few times but, more often than not, the author of this verbal list will quickly recognize their error and present you, as if by magic, a Written List.
Now you have two lists. That in itself, can become overwhelming. The easy remedy to this situation is to move the things from the Honey-Do List to your Written List.

Conclusion
I must admit I was a victim of the Mental List strategy. My wife, on the other hand, has used the Written List exclusively for years. The difference was she was getting things done and I was simply talking a big game, with no real results. She did try to convert me many times, but I held fast to my beliefs and paid the consequences with constant inefficiency. The why, when and how to all of this can be learned and fine tuned by simply visiting www.goalsmentor.com and enrolling in their straightforward course. The fact is, she finally convinced me to try it. I now use the Written List and it works like a charm.

Curtis Howe on NLP

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Goals Mentor is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with closely with Curtis Howe who is a successful speaker and motivational trainer. Curtis has over 10 years of experience in helping others and is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP Techniques.

Curtis taught an outstanding live session on the basics of NLP and during this session, he shared some fun exercises you can use. We recorded this call and we are excited to share it! Please feel free to listen from your computer or download the MP3 version.

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Curtis will be teaching an intense 12 session course on NLP beginning in January 2010. For more information, you can contact him directly at motivatorhowe@yahoo.com.

Watch for more recordings from Curtis on NLP. We will post all of his material on our Video and Audio page.

The Reveal – Rudy Reuttiger and Nikko Zorbas

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The Reveal is a audio book written by Rudy Reuttiger and Nikko Zorbas. It is easy listening and very motivational. You can click on this link and listen to samples of the book: The Reveal.

Watch for our upcoming interview with Rudy Reuttiger where he will talk about his new book, The Reveal. He is also going to share some ideas about goal setting and how goals have played a huge part in his life!

We are excited about this interview!

Positive Life Changes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

How do you manage change in your life? Changes are essential because they open new doors to opportunity and they create room for adjustments. Accept change because without it, your life may become lackluster and cheerless.

Everyone experiences change, whether it is a change in their job, relationship or health. It may even be a change you initiated that may suddenly seem daunting.

Practice being good at change and always focus on the positive. Sometimes it may take some time to realize that a specific change of circumstance was actually a gift in disguise. The gift you receive may not even be related, in any way, to the change you experienced. For example, you may lose your job but find yourself in a rewarding new relationship would never have taken shape if you were still employed.

Change may lead you to new people, help you develop a stronger belief in yourself, provide you with new opportunities, or inspire you to live a healthier life.

It’s important to be on the lookout for the good that can transpire from unexpected changes.

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Gratitude

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Knowing what you are grateful for is an important factor to happiness and success.

Being aware of everything that you have to be thankful for will help you create a positive focus. Gratefulness will help you reach your goals because you are seeing all the positive things that are happening in your life.

When you are focused on the things that make you worry, you may fall into an unproductive state, which will set you back from reaching your goals. Even obstacles in our lives make us learn and problem solve, so accept these as opportunities of personal growth.

You are responsible for your success or failures, so let’s focus on successes!

Here are ideas to help bring gratitude into your life every day:

Start a gratitude journal
Create a gratitude list
Add a statement to your power start and give thanks every morning
Read your goals each morning, then add one thing you are grateful for
Put a rock or piece of polished glass in your pocket and every time you see it or feel it, think of something you are grateful for

Realize what you have and who you are and find ways to be thankful for everything.

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The Basics of Goals

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

What are your goals and dreams? What do you aspire to or hope for? Goals help turn these “wishes” into reality. You can have what you desire with some planning and that is what goal setting is all about. Goal setting gives you the necessary confidence you need to know that you can have anything that you want in life.

What is a goal?

A goal is a dream that has a deadline.

Why should you set goals?

  • Goals give you direction; they give you a road map. You can’t arrive at a specific destination if you don’t know where you are going. When you know where you are going you will stop driving around in circles and head straight for your destination.
  • Goals create enthusiasm. Enthusiasm comes from within and when you have a goal, you have a purpose. Every day when you awaken you are excited to get up because you know where you are going and you are getting closer to reaching your dreams!
  • Goals make you happy. Your mind is alive because it has something encouraging to focus on. Goals help eliminate negative thoughts and discontentment.
  • Goals help you overcome obstacles. Obstacles are what you see when you take your sites off your goals, so if you don’t have goals, you’re forced to focus on obstacles.
  • Goals give you discipline. Goals make you mind yourself. Instead of just going through your everyday actions, now you will be asking yourself “Is this action taking me closer to or farther away from my goals?”
  • Goals give you confidence. When you have clearly defined and written goals, you move toward those goals with unshakeable confidence. You don’t let anything get in your way.

If goals are such a great thing then why don’t more people set them? The only reasons that seem reasonable are that people don’t know how and/or they just don’t understand the importance of setting goals.

How do you set goals?

You write them down using these key factors:

  • Your goals must be written in a present, positive state as if you have already achieved your goal.
  • Your goal must be measurable, attainable and tangible.
  • You must have a deadline, a timeframe, in place for when you will reach that goal.
  • You must list the obstacles and the solutions to overcome the obstacles you may encounter.
  • You must reward yourself when you reach predetermined milestones or when you reach your goal.

It is imperative that your goals incorporate these factors in order to be effective.

Be sure you set goals in every area of your life. A balanced life is a good life. The areas in which to set
goals for are:

  • Physical and health
  • Financial
  • Family and relationship
  • Spiritual
  • Educational and mental

Get serious about doing something for yourself. Writing down your goals and having a purpose to achieve your goals will benefit not only you, but your family and others around you.

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