Posts Tagged ‘change your life’

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?

Motivate Yourself - Change Your Life


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.

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.

Please be prepared to offer the following information for enrollment:
(This information will be held in the strictest confidence and not shared with anyone)

• Name
• Service Number
• Branch of Service

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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.

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.

Promise Yourself – The Optimist Creed

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Wonderful creed to live by and that is why I am sharing this.

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson 1912 – The Optimist Creed

Choose to be an optimist; to be happy and spread joy!

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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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Rejuvenate Your Life

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Do you have low days; days where you feel down? It’s fine to have those days once in awhile. Sometimes you just need a day to refresh.

These are the days when you need to be thankful for who you are, reflect on your past achievements and review where you are going. Ponder the successes you are working toward and think about the exhilaration you will feel when you reach those successes.

Take the down day to examine your life, find your soul, meditate, or read. Indulge in something that puts you back on track the next day.

After your day off, begin your next day with your power start and feel the rejuvenation! Rekindle your momentum and take some action steps toward your goals. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Do not quit!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

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Today I Will Master My Emotions

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

“The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino an excellent book and it’s not just for salespeople. The concepts in this book will help you to positively alter your attitudes.

Excerpt:

Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awaken, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure –

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be master my emotions.

End excerpt.

I highly recommend this book. It is an easy read and well worth your time!

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Positively Altering Your Views

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Sometimes it is a challenge to make changes in our life because certain things may seem like a chore to us. Positively altering the way you perceive the changes you are making will produce better results and propel you more quickly toward your goals.

Here are some examples:

I have to manage my time. Change to: I have my priorities straight.
I am dieting to lose weight. Change to: I have changed my relationship with food.
I am working to change my life. Change to: I am transforming my life.
I must always think about self improvement. Change to: I live consciously.

Do an exercise right now.

Write down the changes you are making in your life that you discern to be a chore.

Now, positively modify these transformations.

From today forward, think and talk about these changes with your new and improved declarations!

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The Importance of Goal Setting

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Get more out of life now!

You can achieve what you desire.

 

The time is now to change your future.
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“Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States” – Anthony Robbins

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40 Tips On How To Stop Procrastinating

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

In order to reach your goals you must commit to taking action steps.  If procrastination is an issue in your life then you must to take steps toward changing the habits that keep you from taking charge of your life. 

Here are 40 tips to stop procrastinating:

  1. Plan your next day, hour by hour, the evening before
  2. Make one to-do list
  3. Write your tasks down
  4. Put it on a calendar
  5. Learn to say “No”
  6. Schedule 2 hours of uninterrupted time in which to work on your tasks
  7. Commit to not checking email during scheduled uninterrupted time
  8. Commit to turning your phone off during scheduled uninterrupted time
  9. Commit to not checking for texts during scheduled uninterrupted time
  10. Get your spouse or children involved in what you are doing
  11. Partner up with someone who will hold you accountable
  12. Hold yourself accountable
  13. Report to someone else
  14. Let your family know what you are doing and get their support
  15. Give yourself deadlines (time and date) to finish a project
  16. Set your desk up to be conducive to productive work
  17. Do your biggest task in the morning or first thing before anything else
  18. Do the most difficult task first
  19. Do the item that will yield the most results first
  20. Require yourself to finish at least one action step before going to bed
  21. You can maintain high standards but being a perfectionist may hold you back
  22. Take a break to rejuvenate, but decide on a specific to complete after your break
  23. Build momentum by getting one, then two, then three things done
  24. Break a large action step into bite size, manageable pieces
  25. Find a way to get started by doing the easiest part first, build momentum
  26. Make your decision and stop wavering; it’s holding you up!
  27. Face your fear
  28. Identify your obstacles
  29. Finish a task before you start on a new one
  30. Get organized
  31. Make your task fun
  32. Reward yourself
  33. Don’t over plan
  34. Create a routine and plan recurring tasks at the same time every day
  35. Be disciplined
  36. Have a sense of urgency
  37. Just do it and stop thinking about it
  38. Believe in yourself
  39. Say affirmations every day
  40. Look at your goals every day

Take a step over that line of procrastination and make things happen in your life.  Your success or failure is up to you.

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Getting What You Want In Life

Friday, January 1st, 2010

What do you want in life?  Do you want more money, a better job, to be fit, lose a little weight, or maybe just have more free time to do the things you enjoy?  Today, right now, is a great time to take a good look at dreams and desires. 

Are you making New Years resolutions? A resolution is a usually a promise to yourself to obtain or do something.  The likelihood that you will really keep that unwritten promise is slim, as many studies have shown. 

Take your resolutions and turn them into actual goals.  Write them down being clear and specific on what you really want.  Write down some action steps.  You must know where you are going in order to get there. 

Grab our free CD and listen to Ken BrockBank speak on how to achieve your goals.  It’s an inspirational audio!  Listen straight from your computer or download on your mp3.

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Achieving Goals Successfully

Monday, November 9th, 2009

At Goals Mentor, we want to make a difference in people’s lives. We provide an environment that is conducive to your success. This is the reason we have created a membership program for individuals who desire more than just a workbook or a CD.

We think our involvement with you and our availability to you during this program is one of the keys to your overall success in setting and achieving your goals.

In our program, we walk you through the steps and guide you through the actions you should be taking through conference calls, emails, worksheets, and other tools on the membership website.

To get you started we are offering a free 35 minute audio packed full of information. Request your free audio today!

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First Step in Setting Goals

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The very first thing you need to do in the goal setting process is to begin with the end in mind.  In other words, how does the movie end? 

Once you can see the end, you need to ask yourself a question.

What is the purpose of my goal?  Having a purpose will give you reasons to pursue your goal.  Each day the choices you make are easy because you have a purpose. 

Everyone will have a different purpose but it should have a positive outcome and should make a difference in the lives of one or more persons.  You may have more than one purpose so include all of your purposes. 

Now that you know the reason you are pursuing a goal, write a present positive statement.  What this means is to write a sentence in present tense as if your goal has already been achieved.

Example 1:  Your end of the movie is that your children will be educated, successful adults and you want to provide the means for that outcome.

Write:  My children are happy and successful.  I provided love, encouragement and financial assistance helping them through college which aided in them becoming responsible adults.

Example 2:  Let’s say your end of the movie is that you are financially free from debt.

Write:  I am debt free and have the freedom and time to ____________________.

This is a brief description of step one on setting goals.  Think it through and write down your purpose.

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How Goals Impact Your Life

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

In our post Plan Your Life, we promised to help you understand how significantly goals can impact your life.  When you set goals and follow the steps to achieve those goals, you will be amazed at the positive outcome it will have on you and your life.

By setting goals in the financial area, you can plan for financial independence so you don’t have to rely on anyone else. You should be able to choose to work; choose to do as you please.

By setting a goal of physical fitness and nutrition, it will enable you to accomplish anything you want. You will be healthy and fit and your mind will be clear, enabling you to reach for and work toward your goals.

By setting a goal of spiritual fulfillment, you will understand who you are and why you are here. You will know your purpose in life and be able to strive for that purpose.

By setting a goal of emotional stability, you can accept personal responsibility for your successes and failures. You will be able to deal with any emotional challenges that cross your path in life and continue to move forward instead of being dragged down.

Your goals will be specific to your life and the direction you want to go. The four examples above show how using just these four areas could impact the decisions you make every day.

The Importance of Goals in Your Life

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In the last post, we promised to share some reasons why goals are essential.  Understanding the true importance of having clear specific written goals is the beginning of your journey to success.
 

The key to happiness is having dreams.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.

   Goals and why they are vital:  

  • You can’t hit a target you can’t see. There is no possible way of you getting what you want in life until you know exactly what you want. With goals you’ll be able to hit the bull’s eye.
  • Goals generate enthusiasm and give you a purpose with direction. With the excitement your goals create, you’ll work toward your objective with unfettered drive and determination.
  • Goals create confidence. They motivate you toward achievement with unshakeable assurance.
  • Goals produce discipline – making you mind yourself. Desire without discipline is disastrous. By just going through the actions you will confuse activity with achievement. Shuffling papers and not getting anything accomplished is just action; Tension relieving, not goal achieving.
  • If you don’t have goals, you are forced to focus on obstacles. Once you set a goal every decision you make all day long will affect that goal achieving or not achieving process. If you know the goal, you can say “Will this get me closer to my goal or farther from it?” It makes every decision process easy. It’s really simple when you have goals; there is no frustration or conflict.
  • You are successful if you have goals. Success is a journey not a destination. You become successful when you start working toward your goals. The definition of success is the continuous journey toward the achievement of predetermined worthwhile goals. Enjoy the journey.
  • Clear specific written goals fire up your reticular activating system (RAS) which a goal seeking region of your brain. RAS is responsible for motivation and achievement. It creates the process of arriving at a goal once the goal has been defined.
  • Your goals are an extension of your values. Goals keep your values in the forefront. Happiness is when you are living consistent with your values. Know what your values are and set goals from them.

What do you want?   You can achieve anything you want in life.

The key to success is making dreams with
a deadline come true.

 

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Plan your Life

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

What is more important to you:  a one week vacation or your life?  How about a house or your life?

Generally, the average person spends 4 to 5 times more effort, time, and energy planning their vacation than they spend planning their life.  Similarly, the planning of a house gets a lot more attention than the planning of one’s life. 

The taller the house the deeper the foundation; Likewise, the more we plan the higher we will go.  Or in the case of a vacation, with planning we can get to all the places we want to go.

The concept of planning your life is called goal setting.

We believe there are two reasons why only 3% of the American population has clear specific written goals.

1.  They don’t understand the true importance of having goals and the impact it would have on their life.
2.  They don’t know how to do it.

In the next few posts, we will share some information on these two points. 

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The Choice Is Yours

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you
make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can
control the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.”

–  Robert F. Bennett