January 17, 2008

Get Ready for Wild Success in 2008!

(Below is a wonderful "Goal Exercise" - be sure to post your comments and insights...)

I just returned from a relaxing trip to Florida to visit my
parents. I thought I would want to get some work
done while I was there, but I ended up just shopping with
friends, strolling the boardwalks, and playing with Ellie for five
days. It's hard to adjust to the freezing temperatures back here
in NJ, but I'm excited about jumping in and immersing
myself in the thrilling anticipation of 2008.

My most exciting news is that I finally bought my
dream house! After 3 years of looking for a new home
and thinking that we would have to "settle," I visualized
what I really wanted, and within a few weeks,
we found the house and signed the contract.
We're moving next month! I'll have some pictures
on my blog as soon as I get in.

By now I'm sure you've seen dozens of news stories
and read many emails on setting goals for the new
year. But I wanted to send you a wonderful exercise
that I received last year from a friend. It's an easy and
fun way to clarify your goals for the next year, and really
feel motivated to achieve your dreams. I found it well
worth my time (about 15-20 minutes).

Post your thoughts or insights below by clicking 'Comments.'
Sharing is the best way to get clear and feel empowered.
Then go to my favorite new site - Come As You Will Be
- and really put the law of attraction to work for you this year.

Step 1:
Spend 3 minutes listing items to answer this question:
"By the end of my life, what do I want to have done?"

Step 2:
Spend 3 minutes listing items to answer this question:
"By one year from today, what do I want to have done?"

Step 3:
Spend 3 minutes listing items to answer this question:
"I just found out I have 30 days to live.
What do I want to have experienced in this last month of my life?"

Step 4:
Go through each list and circle your top three (most important) in each.

Step 5:
List your top three from each list on one master
list...these are your goals for 2008. This
does not mean you will achieve ALL of them, but you
want to be making progress towards them.

Step 6:
(This is the one step we often neglect, and it is the only way to ensure progress toward our goals and dreams.)
Grab your 2008 calendar, and for each goal you listed, make time on your calendar to take specific actions toward each goal. Be realistic and consistent, and find a way to be held accountable (the most effective way is being part of a mastermind group or success team).

Step 7:
Take a look at all the goals on your list. Search for broader themes. What do these goals say about who you really are and what you want in life? See if you can complete the following sentence:
"What I want next is...."

I hope you get as much out of this as I did. Here's to wild success in 2008!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your enthusiasm! I bought your e-book and am implementing some of the ideas. It was a good kick-start for me. I own a fair sized upscale workroom in South West Florida. The market has been very flat but I'm determined to make this year the best ever! And we're here to help the design trade make it their best year too! --Pat Hart, H&R Drapery, Naples, Florida