How to make big goals happen

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So you’ve got a big goal this year. Congratulations!   So, you’re in one of two places. You’re excited, you’ve already taken some action, things are rolling. You’re stopped. Suddenly you’re afraid of failing, overwhelmed, don’t know where to start. You’re about to decide that you didn’t really want that big goal anyway.   How do you go from being in category 2 into category 1?   People who achieve their goals are masters of breaking down a huge project into manageable steps, whether they do it consciously or not. If you’re in category 2, you need to do...

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Setting a household budget for the year

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Okay, so you set some new goals last week. Can you do them? Are they realistic? An important question to think about is do you have enough time and money to do what you want to do?   Here are some guidelines that will help with financial budgeting: Live within your means. Save first, spend afterward. Invest wisely – know how your dollars are being put to work – they might as well be doing something good in the world. Know how much you spend on necessities vs. discretionary items.  Plan for everyday expenses and one-off expenses as well...

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Your company has a vision, now what…

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Once you have a vision for your company, giving you a long term view into the future, it’s time to set some goals, milestones and next action steps.   Let’s start by looking at how these all fit together. Think of your vision as the view of Earth from space. You see the whole thing, but without any details. Next, your goals, are like flying in a commercial airplane at 35,000 feet. You see the general lay of the land and still see the horizon, but still not many details. Your milestones are like flying in a two-seater plane...

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It’s a new year! Lets set some personal goals

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What was the last thing you did that was worth remembering?   If you’re struggling to come up with something recent, perhaps it’s time to reconsider how you are going through life. Usually it takes some action on your part to make something memorable happen. So let’s start with this question, “What would I like to remember at the end of the year?” Now lets get to how to create goals to make that a reality.   If you feel overwhelmed looking at your life as a whole, use a wheel of life to look at different areas of...

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How Habits Make Life Easier

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It’s extraordinary how much of our lives are run by our habits. It’s our choice which actions we allow to become habits, although many habits are formed unconsciously. The trick to make life easier is to run supportive habits, rather than bad habits. Charles Duhigg’s book, “The Power of Habit” has an excellent and easy to understand model of how habits are formed and operate. Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” talks about general strategies to live by in order to be effective. These books are all very good in theory, but how can we...

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5 Tips for Getting Things Done

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We’ve all been there. Task A should be done today, yet when we get to the end of the day, it’s not done, again. Yet there are people who seem to be always getting things done. A common phrase of advice is “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Why is that? What do people who get things done have in common? And how can you learn from them in order to be as productive?    So you have a task that needs doing, but it doesn’t get done. Sometimes we experience negative self talk about...

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