Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, would have celebrated his 114th birthday today.  I grew up on Dr. Seuss and have already introduced my young sons to many of his books.  I am convinced the amount of reading my mother encouraged as a child has contributed to my success as an adult.

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For a Great 2016, Take This Goal Setting Challenge...

1 and 1/2 months in, I hope you are having a great 2016 and enjoying our goal setting posts!

Want to have your best year yet in 2016? Give this a try...it's a great goal setting process I learned from Brian Tracy.
 
 
The most effective way to program your goals deeply into your mind is to write them daily. I would encourage you to buy a nice leather journal or a simple spiral-bound notebook and begin writing your goals daily. Each morning before you get out of bed or just before retiring at night – or maybe at both times – take your journal, write the date at the top of a new page, and write at least ten goals you would like to accomplish in the next year. Use these four primary areas of life as your guide: Health and Fitness, Family and Personal, Business and Career, and Financial Independence.
 
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Why Haven't You Started Goal Setting?

 

Not sure how to get started writing you goals? Following are 10 simple steps we teach our executive coaching clients.

Remember, you will always be better your 10th time than you are your first time. So, just start setting and writing your goals following these simple guidelines. You will get better with practice and over time your goals will write themselves. What I mean by that is that over the course of days and weeks, of regular goal setting, you will figure out what you really want and as a result, you will begin to write goals that detail YOUR hopes and dreams. More importantly, you will find yourself doing the things that move you toward those goals. Because, being a person of integrity, you cannot regularly write something you say you are going to do and then not do it.

Here are 10 Steps to Goal Setting:

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Goal Setting For Your Best Year Ever (or a Place to Start)...

I trust your "NEW YEAR" is off to a great start! I also trust you ended or began the year by setting some great goals and that you are busy implementing your plan to have one of your best years ever! But, in case you found yourself blinking through the rush of the holidays only to find yourself a few weeks into the "NEW YEAR" trudging the same roads as last year, I wanted to offer an alternative and reminder about goal setting.

GOALS will help you focus on the MOST important parts of your business and life. That's the premise behind Brian Tracy's book, Focal Point. Here's a brief excerpt:

"This simple story illustrates and summarizes the most important single principle of success, achievement and happiness in life. Your ability to determine where you put the "X" in each part of your life is the critical determinant of everything that you accomplish, or fail to accomplish. This "X" is your focal point. This is the one thing that you can do, at any given moment, to get the very best result possible for you in that area. Your ability to choose the correct time, place and activity to place your "X" has more of an impact on your life than any other factor."

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Executive Coaching -- Key #3 to Increasing Your Value and Income

Previous Posts in this series:

  1. Key #1 to Increasing Your Value and Income
  2. Key #2 to Increasing Your Value and Income

Want to increase your productivity by 25%? Then, at the end of today, make a list of what you will do tomorrow. I know it sounds too simple or perhaps even impossible because of the inherent interruptions you experience throughout your day, but if you'll give it a try, I promise you'll experience improvement as a result. So what if it's not a 25% improvement...because remember, we're shooting for consistent incremental improvements that lead to permanent changes and big results over time.

KEY #3 TO INCREASING YOUR VALUE AND INCOMEPlan Every Day in Advance! And every week and month for that matter!

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