This is excellent advice--very practical and do-able with a dose of fun and friendship to keep things going. You definitely have inspired me to try these suggestions. Thanks, Kristin!
Success Habits For Designing A Life You Love
These are my all time favorite tricks, tips and ideas for designing and living an extraordinary life. Below are the strategies I regularly employ that have made a difference for me.
1. Get a buddy!
Everyday at 7:30 am my success partner Janet and I share the one thing we’ll each do that day to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy. Sometimes we talk for three minutes, sometimes 15. The point is to set tangible action items for the day that get you one step closer to your heart’s desires. Since we started this nearly two years ago, the results have been remarkable!
2. Determine what you want in life.
One of my mentors, Brian Buffini taught me to set goals in 5 areas of my life: Spiritual, Personal, Friends & Family, Career, and Finance. What a difference having goals makes! There is no one right way to set goals. Just do it, and when you do, grant yourself permission to think really big. I encourage people to apply this idea to their business - especially the thinking big part. As entrepreneurs we are literally in control of how big we 'think' our company should be. And we act accordingly.
3. Set tangible goals with time lines.
Consider making weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals. Why not create goals for 2-10 years out? Once all of your goals are set you will have a map ready to lead you to achieving your dreams. Revenue goals are a great place to start.
4. Set a Quantum Leap Goal.
Jack Canfield, co-author of the internationally renowned Chicken Soup for the Soul series, taught me to take the time to set a goal so big that it can only be achieved by shifting your thinking and by engaging the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on expands. And it’s true. Throughout my career I’ve leveraged this law for success.
5. Have a quarterly Vision Day with a success partner.
Write your successes from the last 90 days (you’ll be amazed at what you’ve done!). Set goals for the next 90 days in each area of your life (hint: use your annual goals as a guide to determine quarterly goals). Finally my success partner got smart, and two times a year we expand our Vision Days into a Vision Week in Maui. It's a great exercise in goal setting, and getting the company to function without me for a little bit.
6. Re-purpose your time.
Get really particular about what you do with your time - ALL of your time – especially the time you spend with other people. Leverage your commute into an educational experience! Take one week a month and listen to CD’s on personal and business development.
7. Record and listen to your goals.
My friend Craig records his goals and then creates play lists in his iTunes that have goals mixed in between his favorite songs. So he listens to music, and then gets to hear himself saying an affirmative goal. Talk about being intentional!
Become part of the minority and take the first step in achieving the goals you set! I guarantee that as you add goals and benchmarks to your personal and professional life, you won’t be able to help but pass on the keys to your success to others. This is the beauty of living a life you love – once you get there, you’ll want everyone around you to find the same happiness and success that you have. It’s simply contagious.
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Posted by Paula Russell, Issaquah, Washington |
May 29, 2008
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