Goals, goals, goals…. you can hate them but you can’t be successful without them.
Between Christmas and New Years I took some time out, cleared my schedule and set an intention to create some kick ass goals for 2015.
I’ve always been a great goal setter but not always a great goal getter. Sometimes the outcomes unfortunately didn’t match the intention.
So I went out on the market place and got two amazing courses that truly are (in my opinion) the best, clearest and most concise goal setting programs I’ve encountered.
And they are Michael Hyatt’s 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever (non-aff link) and JT Debolts FLIGHT School to Success. (non-aff link)
Two killer courses on getting laser focused on setting goals and kicking ass in 2015 using the best possible teaching, methodologies and strategies.
They truly helped me get clear, get motivated and get going on my goals.
4 Important Planning Tips for My 2015 Goals
Tip #1: When I was looking at my goals I was really mindful about having a goal in the 6 areas of life.
Because what’s the use of making lots of money but neglecting the important relationships in your life. What use if always thinking about everyone else but you let yourself go physically or emotion wise. And can a business grow without a higher mission or purpose?
Tip #2: Don’t put your goals off to the end of the year. I don’t know about you but I have a bad habit of putting things off until the last minute so it doesn’t help to do that!
What you want to do is to spread them out trough out the year.
In fact think of your year as 4 season or 4 quarters of a game. And have goals in each quarter.
Tip #3: Keep your goals in view.
SO I created my first kind of vision board on my office wall. (see below) So whenever I look up bang there’s my goals.
I also have goals on my computer screen, in my wallet and tattooed on my chest.
Okay, okay, I didn’t get them tatoo-ed on my chest that’s an untruth.
(They’re on my forehead).
But do you get the point? It’s important to keep them visible.
If you look at my 2015 goals most of them if not all of them have some level of partnership or accountability factored in.
Because truth be told. Left to my own devices I’m a pretty lazy guy. I prefer to take things easy.
But give me a running buddy, a workshop partner or coach and I’m happy to bust some moves for them!
It’s that human instinct to be there for your friends even if you wouldn’t do it for yourself.
My 2015 Vision
Every goal, starts with a vision. Because the truth is all goals are simply just sign posts on the road of life that help you stay focussed.
As Tony Robbins says
The Importance of goals is not the attaining of the goals… but in who you become along the way…’
So the question is what do you want to get out of life?
Which is why when you set goals you should be mindful of yourself as a holistic person.
But essentially my vision for 2015 is to grow as a person; physically, emotionally, financially, and personally.
So most of my goals are about pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
In fact my motto for 2015 is that it’s the ‘Year of Growth’.
My 2015 Goals
So without further ado here they are:
- Be more of a giver to my family and friends and to my community
- Earn and achieve $180,000 in total earnings by 31st Dec
- Complete 10 speeches and attain Bronze Medal in Toastmasters by 31st Oct
- Create two training programs in my business: MOBE Fast Track and Business Fast Track by 31st March
- Update FDS Website and help Iris successfully run and revamp Flowers Design School by 28th Feb
- Run and complete my first 1/2 marathon with Nathan by 30th Aug
- Be debt free and financially solvent by Nov 31st
- Grow my mailing list to 3000 subscribers by 31st September
Here’s my vision board with my goals:
Moving forward I will update you on my goals progress.
Bonus Tip: Review your goals and their progress weekly. I wake up an hour earlier every Sunday and in the quiet mornings I look at my goals and right about my progress (or lack of them) in my evernote journal. Obviously you can write in any app or go old school and have a written journal. What matters is that you do it EVERY WEEK. Or at least on a regular basis.
I’d love to hear about your goals? What were your main takeaways?
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