I cannot believe that 2016 is just a few days away. This year seems like it went so fast. It feels like so much has happened that I can’t even believe would fit into one year:
- I left the corporate life to start my own business
- I spoke at the Florida Blog Conference about monetizing your blog
- I moved to a new condo
- I went from in a relationship to single (but never touched Facebook for that!)
- I created a home practice yoga program!
- Now I’m working on a virtual studio!
Even though all of this stuff happened, which I’m super proud of, it wasn’t easy. Or, I should say that it could have been way easier if I had a clear path and game plan. I actually had a ton of goals that didn’t get met because of that.
I don’t know about you, but I feel the worst when I don’t follow through. I have a habit of setting huge goals (still realistic), and then they don’t happen or manifest because I honestly have no idea how to get there.
Writing down goals and creating a vision board is great, but I’ve learned that you have to do more. If you’re not working towards it, and you’re not clear on your purpose, then you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.
I had to learn about goal setting the hard way. When my visions (like financial, travel, and personal goals) weren’t coming to fruition, I had a serious intervention with myself. I started studying really successful entrepreneurs like Michael Hyatt, Chalene Johnson, Regina Anaejionu, and Jamie Tardy to find out how they do it.
I joined purposeful Facebook communities and met some of the most amazing online coaches that helped me make mindset shifts. They asked me some seriously tough questions to help me get unstuck. Some of it was hard to own up to, but it felt liberating once I let it go.
I’m going to teach you everything I learned, and what’s worked for me so that you can actually feel happy and successful sticking to your resolutions this year.
This isn’t the typical goal setting workshop that you’re used to. We’re going to do some deeper work
Here’s what you’ll learn (and yes, I used Sanskrit numbers):
Ekam. Celebrate Your Wins:
This is an area that gets neglected all of the time. There are two types of people. The look how far I’ve come people, and then the look how far I have to go ones. If you’re like me, then you’re constantly chasing the next goal, and you haven’t really taken the time to appreciate how far you’ve come. I’ve had to retrain my mind to slow down so that I can reflect on my accomplishments. Otherwise, I just burn myself out, and feel like I’m never getting anywhere.
This process helps to retrain the mind, so it takes time. But, it will give you perspective on what’s been working for you so you can do more of it!
Dve. What’s holding you back:
There are a few things that can hold us back. Have you heard of FOMO? It means Fear Of Missing Out, and it’s also the sickness of saying yes to everything. This is super common, so you’re not alone.
Other things that holds us back are listening to the opinion of others when you should be moving forward on your own vision, the fear of failure, caring too much what others think, and then just not knowing where to start.
We’re going to tackle this stuff head on in the second part of our workshop. I want you to only saying yes to what matters, so you can let go of what’s not working for you.
Trini. Goal Setting Like a Boss:
Now that you’ve gained clarity on what’s working for you, and what’s holding you back – it’s time to set some clear goals for the new year. The reason most people don’t stick to their resolutions is because they’re not SMART. This stands for:
Specific: You want to be very specific about what you want to accomplish.
Measurable: How are you going to know if you are accomplishing your goal? You need to be able to measure your results. Rather than, I want to lose weight. You would say, I want to lose 30 pounds in 6 months.
Actionable: You need to make your goal an action item. Not just, I’m going to get in shape,” but Exercise twice a week for at least an hour at the local gym.
Realistic: This is something where you’re going to have to use your judgement. You don’t want to sell yourself short, but you don’t want to set a goal that is going to set you up for failure. I always ask myself, “Does this give me anxiety, or light me up inside?”
Time Bound: What is the time frame for your goals?
In this goal setting workshop, you’ll set at least five goals (but no more than 10) for 2016, and you’re going to set actionable items to make sure you achieve them.
For 2016, I created a vision of what my year will look like, and then I took that vision and broke it into goals. I put my goal worksheets with the actionable items on a big poster board, and I also keep a list as a reminder of the things that don’t work for me.
Some of these goals are business, some of them are about having a larger impact in the world, and some of them are personal goals for pure joy and self improvement. Then, I continue to check in with them daily.
It’s important to have everything out where you can see it. I love Google Docs and Evernote, but having your goals on a document that you can decide to never open is a recipe for disaster. You need to have a constant reminder of where you want to go and where you are.
You’ll find that as you move towards your goals you’ll feel happier, you’ll be more open to receiving gifts, feel more successful, and you’ll attract abundance into your life.
Lots of love, clarity, and namaste 🙂
PS. Tell me below one of your goals, and the first action item you’re going to take to get there. I can’t wait to cheer you on!