Goal Setting is a Depressing Waste of Time

If this is your honest attitude about goal setting, you are not alone. I’ve been there. More than once. It’s not your fault. (More on that later). But now, we’ve got to change this attitude. And the good news is, we can. I did, and I’ll help you do it. I dove into goal setting head first and full of excitement when I began my personal development journey. I still get a little pit in my stomach when I remember stumbling upon a list of goals in an old notebook, over a year after I made them. It was a list of “stuff” I wanted in my life. Some of it no longer mattered to me. And sadly, none of that supposedly well-thought-out list of things I wanted, had actually come to be. What was suppose to be a life-changing exercise for the better, worked only to drive me farther from what I thought I wanted, and deeper into depression. Why bother making lists of wishes that never come true? Who needs lists full of reminders of what you?don’t have? Never one to be denied, I pressed on. Buying every program and plan I could get my hands on that taught the?real way to do goal setting. Result? More pages of wishes unfulfilled. I loved the concept of making goals and crossing them off the list in moments of profound satisfaction. But, it just wasn’t happening. So, I quit. I kept my goals rolling around in my head. I kept telling myself I was more resolved than ever to get what I wanted. (Whatever that meant). But writing down...

1 Small Tweak that Gets Big Results in Your Business

I talk to people who aren’t making the money they want in their online business, and aren’t serving the number of people they want to, almost daily. I also regularly talk to those who are making it happen. As a person who’s had a lot of success, and had a lot of struggle, one of the things I focus on is studying entrepreneurs who are extremely successful. The big question I have for those who have lots of clients, and lots of profits, is: What separates you from the entrepreneurs who are trying, but can’t build a profitable business? I’ve never seen or heard answers that show successful entrepreneurs to be smarter, luckier, or full of better ideas than the rest of the world. To the contrary, online business owners who “make it” do so because of the mindset they develop, and the habits they put into practice. In today’s video, I’m going to share with you the one factor that is the essential foundation for any successful business strategy. If you aren’t getting the results you want in your online business, there are likely several things you’ll need to do to change that. But, it all starts with one common ground. I’ll then give you a simple exercise to get you started. Finally, I’ll explain why this process is scientifically proven to give you better results in your life and business than other methods you’ve probably tried in the past. Enjoy the video! Now, here’s the catch. First, most people won’t take time to watch the video. If you did, you’re halfway there. But, second, of those who...

How to Reach Your One Year Goals in Six Months

  Can you believe it’s July?! Halfway through the year, already. It feels like it should still be March to me. But it’s not. And it’s time to check in with yourself and see if you’re halfway to meeting your goals. And I must admit, if I could go back to March, there are some things I’d make myself do that I somehow haven’t gotten around to yet. And, experience tells me that I’m not alone. Most serious entrepreneurs make goals at the start of each year. But for many of us, life gets in the way. Which leaves you very disappointed at the end of the year. ? ? ? ? ? Fortunately, this year can be different. If you’re only 25% of the way to your goals, or even 10%, there is still time. But, you have to start now. You have to make this week a turning point for you. How do I know this? As a master procrastinator and single mom with lots of “no time” excuses, I’ve “been here, done this” before. And I’ve laid in bed on New Year’s Eve ~ disappointed, defeated, and deflated ~ with the memories of where I told myself I’d be on that day last year; and the reality of being farther away from there than ever. And it sucks. In fact, it sucks so bad that it motivated me to do something different so I could be somewhere different. Unfortunately, I don’t believe there’s a cure to procrastination. But, there are ways to manage it. One of them is to set specific times to check-in with yourself....

Is a Good Workout the Secret to a Profitable Online Business?

Building a profitable online business is hard work. There is no way around that. And that’s why no matter what you buy, read, and listen to, most people will never own a wildly profitable online business. The good news is, with some focus and dedication, you can be different from most people. There is no “easy button.” There is no “magic formula” ?you can buy at any price. It will take time, work, patience, and failure. And yes, a good workout may be your secret to finally breaking into the profit zone in your online business. Here’s why ~ and it’s your lesson for today ~ How you do one thing, is how you do everything. You may have heard this before, and it’s important, so you should spend some time focusing on it. What Does it Mean? First let’s look at what “how you do one thing, is how you do everything” means in real life. Christmas Eve morning I was at the gym. There were 19 people in the class I was taking. As the class was ending, the instructor asked who wanted to go through the routine one more time before we cooled down. Tw0 of us raised our hands. Now I’m thinking, “seriously?!” You’ve taken the time to get out of bed and come to the gym this morning. You probably won’t get to work out tomorrow because it’s Christmas. You’re given a chance to get in an extra 3 minutes of exercise, and you say “no?!” But, as we are sadly cooling down, it occurred to me that of course only two of us...

1 Tip to Triple Your Productivity

The best way to increase your productivity, and to get the right stuff done, is to?start. That’s right ~ just get started. No, this is not going to be a motivational “just do it” article. But here’s what experience has taught me. There are a lot of very talented entrepreneurs who have a lot of great ideas. But very few people turn many, if any, of those ideas into money. Why? Because for some reason, they never start the process of turning those thoughts into things. And the fact is, if you can get started, you have a much better chance of getting finished. Obviously, huh? So let’s talk about?how to triple your productivity by getting started. And I don’t mean how to write your idea down in your brainstorming book. Or even how to create an outline of your idea, although those are great beginnings, they aren’t the “start” we’re talking about. What I’m going to show you today is not how to get your daily “to do” list done, but how to get those big ideas turned into money-making products and services for your business. There are generally 3 reasons you don’t start. Let’s get rid of each one of those now. 1. How to Be Productive When You Don’t Want to Start Let’s use a common example. You want to write an eBook. Nothing fancy. Let’s say 50 pages or so. You’ve made time to do it today, but you just don’t feel like it. You are lacking motivation. The important thing to know here is that motivation doesn’t come to those who are sitting on...

How Should Your Business Respond to Tragedy?

I was working hard yesterday, offline, so it was late afternoon before I heard a school shooting had occurred. I hoped for the best ~ that no one had been killed ~ and I still haven’t wrapped my head around what happened. It can only be described as “the worst.” 26 people killed at a grade school, including 20 children. 2o kids who were 6 or 7 years old. I haven’t thought of much else since. I’ve hugged my kids a lot, and tried not to let them see the tears in my eyes. They’re 4, 5 and 8. I keep thinking about how it would feel to get the news that there was a shooting at their school. I can’t even let my mind go there. Yet, the parents of 20 kids are living it today. Being the only adult in my house, I turned to social media to join others in trying to make some sense of it all. To my surprise, there was a lot of talk about whether brands (i.e. big businesses) were sincere when they expressed their “heartfelt condolences” about the tragedy in Connecticut, and other similar happenings. Even more to my surprise, was the number of people who said brands sound sleazy, self-promoting and insincere when they express their sympathies following a national tragedy. ?Some described it as “cheap and easy SEO.” Others opined that it was fine to respond on one’s personal profile, but that such things shouldn’t be mentioned on any business network. Is it Genuine? Maybe I’m naive, but I just can’t imagine that the decision-makers for any brand are...