5 Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Goal-Setting in 2018

There are five important, yet simple steps to follow, which I believe are necessary for seemingly impossible goals to be achieved.

Spend some quiet time and write down exactly what the change or changes will be and why you want them, this is the first crucial step towards achieving goals. At this stage, write only what it is you’d like to achieve and why. The ‘how’s’ and ‘when’s’ can come later.


This step too is very important, and it has everything to do with you accessing a state of inner peace.

The peace I write about has little to do with listening to relaxation music, essential oils in a burner or harps playing (though they can help). Achievement of your goal requires having peace through a quiet mind and inner calmness regardless of the chaos around you and how long this chaos reigns.

When you have this (peace) you’ll have greater clarity, your creative self will make itself known, you’ll gain foresight into how you will achieve your outcome, focus, and negativity will have minimal impact.

There are individuals who know how to step into the state of peace; however others may require some gentle guidance.

If you find achieving a peace state challenging, there are 5 options listed below that may help you:

1. Find yourself some quiet time

When you know you’ll be undisturbed and paint, draw, write, or map out all you can about your intended outcome.

2. Embark on a meditation program

That will teach you a selection of meditation techniques.

3. If you’re willing to be coached, find yourself a reputable personal coach

Who can help you work through limiting beliefs and help you discover what your values are.

4. Seek out a mentor.

This would be someone whom you admire, is inspiring, motivating, and successful, be available to you and who is a fundamentally positive, peaceful and calm individual.

5. Embark on a spiritual development program.

The world of alternatives is huge. To find something you’ll be happy with may take a little research, start by asking friends and family members to point you in the right direction. If they’re just not into that kind of thing it may be wise to broaden your search through the internet, books, and/or other members of your community.
This important step is about gifting yourself with a fresh outlook on life.

Looking at things in a totally different way and from a new angle will give you a more global perspective revealing greater possibilities and may be achieved by:

1. Asking parts of you what is important to you

Each time you receive an answer continue by asking why that answer is important. When you can go no further ask yourself “how can you change this issue?” This may sound a bit strange, however from experience this works.

2. Transformational Coaching.

3. Understanding your motivation or lack of motivation.

Once you’ve gained an understanding of you, you’re in a position to become proactive into making necessary changes toward achieving your goal.

4. Reading autobiographies of how successful people did it.

By now you know exactly what you want; you can step into profound inner peace at will; have picked up great self-help and self-healing tools; eliminated limiting beliefs; and worked out your values. Now it’s time to finally pinpoint exactly how you’re going to go about achieving your goal.

There will be many ways on how you’ll achieve your goal; however the time frame will vary greatly depending on what you need to acquire first. Maybe you need:

1. To acquire new skills such ..

as sales, writing, technology, or marketing skills etc. for that new career you’ve always wanted to be part of.

2. To seriously start networking yourself …

and your product. Become known in your community.

3. To gather a team of like minded individuals …

that will motivate and inspire you into achieving your goal, whatever it is. Constant negative input can quickly extinguish dreams.

4. Start an investment portfolio for your future…

if you’re after a secure financial future.

5. Read as much as possible on whatever your goal is…

it will give you a fundamental understanding of what it’s all about.
This last but important step (they’re all important) is the calculation of when your outcome will finally eventuate. If you’ve followed the previous steps adding Step Number Four into the equation, you’ll be able to determine the time you can celebrate in a really, huge way of finally reaching the pot at the end of your rainbow!

1. Calculate the time it takes to complete your training courses or higher education.

2. Investment portfolio goals as discussed with your investment adviser.

3. Discuss with your business/personal development/ transformational coach how many sessions and ‘home-play’ will be required of you for you to achieve your goal.

4. Factor in time it takes for people to get to know you if you’re selling a product or you are the product. Speak with a marketing professional or someone ‘in the know’ first.

5. It’s important to be realistic about timeframes. Sometimes our greatest plans will go awry and will take much longer than expected (much like newly discovered actors and singers who have been plugging their trade for many years before hitting the big time!)

Sometimes, incidents will happen and be out of our control no matter what we do.

Like my computer taking with it all my electronic office equipment earlier in 2005 (one of the most frustrating experiences I’ve ever had). To keep going required perseverance, patience and flexibility – it would have been so easy to give up!

Anyone can achieve goals through inner peace, perseverance, patience, flexibility and sometimes viewing situations from an entirely different angle.

Michaela Scherr Transformational Coach

Personal Development Suggestions To Change Your Life

Personal development is a worthy goal, no matter what specific improvements you’re seeking to make. Everyone can benefit from challenging themselves, from working toward a specific goal in order to better themselves, even if it is a more tangible goal. If you follow these simple steps your chances of success greatly improve.

See the humor in things. Lighten up and laugh when you can. Laughter is the best medicine for a reason; not only can it relieve stress, but it can also improve social status. People are drawn to others that are fun to be around and when people are drawn to you, you can’t help but feel on top of the world.

When it comes to personal development make sure that you are able to overcome the desires that you may be faced with every day. This is important so that you treat your body well and are able to lead a healthy life. Never over eat, over drink, or engage in appeasing any other unhealthy desires.

To access your subconscious mind and find hidden solutions to your problems and questions, write in your journal each night before bed. Write about your day and ask yourself, in writing, how you might have improved problematic situations. Once you have written your questions, let them go. Your subconscious mind will unravel them overnight and may present you with an answer in the morning!

When you are going through rough patches in your marriage, but aren’t quite ready to admit it, it is not time for you to go see a marriage counselor, it is time for you try and go down a path of self help. To succeed it is important that you find a well reviewed source of information for marriage counseling self help.

Try putting yourself on the backburner for a while and see what you can do to help someone else. When you put the focus on helping others and satisfying others’ needs, you get a feeling of enrichment that is difficult to explain. You become happier when you solve other people’s problems, instead of waiting around for someone to solve yours.

A great tip for people who suffer from depression is to try and keep up with your social life, even if sometimes, you really don’t feel like it. Often times, being around a lot of people will make you feel more comfortable coming out of your shell and engaging with the rest of the world.

Take personal responsibility. No matter what has gone wrong in your life, take responsibility for your situation. Doing this takes you out of the victim role and lets you take charge of your life again. Nobody is holding you back except for yourself, so take your new found freedom and start making changes.

Now that you’ve armed yourself with real and easy steps to achieve your goals it’s time to set your sights on what your personal improvement goal is and begin to work toward it. These tips will take you a long way in your journey, just don’t forget the most important part is you.

Boosting Inner Peace By Lowering Your Anxiety and stress

Peace-making is a healing procedure and it starts with me, however it does not finish there. – Gene Knudsen Hoffman

There is a wonderful need for peace around the world today. Lots of people would acknowledge that on a worldwide degree as across the globe, wars are roaring and also on a daily basis more folks are becoming mesmerized in the fierce turn of occasions, however just how around on a local or specific degree?

Do you need much more peace in your life? I think many people would certainly address yes to that question. As the quote over shows, creating peace in your life is really a healing procedure. It involves healing the injuring, malfunctioning parts of our physical bodies, thoughts, and spirits and developing a brand-new pattern of behavior which causes a total sense of well-being and an efficiently functioning physical body.

This recovery process has an effect on every facet of your being and on those around you. I believe that is exactly what Hoffman implied when she stated “it does not end there”. Developing peace within ourselves cannot help yet bleed into our connections with liked ones, into our neighborhood, as well as out into the globe. So, the question after that is “How do I develop Peace?”. If it was easy to attain wouldn’t we currently be developing it daily? Great question, yet not a simple answer. Sadly, there are several ideas in the human mind that appear to push the capacity for peace out of the picture. We pass on a lot of tensions on ourselves, producing anxiety and stress and eliminating all opportunity for the inner peace all of us appear to wish. One method to quit the cycle of peace-destroying behavior is to engage in routine intentional anxiety and stress reduction.

While there are numerous ways to reduce anxiety and stress like meditation, yoga exercise, as well as massage therapy, one of one of the most powerful techniques is called Quantum Psychophysiological feedback. This is a highly sophisticated user interface created out of typical psychophysiological feedback that makes use of a tool called the SCIO/EPFX. It is an efficient device for reducing the anxiety that daily life gets along with the stress that self-imposed stress could place on our thoughts, physical body, and also spirit. The SCIO/EPFX utilizes energised treatment to eliminate the impacts that stress has on our physical body’s all-natural recovery functions. When that anxiety is gone, the mind and body function much more successfully as well as the healing procedure that produces a sensation of inner peace is more likely to happen. Much less stress also indicates that with correct intent by the aware mind, those hazardous beliefs that developed the disharmony in the first place could be reworded.

Along with Quantum Biofeedback, an additional tool that could produce a better sensation of inner peace is called The Peace Program. This is an additional anxiety and stress decrease tool, like the SCIO/EPFX, that provides energetic balancing frequencies from a distance to the client all day each day. It works similarly to petition, however is not restricted by any one religious beliefs or belief system. Rather it incorporates numerous of the main prayer regularities recognized by lots of religious beliefs around the world and also other stress decrease frequencies to produce a calming healing mix. The program works with a monthly subscription basis so all one has to do is give some info in order to be calibrated right into the system and then they, their liked ones, as well as their animals could enjoy the 24/7 perks.

As you’ve checked out over, the rewards of anxiety reduction could be extraordinary– picture increased health and wellness, better partnerships with those around you, and of course, a greater feeling of inner peace. The two choices provided over, and also several others, are readily available to you today if only you make the effort to do your research and also provide them a try. The present you will be giving on your own is wonderful and also the driving lessons you will certainly find out are life-changing. And also bear in mind, the roadway to internal peace starts with you, but does not finish there. So, discover the device that’s right for you and also prefer to make a distinction today in your own life and also in the life of your neighbors worldwide.

Finding Your Passion

 

A really good friend of mine is always saying “when you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life”. It’s a mantra and quote that has stuck with me for many years now and words of wisdom I live by and have imparted to my kids and clients alike. The way I see it is you have at least two choices. You find your bliss or passion in a career or hobby and you go for it or you find a way to be passionate about your current career.

Here are some strategies to help you find your passion:

1. Satisfaction Check – Look at each area of your life and determine your level of satisfaction with each area. You should consider your career, finances, health and wellness, relationship with your significant other, family and friends, personal growth and development, physical surroundings, fun and recreation and anything else that is important to you. I like to rate each area on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest level of satisfaction (your bliss) and 1 being a low or no level of satisfaction. Then I suggest taking a good hard look at each area to analyze the gap. Determine what would have to happen or change for the gap to be reduced or eliminated. For example: If you rated your career a 7 out of 10. What would make your satisfaction level with your career a 10? Perhaps more clients, less travel time to work, a better relationship with your boss, etc. Once you’ve identified all the items that could make a difference in your level of satisfaction you need to commit to action. Taking even one action will move you one step closer to a higher level of satisfaction in that area of your life.

2. Values Check – Know what’s important to you. Being really clear about your values and what’s most important to you helps you make better decisions more often. Make a list of what’s most important to you in your life right now. Then rank everything on the list from highest priority to lowest priority. Take a really close look at your top 5 values. These are your most important values. How closely aligned are these top 5 values to how you spend your time day to day? What have you been neglecting that’s really important to you? Many successful people put as much time and thought into what they do in their time away from the office as they do in the office. Can you make connections between what you do for a living and what’s important to you? For example: perhaps you have an expensive hobby you are passionate about i.e. race car driving or flying planes. You are in a high paying career that you perhaps don’t love but it provides you with the time and money to race cars or fly planes. Find ways to love your work or at least be grateful for your career as it is providing you with the means to follow your passion of racing cars or flying planes-there is a connection to your values, there is a sense of purpose.

3. Competencies Check – Before leaving my corporate career of 26 years to start my own business, I did some planning and strategizing to determine the type of business I wanted to be in. In the business world it is common to conduct a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Applying this same management tool can be very effective when applied personally. Start with an assessment of your personal strengths and weaknesses. What are you really good at? What aren’t you so good at? Engage others to provide you with feedback in these areas as well. You may be surprised by hidden talents you have taken for granted or haven’t been using. Consider opportunities available to you today to utilize and optimize your strengths. For example: There are careers and businesses in existence today that weren’t around 26 years ago when I first started my professional career. The world is constantly changing and evolving and so are the opportunities. Look for the opportunities or create some new ones. As for threats, it’s important to recognize that they do exist and to plan to minimize or mitigate any risks.

4. Mindset Check – Lastly, it’s important to recognize that no one or one thing can make you happy. Only you can make yourself happy!

Based on my experience as a career coach I have found that many people find it easier to be accountable to someone else than it is to be accountable to oneself. A coach can support you by working with you to help you find your passion, determine your career and life goals and then hold you accountable every step of the way.

Author

Linda Cattelan is a Professional & Life Coach, Certified Trainer & Master Practitioner of NLP and a Contributing Author of The Power of Women United an inspirational book on networking. If you are interested in learning more about closing the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in any area of your life, join our mailing list at http://www.resultscatalyst.ca/?page=newsletter Receive valuable information on these topics and regular updates about upcoming events and workshops.