You made it! Happy New Year!
This one is quick – There is one word that will set you up for failure when you’re looking at your New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I know some people are refusing to make “resolutions.” I used to play that game too. I don’t have resolutions, I just have things I want to accomplish this year. It’s a BS way of not committing.
Commit to YOU.
Invest In YOU.
And… PLAN FOR YOU!!!
In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, the focus is on sowing the seeds today for the crop you want to reap tomorrow. That isn’t some haphazard, random activity. That’s a planned event.
None of my DynamicLeader® students ever say, “well, hopefully this will be a better year.”
And that’s the word you’re eliminating: Hopefully…
Just for fun, say these two statements out loud. Seriously, there’s a reason I ask you to do this kind of stuff. Say these out loud:
- Hopefully, this year will be better.
- I’m planning on this year being even better than last year.
Okay, yes, the second sentence has more definitive words in it.
And, that’s the point: To plan and to be specific.
I have a list of goals.
I also have a list of timelines and dates by which to accomplish my goals. In project management, it’s called a gate-check. Do you have everything you need in place by this set time to proceed to the next stage?
Set your outcomes.
Work backwards in time.
Let’s just say you want to lose 20 pounds.
You could have that as a wish, something that will hopefully, magically happen for you.
Or you could say, I plan on being 20 pounds lighter by May 23rd.
What is more likely to get you to your goal? Wishing things would be different or knowing that in the next 20 weeks, you have to put conditions in place to lose just one pound per week. ONE POUND PER WEEK. Do-able?
Let’s do that in the opposite direction with your finances.
Let’s say that you want to increase your bank account by a certain number of dollars.
How much? By when? What activities need to happen (or stop happening) for you to get there incrementally on a daily basis?
Here are three key questions:
- What do you need to stop doing, right now?
- What do you need to start doing, right now?
- What are you doing that you need to do more of?
THAT’S how you will accomplish EVERYTHING on your 2018 goal list. It isn’t by hoping it’ll happen. It’s by planning for it to happen. Put the conditions in place for you to be the person that makes these things happen.
I am wishing you a great New Year (and I’m PLANNING on a great one for myself).
It’s time to invest in yourself and commit to operating at a different level just six months from now. If you’d like to see if you’re a fit for the Intensive DynamicLeader® Program, please reach out to me – CLICK HERE. You’ll become more confident and certain about the direction of your life. Imagine awakening with a smile every… single… day… because you feel vibrant and alive, ready to take on the day. Imagine what it would mean to courageously step into saying or doing the things you’ve been putting on the back burner only to find that your level of influence with others has grown significantly. In six months, the framework program with calls every other week, worksheets, notes, and in-between contact as needed boosts your trajectory. Your productivity increases and some of my clients have seen a significant increase in their income, as well. I’m not allowed to make claims of income. What you put into the program determines what you get out of it, so your results are yours. I don’t guarantee anything other than you’re going to love it or, by the second session, I’ll refund everything you’ve paid for it. It’s a no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee. This program is not inexpensive and it’s really not for everyone. If it’s right for you to take your trajectory to the next level and work with me in a one-on-one session via regularly scheduled sessions, then let’s do this!
Rock your 2018 and keep making your magic!
~ Dr P ~