First of all, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!
This holiday is one of my favorite holidays that we celebrate here in America. Had it not been for the brave men and women that fought for our independence and signed the Declaration of Indpendence 236 years ago I would not be sitting here writing this blog post.So as we celebrate our independence I just want to say how thankful I am for living in a “Free” country and although times may be tough this country is still the best land in the world to live in! God Bless the USA!
God Bless the USA and You!
I have a simple question for you today and that is. “Do you have a plan for 2011?” I am referring to a specific, detailed, goal approach to having a better year personally and professionally in 2011. I know what you are saying, “I have my goals for next year up here in my head.” Sorry, that does not work. If you really want to have a great year in 2011 you need to take some time over the next couple of days and reflect on what you accomplished this past year and what you want to accomplish next year.
Every year I use a technique that I learned from the great Jim Rohn. What I do is, I take all my journals and goals that I have written down and review them. I ask myself the following questions:
Why do I write that down as a goal?
Did I accomplish it? If not, why not?
What areas of my personal life do I want to work on?
What areas of my business career do I want to grow?
What are my income goals for the next year? 3 years? 5 years?
How do I become more?
What people do I need to meet and network with to achieve my goals?
Those are my top 7 questions that I ask myself before I begin to set up my plan for the next year. And yes, I write it down!
So, take the next couple of days before the holidays and reflect on what this past year has been like and set up your 2011 plan.
I will be sharing with you my 2011 predictions and my plan real soon, so come back to see the big things I have planned.
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The holidays are just about here and every year around this time I begin to reflect on the year that was. This year is unique because not only do we finish another year, but also wrap up the first decade of the new millennium. I can not believe that another decade of my life is complete. I’ll focus on that later, but today I want to talk about reflecting back on the past year. Last year I was introduced to Darren Hardy’s “How to have your best year ever” ebook and I have to admit I made some better strides in achieving the goals that I had set for myself. Maybe it was his system or maybe after all the years of me reading about people becoming successful I decided it was time for me to actually quit reading and thinking about being successful and actually start doing. Regardless of why I made better strides the real point I am going to make here is that one of the exercises Darren recommends to do is to write down 10 great happenings from last year.
The first time I did this exercise I had a difficult time coming up with 10 great things that had happened. I have to admit it really bothered me that I could not write down 10 great things that had happened throughout the year. However, what I walked away with after this exercise was really insightful. The light bulb finally went off and I realized that like most of us we tend to remember and dwell on the negative things that happen to us instead of the positive things that we experience. Once I had my list complete I realized what an amazing year it really was. Because of this exercise I came to the understanding that when something great happens you need to celebrate and also write it in your journal, so that when you reflect back you can realize that no matter how tough times might be there are plenty of things to be grateful for. So, as we wrap up this year take some time and write down 10 great happenings that you have occurred in your life. Once you have them written down reflect back monthly, quarterly, and at the end of the year to remind yourself of the great things that you have done in the year. Stay tuned for my next posting because I am going to share my 10 great things from this past year.
Happy New Year! No, I am not crazy. Let me explain. Ever since I started in the fitness industry some 14 years ago I always thought Sept 1st seemed a little different. What I mean is typically Labor Day weekend falls right about now and once the holiday is over you get a ton of people into the gym. I am not exactly sure why but I can bet you that most people took the summer off and now after several months of laying around they are ready to get moving. With all this new motivation it tends to be just like the New Year in terms of people setting goals and getting back into shape. The question I have for you is what have you done to prepare for this new wave of prospects back into the gym? Have you looked at your goals you set at the beginning of the year? ( You did set and write down your goals, right?) If you have not reached the financial goals you set back in January you have 4 months to reach them and don’t forget you have several holidays that will get in your way. The main point I want you to take away from this post today is that you can bet on the fact people are motivated to start personal training again and you need to also look at the goals you set for yourself back on one of those cold January days.