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2016 Goals & 2015 in Review

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It is always a good idea to take a moment to reflect on the prior year before working on the New Year’s goals. Many of you reading this blog are likely over achievers, and as an over achiever we tend to forget to celebrate our accomplishments. We are always onto the next goal. Equally, reflection also allows us to learn from our failures. And we also get an opportunity to see what might have seemed important to us in the beginning of the year lose its importance (or at the very least lose its level of priority). So, before I get into my 2016 goals, let’s take a look at how I did in 2015. 2015 Goals In Review [Fail] …

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The Power of Tracking & Setting Goals – My 2016 Financial Goals

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I would like to say that I have always been a goal oriented person, but that would not be the truth. Although I have been AMBITIOUS for as long as I can remember, I haven’t always given myself a clear path to success. It wasn’t until I read the Slight Edge for the first time in 2011, that I became OBSESSED with SETTING GOALS and ACHIEVING them. It’s pretty amazing what you can accomplish when you actually set SPECIFIC and MEASURABLE goals. As humans, we tend to overestimate what we can do in a day or a week. But we also tend to under estimate what can be accomplished in a month, quarter, or year. Writing (or typing) out your goals and then reviewing them on …

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Quick 2015 Mid-Year Review

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At the beginning of this year I set goals like I do every year. Except this year I decided to theme my goals as you will see below. It’s always a good idea to check in to see how you’re doing towards those goals. I encourage each and every one of you to run through the same process. In all honesty I should have probably been looking at these a bit more closely before now. My 2015 Goals: Themed around Connection, Contribution, Vitality, & Serendipity. Get back into the best shape of my life at 187lbs with 8% body fat (my 2012 personal best). [Vitality] Start my MBA in the Fall of 2015 at my Alma Mater CSUF. [Contribution] Take 3 weeks’ worth of vacation with …

Fail Forward and Make Mistakes to Reach your Goals In 2015 And Beyond

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So many people are afraid of failure and what others will think of them that they never really truly attempt their deepest desires. I am here to tell you that it is okay to set a goal and fail. Just think, Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he invented the light bulb. But he didn’t really think of it as failure, instead he said this, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Sometimes we just have to step out of our comfort zone and shoot for the stars. In 2014 I set a goal to make an extra $20,000 in my new consulting business. I started with zero revenue and by the end of the year I …

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Get Your Goals Ready and Let’s Make 2015 Epic

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I have been ranting and raving about how EPIC 2015 is going to be. I am going into 2015 more prepared and more ambitious than any other new year. A lot of changes happened in 2014 for me and I want to keep that SNOW BALL MOMENTUM going. If you have not already done so, I urge you to take some time and set some goals for 2015. And then share them with the world. You may be asking yourself why I (or YOU for that matter) would share my goals with the world? You may have thoughts of what if I fail? What if people say I can’t do it? The reason you share your goals is for accountability. It is …