How to Ensure Your SUCCESS in 2019

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Well, 2019 is now here and as most people do you have probably set your self a few resolutions or goals for the coming year.

In the following post will look at setting goals, the use of planning and taking action in this blog. By using all 3 of these strategies to full effect in the coming year you will be setting yourself up for great success.

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Goals

If you are looking to start a new venture or really want to strive forward with the business, you are in you will most probably have set yourself some goals for achieving this. If not, why not?

Set your goals and write them down. Now writing them down is really important. You can have goals in mind and that is great but the trouble with that is that you can easily change or manipulate them without anyone knowing and probably while lying to yourself a little too. Once you write them down have them somewhere where you will see them each day. On your office desk, in your diary, on your mobile, as a screen saver on your computer even.

Writing them down means:

· They are there in black and white.

· You can read them whenever you want.

· You can have them to hand any time you are planning or changing plans to help attain your goals.

· They are there as a constant reminder of where you want to be and what you want to have.

I know many people have business plans and that is great, but I find goals are equally if not more important. Goals really give us something to work towards and we can have many given goals at one time.

Read my last post – How to Set Goals and Achieve Them – In 5 Steps

You can have your short term, medium-term and long-term goals all running together but all focusing on completely different areas. For me, I have daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and longer-term goals.

Why do I have so many? To help keep me focused.

My daily, weekly and even monthly goals are more refined. Daily and weekly almost more like a to-do list or goal. My monthly goals are far higher aiming. Normally business-related goals.

Anything above monthly goals tends to be my REALLY BIG goals. I have started going bigger with my longer-term goals as I feel it keeps me more focused and I find I don’t give up on them as easily.

Now I have started going bigger with my goals and the main reason for this – Grant Cardone! Now if you haven’t heard of him, I suggest you look him up. Grant is the creator of 10X. After reading his book I am now ready to set myself bigger goals. Although bigger goals mean bigger action! For me, bigger action is good. It means less time to procrastinate, to let fear set in or simply be lazy.

Some of my bigger goals can be the amount I want to earn in that year, how many books I will read in a year, where I will travel or big purchase items like cars etc.

One thing to point out is that once I set my goals they never change! I never downsize them to make them more attainable. That is the reason for setting my goals bigger because even if I do fall short, I will still have achieved more than if I were to have set a smaller goal.

Planning

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Once I set my goals I will plan and come up with strategies for reaching them. Now unlike my goals, my plans are something that I can keep changing and often do. If my original plan for reaching a goal is not working, then I will change it to something else that I may think will bring greater results.

To start your planning, it is best to have a fresh page for each goal. Write your goal at the top of the page and then start to write down strategies or things that you plan to take action on to help you reach your goal.

I tend to write my goal and then have a list of bullet points underneath. Then I will have actions for each bullet point at the end of my plans.

E.G.

GOAL

· Strategy 1

· Strategy 2

· Strategy 3

Strategy 1

This is where I will write how I carry this strategy out, what exact measures I will take.

Strategy 2

I repeat as above for each strategy I have bullet-pointed and I will keep going until I have completed ways in which I am going to take action to reach this goal.

Now as I said before I repeat this for every goal. This may seem time-consuming but believe me, committing it onto paper is very worthwhile. Now you can choose whether you handwrite it or type it, the choice is entirely yours, just make sure to have it written down somewhere, so you can read it whenever you choose.

I like to handwrite mine as I feel it commits it to memory better for me and I find writing by hand very therapeutic at times. However, this can be more time-consuming in the long run as I rewrite the whole page when I change or update strategies relating to a particular goal.

FIND A WAY THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND DO IT!

Now one other thing that I feel is vitally important at this point it to plan to set time aside to work on these. Your business goals should be given priority unless you have very pressing health goals that you need to reach to enable you to work on your business.

Try to set aside time daily just to work on reaching your goals. Now, this is not as hard as it sounds as if you are working on business goals you will have time set aside anyway. Now you are just going to be more focussed on what you are going to be doing as you will be following your strategies.

Taking Action

Now that you have set your goals and done your planning it is time to TAKE ACTION. This is going to be the most important part of making this year a success. Along with setting goals taking action to reach those goals is a must. You will never reach your goals or further yourself in any area without taking action!

You must always put in the work if you want success. The harder you work the quicker you will reach success.

Grant Cardone also covers taking big action in his 10x book which I have taken notes from along with Mel Robbins – 5 Second Rule

. I would highly recommend you read their books or even look them up on YouTube. Both address ways to help you take more action, bigger action than you have done previously and as I have already stated action = success.

Take Action
Set aside time EVERY day to take action on reaching your goals. Now every day mean seem a lot but if you want to succeed you got to commit. Now, this doesn’t need to be vast amounts of time, although that will get you reaching success quicker. Just be sure to do something that will move you forward. You may be having the busiest day ever with family or vacation or whatever just do 1 thing every day.

Even if it is only making 1 phone call, writing down 1 or 2 ideas, sending 1 email. Just make sure that every single day you do at least 1 thing.

e.g. if I have 2 goals, one to get more exercise and 1 to read more books I can get creative about working on these 2 goals at once. I will listen to an audiobook while exercising, driving OR doing household chores.

If you want it, you will find a way!

It can be as quick as 2-3 minutes of your time so there is no excuse. Hell, you can do it on your phone in the loo if you need to just make sure and get it done!

Now not all action will bring results, you may at times take action and it can be the wrong action, but you have tried it and if it doesn’t work you can change it. What is important is that you are always striving forward, keeping in motion, moving on and never becoming stuck or stagnant.

One failure does not mean you quit, it means that way didn’t work for you. Many great people say that their success inbuilt on failures. What is important is that you keep going, keep TAKING ACTION!

Want Success? Change Your Mind-Set!

Do You Have The Right Mind-Set for Success?

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How you do in life and what you achieve in life basically comes from what you think or your own mindset.  You have to ask yourself why some people make it, as in wealth, career, getting the life they really want and why others don’t.

Do they know a secret that you don’t?  Well yes, some of them may.  Others it may be what they are taught from a young age and for others simply it is just the way they think, maybe because of their personality. Read on to learn how you can get the best mindset to lead you to success.

It all starts in the mind and from there to decisions and goal setting.  Now I’m no expert in this and I myself am continually learning to grow and strengthen my own mind to help me become a greater success in my chosen businesses.

One thing is for sure is that if you want to succeed in business, especially your own business you have to have the right mindset and motivation.

Starting or working on your own business although rewarding can be difficult at times.  You are your own boss so have nobody to answer to or make sure you are working and putting in the hours needed. You have no one to hold you accountable for getting things done and hitting targets except you.

So here I am going to share with you 3 very powerful videos and suggest a few books for you to read that explain why some people make it big and others don’t! If you watch these and study any of the books they are going to make an impact on you. They will change the way you think, improve your motivation levels and help you quickly and confidently make better decisions in your business and life.

This may be a bold statement but these are tried and true for many people around the world and I don’t think you will be any different.

The following people are successful business people themselves and their videos and books have been used and shared by top business owners and entrepreneurs for years, some even decades. This is a testament in itself of how useful they are going to be to you.

I have watched these videos and read these books myself and they have made a huge difference in not only how I do business but also my personal life and relationships.

Order the books, read online, save the videos to your favourites. Whatever you like just keep them handy if you ever need to go over them or revisit them in the future.

Books

The Law of Success- In 16 Lessons by Napoleon Hill      – this is not only a book but a life course! This book was first published in 1925 and it still remains popular today.  This book consists of 16 sections relating to the laws for success.  The book was written after Hill interviewed and studied over 100 of America’s millionaires.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki   – this book teaches about financial intelligence and how to build wealth by investing wisely.  Many have read this book and it has been endorsed by people such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. It gives great insight into how you don’t have to be a highly educated scholar wise to become wealthy or a success.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason               – this book again teaches of financial security and intelligence and is done so through Clason’s telling of stories.  A really good read full of common sense and advice that we may be ignoring in our lives.

Videos

Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret

A must watch or even get the MP3 to listen to time and again until it becomes second nature. Nightingale defines success as “success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal” and he explains why goal setting for success is a MUST.

Mel Robbins – The Secret to Self-Motivation

Mel speaks about how your brain uses fear to keep you from getting what you want. She explains how you can trick your mind so fear does not kick in and how you can use this very trick to stop hesitating and become more decisive. Mel discovered how to use this trick at a very low period in her life and it has helped propel her into success.

Watch Mels video on YouTube here.

I hope these really can help you on the way to a more successful and fulfilling life.  They sure have started helping me.

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