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Livingthe goodlife


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Livingthe goodlife

  1. 1. “Living The Good Life”<br />Techniques to help you realistically live the life you’ve always wanted<br />
  2. 2. “Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”<br /> -Jim Rohn<br />
  3. 3. Goals and Goal Setting<br />What is a goal?<br />Can goals be changed?<br />Rules of Goal setting<br />What if I don’t reach my goal ?<br />
  4. 4. What is a goal?<br />A goal is the object of a person’s ambition; an aim or a desired result (dictionary).<br />It is a learned skill that can be learned by anyone.<br />Small Goals vs. Big Goals<br />All goals should be written down<br />
  5. 5. Composing a Goal<br />Goals should begin with “To…”<br />All goals must be dated<br />Goals should be written to be changed, when necessary<br />Once goals are accomplished, they should be checked off<br />
  6. 6. Goals are steps to something else, a larger goal– “The Bigger Picture”<br />No goal by itself is the end.<br />We should question and understand where each goal will lead.<br />
  7. 7. Rules of Goal-Setting<br />Goals must be written down<br />Goals must be dated<br />Goal dates should be flexible<br />Goal plans should always include obstacles and action steps<br />All goals should be tracked<br />
  8. 8. Goals and Visions<br />Visions are the “The Big Picture” your goals will lead you to<br />Goals should be seen as “small steps” that will lead you to your vision/”Big Picture”<br />
  9. 9. Ask yourself: “Where are my goals going to take me?<br />All goals are small steps towards your vision.<br />
  10. 10. Obstacles and Action Steps<br />
  11. 11. Obstacles do occur<br />Action steps help you decide ahead of time what you will do during a “What If?” situation<br />Preparedness helps you spend less time panicking<br />Similar to being prepared for a natural disaster before the meterologist tells you one a storm is approaching.<br />
  12. 12. What is tracking?<br />
  13. 13. Tracking is monitoring your goals.<br /> Re-dating goals<br /> Checking off accomplished goals<br /> Daily progress check (workbook)<br /> Modifications<br /> Re-evaluations<br />No tracking=Failure to reach goal!<br />
  14. 14. “Passive” vs. “Active” Goals<br />Passive goals:<br /> hopes<br /> dreams<br /> wishful thinking<br /> undefined desires<br /> No plan to reach goal!<br />
  15. 15. Active goals:<br /> Action plan<br /> Dates <br /> Precision<br /> Specific way of achieving goal<br /> Personal responsibility!<br />
  16. 16. “Someday, I’d like to…”<br />
  17. 17. NO!<br /> NO!<br /> NO!<br />
  18. 18. It’s O.K. to dream but you must develop a goal plan. <br />Dream goals have no action plan and no follow-up plan of action!<br />Dream but plan!!!<br />
  19. 19. 10 PRIMARY AREAS <br /> OF <br /> GOAL-SETTING<br />
  20. 20. 1. Lifestyle Goals<br />
  21. 21. Where we live<br />What we have<br />“Life Comfort Level”<br />Not to be confused with “Job, Work and Career Goals”<br />“What do I want my life to look like and what do I want in it?<br />
  22. 22. 2. Job, Work and Career Goals<br />
  23. 23. “What do I want to do in my occupational environment?”<br />
  24. 24. 3. Financial Goals<br />
  25. 25. Examples: <br /> 1. How much do you want to save?<br /> 2. How much do you want to spend?<br /> 3. How will you record your saving/spending?<br />Remember: NEVER spend more than you earn! <br />
  26. 26. 4.Time & Personal Organization Goals<br />
  27. 27. 1. What to you want to spend the most time doing?<br />2. What is your schedule like currently?<br />3. What small changes can you make in order to move towards better time management?<br />Allow leisure time and time for yourself!<br /> BE FLEXIBLE!!!<br />
  28. 28. 5.Health and Fitness Goals<br />
  29. 29. How healthy do you want to be?<br />Gym, yoga, walking etc.?<br />Lose/Gain certain amount of weight?<br />What do you see yourself looking like?<br />
  30. 30. Not just physical but also mental, spiritual <br /> health. <br />
  31. 31. 6. Relationship Goals<br />
  32. 32. Single?<br />Married?<br />Divorced?<br />Just dating?<br />
  33. 33. Also….<br />What do you hope to accomplish in your current relationship?<br />Do you and your partner share the same goals?<br />
  34. 34. Not just personal relationship goals but also business, friendship, etc.<br />Examples:<br /> - What do you hope to gain from taking on a particular customer/client?<br /> -How can you better serve your new client/customer? How can this new client/customer be beneficial to your business?<br />
  35. 35. 7. Self-Esteem Goals<br />What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?<br />
  36. 36. 7. Self-Esteem Goals<br />What things do you think can be included in self-esteem goals?<br />Think: Goal is to feel better about yourself/your company.<br />
  37. 37. 8. Personal Growth Goals<br />How can you move from where you are currently?<br /> -How does it relate to your work performance?<br /> -How does it relate to your home life?<br /> -How can you better yourself/your business?<br />
  38. 38. 9.Quality of Life Goals<br />Define what “quality of life” means to you.<br />-What makes a “good quality of life”?<br />-What do you want and how are you going to get it?<br />-Creative visualization<br />
  39. 39. 10. All Other Goals<br />What else do you want or in what direction to you see yourself going?<br />
  40. 40. 8 STEPS TO SETTING GOALS SUCCESSFULLY<br />1. INDENTIFY<br /> What is it you really want?<br />What is the specific goal and what is it that it’ll do for me?<br />Who am I/What is my business really at its core?<br />Is this the right choice?<br />
  41. 41. 2. WRITE IT DOWN<br />-Writing it down solidifies it.<br /> -It becomes real<br /> -Get it right<br />
  42. 42. 3. SET THE DATE FOR COMPLETION<br /> -Dates can be changed but it is important to have a specific date to start<br /> - Example: “March 11, 2011” not “March”<br /> -”To become a better listener” don’t have specific dates but have progressive dates<br /> “I’ll see a noticeable progress in my listening skills by…”<br />
  43. 43. 4. List the Obstacles to Reaching the Goal<br />
  44. 44. 5. Write and Date the Action Steps<br />-Remember “solutions to obstacles”<br />
  45. 45. 6. Prioritize your goals<br /> -Which goals do you need to work on first? <br /> -Pick three focus goals<br />
  46. 46. 8. Review and Track Your Progress on Schedule<br /> -Workbook<br /><br />
  47. 47. FOCUS GOALS<br />
  48. 48. Most important goals<br />Goals that need to be done first<br />Goals that need your immediate attention<br />Goals that make the most difference<br />
  49. 49. NO MORE THAN THREE GOALS<br />3 <br />
  50. 50. Re-prioritize as necessary<br />
  52. 52. 1. Getting Started/Not Doing It<br />The hard part is getting started<br />It is easy to become discouraged and not start setting goals<br />Having a life coach will help you to stay focused<br />
  54. 54. 3. Getting Started Again<br />Once you stop, having to restart, in itself, is discouraging.<br />Some people just stop.<br />Distractions<br />Overwhelmed<br />Lose sight of dream<br />Mental vacation<br />Reset Goals<br />
  55. 55. 4. Not Writing Down Goals<br />Writing down goals gives goals solidity<br />Goals become real<br />Become etched in our subconscious<br />
  56. 56. 5. Lack of Clarity<br />Clear focus<br />Specific<br />Too vague<br />No committment<br />
  57. 57. 6. Setting Goals that aren’t realisitc<br />Goals that are too big<br />Goals that are too far away to ever be able to reach<br />Overwhelming goals <br />
  58. 58. 7. Setting goals that are not big enough<br />No challenge<br />Too easy<br />
  59. 59. 8. Listening to the “Nay-sayers”<br />Negative opinion of others<br />Should be seen as motivation/challenge<br />Jealousy<br />“Self-talk”<br />Distance self from negative talk/thoughts<br />
  60. 60. 9. Negative Programming<br />If you believe negativity, then it becomes reality<br />Lack of self-belief/low self-esteem<br />Negative stuff from past<br />“Flush the toilet on the past!”<br />
  61. 61. 10. Lack of Tracking<br />Can’t see progress if no record is kept<br />No progress seen=discouragement<br />
  62. 62. 12. No external support and motivation<br />Life/Motivational Coach<br />Family and Friends<br />Colleagues<br />Faith-based groups<br />Support Groups<br />Online groups of interest<br />
  63. 63. What is a Life Coach?<br />Teacher<br /> -Step by step teaching/trainer<br /> -Guidance and support<br /> -Accountability<br />A gift to clients<br />Helps clients with choices <br />Encouragement<br />Active motivation<br />
  64. 64. What is a Motivational Coach?<br />Inspires<br />Helps you to reprogram negative thinking<br />Positive<br />Support<br />Teaches/trains<br />Accountability<br />Seminars<br />
  65. 65. Self-Talk<br />History:<br /> -30 years ago recognized as a tool<br /> -Athletes before games<br /> -”Programming”<br />
  66. 66. Based on actual scientific, medical, neurological psychological research<br />
  67. 67. Goal-Seeking Mechanism of Human Brain<br />Recorded messages<br />Permanent storage<br />Birth<br />148,000 “No’s”<br />Negative messages<br />Our own past programs<br />
  68. 68. 77% of our programs are the wrong type of programs.<br />
  69. 69. We are a result of our programs.<br />
  70. 70. Our brains act on the strongest programs<br />Strong programs determine a lot about us<br />Brain designed to collect and store information about ourselves and the world and then it causes us to act on the information.<br />
  71. 71. How Self-Talk Can Help<br />Self-awareness<br />Discover past programs<br />Choosing programs you want to have NOW (“W.I.N.”)<br />How programs/self-talk affect everything around you<br />Your attitude<br />Your beliefs<br />Your interests<br />
  72. 72. Your energy and enthusiasm<br />Your actions and behavior<br />Your follow-through<br />Your reactions to “setbacks” (“Turbulence”)<br />Your determination and perseverance<br />Your belief in yourself<br />The goal you set<br />Your future<br />
  73. 73. Changing Your “Old” Self-Talk<br />Awareness and practice<br />Surrounding yourself with an environment of the RIGHT programs<br />Listening to self-talk CDs<br /> -daily affirmations designed to help reprogram us<br />
  75. 75. Solutions to Changing Your Programs<br />Self-Talk CDs<br />Books<br />Reading “affirmations”<br />Changing your programs by speaking them<br />Subliminal CDs<br />Self-made CDs and programs<br />
  76. 76. Self-Talk vs. Motivational/Self-help Listening<br />Self-talk-repeat each phrase EXACT way. Repetition<br />Motivational CDs: Help to move .<br />
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