Jan 062010

La Jolla Goal Wall

We often set goals, but don’t have a road map on effectively mapping them out. Use these 13 steps in your life and business and you will be suprised on how much more comfortable your business life will be. Enjoy!

1. Set Short & Long Goals –Have end dates. Know your obstacles and solutions to beat them. Be Specific. Write them done daily. Read them daily. Put them in present tense as if they are already real.

2. Have a Plan– Once you know your goals, it’s time to design a roadmap on how to make them come true. What you manage you can measure. Plan weekly and/or daily. Be Flexible to change along the way. Get as specific as knowing what you want to make and doing the math to make it happen. Do you know what you spend? How many calls per day do you have to make to make a sale? Make a daily Scorecard to follow and see your progress; remember you can manage what you measure.

3. Watch out for Time Wasters – Email is a great example. Set times to check it. A great example of using your time to your advantage: have a time saving “Waiting Bag.” The next time your waiting in line or in a doctor’s office grab your bag with items you can check off your list while you wait.

4.Take Action – You have your goals and your plan, but if you don’t take action it all means nothing. Take massive actions, otherwise someone else will. Don’t have the same goals in 2011.

5.Fail Forward – Don’t be too much of a perfectionist and never complete anything. Get your product & service out there; it doesn’t have to be perfect. You can make changes as you go.

6.Be Persistent – Never give up! 90% of the population gives up right before they reach their goals. Keep going no matter what! Why work so hard, to stop on the 1-yard line. Finish the game!

7. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone- Fear keeps us from getting out of our comfort zone. Feel the fear and do it anyway. You have to get out of your comfort zone to achieve great things.

8.Get a Mentor– Tiger Woods (probably not the best example at the time) and Michael Phelps have coaches. Why, because they help you make things happen. They offer accountability and feedback; it’s key to faster success.

9.Find Someone in your Field to follow- They know more, have made the mistakes already, and have achieved success. If you want to be successful hang out with success. Fly with the eagles.

10.Giver’s Gain- Give to others at all times. Don’t expect anything in return. It will come back to you in many ways – even when you don’t expect it.

11. Out Source – Make a list of everything that must get done in your business. Out source the things you don’t need to waste your time on and things you are not good at anyway. Why do your bookkeeping if you’re worth $40.00 an hour, when you can hire someone to do it for $10.00 – $15.00 an hour. Shouldn’t you be out making what your worth?

12. Find a Passive Income Source – When you quit a job, there is no more money. Find a business or businesses where you sell people once and continue to make money as long as they have the product or service. Donald Trump and all the successful entrepreneurs have some form of passive income. Be sure to pick one you are passionate about and know people can benefit from over time. There is nothing wrong with friends and family making a small percentage off of your purchase, would you rather give it to the big companies or people you know?

13. Keep Healthy None of this will matter if you don’t take care of yourself. You must do things to keep your business growing, as you must keep a healthy body to keep YOU going.

You must change your ways to change your life! Good Luck in 2010; make it your best year!

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Post by Carrie Kukuda

Feb 082009


Today I would like to create a little dialog between myself and all of you out there in internet land.

I appreciate your support and feedback on previous articles and that is why I would like to ask for your opinion and assistance.

Where it is that you find personal happiness in life?

When you know your goal, and see yourself making a positive difference in the lives of others what kind of self evaluation have you found to be useful in identifying your happiness?

Quick overview of the reasoning for this post: I am a 24 year old entrepreneur. No girlfriend, wife, kids, or other immediate responsibilities other than routine bills. Business has been absolutely wonderful, especially over the past 5 months. Health is constantly improving both mentally and physically. Road block is I have been finding it difficult to find joy in other areas outside my work and fitness routine.

No one is responsible for our happiness but us.
We are the only ones in control of moods and emotions, however, we tend to give others the power to have influence over us every so often. This is why we must choose our associations carefully. Sometimes the result is limiting time spent with people who are not positively enriching our lives. When we  begin this transition it may feel like we are abandoning some friends and sometimes even loved ones, but the road to success is the road less traveled. This has been personally tried and tested by myself and many, many others and based on experience and the testimonials I have heard the reward significantly outweighs the price paid.

My questions lies here: When sacrifices have been made, and personal success is beginning to come about faster and faster, but it just feels like there is something missing in life, what have been any successful actions or ideas you have had to bring that happiness and joy into your life?

If you can relate to this in any way and have insight, testimonials, book recommendations please do leave a comment.

I appreciate your time and your input. May you have an absolutely spectacular week!

Jan 222009


Do you believe you deserve or have the ability to achieve the lifestyle you desire?

After you determine what is important to you now you can take the time to dig deep and determine what your ideal life style looks like. What tends to hinder people once their goals are set is their inner belief in themselves.

We can set all the goals, put up all the pictures, do all the visualization we want, but if we allow that little voice of doubt that say “you’re not good enough, you can’t do it, that will never happen,” it will never feel like enough.

A great way to train yourself to learn what voice to listen to and what voice to ignore is when you are saying to yourself “I can do this, I am this,” whenever your thought begins with “I” that is your success mechanism. When you think to yourself “You are, You can’t,” anything that beginning with “You” it is your failure mechanism activating and your unconscious mind creates the perception of doubt and failure. IGNORE this voice! When you have a thought that is “you ___” make a conscious effort to retaliate on it with an “I AM” statement. At first this will take conscious effort, but in time it will become second nature and you will have weakened the failure mechanism to a point of no return.

So as you take the time to put your goals down on paper, in pictures around your house, allow them to appear in your day dreams, as your desires and goals consume you please remind yourself you are worthy. You are great and deserving of all that is wonderful. We are designed for greatness, but programmed for failure. This is why it is so necessary to surround yourself with those who have accomplished what you aspire to. They will become your support.

John Addison has a great CD titles “Don’t listen to anyone more screwed up than you are.” The title itself should be explanation enough to avoid listening to people who will try to drag you down. Life is too short to adopt other people beliefs about your actions.

Take a few hours to set your goals, find out what your ideal life looks like and begin believing you can and will accomplish it. When someone asks you what do you want to be doing in 10 years you can say it with confidence and without hesitation.

Good luck and stay tuned for part 3!