How to Create an Affective Plan You Won't Quit

A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

It’s 2020 and you’re ready to start slaying your goals that you set at the start of the new year. Now, that you have your goals (destination), it’s time to figure out just how you’re going to get there. First, I want to commend you for taking the time to CREATE a plan. Because, so many people give up on their goals, because LIFE happens and often when we least expect it right? The good news is that with the RIGHT plan or strategy in place, we can no longer have an excuse not to keeping going when those inevitable setbacks and discouragements arise.

The prerequisite for creating an effective plan that you won’t quit is: 1) Knowing exactly what you want to achieve, 2) Setting a SMART goal and breaking it down into small action steps. Once you have done that, it is time to create a goal-slaying strategy.

Here is the breakdown on how to create your strategy.

1) For each goal you set, break it down it to small steps.

Example:

Goal – I have $1,000 saved specifically as spending for my Summer vacation.

Step 1) Create a Budget

Step 2 ) Open a savings account

Step 3) Set-up my bank account to automatically deduct $100 from each upcoming paycheck and deposit into a separate savings account until a total of $1,000 is saved.

2) For each step, identify ANY limitation and limiting belief that you can think of. These are any reasons why YOU would not complete that step.

Example:

Step 1) Limitation – I don’t know how much to set up my account to automatically deduct $100.

Instead of avoiding this step altogether, identify a few solutions or alternatives.

Limiting Belief – I don’t know if I can save enough money in time.

Example:

Possible Solution – Call customer support and ask for assistance setting up the account.

Possible Solution – Google “how to set up my account with (name of bank) to automatically deduct $100 on a recurring date.

Possible Solution – Go to local branch in person and request assistance in getting set up.

Alternative Belief – Write out goal(s) and affirmations daily: I am going on summer vacation with more than enough money to splurge.

Many people give up on their goals NOT because the goal is too big. They give up, because of a STEP that they were required to take along the way. Many of the steps you must take to accomplish your goals may be tangible like the example above. However, others will be much like this limiting belief…

Limiting Belief: I am not good enough OR I am not qualified.

Instead of giving in to the discouragement, let’s identify some solutions to this “problem feeling.”

First, acknowledge that your FEELING is VALID. It is justified. It’s okay to feel “not good enough” or “not qualified.” Then, realize that you can do something about it and decide that you will do something about it. The solutions or alternatives that you identify are the specific things that you can do about it.

Example:

1. Work with a coach or mentor. Can’t afford one? Check out SCORE or coaches who offer coaching pro-bono.

2. Read books written by experts in your field/topic to enhance your knowledge

3. Watch YouTube videos on the topic

4. Take certification courses or go back to school and get a degree

It is my hope that this post has opened your eyes to see opportunity where you may have previously seen setbacks. You CAN achieve your goals and live your dream. But, sometimes we get stuck, because we don’t have the right PLAN. The right plan will have you prepared for possible setbacks and discouragements, before you even begin. And you know what’s great about this type of plan? Whenever a new limitation or limiting belief (thought) presents itself, you can add it to your list and follow the same formula to identify a solution AKA another reason why it IS possible to keep going. If plan A doesn’t work, you move on to B, C, D, etc. until you find what works.

If you’d like help in getting clear on what you want to achieve, setting the right goal and creating the right plan, I am here to help. I have officially launched my Goal Success Strategy Sessions. Click HERE to learn more.

Thanks for reading my friend! Wishing you great success this week. Feel free to share your comments below. Happy Manifesting in 2020!

The One Thing You Must Sacrifice to Achieve Your Goals & Manifest Your Dreams

Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight. Anything is possible, and that’s something we should not lose sight of. The inspiration and the permission to dream is huge. Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful.

– Unknown

If you want to achieve your goals and manifest your dreams, you must be willing to sacrifice your comfort zone.

Give Yourself Permission to Dream Big

One of the most common emotions individual experiences when they’ve reached the later years of their lives is regret.

Every day someone leaves this life with unfilled goals and dreams. Today, many people are chasing after someone else’s dream, rather than their own. While others, are waiting for a sign or some sort of feeling that says “you’re qualified” and “it’s time” or “launch now.”

You don’t have live a life of regret. You CAN live your life on your own terms, pursing after your own dreams! You do not have to let someone else pressure you to do what they desire you to do, because they want to LIVE through you.. YOU can give yourself permission to follow your own heart, chase after your own dream.

As long a you live and even after you are gone, someone somewhere will always have an opinion. Their opinions are their truth, not yours! So, don’t let their truth define your own. Free yourself by freeing your mind. You do this by shifting your PERSPECTIVE. When you stop focusing on other people’s opinions or “truth,” and focus on your own, then your actions can align with your truth.

Take Strategic Action

Ask yourself this: Has what I’ve been doing for the past few years been working? Have my actions gotten me any closer to achieving my goals and manifesting my dream? To achieve your BIG + IMPOSSIBLE looking goals & dreams, you MUST take strategic action. Dreaming is the easy part, but making it your reality takes consistent, strategic action. It’s great to have a destination in mind, but make sure that you have a plan of how your going to get there. Not only that, but makes sure your plan includes details on what to do IF something occurs unexpectedly that initiates you to reroute. The difference between having a PLAN and a STRATEGY, or “strategic plan,” is knowing what alternatives you can take if Plan A doesn’t go as planned.

Be Willing to Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

When you have BIG goals & DREAMS that you want to achieve and manifest, you cannot allow your comfort zone to hold you hostage. Although you may experience feelings of fear, anxiety, insecurity, unpreparedness, etc. you must SHIFT your focus. Rather than focusing on the steps you must take that are outside of your comfort zone, FOCUS on the destination, the end result that you desire. If you’ve set the right kind of goal, your GOAL & DREAM should be bigger than any uncomfortable action you must take to get there.

What you desire is outside of your comfort zone, so shift your focus and execute!

Practical Tips for Manifesting Your Dreams and Achieving Your Goals

The New Year and the New Decade we’ve all been anticipating is finally here. I don’t know about you, but I feel like God, the creator of our universe has gifted us with a fresh start; a new opportunity to manifest our dreams and achieve our goals. Some of the things that we’d hoped we’d accomplish in 2019 didn’t get done, for one reason or another. But, today, I encourage you to shift your focus onto this present moment . There’s nothing you can do about the past, but you can do a whole lot about your future. You are creating your future now, in the moment you have right here, right now!

As we begin to shift our focus onto this amazing opportunity we have NOW to create our ideal futures, I want to share with you a few tips that will help you manifest your dreams and achieve your goals in 2020.

If you like these tips, I invite you to subscribe, because over the next few months, I will be highlighting these tips & breaking them down even further! Let’s get ready to slay some goals.

Practical Tips for Manifesting Your Dreams & Achieving Your Goals

In no particular order..

  • Act as if you already have it
  • Visualize
  • Meditate before bed and when you awake in the morning
  • Write and speak your goals daily
  • Listen to affirmations as you sleep
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Script in a manifestation journal
  • Surround yourself with and learn from people who are already where you want to be
  • Use a vision board or vision book
  • Set goal that are in alignment with your ideal lifestyle
  • Set goals, break them down into small steps, create a plan and THEN take action
  • Set goals that YOU want to achieve NOT goals that sound good or that someone else thinks you should pursue
  • Pursue your goals with passion or not at all
  • Dream car? Take it for test drive and get a picture with you sitting in it and add the picture to your vision board or as a screensaver on your phone.
  • Don’t have a vision board or always on the go? Try this. Have the screensaver on your cellphone, desktop or laptop rotate between photos of things that would be on your vision board. This is a great alternative to having a vision board, because it will be in front of you ALL the time right?
  • Dream house? Take a tour of your dream home, even if you’re not ready to buy yet and take a picture standing in front or inside of it. Add it to your vision board, vision book or save it as your screensaver.
  • Be mindful of your mindset. More specifically; the thoughts you think and the words you speak. Positive vibes only! Here’s a trick: When you catch yourself saying “I can’t” or “I don’t have..” Do this: 1) Stop yourself mid-sentence or as soon as you become aware OR 2) Correct yourself mid-sentence simply by adding “yet” at the end. For example, “I don’t have enough money.. yet!” Remember, the words you speak are just as important as the thoughts you think and the actions you take when manifesting your dreams!

Manifest is defined as clearly shown or visible. 2020 is the year for your goals & dreams to be clear shown or visible. This is the year to manifest.

I entered 2020 knowing my word of the year was going to be MANIFEST. On New Years Eve, I attended a church service and guess what happened? The pastor preached a sermon stating that 2020 is the year for Reaping! My goodness, if that didn’t make me want to jump out of my seat and run a few laps around the building.. Listen, that was all the confirmation I needed. If this is the year of reaping, then that means that 2020 is the year to see results – clearly shown or visible. This is the year to manifest! However, you can only REAP what you have sown! You can only manifest BY investing in yourself and in your future. You can only manifest by putting in the work necessary to reap the benefits.

This is your year my friend, to manifest your dream and to achieve some goals! If you have a clear vision and are ready to take action, then the tips I have shared above with HELP you MANIFEST! But remember, you’ll only reap what you sow!

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Happy Manifesting!

How NOT to Give Up On Your 2020 Goals

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

– Benjamin Franklin

It’s common knowledge that during that at the start of each new year, many people, all over the world set new goals and new year resolutions. It’s also commonly known that most start of strong, but instead of gaining momentum, most people fall off around March and April. Many of us know this to be true and can raise our hand it admittance that we are guilty of this too.. giving up on our goal or resolution. Have you ever stopped to wonder why so many individuals continue to go through the cycle of starting and stopping when it comes to pursuing their goals? Because, if it’s one thing I know, is that LIFE happens to us ALL. No one Is immune to unexpected challenges, roadblocks and setbacks occurring. That’s just life right. Yet, some or should I say ALL of the most successful people in the world have faced multiple challenges at some point in their lives. The difference between them and everyone else is that they kept going!

In 2020, I encourage you to keep going! But, I’m not here to encourage or motivate you. I’m here to empower you to keep going! So, I’ll tell you what you want to know. Let’s face it, it’s easy to give up on our goals when things get tough or uncomfortable. But, how do you NOT give up on your goal? How do you KEEP going?

You plan.

You need to have a plan.

Not just any plan. You need to have a strategic plan.

Having a strategic plan of action means that you have a plan for HOW you will KEEP going WHEN roadblocks and setbacks present themselves.

I promise you, roadblocks and setback will arise. And, that is when many people get discouraged. BUT, when you have a strategic plan, you have a flexible plan that gives you options. Meaning, IF you plan A does not work, you have a plan B, C and D.

You are more likely to keep going when challenges arise when you are prepared in advance.

Don’t have a plan? I’m here to help.

As a certified life, solution-focused and Goal Success Coach, I’m on a mission to empower millennial women to clarify, set & slay their goals! I am now offering Goal Success Strategy sessions where I will help you create a strategic strategy to slay your 2020 goal(s). For more info or to book your discovery call, click HERE.

Another way that I am empowering individuals to clarify, set & slay their goals, is to share tips & strategies to help you do just that.

Yesterday I shared a tip on my social media pages that I will share with you now.

If you want to set yourself apart from the masses and achieve your goal; I encourage you to start here. Start by developing a habit of writing out your goals daily. What I’m sharing with you, is something that I do. Every day! And, I’m telling you, when I first began doing this, about 3 years ago, it wasn’t long before my mindset began to SHIFT & I began to see RESULTS! If that’s what you want to see clearly in 2020, start here!

A few tips for writing out your goals – strategically!

1) Keep a journal specifically for writing out your goals daily.

2) Get as specific as you possibly can.

3) Write your goals as if you already have what you desire to manifest.

4) Connect emotionally to what you are writing. It helps to speak it out loud and to visualize how you’ll feel when you get it! Bring those positive emotions and energy into the present moment.

The benefit of writing your goals daily is that it helps keep you focused, motivated and accountable.

4 Ways to Manifest Your Dreams in 2020

Thanks you to all my subscribers, for your continuous support! Wishing you all a year of abundance in happiness, health, wealth, love & success!

Now that we have finally entered a new year and a new decade.. 2020.. how do you feel? I know, many people have been anticipating the new year. For many of us, 2019 was a year of lessons learned. What makes 2020 so exciting, is that fact that those of us who learned and experienced growth from our 2019 challenges are ready.. We are prepared to take on this years challenges and win! Let’s face it, we will no doubt experience new challenges and maybe a few setbacks and disappointments BUT we have also transitioned into a new season.. of abundance! This is the year to secure all the blessings with our name on it. Last years challenge was attached with purpose. I promise you IF you take strategic action, this year will be your year.

Whatever goals you had in 2019 and prior that you did not achieve.. it’s not too late. But, you’ve got to intentionally decide to do something different THIS year, if you do not want a repeat of not achieving the goal. Some of you have been planning to write and publish your book for years now. Many of you have business ideas, a career you have yet to pursue, something that you’ve been dreaming, but have not pursued because of doubt, insecurity, a lack of money, motivation, etc. BUT timeout for excuses. It’s time to take strategic action and manifest those dreams! Here’s a few things to help:

4 Things To Help You Manifest Your Dreams

1) You’ve got to have the right mindset! You have to believe that what you desire to manifest is possible. You have to believe that you are capable of manifesting it, with the help of God the creator of the universe and the universe itself.

Having the right mindset is not just believing your dream is possible, but it’s thinking, speaking and taking positive action! Develop an awareness of the thoughts you think consistently. Be mindful of what thoughts you entertain in addition to what you allow yourself to indulge in via television, radio, social media, etc.

Your mindset is the single most important part of manifestation. The thoughts you consistently think must be in alignment with what you want. What you think about you bring about!

2) Get clear about what your ideal life looks like. Get specific about which goals you want to achieve. Identify, what you need to do; what goals do you need to set and what sets do you need to take to get where you want to go? You must know where you want to go, because this is the foundation of your strategy (game-plan!)

3) You need to have the right strategy! You have to have a game-plan. This is the what and how. Your game-plan tells you what are you going to do and how are you going to do it. Think of this as your roadmap. Without it, you’re just going through the motions of life, without any intention of going anywhere specific. Sad to say, many people are living like this and reach the end of their life with many regrets. Don’t let that be you.

4) You need someONE & someTHING to hold you accountable. You can use a vision board, vision-book or planner as your THING and you can hire a coach or mentor to guide you and a family member or friend to hold you accountable. The key to choosing your someONE is to find someone is, like you, on a journey to get where they are trying to go OR someone who is already where you are trying to get to .

I’ve been blessed to achieve many of my goals and am ready to help you do the same. Are you ready to slay your 2020 goals? Book your Goal Success Strategy Session today!