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Archive for May, 2012

A day of firsts

This morning I made a decision, different to the usual ones of what to have for breakfast? What to wear? Tea or coffee? I made a decision about what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be whilst I was doing it.

Decisions about what to do this week:
* be focused on solutions (rather than problems)
* be proactive (take action)
* look for the positives (you get more of what you focus on so it might as well be good!)
* find what makes my heart sing
* set a goal
* make a plan to move towards that goal ( blundering around has served me well, it’s time for
focus)
* enjoy the journey ( take time to be in the moment)

Having made that decision, in a timely fashion, I was asked the question,” Who are you going to be whilst doing?”

Decisions about who I am being whilst I am doing:
* I am an “above the line thinker”
* I am being proactive, exploring, having new experiences
* I am going where the energy is
* I am enjoying different perspectives

This approach has led me to the firsts:
* first time using ” we buy any car.com” (and getting more than the dealer offered!)
* first time selling a car and leaving on foot
* first time getting an umbrella thrown into a sale
* first time at Bletchly train station (didn’t even know there was one- 6 platforms as well!)
* first time on a London Midland train (much like any other, although enjoying the green colour scheme)
* first time blogging on a train
* first time taking really decisive action with something that I would have procrastinated over in the past.

While enjoying my journey home, I am also looking forward to seeing what else this decisive, positive, proactive approach attracts this week. 🙂

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Positive Goals: Dream; Believe; Act; Achieve

Positive Goals: dream, believe, act, achieve. Four simple steps to achieving your goals and the basis of my coaching business.

“If you can conceive it and believe it,  you can achieve it.” Napoleon Hill wrote this in 1930,and hundreds of years before him the great writers and philosophers were saying and writing similar things. As my friend, colleague  and creator of Goal Mapping, Bryan Mayne says, ” there is nothing new here, these ideas have been around for many years”

If we apply these principals, employ the steps and take action which moves us towards our goals, we invariably achieve them; the most successful people do this consistently and they get repeatedly get good, great, outstanding results. This is no accident.

The great thing is that we as human beings all have the capacity to set goals, and if the reasons ‘why’ we want them are compelling enough, we will get there. How fast we do that depends on our focus and the energy we put into getting there.

I thought it might be good to start a blog, to share ideas,strategies and thoughts. It took me a while to believe that I had  things to say that other people might be interested in reading. Now I have finally taken action, and I have achieved the writing of my first blog entry 🙂

What are your dreams?

What will it take to make them a compelling goal?

“All men of action are dreamers” James Huneker