Category Archive: Goal Setting

Mar 09

February 2015 Monthly Goals Report

Here is my feedback on my goals for the Month of February:

In the month of February, I hired a coach.  He told me that if I didn’t have a detailed plan for achieving each and every one of these goals that I should get rid of them.  I am not going to get rid of my goals.  I may or may not achieve all of them in 2015, but I will leave them out there as a reminder of what I told myself that I could achieve.  I believe that I can achieve all of these goals, so I am not going to stray away from them.

FINANCES

  • I will easily pay off $6,000 in credit card debt by 12/31/15.

I am rebounding from my slip up and in the month of March I will report on exactly how much of this $6,000 that I have retired.

  • I will easily save a minimum of $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15.

I continue to work towards this goal.  In the month of March I will report on exactly how much I have accumulated towards this goal.

  • I will consistently be making an extra $10,000 per monthly by 12/31/15.

My extra rose a little bit and went from $942 in Jan. to $1,043 in Feb.  That’s only a $100 increase, so I have to work on specific plans like my coach has advised to accomplish this goal.

BUSINESS

  • I will easily publish a minimum of 300 videos/articles on my blogs by 12/31/15.

I have to develop a plan to make this happen.  I want video marketing to be an integral part of my strategy.  So this month. I was able to post 6 new videos on the Network for Women in Business Youtube account and I also posted a few new articles on my blogs.  I will begin to keep a tally so I can have an accurate count and will monitor my other business statistics which will go towards keep track of the overall health of my business.

  • I will easily re-launch my Social Media Mastery course by May 1, 2015.

I have not started on this as of yet. (same comment for Feb.)

  • I will easily with grace and style sell out my Small Business Boot Camp for Women by 7/15/15.

I am almost done with the website. Promotion to come soon. (I have created my plan of attack to promote this event heavily over soaicl media.  I will open the cart officially this weeken.

  • I will easily launch 2 live profitable webinars each month beginning January 2015.

I had one profitable webinar in 1 extremely profitable webinar and that was the Print Money Formula webinar with Larry Beacham.  That webinar generated $1,000.00 and of which I earned a $500 affiliate commission.  Not bad.  Larry Beacham is my coach and he showed me how to print money on that night.

  • I will easily publish 25 books on Kindle by 12/31/15.

I did not upload any books in February.  But I did figure out that network marketing is my best niche.

  • I will easily grow my Network for Women in Business to 200 members by 12/31/15.

By hiring a coach I have received confirmation on my strategy I just must execute it now.  I am working on the website and I am planning a complete relaunch for mid-April.

  • I will easily grow my network for women in business list to 10,000 by 12/31/15.

I do have a strategy for doing this. I will implement it.  I have added some new people to my list, I have to do a better job of keeping track of the numbers.

  • I will easily host my wellness business retreat at Canyon Ranch by October 15, 2015.

This event is scheduled. I need to begin promoting it.

  • I will easily have 5 professional speaking engagements by 12/31/15.

I spoke at 72 hours of Power in February and will be speaking at the SASSY Conference on March 14th, I am speaker at the Moms 2.0 Summit on May 1st

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • I will easily lower my blood pressure by June 30, 2015.

I went to doctor and my blood pressure was only slightly elevated. The doctor was concerned with my bottom number being over 90 and near 100. So he prescribed some medication and told me that I only need to take half of a pill. And he said only for 6 months. But my sugar levels and cholesterol levels are amazingly fine.

  • I will easily attend all of my well care visits by February 2015 and again in the Fall of 2015.

I am a little behind but I had my physical last week and I had my mammogram on Sat. I am sure both are fine. I am scheduled visit my obgyn and I have to schedule a colonoscopy soon as well.

  • I will easily post all updates from my well care visits on my blog by March 1, 2015.

I am a little behind, but I above list my latest updates.

  • I will easily complete a 7-10 Green Juice Cleanse 3 x’s per year by 12/31/2015

I have not started this yet, but I need to do one this quarter, so maybe next week.

  • I will easily with grace and style and discipline run/walk 3 miles per day for 6 days per week by 12/31/15.

I have not started walking yet.

  • I will easily release 50lbs of extra weight by 12/31/15.

So far I have lost 7lbs. that have stayed off consistently. I lost 10 in January, but gained 3 in Feb.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • I will easily complete Tony Robbins Personal Power 30 Day program at least once by 12/31/2015.

I am going to order this program and start it soon.

  • I will easily read 12 books by 12/31/15.

I am reading “Speak and Grow Rich” right now.  So far so good.

  • I will easily develop a rock solid daily morning ritual by January 30, 2015.

I am still working on a morning ritual. I do have a ritual but it’s not filled by any means with motivation and meditation.

  • I will easily attend church at least 1 per month every month by 12/31/15.

I have only attended church once this year and that was in Jan. I did not attend in Feb., but will make it my business to attend in March.

  • I will easily perform one act of giving each month by 12/31/15.

LIFESTYLE

  • I will easily find myself on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean at least once by 12/31/15.

I am going to work on this.

  • I will easily get regular spa treatments (massages and facials) on a monthly basis by 12/31/15.

I have not started this.

  • I will easily have a regular housekeeper by March 1, 2015.

Not yet.

  • I will easily treat myself to a new outfit and pair of shoes once a month by 12/31/15.

I bought myself two new sweaters in February.

  • I will easily begin the process of acquiring an investment property by 12/31/15.

I am still working towards this goal.  I may have to move this to 2016.

Well, as you can see, some of these goals are aspirational. You may see some changes here, but for now I will keep reporting.

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Mar 09

January 2015 Monthly Goals Report

Here is my feedback on my goals for the Month of January:

Overall I can say that writing these goals down have really helped me. I am off to a good start to this year as it relates to achieving these goals. Well, let me rephrase that…in some areas I am off to a good start and in other areas I am having a hard time getting the wheels turning. So with that being said there is proof in the pudding so I am now going to review my January of 2015. Here goes:

FINANCES

  • I will easily pay off $6,000 in credit card debt by 12/31/15.

I have consistently paid down on my credit cards. I paid X amount on my debt, but I slipped up by putting a random sporadic charge on one of my cards for almost $500 on something that I didn’t even really want. I promised myself that I would add that money back by the end of February. I will let you know how that goes.

  • I will easily save a minimum of $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15.

I have not dipped into my Mutual Fund savings and have consistently added funds every month, but it’s not enough to have $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15. I am going to have to get more serious about this. One of the ways that I am doing this is by canceling a lot of monthly fees that are coming out of my account for items and services that I don’t even use. I have added these monthly fees up and they total over $600.00. So if I just saved that amount of money I would be able to save the $5,000. I will do better.

  • I will consistently be making an extra $10,000 per monthly by 12/31/15.

I am wondering if this is a reach goal and not a realistic one. Hmmm…All together if I add the money that I made that was EXTRA,, meaning above and beyond what normally comes in (and that’s what this goal is about-Turning my extra income into serious income.), then I made a total of $942.00. (Right now you can’t see this, but I had to stop writing to run reports to verify how much I earned that was “Extra.”I will do a better job of tracking this.

BUSINESS

  • I will easily publish a minimum of 300 videos/articles on my blogs by 12/31/15.

This goal may have been a little over zealous. I may just during one of my vacations knock out a large majority of these videos. But I have to come up with a strategy for this.

  • I will easily re-launch my Social Media Mastery course by May 1, 2015.

I have not started on this as of yet.

  • I will easily with grace and style sell out my Small Business Boot Camp for Women by 7/15/15.

I am almost done with the website. Promotion to come soon.

  • I will easily launch 2 live profitable webinars each month beginning January 2015.

I had one profitable webinar in January.

  • I will easily publish 25 books on Kindle by 12/31/15.

I did not upload any books in January.

  • I will easily grow my Network for Women in Business to 200 members by 12/31/15.

By hiring a coach I have received confirmation on my strategy I just must execute it now.

  • I will easily grow my network for women in business list to 10,000 by 12/31/15.

I do have a strategy for doing this. I will implement it.

  • I will easily host my wellness business retreat at Canyon Ranch by October 15, 2015.

This event is scheduled. I need to begin promoting it.

  • I will easily have 5 professional speaking engagements by 12/31/15.

I spoke at 72 hours of Power in February and will be speaking at the SASSY Conference on March 14th, I am speaker at the Moms 2.0 Summit on May 1st

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • I will easily lower my blood pressure by June 30, 2015.

I went to doctor and my blood pressure was only slightly elevated. The doctor was concerned with my bottom number being over 90 and near 100. So he prescribed some medication and told me that I only need to take half of a pill. And he said only for 6 months. But my sugar levels and cholesterol levels are amazingly fine.

  • I will easily attend all of my well care visits by February 2015 and again in the Fall of 2015.

I am a little behind but I had my physical last week and I had my mammogram on Sat. I am sure both are fine. I am scheduled visit my obgyn and I have to schedule a colonoscopy soon as well.

  • I will easily post all updates from my well care visits on my blog by March 1, 2015.

I am a little behind, but I above list my latest updates.

  • I will easily complete a 7-10 Green Juice Cleanse 3 x’s per year by 12/31/2015

I have not started this yet, but I need to do one this quarter, so maybe next week.

  • I will easily with grace and style and discipline run/walk 3 miles per day for 6 days per week by 12/31/15.

I have not started walking yet.

  • I will easily release 50lbs of extra weight by 12/31/15.

So far I have lost 7lbs. that have stayed off consistently. I lost 10 in January, but gained 3 in Feb.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • I will easily complete Tony Robbins Personal Power 30 Day program at least once by 12/31/2015.

I am going to order this program and start it soon.

  • I will easily read 12 books by 12/31/15.

I am almost finished “What to Say When You Talk To Yourself.” I have completed, “Start With Why” and I am almost finished “the Alchemist.” People have said that they were able to read the Alchemist in one setting. I have found the book to be completely boring. I keep picking it up and putting it down. I am in no way intrigued or even have a burning desire to find out how it ends. I was sad when I finished “Start With Why,” because for some reason this book intrigued me.

  • I will easily develop a rock solid daily morning ritual by January 30, 2015.

I am still working on a morning ritual. I do have a ritual but it’s not filled by any means with motivation and meditation.

  • I will easily attend church at least 1 per month every month by 12/31/15.

I have only attended church once this year and that was in Jan. I did not attend in Feb., but will make it my business to attend in March.

  • I will easily perform one act of giving each month by 12/31/15.

LIFESTYLE

  • I will easily find myself on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean at least once by 12/31/15.

I am going to work on this.

  • I will easily get regular spa treatments (massages and facials) on a monthly basis by 12/31/15.

I have not started this.

  • I will easily have a regular housekeeper by March 1, 2015.

I have not yet start this.

  • I will easily treat myself to a new outfit and pair of shoes once a month by 12/31/15.

I did buy myself some new shoes in January.

  • I will easily begin the process of acquiring an investment property by 12/31/15.

I am still working towards this goal.

Well, as you can see, some of these goals are aspirational. You may see some changes here, but for now I will keep reporting.

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Feb 19

52 Week Money Challenge in Reverse

52-Week Money Challenge

It was the beginning of the New Year and I happened to be fumbling around Facebook and I ran across something called the 52 Week Money Challenge.  The 52 Week Money Challenge is a simple savings plan that allows you to save $1,378 by the end of the year.  You will do this by saving $1 dollar each week and adding $1 to that amount each week.  By the end of the year the maximum amount that you will have to save in a week is $52.  This is a really cool challenge for those who feel strapped for cash at the end of the year and find themselves struggling to buy Christmas gifts for their families.  This could be a great way to get into the habit of savings in general.

But Wait! Why not do the 52 Week Money Challenge in Reverse

How do you do that?  I’m glad you asked.  Instead of waiting until the end of the year to save the higher amounts start off the year saving the higher amounts.  For example, start off the New Year at Week 1 saving $52 and Week 2 you can save $51, this way at the end of the year, you do not have to burden yourself with the higher amount of savings, you can bear the brunt  of this higher amount of savings at the beginning of the year.

The challenge also calls for you to take the money and stash it away in a jar where you can see it.  Well, this would not work for me for a couple of reasons.  First, I would probably be like most people tempted to take the money out of the jar and if I wasn’t tempted I know my teenage daughter would be tempted to take it.  (And yes. My daughter would find some reason why she needed the money and would definitely take it.  She seems to think that what’s mine is also hers.)  So…what do you do in cases like this?

Well, you open up an account with Capital One 360 (formerly ING Direct).  This is an online savings account that pays you interest.  Some of the features of this type of account are:

  • No fees, no minimums, earn interest: Max out your savings with a variable 0.75% Annual Percentage Yield (effective 2/19/2014). Plus, 360 Savings is linked to your current checking.
  • You’ll be stashing it away: Open multiple accounts (and nickname them), track great saves with My Savings Goals Opens a new window and put your savings on auto-pilot with an Automatic Savings Plan Opens a new window.
  • We have your back: Your deposits are FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation–insured up to $250,000 per depositor.
  • You’ll be part of Savers’ Nation: Join millions of Savers already living the money-in-the-bank life.

These are some really cool features that will make savings fun and to top it off, now instead of  your money being in a jar it will be in an account that earns interest.  And you know what is the best part about that?  Now you will have saved far more than $1,378, because of the interest you will have earned, especially by saving the largest amount first.  So why not do it and Pay Yourself First.  If you do the 52 Week Money Challenge this way by the end of the first month you will have saved over $200.00

So if you’re game and want to get started, let’s do it.  Leave a comment below or hit me up on Facebook letting me know that you got started.

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Dec 29

Goal Getting vs Goal Setting

The New Year is coming fast and all that has flooded my inbox has been topics related to goal setting and how to make 2014 your best year ever.  In 2014, I’ve decided not to goal set but to goal get.  I believe that we spend way too much time getting ready to get ready and to me that’s what setting goals is about.  Getting ready to get ready.  Don’t get me wrong.  I believe in setting goals.  But this year I am going to focus on getting my goals or in other words, bringing my goals to life.

2014 is about getting into ACTION vs simple Goal Setting

So when I run into you this year, I am going to ask you what goal did you get versus what goal did you set?  2014 is going to be all about ACTION.  Making it happen.  I think it’s important to know what you want, once you know what it is you want, you should set the intention and put the work in to make it happen.

In business we set objectives for each quarter and we make plans.  We often set certain metrics to measure against those plans and all of that is great.  This is what businesses should do, but I believe that the thing that is most important in this process is when the business (or YOU if you’re a solopreneur) break down those objectives into actionable tasks.  This is often the missing link in the goal setting exercise – ACTION!

In order to manage a project you must break down the tasks into action steps.  This is where the journey begins.  Each action represents a brick on your road to achievement.  Sometimes a task may require 100 actions, but it doesn’t matter as long as it is moving you in the direction of getting your goal.

My Strategy for Getting a Goal

So here is my strategy for getting a goal:

  1. Take an excel spreadsheet and create 5 goals that you want get.  For each goal name the 5 worksheets inside of the one spreadsheet.
  2. Then once you have the worksheets named in each worksheet write down all the actions that it will take to achieve or get to that particular goal.
  3. Once you have all the actions written down, take each day and attempt to achieve at least 5 actions each day towards achieving that goal.  Or if you have 5 worksheets, then depending on how long it takes to achieve a particular action, pick one action from each worksheet.  Sometimes if it is a short action then you might want to take 2 or 3 actions from each worksheet.

Following these simple steps will help you GET your Goal.  So this year, don’t goal set, goal get.

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Dec 04

Starting New Year’s Resolutions Now!

Why wait for the New Year to start your resolutions when you can start them off right now?  Well, I am excited about starting new things.  Tonight I launched a new late night radio show.  Yes, I was nervous, but I did it anyway.  The show was called, Be the Game Changer, It’s Up to You!  The good news is that you can listen to it below if you’d like.  But that’s not the only New Year’s Resolution that I started….continue reading below.

I also started a new weight loss challenge.  I took my before pictures and I also took my measurements and I am starting a program based on Deepak Chopra’s new book, “What Are You Hungry For” with the assistance of Chopra Center Endorsed product ACHIEVE.

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Also here are my before pics

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Measurements – December 4, 2013

Upper Waist 36 1/2

Lower Waist 38

Hips 42

Bust 37 1/2

Left Thigh 24

Right Thigh 24

Left Arm 10 1/2

Right Arm 11

Do you see my butt?  LOL

As Mr. Chopra says in his book Permanent Weight Loss begins with awareness.

If you want to take the Z-Body Challenge with me Click Here

I will post my next pics on Jan. 4th, 2014.  But I will keep you up to date on my progress.

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Dec 01

Deepak Chopra Shares Permanent Weight Loss Secrets

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What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

World renown thought leader Deepak Chopra shares the secret to permanent weight loss in his new book “What Are You Hungry For?  It provides clear insights to the problem and solutions to weight loss issues and genetically modified foods of today.

The book is broken down into 3 parts.  It starts with an Overview of the problem, which is the fact that our foods are genetically modified and our rushed lifestyle continues to push us in the wrong direction.  Then it goes right into the 3 parts which starts with the solution which is described as the Ayurvedic Way.  The Ayurvedic Way is a weight loss solution based on science of Eastern and Western medicine.  It is formulated in the Zrii Weight Loss product line and used by those taking the Z-Body Challenge.   The second part of the program goes into raising consciousness and awareness of what you actually eat.  This concept of raising consciousness helps you to exercise a certain level of control and it also promotes real change.  The third part of the book contains healthy recipes that one could use to incorporate into their one daily plan.

Deepak Chopra’s – What Are You Hungry For Series will air on PBS during the month of December.  This is the perfect time air a program like this, which is right before the New Year when everyone is seeking or desiring to lose weight.

Deepka Chopra doesn’t endorse a lot of weight loss programs or products, but the one that he does endorse is the Zrii product which is offered by the Zrii International.  This products fits in well with his What Are You Hungry For program.

Anyone that is looking for a permanent weight loss solution can find it, if they combine the Deepak Chopra’s new book, with the Zrii Achieve Weight Loss Product.  And the best part about this solution is that you can share it with others and earn income.  So you also have the opportunity to get paid to lose weight, which couldn’t be more of a win-win solution.  To learn more about this opportunity click here. You can also give me a call at 646-421-0830.

 

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Nov 19

Preparing for a New Year

As the end of the year approaches most individuals begin to think about goals and plans for the New Year.  But before you begin to rush into planning for a New Year, it’s always a good thing to take some time out to review the accomplishments from the current year.  Try not to focus on what you haven’t achieved and make sure you spend some time focusing on what you have achieved.  Pat yourself on the back and give yourself a round of applause for all that you have done.  If you don’t celebrate you, who will?

Decide What You Want

Deciding what you want to do in the New Year is the key to making BIG things happen.  Most people struggle because they lack clear goals and purpose.  I have often said that there is nothing more powerful than a mind that is made up.  A convinced mind with laser-like focus can ignite a fire.  Lighting a fire underneath yourself is a good thing.  It’s like starting your engine.  If you decide what it is that you want and set S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Sensitive) goals, you will stand a better chance of achieving them in the New Year.

Design Your Own M.A.P.

Your M.A.P. represents your very own Massive Action Plan.  Creating a solid plan of action will certainly assist you in having a successful New Year.  Breaking your goals down into bite size pieces can help you to achieve them in a more manageable fashion.  When you lay them out into smaller tasks, they become easier for you to act on them.  They become your yellow brick road to your Land of Oz.  Stay on the path until you reach your final destination.  Don’t breakdown before you breakthrough.

Life is a marathon and not a sprint.  The race is won not by the swift, but by the one who endures it til the end.  So keep going.   Make sure that you sign up for my 5-day Boot Camp to help you get clear and focused on what it is that you want to do.

PS: Believe in yourself and you will make it.

Toni

 

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