OK, here we go again. 2016 has well and truly kicked in and before we know it January will be gone. Struth, it's Australia Day next week!
So have you set your goals for 2016? Yeah, I know...boring!
Yes, goal setting can be pretty dry - what do they say? Make your goals SMART - Specific, Meaningful, Action Orientated, Realistic and Timely. That's so 1980's - I'm going to an 1980's themed birthday party soon, maybe I'll dress as a SMART goal!
So here's my fun way to set goals.
Each year I go away on a girls weekend and we share our goals or dreams for the following year over a few glasses of wine. One of us stays sober enough to write them all down and then we check in to see how we've all tracked the next year, over more wine of course. It's fun and sharing our goals in this way makes us more accountable.
What I tried to do this year was think about what I wanted to achieve from my goals or dreams. Actually, I focussed on HOW I was going to ENJOY the results of achieving the goals rather than the goals themselves.
So here's the results of my goals that I'll be enjoying soon:
- more time hanging out with those I love.
- going to Europe next year with those I love.
- relaxing time at the beach or immersed in other elements of nature.
- becoming fitter and healthier.
- growing my awesome business.
As Napoleon Hill said; "A goal is a dream with a deadline".
Once I had written down what I wanted to enjoy from achieving my goals, writing the goals and setting the deadlines was easy.
Basically my goals are to create more opportunity. Opportunity is defined as; a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
Opportunity, whether it be to make money or to meet people or to simply relax, is golden. Being specific and visualising opportunity is important. But the most important thing is to take action.
I've been talking to a number of people lately who are doing just that - taking action. There are some that I'd spoken to months ago, in fact one chap I started talking to five years ago, and after thinking about their investment goals over the Christmas break, they are now ready.
So action will be taken, sooner than later and by Property Bloom for these new clients. By helping them develop property, I'll also be achieving my goals.
I read a funny Seth Godin story where he lists seventeen times to start taking action, my favourite is "The best time to start was last year, the best opportunities are gone" (I've heard this one so many times from property investors) but then he finishes his long list of the best time to starts with; "Actually, as you've probably guessed, the best time to start was last year. The second best time to start is right now."