The KIC Women’s Entrepreneur Group”KICked” 2018 Jan. 17 at the KIC with CEO Kathryn Kemp Guylay guiding people on Six Steps to Your Amazing 2018. She also recommended Jack Canfield’s Goal Setting Guide, The Freedom Journal by John Lee Dumas, and the Happy for No Reason workbook by Marci Shimoff for setting and following through on your goals.
1. Close out the previous year. Take time to celebrate achievements, new skills and talents, habits, relationships/connections, mistakes and lessons. Identify, acknowledge and celebrate what you have achieved!
2. Clear out the clutter. What things are carrying over from 2017. Time to clean these out. This will enable you to start fresh and move forward with a peaceful, clean slate.
3. Set new intentions. Ask yourself, “What are my intentions for 2018, what is my purpose.? In addition to Jack Canfield, the transformative work of Marci Shimoff can help with understanding your purpose. Marci is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love. Her books include bestsellers, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and six titles in the phenomenally successful Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series.
Questions to ask yourself identifying your purpose.
- Who am I here for (who am I here to serve)?
- How am I here to serve (how can I help?)
- What do I care the most about? (your passion/your calling)
Listen to Kathryn’s podcast with Marci here, find out more about Marci and link to her Happy for No Reason workbook at at www.HappyForNoReason.com or www.YourYearOfMiracles.com
Jack has a similar approach, encouraging you to answer, “Why are you here? What do you want to accomplish? Maybe you already know what is it you want to achieve in life, or maybe you have no idea. No matter where you’re at, it’s a good idea to have a clear vision of what you really want your life to look like, so you can make sure your goals are aligned with your vision and purpose.”
4. Place attention on your intentions. When setting your goal(s), be as precise as possible. I will work out more is less powerful than saying I will run a 5K at 9AM on May 19. Answer the following when setting your SMART goal(s).
- “Specific — What, Why, and How?
- Measurable — How Much, How Many?
- Attainable — How can I Accomplish this Goal?
- Relevant — Does this Align with my Purpose?
- Time-Bound — By When?”
More on SMART goals below.
5. Let go of tension around your intentions. Create a plan of action to achieve your goals.
6. Build your community. It can be easier to work toward a goal when you have the support of an accountability partner. The Freedom Journal step-by-step approach to setting and accomplishing goals by John Lee Dumas, https://thefreedomjournal.com/. He sees the Journal as, “an accountability partner that won’t let you fail.” John hosts Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award winning Podcast during which he interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7 days a week. Every episode focuses on the JOURNEY of the guest, highlighting their WORST Entrepreneurial moment, AH-HA moment, and what has them FIRED up today so YOU, the listener, can learn from their lessons. More at EOFire.com
Here is the SMART goals formula highlighted in Jack Canfield’s Goal Setting Guide:
“Special: Your goal must be clear and defined, not only to you, but to others as well. It should be precise, detailed, and answer questions instead of creating more.
Measurable: Your goal must be clear and de ned, not only to you, but to others as well. It should be precise, detailed, and answer questions instead of creating more.
Attainable: Your goal must be achievable. You should be able to accomplish it within the constraints of time, money, environment, as well as your skills and abilities and other important factors.
Relevant: Goals should be in line with the direction that you’re heading. Keep your goals aligned with your vision and don’t waste time with irrelevant goals that distract you from your true purpose.
Time-Bound: Always set speci c deadlines for the completion of your goal. Creating a target deadline creates accountability and gives you more motivation to keep moving forward.
By using the SMART formula, you ensure that your goals are as specific as possible. Vague goals produce vague results.”
Cheers to an incredible 2018 of creating, planning and achieving your goals! We look forward to our next KIC Women’s Entrepreneur Group event and to staying touch on our Group Facebook Page.