Are you on track to reach the goals you set?
Do you have someone to hold you accountable?
Please Note: The above is a reprint of a post used by Don Miller on his website . He credits it to Eric Aronson
~Challenge What’s Possible~
Jill Hutchison is the “Tap Your Next Power” Mentor taking successful, driven professionals into their next stage of growth and advancement, the one they have been struggling to see and tap, the one that will throw open the doors to their next opportunity.
Jill connects you to your most powerful self, shifting attitudes, beliefs and actions to spark achievement rapidly by going straight to the issue. She draws out your creativity to craft a goal larger than perhaps imagined.
Now your eyes are open, and the path is clear and straight-forward. Now you tap the full power in you to achieve what’s next for you.
Imagine you have a torch that doesn’t seem to be working properly. Do you simply throw it out? No, you would either recharge the batteries or put new ones in. You don’t judge how well something works when the batteries are totally flat.
Recharge those batteries and then evaluate how well it works.
If you start a goal setting exercise with a flat battery, feeling low and run down, it’s not going to be productive.
It’s way better to do goal setting when you are feeling a bit more optimistic and when your batteries are recharged.
So what do you do then if your batteries are flat and you want to get your goals achieved?
Start with listing everything you have actually achieved. This lifts your confidence and recharges your batteries.
It reminds you that you have had success in some areas. It focuses your mind on the good, not only the bad.
As a result, the goals you set are going to be the ones that energize you, the right goals for you.
It’s a bit like standing at the top of a mountain – it’s so much easier to see the bigger picture, than when you are standing at the bottom wondering how you are ever going to find your way up.
Why list your achievements?
1. It helps you focus on what has gone right rather than on what has gone wrong.
2. You get a more positive start to your goal setting.
3. Your goals will be more aligned with who you are.
4. It reminds you of the fact that you can achieve goals.
5. You see the bigger picture of your life as a whole. This allows you to set goals that get you closer to your greater good and higher purpose.
Why many people don’t do this:
1. They are so used to playing down their achievements because they don’t want to stand out.
2. If you’re in a negative spiral, you tend to question everything – wondering if anything is going right at all. This is not a productive or useful exercise at all.
Go ahead and list all your achievements and successes. Even if you think it’s a small success or inconsequential, write it down anyhow.
Have fun with this, till next Chooseday,
P.S. There are still 2 seats available for my Think and Grow Rich Mastermind this Thursday evening! Click here to grab your spot!
India is making a major impact in my life! I’m fortunate enough to be here at the Vibrant Gujarat event, with thousands of people, including 450 of us in the delegation from Australia.
It is an incredible experience as this event was truly world class, the calibre of speakers was phenomenal. Leaders from World Bank, MasterCard, Rio Tinto, several other companies and countries made it an enriching and enlightening experience.
Several things have been front of mind while visiting India.
1. The importance of accepting and being in awe of what is. The way things are, the richness and diversity of the people. Just like its important to have complete acceptance and awe of yourself and your skills and talents.
2. I have noticed the Indian culture is very respectful of all religions, cultures and beliefs. I think other countries can learn a lot from this. Individually, when we choose to see the person rather than the stereotype, we connect and find the commonalities rather than the differences.
3. Awesome attitudes exist towards the customer here. Yes, I’m well aware my experience may have been slightly skewed with my stay in luxury hotels. I’ve chosen to take these service levels with me and see how I can serve my coaching clients and audiences even better.
What do you choose to focus on today?
Have a great choose day!
With love and gratitude,
The PM of Bhutan talks about Gross National Happiness as more important than GDP!
Her name is Pepper Hutchison. See how ultra-cute she is?
I’ve discovered through this process that puppy training is not what it used to be.
The old fashioned way was to use rolled up newspaper and reprimand it when it did something wrong.
The new way that I’ve learnt is to teach it words. So when it’s sitting, you say “sit”.
When it’s lying down we say “down”.
Each time she does the right action, we say the corresponding name. We don’t ask her to sit or anything else until she actually understands what the word is.
The theory is that in a few months, she should sit when asked, and lie down when we say down (I’ll let you know how that goes!)
When you give it a treat, move the treat from it’s nose over the back of it’s head, till it sits. then give it the treat and it learns to sit for treats.
The positive reinforcement is very important, and that is how they learn.
Now perhaps you knew all this long before I did.
I wasn’t really much of a dog person (preferring cats) so although I’ve been around dogs my entire life, I’ve never been the one to do the training.
My point is this: if positive reinforcement works so well with dogs, isn’t also logical that is works well with people too?
“Yes”, I hear you say, “Duh, obviously”
We all know this, and yet, how often do we use positive reinforcement to create the behaviours we wish to see in our own life from ourselves and from those around us?
How many times do we say ‘thank you’ when someone is doing what they are supposed to do? Do we take them for granted?
In business particularly, when things get a bit rushed, it’s easier to only comment when the wrong actions are being taken, rather than to notice the 90% of the time when the right actions are taken.
My challenge to you today:
1. Congratulate yourself for everything you do right today.
2. Notice and congratulate those around you when they do something right.
3. If you notice someone with an awesome attitude, comment on it with the #awesomeattitude tag on social media!
4. Let me know how you go. Add your comments below.
Have a great Chooseday,
PS: we still have a few places available at the next Think and Grow Rich mastermind starting in January.
There was such a great response to the first video about Running out of your goals, that I have done Part 2 for you!
I certainly don’t have the same goals now as what I had 20 years ago. Don’t be tempted to simply keep the same goals for years – re-examine them to see if they still excite you.
If you’ve run out of energy to work on the goals on your list, they are probably not the right goals for you. They might have been the right goals a few years ago, but you’ve shifted. You’ve grown and evolved. Your drivers have changed. Your goals need to change and grow with you.
We need to relook at our goals at every phase of our lives.
In this video share some tips to help you with that.
What are your goals?
What would you like me to talk about in future Chooseday videos?
With love and gratitude
PS: If you missed last week’s video of Part 1 of Running out of Goals, here’s the link to it.
This is an excerpt from the daily writing I do as I get inspired. This is an unedited post – enjoy!
As we ponder on “Thoughts Create Our Reality”, beware the insidious temptation to become self-righteous.
Ponder with humility on the grace of God which is bestowed on you. Not because of who you are, what you’ve done or thought, but because you exist.
The grace of God which passes all understanding – combined with us focusing our attention on what is required of us, combines into a great journey. Recognise how much is out of our control and remember it with awe.
So much has conspired together to get you this far. None of it was done in your own strength (or that’s when it was especially tough going, when you were trying to do everything in your own strength).
Don’t ever be smug in thinking it was your thoughts and goal setting alone that created your success.
When you’re honest about how so many things needed to come together in order for you to achieve your goals, it will humble and inspire you.
God is not a puppet. (Nor is The Universe / Universal Energy / Your Innate Knowing / Yaweh / Grand-Overall-Designer or any other term you may use to refer to whatever we know exists that is bigger-than-us, but-can’t-quite-know-what-to-call-it).
God is not a puppet that we can order around on a whim. We were born with a program inside of us. When we openly and honestly acknowledge our true self, our strengths and abilities and true desires – and take action where we need to, that is when we fulfil our purpose and really achieve our GIG (God Inspired Goals).
It’s your GIG. You will succeed at your GIG!
Open up to the desire within, listen to what your soul really wants and pursue that.
Then you’re not pursuing selfish egotistical goals, but getting into your groove that you were designed to be in.
How do we do this? We need to get honest, raw and open with what our heart and soul want. Even listening to the Ego can give us a clue, because I believe we were given an ego for a reason, and it’s not all bad!
Make sure you’ve got someone around you that will allow you to be open and honest and will believe in your dreams.
Think and Grow Rich Masterminds are back!
After numerous requests to hold this 7-week program where we study the works of Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, I have decided to run them in August.
If you’re in PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
West Perth on a Thursday lunchtime, Duncraig at my home office on Wednesday lunchtime.
If you’re further afield or prefer to join from the comfort of your office or home:
Tuesday morning 8:45 online (This is Perth time, which is 8:45pm EST on Monday night)- so you can join wherever you are in the world.
For more information email me on jill(at)evolvedynamic.net
(I have to put this email address in like this to stop the spam robots that look for email addresses they can click on! But as you’re a human, you’ll know how email addresses are supposed to be written with the @ in place of (at))