4 Steps To Move You Towards Your Goal.

Waterslide

Did you know it is March? No, you are still stuck in January? Well, me too and that is okay. This week I took my first step towards my “real” goal.

You ever wonder why we think if we don’t start our goals in January and stay on track all year well then we will just have to drift along and wait until next year to start?  We might not consciously do this but typically this is what happens. Well, not this year. I won’t let it happen, will you?

So what step did I take? Well, I decided to sign up for a self-hosted WordPress blog. I followed the very simple tutorial video Michael Hyatt put together and you can check it out here.

Why do you ask? Well, I want to start getting serious about my blog and if I am paying for it and able to make changes and improvements myself most likely I will stay a little more on track with where I want it to go. I also signed up for Elite Blogging Academy and can’t move forward without taking this step first.

My next step is to figure out how to move my free WordPress posts over to my new Self-Hosted WordPress site. I would love direction from anyone out there who can send me a video or step by step on how to do this. I can do some digging myself but I would bet a more experienced blogger out there already knows the perfect place to check it out.

I also started reading Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. Can you tell I like Michael Hyatt? His blogs, podcasts and video tutorials have really guided me through this entire blogging process. In this new book, they help you figure out how to “create a simple but effective life plan” and you should definitely check it out.

In summary, it wasn’t just one step but it was the one step that built momentum up to keep me going.

  1. Step One: Take one step, it is never too late to start a new goal.
  2. Step Two: Seek guidance from experts to help you take your next step.
  3. Step Three: When you are stuck ask others for help.
  4. Step Four: Create a Life Plan to ensure your goal fits within it.
    1. For some, you may want to do this first but for me, I needed a little boost to take that first step to get my momentum going.

What other steps do you take to work towards your goals?

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Question Wednesday 1: Strengths

Beautiful Things: Strengths

Today I am going to begin a monthly post to ask questions to all of you beautiful people out there.  Yes, you  I am not out here on my own writing to myself so one day I will return and answer myself, but that might be interesting to do in the future. I wonder how my future self would give advice to my old self. I digress, as usual.

So let’s get to the questions.

  1. What do you do each week to try and build into your strengths?
  2. What have you reflected on or been reminded by someone else that you don’t do so well and you thought it was a strength?
  3. As Marcus Buckingham says, how can you start to “tilt the floor towards your strengths” to be the best you?

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What Does Epiphany Mean To You?

Epiphany

As I gazed upon my calendar right there imprinted on this date was the word epiphany. A quick definition found on Google:A sudden revelation or insight. But why was this word on my calendar? As I read through a deeper explanation found here, some things began to unravel in my mind. Going back replaying moment by moment I thought why does this word warrant a note like a holiday or special event? Then curiosity got me and I was swiftly going from the story online, to Mathew 2:1-12 and then to confirmation that Magi indeed meant wise men. All roads led to Jesus.

Who knew, well I am sure some of you did, that The Twelve Days of Christmas are not before but after Christmas day? Who knew in some traditions they take all their Christmas trees and wreaths down and have a bonfire on the twelfth day?

But the tradition was beloved in old England.
”Twelfth Night was the burning of the greens; you took the Christmas wreaths
down and burned them,” said the Rev. Bill King, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Clanton. ”In the old English tradition you’d have a bonfire on Twelfth Night.”

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5 Ways You Can Start The New Year Off Right With Focus.

Stay Focused

Our focus often is like a series of fireworks. They are loud and prominent but then we get distracted by another colorful loud and prominent boom. The constant dinging of our cell phone or email or instant message distracts us until the hours have swept away. In a world full of interesting blogs, podcasts, videos, TV shows, movies…we never leave room to rest or focus.

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Do you have a drifting mind? Start creating habits.

DriftingMind

It’s the week of Christmas and your mind is a mess. Christmas presents and parties. Blogs and videos on planning out your goals and future. Wrapping up the end of year tasks for work and listing out your New Year’s resolutions. Is there anyone else out there that sees a post about 5 ways to stick to your goals for 2016 and runs in the opposite direction?

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