Do Not Set New Goals This Year Without Watching This First

5 Things That Will Be Beneficial to You When Setting New Goals

Having well-defined, clear goals is important if we want to achieve what matters most to us this year.

In this short video, learn five things that will improve your chances of achieving your goals this year.

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Question: What is one important goal you want to achieve this year?

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How to Complete This Year in Order to Have a Better Year Next Year

Things That Will Help Set You Up to Have Your Best Year Yet

A common mistake people make is to go into a new year without giving themselves the opportunity to review and complete the current year.

If we don’t complete our current year, we carryover things from year, which we may not have liked or wanted to experience, into the new year.

I’ve written about how to complete a comprehensive year review and plan next year, which is worth revisiting again.

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Please give yourself at least a couple of hours to reflect and journal about your year as you revisit this post again.

Question: What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned this year that you’re willing to share?

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5 Things to Remember During the Holiday Season

Ways to Be Best Prepared for the End-of-Year Festivities

The holiday season is upon us and it should normally be a fun, enjoyable and relaxing time.

On the other hand, if we’re not well-prepared, it can generate additional stress that will make the holiday season memorable.

In this video, find out five things to keep in mind during the holiday season so that your celebrations are more enjoyable. Even though you don’t have to do everything, it will be helpful to be better prepared.

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Question: What are some things you will do differently in the new year?

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How to Not Repeat Mistakes From This Year in the New Year

Things That Can Help You Have a Better Year Next Year

No matter how well we did this year, there are always things we can do to improve next year.

Being able to highlight our wins and losses can be valuable as we get ready to go into a new year.

In this short video, learn how you can avoid the mistakes you made during this year, so that you can do things differently and have a better year next year.

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Question: What are some things you will do differently in the new year?

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How to Turn Your Stress Into More Success

5 Steps You Can Take to Handle Challenging Situations Better

Being able to turn everyday stress into more success can be a huge advantage as we go through our day.

Depending on our lifestyle, we experience different levels or types of stress. Living with stress is very common today.

Most people will admit they experience some type of stress daily. This may include dealing with home responsibilities, managing work obligations or handling everyday situations.

It’s unlikely stress will ever go away, therefore we have to learn to deal with it better.

The Causes of Stress

We experience stress when we believe there is a threat to our normal way of being. It also can come about if we have to operate differently than we ordinarily would need to.

Whenever something causes us to go into either fight, flight or freeze mode, that’s an indication we’re experiencing stress.

Typically, three areas of our lives generate the most stress, and they are:

  • Our health and well-being.
  • Our relationships, both personal and professional.
  • Our finances.

If these three areas aren’t going the way we’d prefer, it’s very likely we’ll experience high levels of stress. This will affect our ability to create the results or success we want.

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5 Happy Habits That Will Change Your Outlook on Life

Simple Things You Can Do Daily to Experience More Joy

Developing happy habits will change how we view life and result in better experiences on a regular basis.

Our innate desire to experience happiness or joy drives most of the things we do. If we ask people what they really want in life, most will eventually say, “I want to be happy.”

Happiness is a word we use to describe one emotion. There are thousands of emotions we can experience, so it’s interesting that we want to mostly experience just one emotion.

If happiness is our goal, we should develop happy habits, because our habits dictate most of the things we do.

Why Develop Happy Habits?

Rather than think happiness is something external or something we need to pursue, we can generate it from within.

If we focus on developing happy habits, some of the benefits include:

  • We’ll have a more positive attitude or outlook on life.
  • We’ll be calmer and more relaxed, which will help us have better mental health.
  • We won’t allow external situations affect us as it may have previously.
  • We’ll interact with others in a more friendlier and pleasant manner.
  • We’ll feel much better about ourselves.

It will require focus and commitment to develop happy habits, therefore we must be prepared to put in the work.

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How to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create More Success

5 Ways to Deal With the Voice That’s Holding You Back From Your Greatness

There is an inner critic in all of us that affects our attitude and how we think of ourselves.

This inner critic wants the best for us, but can often come through as harsh and critical.

What is Your Inner Critic?

Our inner critic is the negative voice that criticises us when we do something that’s in conflict with our values or intentions.

For example, we may set an intention to eat better in order to achieve a certain health goal. When we eat something that’s not healthy or fail to exercise, our inner critic can trigger thoughts such as, “You’re lazy” or “You can’t be trusted to do what you say you’ll do.”

Even though our inner critic’s true intention may be to remind us to stay committed to our goal, it uses criticism as the vehicle to keep us on track.

The Power of Your Inner Critic

Ignoring or pretending we don’t have an inner critic will not serve us. If we try and resist our inner critic, it will have more power over us.

Not being able to deal with or silence our inner critic can result in:

  • Feelings of sadness, insecurity and disappointment.
  • Lower self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Having a poor attitude and being critical of others.
  • Reluctance to challenge ourselves or take new risks.
  • Having a fear of failure.

We have to learn to co-exist with our inner critic, as it’s highly unlikely we’ll be able to silence it fully.

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7 Fun Things You Can Do When Alone to Get More Motivated

Easy Ways to Refocus on What’s Most Important

Whenever we’re working on our own, it can be difficult to get more motivated to do what we have to.

This is especially relevant to those who working remotely or operate their own businesses. We tend to be our biggest distraction.

Most times, we do or feel better when we’re around other people, therefore being alone can be challenging.

Why It’s Important to Get More Motivated Especially if You Work Alone

In most work environments, workers typically have to answer to someone in terms of their performance and outputs. If we’re working alone and are our own boss, we don’t necessarily have anyone to answer to. That can raise some challenges.

Some of the reasons why it’s important to get ourselves more motivated if we work alone include:

  • We’ll accomplish what we want in a timely manner.
  • We’ll carry out our responsibilities and meet expectations.
  • We’ll serve those we need to as best as we can.
  • We’ll feel good about ourselves and the progress we’re making.
  • We’ll challenge ourselves to perform better.

If we know how to get more motivated, it’ll make a big difference to what and how much we produce.

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How to Learn to Trust Your Inner Voice

5 Ways to Tap into One of Your Greatest Gifts

Learning to trust our inner voice will give us an additional tool to help us in our daily lives.

We all have an inner voice. Learning to listen and trust that voice is something we have to develop.

What is Your Inner Voice?

Our inner voice is more a sense or a feeling, rather than a voice, although for some, it can be. It’s commonly referred to as an inkling, gut feeling, hunch, inner guide or intuition.

We often hear the phrase, “Listen to your gut,” which implies there is something else that’s always guiding us. That sense or feeling we have in our gut is one example of how our inner voice communicates to us.

We’ll become more aware of it as we start paying attention to how it shows up and how we respond to it.

Why Should You Listen to Your Inner Voice?

If we reflect on the significant decisions we’ve made in life, we’ll find evidence of our inner voice. Sometimes we just had a “knowing” to do or not do something.

Whenever something hasn’t worked out for us, chances are we weren’t aware of our inner voice or we chose to ignore it.

The benefits of listening to our inner voice includes:

  • It’ll be a lot easier to make decisions.
  • We won’t have to second-guess whether something is right or not.
  • We’ll develop a higher level of self-trust and self-confidence.
  • We’ll reduce our stress levels as we won’t experience mental turmoil or chaos.
  • We’ll have a calmer presence about us.

Since we all have an inner voice, it’s a matter of doing certain things to fully tap into it and use it to our advantage.

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5 Things You Can Do if Your Dreams Remain Unfulfilled

Useful Reminders if You Aren’t Actively Pursuing Your Dreams

Having our dreams remain unfulfilled can affect us in ways we may not be consciously aware of.

Our dreams often define who we become and the impact we make in our communities and the world.

The fact that we all have dreams is proof that fulfilling them is an important part of our lives.

Signs You Aren’t Actively Pursuing Your Dreams

As dreams can influence the course of our lives, there are obvious signs when we’re not actively pursuing them. These include:

  • Feeling unhappy, stuck or lost.
  • Having lower levels of motivation.
  • Questioning whether what we’re doing is the right thing for us.
  • Finding it hard to be our true selves.
  • Lacking passion for the things we’re doing.
  • Having feelings of regret, remorse, guilt or disappointment on a regular basis.
  • Not allowing ourselves to believe in our dreams.

The Costs of Having Dreams Remain Unfulfilled

Having our dreams remain unfulfilled can be costly and they can include:

  • Not fully living or enjoying our lives.
  • Just going through the motions or drifting through life.
  • Additional strain on our close relationships.
  • Missed opportunities.
  • Poor mental health and wellness.

There are things we can do if our dreams remain unfulfilled. As Walt Disney once said, “Dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

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