Overcoming Failure and Meeting Goals in the New Year

“It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.” Picard said it best- sometimes we can try and do everything we can, and still fall a little short. It's a sad reality for most to face when they realize they’re not superhuman and that they too can miss goals. There can be unrealistic standards associated in goal setting because we either believe progress will happen faster than it actually does or because we haven't created the appropriate behaviors associated with what we're achieving. No matter the goal, professional or private, I…

Get S.M.A.R.T in 2019 – A Guide To Goal Creating

Its hard to break anything down into a sure-fire formula for success. You have goals, and things you want to achieve, but without clear ways of achieving those goals- everything is lost! Across the board, a clear road to meet and accomplish these goals is by getting “S.M.A.R.T..” “S.M.A.R.T” goals are a categorized and concise method for setting goals, managing accountability, and minimizing chances for failure. This goal setting methodology is the best at trackability and reflection on how to configure your best self and meet your goals for 2019. Get Specific. Set a clear and descriptive goal of what…

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How To Turn Your “Self-Made” Community Into Your Support Network (Part 1)

How many friends do you have on Facebook? 250? 2000? I have precisely 555 “Facebook Friends.” I’m shamelessly proud of that number as I’ve carried it since I was 19. That number contains the weight of high school friends, college friends, study buddies, networking wins, and work “accomplices” over the past 10 years of my life. I can confidently say that it is my “self-made” community. Thanks to technology, I can see these online acquaintances every day. I can wish them a “Happy Birthday” and share their enthusiasm when they have a new life event. However, due to the passive…