New Starts!

We all want to be more successful and I will share some information that I hope will help you to move in that direction.  A couple of years ago, I took a seminar called JUMPSTART.  I received some helpful information for me and I would like to pass it along to you this morning as a way to help you Jumpstart your business.

We are going to begin by thinking about accomplishments that you have completed in the past year and how they related to the goals you may have set at the beginning of last year.  

Did you write those goals down?

Did you refer to them at least once a month?

Do you know where those goals are?

Whether or not you have goals from last year, you can always make a list of what you did accomplish last year.  Let’s have a few examples:

(hired new employees, raised rates, got a bigger office, attended BNI regularly)

GREAT! Now let’s move on to what you would like to accomplish this year.

What goals do you have for the year?

What are some obstacles that may be in the way?

I’m going to suggest that you pick 2 or 3 specific goals and write them down.  Take a careful look at those goals and really consider,

“Do I believe I can reach these goals?” 

“Why are these goals important to me?”

“What are some obstacles that I might have to overcome to reach my goals?”

“Can you commit to doing one thing differently each day that will help you reach your goals?”

What are some thoughts about what might make a difference?

I’m going to suggest that an Inner Coach might be a great help.  An inner coach can be anything or anyone that your imagination can think of that can be there for you as a cheerleader – encouraging you when a job falls through or an escrow doesn’t close.  Only you will know that you have it or them, but you can access it whenever you want. 

Let’s take a moment and close your eyes, take a couple deep breaths.  Open the door to your imagination and allow an image to form that represents your inner coach.  It may be a feeling or presence or you might actually get a visual image.  Know that whatever comes is right for you; trust that your subconscious is finding just the right person or thing for you.   

Let’s think for a moment about the Law of Attraction – attracting positive energy and events by projecting positive energy and expecting the same in return.  This will also work with focusing on your goals.  You will attract what you focus on.  Once your goals are concrete and on paper it is easier for the mind to integrate them from the conscious to the subconscious mind.  I would suggest putting your goals on 3x5 cards and posting them where you will see them each day.  Whatever you are focused on when you drop off to sleep each night will tend to enter your subconscious.  Instead of the horrible car crashes and news of the day.  Take 2 minutes each night and review your goals.  You might want to even think of an action you may take the next day to move you closer to that goal.  Remember, the subconscious mind is 88-90% of our mind, let’s work to get it in sync with our conscious mind.  Imagine 100% of your mind working toward the same goals!