Life Mastery Now! - Issue 12-06-04



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Your Most Powerful Ingredient for Goal Setting

Karoleen Fober

As I work with individual business owners and groups of  people across the country, I have to confide with you that many report they donít really like setting goals and donít
want to do it.

Others will grumble through it and force themselves to come  up with something just to make a manager happy or just to say they did it, yet, they rarely refer to it again. While they know itís important and they talk about doing it, they seem to fight it every step of the way.

Bottom line? Great goal setting is not being done!

The biggest problem I find when I talk to people about goal setting is that they forget to include the first and most powerful ingredient in this process...Visioning.

Before sitting down and writing down goals, allow yourself the pleasure of considering what it is that you really, really want...both in your Business and your Personal life.

Go ahead...put your pen down and close your eyes. Breathe deeply, allow yourself to relax and make sure you wonít be interrupted.

  • What do you see for yourself?
  • How do you see your business and life going?
  • Who are the ideal clients you will do business with?
  • How much money will you make?
  • What days will you work?
  • What hours?

  • Will you have any special projects that you would like to create and accomplish?
  • Anything wonderfully outrageous that you would love to have happen?

  • What will you do with your time off?
  • Who will you spend this time with?
  • Do you have travel plans?
  • Where do you want  to go this year...and with whom?

Now youíre getting the idea. Ask yourself every question you can think of and allow yourself to answer!

Itís even better to have someone else ask you the questions and take notes for you so all you do is just respond. Or, get a tape recorder and tape yourself as you answer
all of your questions about what you want for yourself.

The act of visioning creates a very powerful magnetic force. I ask my clients to think about their vision of what they want for themselves often and to get as clear about it as possible.

Every time you do this, you build the energy around what you want.

How powerful is visioning?

When asked about how he made such amazing shots, basketball great, Michael Jordan responded, ďBefore I have taken one step towards the basket, I have already
made the basket in my mind.Ē

What baskets in 2005 will you have already made in your mind before January rolls around?

While the end of the year can be a very busy time, schedule time to do your visioning now! Go ahead, lean back and allow yourself some time to create.

It may be the most fulfilling and profitable time you spend all year!


About the author:

Karoleen Fober is a business and life mastery coach. She specializes in coaching financial advisors, business owners and other successful professionals.

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