Mindset and Goals: How to Plan and Achieve Your Goals
So now you have the goal, you need the plan. To do this, look at where you are now and then look at all the things you would need to build the life you are picturing. For instance, you might find that you need a certain amount of money to make your dream of traveling happen.
In that case, you need to look at the options available to you to make that money. Or maybe you want to achieve a certain thing in your career and you realize that in order to get there, there is a certain amount of experience you need to acquire first. How can you acquire said experience?
There are many similar examples of how you might go after a particular goal but the thing to remember in every case is that you need to focus on small steps that are just ahead of you. That might mean the next small promotion. It might mean a small upgrade to your home. It might mean developing any form of small income.
With that in mind, you’re then going to break these smaller goals down even further. Now the objective is to look at the smallest possible steps that you need to take on a daily or weekly basis to get there. So if your goal is to have a body like Brad Pitt, then that smallest daily step is simple: diet and exercise.
Look around, find a training plan and a diet that works for you, and then commit to sticking to that every single day without one flaw. Likewise, if your goal is to be a top novelist, then your daily goal is going to be to write X number of words per day. Make the goals easy to accomplish but ensure that they take positive – if small – steps in the right direction.
This is the key target. This is the primary directive. You’re going to imagine that vision and let it motivate you when the times get rough. But you are going to forget anything other than the daily target. Right now, that is all that matters.
To help you visualize this, here is what it basically boils down to:
Dream/Vision (Overarching Goal) > Plan (Stepping Stone Goals) > Daily Target (Daily/Weekly Goal)
Changing Your Thinking
So why is this change in thinking so important? The answer is that focusing too much on a distant goal will make you too detached from what it is you’re trying to accomplish. For instance, if your only ‘goal’ is to become a novelist, then you lack any real structure or any plan.
This is going to make it very hard for you to stick too. It’s all too easy for you to get lazy, to take shortcuts or even forget all about it. Even if your goal is more specific and time-sensitive – such as losing 15kg in 6 months – you are still too detached from it. Why? Because a) you might still think it’s okay to skip a workout or to cheat on your diet one day and then ‘put off’ the goal.
By the time you have 1 month left and you’re still no lighter, you might give up. Or what if you stick to the plan as much as possible but you still don’t see the results you want? How disheartening is that? So instead, the goal is the target. You focus just on the one day.
You either succeed or fail. It is entirely down to you. It’s entirely your responsibility and no excuses cut it. But if you keep focusing on the daily targets, you will find that the overarching vision takes care of itself. It’s like building a house brick by brick, or taking a journey step-by-step.
Some Final Tips
Just to help you stick to your path, consider a few pointers.
One: keep your daily targets easy to accomplish. Introduce them slowly. Don’t be in a rush to get anywhere. It is better that you just start to enjoy exercise than letting yourself get burned out or put off.
Two: keep track of the days you succeed and lose. Jerry Seinfeld uses this technique and calls it ‘the chain’.
Every day he does what he sets out to do, he puts a big cross on his calendar. This is rewarding and addictive in and of itself and his desire to ‘not break the chain’ is reportedly enough to keep him from giving up.
Three: use the most practical and proven methods to get where you want to be. You must believe in your plan.
Why are we willing to go into work every day but not work on a plan we enjoy and that could make us richer? Simple: because when we go to work we definitely get paid. You need a similar plan. Something that will help you to definitely get where you need to be at least in your mind.
And finally: don’t get disheartened if you miss one day. The aim is not to of course. But if you slip up, go easy on yourself and just jump straight back on that horse!
4 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Based Workers
Are you a home based worker? Whether you operate your own business or work from home as a contract worker, you lead a busy life. For that reason, there may be a lot that you want or need to do. The New Year is the perfect time to set and achieve your goals. So, if you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, do so now. If you need a few ideas, continue reading on.
1 – Create a Home Office
Many home based workers work right from their family computer or their kitchen table. This does work, but try to develop a workspace for yourself. If you have a spare bedroom, transform that into your home office. Keep the spare bed in the room should family visit, but add a computer, desk, office chair, phone, and so forth. If you are limited on space, you need to think outside of the box. Do you have a walk in closet that you rarely use? Install a good light and transform it into your home office.
When you have a home office, which is a private secluded place that you can work, you are likely to improve your productivity.
2 – Look for Other Moneymaking Opportunities
As previously stated, home based workers come in a number of different formats. Regardless of whether you work for yourself or for someone else, always be on the lookout for other moneymaking opportunities. With today’s economy, there are no guarantees. People who believed they had a secure job are now finding themselves in the unemployment line. Just because you work from home, it does not mean that it can’t happen to you. So, secure your financial future.
In terms of examining other moneymaking opportunities, always think outside of the box. Do you do customer service work from home? Consider putting your skills to use by writing reviews for companies, starting your own website or blog, and so forth. Do you do web content writing from home? In addition to writing for clients, write for yourself.
3 – Create a Schedule for Housework
Working from home is nice, but it presents many challenges. Those who work outside of the home don’t have to worry about that sink full of dishes, but you do because you will see it every time you turn around. All home based workers should have a separate schedule for housework so it does not impact their work at home. If you do not have one, make it your New Year’s resolution.
4 – Give Your Family More Time
Most start working from home to spend more time with family, but it doesn’t always workout as planned. Some are so amazed to see how easy it is to make money online that they don’t want to stop, but you should. If you have a problem with working too much, use your New Year’s resolution to put a stop to it. Shut your computer off by a set time each day.
Advantages of buying T-shirts in wholesale!
If you deal in clothing wholesale business, you must know the latest fashion trends in the UK. T-shirts are one of the clothing items that never go out of fashion. They are liked by young and adults of both genders because they are comfortable to wear and can be teamed up with any outfit like jeans, skirts, shorts and pants. In many informal organizations, they are very common to wear. Visit any school, college, university and even office, you will find many people wearing them because they are comfortable and easy to customize according to institution s requirement.
Acquiring and distributing large volume can be a pricy task for big organizations but traders have resolved this issue by offering T-shirts in large volumes. Designers, schools, retailers and businesses can also take the advantage of low price by buying T-shirts in bulk and by customizing their own logo on them.
Being a retailer, it is really good to buy plain or white wholesale t-shirts, in large quantities and embellish them later with fabric paints and variety of other materials. If you buy in wholesale from a reliable supplier, you do not need a substantial start-up investment for opening A business. In order to cut down your overhead costs, you can buy directly from manufacturers that will automatically reduce your up-front investment in the beginning. Take advantage of mass-quantity discounts and pass on the same savings to your end-customers.
If you are a designer who does not want to buy hundreds at once, you can contact traders who sell in lower quantities at considerable discount rates. There are many wholesalers operating in the UK market who have no minimum order requirements. But still to gain economy in purchasing cost, buying in large quantity and selling in smaller volumes step by step is also a wise idea. Remember, higher the volume, the lower the cost per unit. Other than discount, there are numerous advantages such as free-shipping or free delivery at your doorstep.
Majority of the buyers have misconception that wholesale T-Shirts mean plain or white T-shirts only, while this is not true. You can get a wide variety of designs and colorful T-shirts for any age and any gender. Even if you purchase plain T-shirts, dyeing them later on in various colors is still less costly as compared to buying in smaller volumes. A buyer can specify the choice according to his needs. Identify your purpose first e.g. what is your target audience, whether you are buying for school, for your company or just to resell them ahead to end customers. After this, make a wise wholesale souring decision.
However, do not forget to compare the price levels, variety in designs, colors and sizes before closing profitable deals.