8 Simple Tips for Turning Your Goals Into Accomplishments

8 Simple Tips for Turning Your Goals Into Accomplishments

Do you go about your daily life just getting by? Do you save your dreams and goals for “someday?” Wouldn’t you love to turn that “someday” into today? Your personal goals can become reality sooner than you think! By believing in yourself and taking decisive action, even if it’s one small step at a time, you can wake up one day soon and find that you’re living the life of your dreams.What’s your biggest reason for putting off your goals until a later date? Is it because your goals are unattainable, or require a tremendous change from the life you’re living now? The good news is, even with large goals, you can get yourself on the right track by consistently allocating a little free time toward these goals. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goals: 1. Clarify your goals. Instead of thinking of your goals as vague ideas, determine exactly what you want. If you want money, how much do you want? If you want to lose weight, how much? Specify your goal in a measurable format. 2. Make a solid plan. The planning phase is very important. This is where you figure out how you’re going to get what you want. It’s as simple as choosing a path toward your goal and writing down each step you’ll need to take to achieve it. 3. Hold yourself to deadlines. Give yourself a reasonable amount of time to achieve each step and hold yourself accountable. When the going gets tough, just picture that big payoff you’ll enjoy when you get past your hurdles and achieve your goal. 4....
Keeping an Open Mind: How to Embrace New Ideas

Keeping an Open Mind: How to Embrace New Ideas

You might find it tough to keep an open mind. After all, there’s a certain comfort in being set in your ways.  However, opening your mind to the possibilities of new opportunities, knowledge, adventure, and even relationships could bring greater fulfillment and happiness to your life.  Find Your Motivation In order to make it possible for you to embrace new ideas, it’s important to motivate yourself to try new things. Why do you want to become more open? Are you committed to it? Are you willing to take action to make it happen? Finding Your Motivation is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. Choose Areas To Develop Which areas of your life do you want to open up to new ideas? A simple example would be if you find that you’re eating the same things all the time, perhaps you’d like to try some variation in your menu. To get your mind used to the idea, try at least one new food or recipe each week. It’s a simple and realistic approach! You could start with one small area to open up to new ideas, and then gradually include more areas of your life. Starting small can help you ease into having an open mind, instead of making a sudden, drastic change in your life.  These tips will help you become more open to new ideas: 1. Fight the urge to react in anger when you hear differing opinions. Instead, take a moment...
10 Steps To Anger Management

10 Steps To Anger Management

When someone cuts you off on the freeway, do you give in to your rage? Do you burst out in anger when your child misbehaves? Anger is a very natural emotion. However, learning to deal with your anger in a positive manner is important, both for your well-being and that of others who are near and dear to you. When you cannot control your temper, you and everyone around you suffer the consequences. If you struggle with anger management, the good news is: it doesn’t have to be this way! You don’t have to fall victim to an uncontrollable temper. There are anger management techniques that will help you change the way you express this emotion. These strategies can help you manage your anger in positive ways: Give yourself a time out.Counting to ten before you speak or act gives you a chance to think first. Take a deep breath or two while you count to ten; this action helps relax your tense muscles and sends a burst of oxygen to your brain for clarity of thought. Removing yourself altogether from the situation gives you more time to calm down and further reduces the risk of an angry outburst. You can return once you’re able to discuss the issue peacefully. Take some personal space.When the very presence of a specific person makes your blood boil, stay away from them until your frustration dies down. Use the opportunity away from them to work through your feelings and seek a positive solution to your challenge with them. After you’re calm, express yourself. It’s healthy to express your feelings, even feelings of...
Multitasking Is Destroying Your Relationships – And How To Fix It

Multitasking Is Destroying Your Relationships – And How To Fix It

Do you think that you can accomplish multiple things at the same time? Do you consider yourself a multitasker?  I bet that most of us do. We think that we can listen to a podcast while we are reading our email. Talk on the phone while we are texting someone else. Or even, check our email while we are having a conversation with our spouse. I used to think that I could successfully complete multiple tasks at the same time too. What I found is that it is not possible to do more than one thing at a time. In fact, Stanford University researchers have found that multitasking doesn’t work. They found that: “People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time.” Focusing on one thing at a time is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. Multitasking And Relationships How do you think that your spouse feels when she is trying too have a conversation with you, and you are texting, checking email, watching TV, or surfing the web? I am willing to guess that they feel annoyed, frustrated, and unimportant to you. I bet that your relationships will improve if you learn to focus your attention on one thing at at time. Complete one task before moving on to the next one, and focus your attention on...
Warning: Multitasking Is Killing Your Productivity

Warning: Multitasking Is Killing Your Productivity

Take a moment and think about everything that you are doing right now. In addition to reading this article, the chances are good that you are also doing several other things. You might also be watching TV, checking your email, or talking on your phone. If you are like most people, you think that you can save time by doing multiple things at once. You are probably thinking, “I am pretty good at multitasking, and that it actually helps me to get more done.” If so, you may be what researchers refer to as a “heavy multitasker.” I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you are wrong. You’ve been led to believe that the key to getting things done is to become a master of multitasking. When in fact, just the opposite is true. Before I explain the myths of multitasking, do yourself a favor and turn off all of your digital devices so that you can learn about the illusion of multitasking and what you can do about it. Focusing on one thing at a time is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. The Multitasking Illusion In the past, most people believed that multitasking was a good way to increase productivity. After all, if you’re working on several different tasks at once, you’re bound to accomplish more, right? While most of us think that multitasking is performing two or more tasks simultaneously. Multitasking is really task-switching, or moving...
AM I REALLY ALONE?

AM I REALLY ALONE?

There’s times when I think I’m alone in the world; that I have to face my problems on my own. For the most part that’s true. I come home to a semi-empty apartment. I say that because, well, I have a cat. I’ve always had this firm belief that my problems are my own and if I have problems so do other people. I feel the last thing someone wants to hear are the problems I’m dealing with. So I basically just keep them to myself as not to be a burden. And usually I’m the one people come to with the burdens they carry. This leaves me asking the question, If I’m the one everyone comes to with their problems; where do I go with mine? Having a support network is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. I have a really hard time letting people in. Sure I’ve been transparent in my previous blogs, but all that is in the past. Once in awhile an emotion creeps up from that time, but I can deal with it better now than I could then. But there have been occasions when I did open up to a few people who gave me their advice and support. And some have helped out without even being asked! Sometimes I still feel as if I’m on an island all alone. And for the most part that’s a pretty accurate description. The only face to face human interaction...
Why You Need The Support Of Other Men

Why You Need The Support Of Other Men

When I was a boy my heroes were cowboys and superheroes. They were the ones I saw on TV like Batman, Superman, and the Rifleman. To me these were real men. Men who saw a problem, took matters into their own hands, and solved the problem. They were what I thought real men should be. As a result, I grew up believing that real men don’t cry, don’t express their feelings and don’t ask for help. I bet you thought the same thing when you were growing up. I bet that you wanted to be able to do it all without help from anyone else. Real men hate asking for help, because asking for help is a sign of weakness, and what man wants to appear weak? Having a support network is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. If you are anything like me, you had a lot of male friends when you were in elementary school. Somewhere along the line maybe in high school, college, or when you got married you started too spend less time with other men. This was because having close male friends required you too be open, to confess your insecurities, and admit to your vulnerabilities. Real men don’t do these things. Real men deal with their problems without help. They don’t need other men because they don’t want to appear unmanly. At some point we all realize that we are not superheros. We are not able to save the world – or...
6 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Take Action

6 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Take Action

Taking action towards your dreams and goals is clearly vital, but it’s not always easy to stay consistent and build momentum. However, taking action is one of those important pieces to the puzzle along with proper planning and the drive to succeed. Those that take action are the ones that see results. How do you motivate yourself to continue working toward your goals, especially when you face challenges? Although some strategies will motivate you more than others, it’s good to experiment with several different ways of finding your motivation. Then, when the chips are down, you can depend on one of these strategies to get back on track. Knowing how to keep yourself motivated to reach your goals is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. Try these techniques to motivate yourself to take action: Break your goals into smaller more attainable steps. Especially if you’re working toward a bigger goal, break it up into a series of small steps that you know you can achieve. After each step, celebrate and reward yourself for a job well done. With small steps, you’ll be more likely to stay on task because your rewards come often. Know your limits. You know yourself best and only you can identify your personal limits. If you move too slowly, you’ll know deep down that you could be taking more action. However, when you try to do too much, you risk burnout. Figure out that magic point where you can...
6 Simple Habits Of A Healthy Man – And Why They Matter

6 Simple Habits Of A Healthy Man – And Why They Matter

I know that you’re thinking that you have heard it all when it comes to living a healthy life. You are tired of hearing that you need to drink more water and eat your vegetables. You are tired of hearing that you need to make more time for exercise. What you may not have heard is that you need to stay healthy because your family is depending you. If you don’t stay healthy, you may not be there when they need you the most. Several years ago I became ill because I was not taking care of myself. It happened so quickly that I didn’t even realize that I was sick until it was too late. I was so sick that I spent four months in the hospital, and it took many months of focusing on my health before I had anything close to a “normal” life. Taking care of your health is one of the keys to creating the life of your dreams. Click here to get my free checklist to help you implement all 10 of my keys to creating the life of your dreams. It changed the way I see life, and it taught me these six simple habits that you can use to improve your health. 1. Get Enough Sleep – We all know that we need more sleep, and the evidence is pretty clear that that lack of sleep can shorten your life. Although it’s not entirely clear how many hours of sleep we really need, it is clear that failing to get at least seven hours of sleep increases your risk of major illnesses including cancer, heart...
How To Experience Extraordinary Success

How To Experience Extraordinary Success

A few years ago I didn’t know where my life was headed. I was frustrated and felt trapped in a job that I hated. I was following society’s expectations, but I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life. When the recession hit and I lost my job,  I didn’t have the slightest clue what to do next. The worst part of all was that I was doing what I had thought was the right thing to do. I had managerial position with one of the world’s best companies and was climbing up the ladder of success. “Before you begin climbing the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building.” – Stephen Covey I don’t know about you, but it turns out that for me, the “right thing to do” sucked the life out of me. Maybe you are like I was – trapped in a job that you hate. Wasting your time doing things that you really don’t want to be doing. Enjoying your weekends but dreading Monday’s. Do you want to know what happened next? Have You Ever Been Slapped? It was like someone slapped me. I had heard it before, but it never really sunk in. It wasn’t until I watched Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk that it really hit me. As it turns out, there is a key to extraordinary success. It is the same key that all of the world’s most successful people use. The key to extraordinary success is discovering your why.Click To Tweet The reason that most people fail to achieve extraordinary success because...