The year is almost over, and there is nothing that any of us can do about it! Next year is a blank canvas, and you can start to make sure that you hit your desired outcomes. But remember, with a new year, something has to change.

I started this year off with some strong personal and professional goals. Here is a list of just a few:

  1. Grow my leadership coaching company, Plan to Lead.
  2. Eliminate food and beverage products that have more than 12 grams of sugar with few exceptions 
  3. Get totally out of debt.
  4. Start waking up at 5 am.

When the year first began, some of these seemed easier than others, but after some time, I hit every one of these goals. I am not some kind of goal conqueror; I just try to set my self up to achieve my goals by giving something else up. I gave up to go up – and you can too.

This year may have its ups and downs, but you too can positionyourself to hit your goals by knowing howto answer these three questions: 

1. What are my clear and compelling goals?

What are the clear and compelling goals that you are trying to hit?  These are the goals that would help you achieve massive growth and stretch you far and wide at the same time.

For some, you may want to grow your business by twenty percent. For others, you may want to grow your faith, improve your health, or grow a relationship with someone else.

The goal here is to get very clear and specific on what you want. These are not clear and specific enough:

  1. I want to grow my business.
  2. I want to grow in my relationship with my spouse.
  3. I want to wake up earlier.
  4. I want to grow in my faith.

These are clear.

  1. I want to grow my business twenty percent in revenue next year.

      2. I want to go on biweekly dates with my spouse.

      3. I want to get up at 5:00 am every morning.

      4. I want to have thirty minutes of devotional time every morning at 5:00.

2. What do you have to give up to reach your goal?

Most likely, you will have to giveup something in order to achieve something bigger. To reach my goals, I gave upcontrol and brought on team members for my company, gave up ice cream, paideverything off, and gave up watching movies most weekday nights. 

If you are looking to grow your business, you’re going to have to decide what tasks and responsibilities you need to delegate to other team members. We created a document to help with this and you can have it by signing up through one of the pop-up boxes!

The companies that we coach are finally experiencing tremendous growth. The owners of these companies are handing off more and more responsibilities because they understand that they have to give up to go up. 

3.Who will keep me accountable?

When we’re aware that someone is always checking on our progress, we tend to perform better. You need someone who will encourage and challenge you to reach your full potential.

You may have a close friend or peer that will check in on you at least twice a month. Personally, I have found the best results by having someone who could coach me into being accountable.

This year is in your hands, but someone who needs to take some action if you want to reach new goals. So, take some time to set your goals, decide what you are giving up, and enlist some help! May this be your best year yet!

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