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Goal Setting

Goal Setting is an Art

Last week we hosted our goals teleseminar and the feedback was incredible! If you were not able to catch the live program it is available at the link below.

www.universityofyou.ca/GoalsRecording

With all the amazing reaction we have gathered from this program, we are even more excited for our tele-forum which we are hosting on October 30th at 7:00pm EST! One cannot contest the value of visioning and setting objective goals in one’s pursuit of achievement and thus happiness.

Unlike the teleseminar, this program will include a tremendous amount of listener participation. It will allow each participant to listen to the thoughts, strategies and ideas of all the callers so that we can foster an environment of directly applicable education. Together, we address every issue you might have in order to allow a renewed understanding of YOUR vision and goals. During the tele-forum, we will not speak in generalities, but instead address each of your individual questions, challenges, etc. The group environment allows us to all learn from each other. There is truly no better method to significantly impact your life than listening to the words and experiences of others.

In addition to the tele-forum you will receive:

  • Access to recording of the fully packed Tele-forum with activities that will create clarity and get you moving towards reaching your goals
  • Class worksheets and homework activities to keep your momentum rolling
  • A group coaching call the following week to continue to support your next step in your Goal Setting Challenge
  • NEW clients only Monday Morning Power Hour Group that will be held the week after the group coaching call to continue the momentum even longer

Click on the link below if you would like personalized and direct coaching in your pursuit of vision and goal setting excellence!

www.universityofyou.ca/GoalsForum

Thank you for BEING you!

With Love and Well BEing,

Tam

Live With Intention!

www.tammyrowlandcoaching.com

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S-M-A-R-T!

When you ask people about setting goals, they seem to be in either one camp or the other – they either do it or they don’t.

One of the reasons that people don’t like setting goals is because more often then not, their goals never come to be, so they just have resolved that setting goals may work for everyone else, but not for them.

There is no doubt that setting goals is one of the best things you can do to make positive changes in your life. But there is a strategy to setting goals in a way that will better insure your success – you have to do it S-M-A-R-T.

S-M-A-R-T is an acronym to follow that will help you create goals that have more substance and a better chance of it coming to fruition.

Setting S-M-A-R-T goals means to make them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. You define them clearly with a realistic, yet challenging, quantifiable, achievable, and time bound plan. Go back and look at your goals and be sure to make them S-M-A-R-T.

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Think big

Think big (Photo credit: m-c)

The most important thing you can do to change your life is to change your thoughts. 

I know, it’s easier said than done I know.  We all have a pattern of how we process our thoughts.  For some of us this pattern serves us better than others. But the good news is that you can change it.

How do your thoughts serve you?  Can you notice them and choose what to do with them in the moment?   Or do you let your thoughts control you?  Just because a thought comes in doesn’t mean it is true, and doesn’t mean you have to think it, believe it or accept it.

Try to be more conscious of your thoughts,just like when your stomach growls for food.  And when your thoughts come, determine how they are serving you and what to do with them.  Then do it.

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Man washing dishes

Man washing dishes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember the times when the teacher did roll call in class and the answer after your name was called was “present”? You were fairly present at the moment you heard your name. I don’t know about you, I was somewhere else for most of high school.

Today BEing present actually shows up by participating in the moment you are in, completely. Multi-tasking be damned, just doing one thing at a time and not wandering off in body or mind to another task, problem or issue. This is not always easy, but possible.

Are you willing to practice? Start with doing a mundane chore like the dishes or sweeping the floor. While you are doing it concentrate on the actual washing/sweeping. “Get the corners.” “Flip the dish and scrub that spot”. How long before you were thinking about dealing with the kids or heading out to do other chores or maybe even adding another task while you are doing this one, like calling a friend or checking your email?

Caught you! I knew it, lots of you are like me! HA! When I want to let go of the turmoil in my head or the dreaded to-do list, I start by thinking I just want to BE. My to-BE at the moment is just to wash the dishes and when other things filter in, I note it then clear my mind to the task at hand.

It is really incredibly relaxing to do only one thing at a time. Meditative even.When did we get so busy? Why do we think that if we are only done ONE thing we must be lazy or inefficient?

Life is short and we ALL need to slow down a bit and just BE. This IS the good life and “Life is too short to be anything but happy!”

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“I’ve changed my mind.” is a full sentence. Just like “No.” we need not say more.

Do we “need” an explanation from others when they say this to us? Why?

Does a decision really need to be explained or defended? Is it really our business?

Could it be about respecting others and the decisions they make for themselves?

Is it just a bad habit that can be amended by no longer asking for an explanation?

Just wondering what you think…

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A stone sculpture of Laozi, located north of Q...

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Lao Tzu said, “When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.”

So when you take a good long look in the mirror and connect with your truest self, who are you right now?

This can depend on how open you are to outside information what that “who” description will look like.

It could be a physical description with all the added stuff that you have done so far in life.

It could be who you believe you have become because of all the stuff you have done or experienced so far in this life.

Some would claim to be “a child of God” likely based on a religious background or education.

Yet others will say “I am God” or “I am all things” based on spiritual practices.

I think when Lao Tzu made that statement he left it to each of us to figure out exactly where we are so that we can let it go to allow new information that can bring us to something more.

We may not have a single clue of what “MORE” could possibly look like, but to be curious is all it would take to let go of that knowing for something new.

Are you curious?

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It is important to remember that we are energy. Einstein told us that. And energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form. Rhonda Byrne

What does your energy feel like today? Does it feel warm and fuzzy or overwhelmed and difficult, electric and vibrating, exhausted and dragging or calm and relaxed? Let me know how you feel.

How does your energy look? Black and cold, red and raging or brown and boring…white and illuminating or maybe yellow and cozy, how about bright and light you tell me…

Do you depend on a hit of energy from a power drink, coffee, chocolate or some outside source instead of from within?

You have a choice and if you want support on where to go from here or how to focus that energy in the way you want, well I have a tele-forum for you!

Check it out on the events page or just click here!

https://tammyrowlandcoaching.wordpress.com/upcomingevents/

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