What do you do to start the New Year off right? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions or are you a goal setter?
(I hope you do something new to make the New Year better than the previous one!)
…I think most people are goal setters. I, for one, am not.
The thought of setting goals and making them “SMART” (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely), and setting deadlines and dates bores the hell out me…feels like drudgery and um… math.
Just the thought alone makes my brain hurt (I’m right-brain dominant).
What I do instead is set “INTENTIONS” for the New Year and then work my ass off until they come to fruition.
I set intentions in the 3 major areas of my life: Health, Wealth, and Relationships.
One of the tools I use to help me fulfill my intentions is choosing 3 words (thanks Chris Brogan) that will drive my actions and make decision-making simple and quick.
…what are they for 2012? MOMENTUM. FOCUS. FUN.
(This idea could be your “something new” to try!)
So whenever I am faced with a choice, decision, or opportunity …I run it through the filter of my 3 words and choose in favor of one or all three of them. Ex:
…I get invited to a lot of networking events. Most of them would be a waste of my time, but to know for sure I’ll simply ask, “Will saying yes to this event help build MOMENTUM for my REI biz? If the answer is YES…decision made…I’m going!
…Will taking one personal day a week to do nice things for myself help renew my energy and rejuvenate my spirit so I can better FOCUS on helping our IFS clients during the remaining week? (That’s an easy YES! Fridays)
…Will saying YES to 1-2 dates a week be FUN for me …and get me closer to finding a boyfriend by the summer?
You get the picture…
I shared this idea with a dear friend of mine who is also a real estate investor; the 3 words he chose were INTEGRITY, PASSION, and FIRM. Only he knows the meaning of these words to reaching his goals in 2012 but he’s pretty excited about them. And I have to say; he’s already ON FIRE!
Whatever you do …don’t get stuck in your fear of making moves that can grow your business. Plan to succeed in 2012.
Step out of your comfort zone. Try something new. If you only wholesale to your buyers list, try flipping a house in 2012…
… if you only flip houses, try wholesaling to other investors in 2012…
…if you only flip the EASY houses, try flipping the ugliest one you can find in 2012…
…the new perspectives from either angles will only help you grow and finesse your experience as a business owner.
We know that Fear and Faith are both created in the mind. They’re make-believe, so why not always choose to replace your fearful thoughts with faith (which feels sooo much better) …you GET to do that so do it!
Napoleon Hill, author of Think & Grow Rich (every entrepreneur’s bible and best selling success book of all time) stated in his new book Outwitting The Devil, The Secret to Freedom and Success:
“Your only limitation is the one which you set up in your own mind!”
Possibilities are endless.
Don’t look now…your potential is showing…I see you!
Dreaming big is okay…do it!
“You were born to be rich…there is no virtue whatsoever in poverty…you are here to find your true place in life, and to give of your talents to the world…you are not here to earn a mere living…you are one with the Infinite, and you can’t fail.” Joseph Murphy
Let us know how you plan for the New Year, share your tips and comments below!
Cheers to your success in 2012 and Happy New Year!