Six Steps on How To Set Goals…

How To Set GoalsIn January most of my clients have questions about how to set goals. Setting your goals is one thing being but being able to accomplish them is a completely different story.
You see, your goals maybe specific but not achievable. As a result goal setting can cost you great frustration and anxiety if you get caught in this trap. I call it the One missing ingredient that determines your success or failure.
I wrote an article back in January2007 on how to avoid this goal setting trap which I believe is still relevant today.

Cecil McIntosh, is a spiritual wellness and relaxation coach, and creator of the Empty Your Cup® (relaxation) system. Cecil is a healer, teacher, and certified master practitioner and NLP trainer who help overwhelmed entrepreneurs stress less – quickly, effectively and naturally for over 14 years. Get a jump start on your own relax and stress less system with Your Free Video tips to achieving health and happiness at  You can reach Cecil at

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6 (six) step action plan to focus for success and find more time

The 6 (Six) step action plan to focus for success and find more time is
very simple if you follow all the steps. In my private practice most
people tend to ignore step #6.

Let me explain.

Mary wanted to set goals to begin the New Year and enjoy
stress relief. In order for your plan to be successful there
are 5 steps you need to take.

Your plan must be SMARTV;

1. Specific 2. Measurable3. Achievable

4. Realistic5. Timed

6. Visualized.

Mary’s goal was to make $60,000.00.

1. Specific – You need to know specifically how you are going to make
that money. What profession or activity are you involved in?

2. Measurable – Your goal is $60,000.00, so how much do you have to
make per month? $60,000.00 divided by 12 = $5000.00. Per month.

Per Week

How much do you have to make per week to achieve your goal $ 5000.00
divided by 4 =$1250 per week?

Per Day

How much do you have to make per day (excluding weekend) to achieve your
goal is $1250 divided by 5 = $250.00 per day?

3. Achievable - In your profession or activity is it realistic for
you to make $1250.00 per week or $250.00 per day of a 5 day week?

If your weekly or daily numbers are unrealistic you will have to reconsider
your overall goal because they are not realistic.

4. Realistic – A University education can take 2 to 4 years to complete.
If your vocation requires that you complete your program before you enter your
profession, then it would be unrealistic to think you can start you internship
within your first year of studies if you’re are required
to complete your university education first.

5. Timed – Your goal must also be achievable in a certain
time frame. You may start with a year but may discover that because
it is unrealistic you need to change your time to 1 1/2 or 2 years to make your
goal measurable and achievable.

6. Visualized – Lastly you need to visualize yourself actually
accomplishing you goal. It is very important that this visualization be
done with feeling. You have to experience the feeling of accomplishment, what
does that looks like? Your positive self talk rather than negative self talk is also necessary.

This visualization needs be done as soon as you have decided on your
goal which is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed.
Visualization is often overlooked but when incorporated into your
goal setting process it is like the icing on the cake or the cement
that holds the plan together.

You also need to understand that there will always be people who will
tell you it is impossible to achieve your goal. So in 2007 surround yourself
with positive people who encourage to achieve your goals.

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of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more
done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published
author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches
and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at

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