I am a new fan of goal-setting. I think this is mostly thanks to my fiance who has forced me to listen to multiple lectures and books on the subject (speaking of which, I'll give a list of some of my favs. at the end of this post) and also made me sit down and write out 50 personal goals.
Currently two things I'm working on in my personal life and also for my business development are:
#1. Being accountable (to myself first) to keeping my plans
#2. Getting my head a little more organized and putting my thoughts on paper.
*"Smart people underperform because they fail to prioritize"
A great friend of mine pointed me in the direction of one tool I've been loving lately for my nutrition & fitness goals - the FitBook!
She and I have been using the fitbook for about 6 weeks now and I love it. It has been a learning curve to remember to actually keep this with me and write down everything I do (or don't do....) but I've found it has become easier as I go. The book has a place for me to set goals, record current weight/measurements/etc. and also space for recaps! I'm attempting to get better at planning - it is a new thing for me.....which as I type out I realize how sad that is to say.
This "planning struggle" leads me to my next new tool: the Passion Planner. I just ordered one a few weeks ago, and today I did the very first exercise!
I'm really excited to stretch my comfort zone and stay accountable to goalsetting & PLANNING through this awesome (and how pretty!?) new book. (fyi, just posting a photo of something I've written in is a comfort zone stretch for me) I am working right now on the "mind map" section of the planner....I think it's exactly what I needed to start getting my MIND MAPPED.
I promise I'll update again once I've had a chance to get started with using the Passion Planner more in depth.
Another resource I've been loving lately is Marie Forleo of Marie TV. She is a business woman who posts videos with TONS of interviews, Q&A sessions, and personal development guides. She did a video a little while ago called "Why Smart People Underperform" and it addresses almost everything I have just been talking about.
Isn't she awesome?! I've been subscribing to her YouTube channel for a few months now, and I've gotten so much great information!
As promised, here is a list of the books & speakers that my fiance shared with me:
I hope some of these are helpful to someone else besides just me! So far I've been able to (pretty much) squash my procrastination struggle, and I'm getting so much closer to actually achieving some of my goals than I ever was before I started actually writing them down and keeping track of them.
Happy "Success-Planning" <3
They say the best things in life are free - I don't always agree - but in the case of Influenster boxes I think the saying is true.
This month I got a fabulous box of FULL-SIZED products from Dessange Paris USA to test. Check it out!
As a girl with some crazy long hair, I LOVE any opportunity for inexpensive but good quality products, so the chance to try these for free had me pretty thrilled. I've been using it for about a week now and so far I love it. My hair feels great, and it smells really good too, added bonus. I haven't tried the brass color correcting creme yet, that is on my list for next week.
Here is a list of the products I received:
It has been years since I've played much with photos - and I didn't realize how much I missed it! I just finally found a new camera for a good deal and took the plunge....and thankfully I had a couple of volunteers to help me test-drive my new toy. :)
The last DSLR camera I had was a Canon Rebel from 2005, so needless to say I'm a bit behind on where technology has gone in the last hmm....TEN YEARS. Holy crap. This time I went with a Nikon D7100 and so far I love it!
Two of my lovely sisters agreed to be my test subjects for my camera's first "outing". We giggled plenty, and they had some laughs at my lack of skill with the camera (I couldn't get the flash to shut off...see below)
Elysia is gorgeous - my camera was being defiant. I did finally figure the flash out....but about half of my photos from this try were washed out by the oops-flash. Oh well! These ones came out a little better.
Next time we have the opportunity to have a mini photoshoot hopefully we'll have warmer temperatures and actually be able to get through to some of my favorite spots.
Dreamer, decorator, wife, business owner, personal fitness trainer. 20-something.