When was the last time you set goals? Have you ever tried to set goals only to see them fail?

If you’re not seeing progress in your life, then I would strongly advise setting goals. I never set goals in life, except for the weak attempts at making New Year’s resolutions. In 2010, I needed to try a new strategy to change my life and I incorporated goal setting for the first time.

A year later I had achieved more than I could have imagined.

Setting goals isn’t just thinking about what you want to do and then that’s it. You will get easily distracted because other things will come into your life. You have no plan and no idea if you’re on the right track or not.

Can you imagine driving to a new city and not see any roadsigns? Also you don’t have navigation to guide you. You would get really lost really quick. Not too long after starting, you’ll turn back around and go back the way you came.

The same happens when you have tried to set goals in the past.

After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of the right way to set goals that will be more likely to be achieved.

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Business partners Allen and Cathryn both started their careers in the typical fashion. Get a job and start working. However they realized they weren’t meant for a cubicle job. Cathryn even spent seven years studying to be an architect, but once she began work, quickly realized she hated it.

They separately knew they wanted to be entrepreneurs but do what? Through persistence and hard work, they both now running multiple businesses.

Now they’ve created a daily journal and planner  that aims to help structure the day, enjoy life, and reach our goals. It’s called the Self Journal and after seeing the preview and talking with them, I’ve ordered my own copy.

I’m a big fan of journaling to keep track of daily and monthly progress. I hadn’t been able to find a good one for a few years that met my needs.

So I’m excited to have the both of them on the podcast.

Some topics we cover:

  • Their previous jobs and how they started their businesses
  • The factors they considered before quitting their day jobs
  • How their school degrees and work experience affected their businesses now
  • How they cope up with failures
  • How they became business partners
  • Their morning routines
  • What they do to be extremely productive during the day
  • The importance using a daily journal and planner

Resources we talk about during the interview:

The Miracle Morning – the best book on  how to start a morning routine
Headspace – meditation app (I use this daily)
Muse – meditation tool
7 minute workout – Get a quick workout anytime
Coach.me – daily habit tracker for iOS and Android
The Self Journal – Pre-order yours on Kickstarter
Free resources for the Get Busy Living listeners

 

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Today I have another great question from Nancy, who is a long time listener. Her first question is a question we all have asked ourselves at one point in our lives, but I love how she added the word “within”. She understands that happiness starts with us first.

It doesn’t come from buying stuff. I have a house full of stuff that I bought to try and make me happy and now I’d be happy to just get rid of it.

We would love to make more money, find true love, and get a new job. We incorrectly think that if we can just do that then we’ll be happy.

To truly succeed we have to find happiness within. I go into depth about how to do that.

She also has a question about how to find her next career path and how she can stop feeling sorry for herself.

Listen to today’s episode. It’ll get you to change how you view happiness.

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Ugh…change.

It’s tougher than a lot of things we have to deal with in life. For some, it’s the toughest.

However it can be overcome.

Change is tough because we get set in our old ways. It’s easier. We don’t have to think. However our old ways often lead us in the wrong direction. We’ve become a person that we don’t like. We don’t feel happy. We constantly day dream about things being a lot different.

When we try to change, everything in our mind and body is in for a shock. It’s uncomfortable. It’s not fun.

If we want to change our life, we have to embrace change. We have to understand that it’s not going to be uncomfortable or even fun at times.

But if we push ourselves enough in the right direction for long enough, we get to experience the positive results from it.

Enjoy this episode!

 

In this episode I answer another question from a listener. He asked a great question, because it is a question I know many of you have as well.

When is it too late to make changes in our life? The short answer is never.

The reason we wonder is because we believe that life is it meant to be lived in a certain way.

What I mean is that when we hit certain ages in our lives, we’re expected to be at a certain point. Our 20’s are for climbing our way up the ladder in our career and maybe get married. Our 30’s are for starting a family and continuing to work. That goes on for the next two decades. When we are in our 60’s, then we count down to when we retire.

So once we hit a certain age, it’s too late to go back. It’s too late to try something new.

This is not the case at all.

If you have felt the same way, then my answer in today’s episode will help you.

If you’d like to ask a question, you can leave me a voicemail. It’s quick and easy to do. Click here. 


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I’m trying something new on the podcast. Answering questions from you!

I answer a lot of questions by email, but why not get questions and put them on the podcast?

If you’re struggling with something, or want to know something about me or my business, feel free to ask! I’m very transparent so I’ll do my best to answer it.

I know questions that you have are questions that a lot of other people have as well.

There’s a free service where you record your question. You can do that right here with Speakpipe.

Leave a voicemail of 1 minute or less. If it’s a bit over, then that’s fine. Tell me your name, where you’re from, and what you’re struggling with. I’ll do my best to answer all the questions on the podcast. Some questions might overlap so if I don’t answer yours, it’s likely cause someone else asked and I’ve answered it.

Thank you William for being the first to ask a question!


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