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Move Forward & Make Lasting Change In Your Life By Setting Goals

As the new year starts, you may be thinking about changes you want to make.  It takes time and effort to grow and change. We all know this, but sometimes we forget to take the steps to actually make change happen. Here are some tips to help you make that lasting change we all crave in our lives. 

calendarFirst of all, put your goals on the calendar. A lot of times we get going with whatever we’re doing and we think in terms of big plans, but we don’t ever really plan for getting anything done. So as you’re doing this, start putting things on the calendar with a due date and steps along the way to achieve those steps. These little steps help us achieve a bigger goal. 

Overcoming fear is a big obstacle to achieving your goals. You may be saying, “I’m not really sure if this is what I want to do. I’m a little afraid. What if it doesn’t work out?” However, think of it this way. 

What’s the worst that could happen to you? 

If you go and ask someone as far as making your plans, the worst they could do is say no. Nothing bad is really going to happen as you go through these plans and you start to set your goals. 

I would really encourage you to create mass accountability. So let’s say you write down three things you want to do in the first quarter of the year. Tell someone else. Put it on your blog. If you put something on a blog or your Facebook or other social network site, then you have mass accountability, because you are making those three goals public. 

Another motivator is to give yourself a carrot when you achieve a goal. Meaning, reward yourself so that if you do achieve a goal, you see a tangible benefit. That doesn’t mean you have to reward yourself for everything. 

Let’s say you set a business goal and you succeed in it. That goal doesn’t always have to be about money. Maybe that goal is writing one blog post every other day from now until the end of March. If you do that, then give yourself a carrot. Give yourself a reward that you would appreciate. Maybe a meal out at your favorite restaurant or splurge on your favorite bottle of wine to share with a friend or loved one. 

These are some great steps you can take to setting and achieving your goals rather than just having nebulous goals that you never actually reach. Try setting goals for yourself today. Make sure you put them and the steps to achieving them on your calendar so you have some realistic milestones to reaching those goals.


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What Can You Learn from Coke to Increase Your Bottom Line?

As many of you know, we attend live events regularly.  We love live events because we make fantastic contacts and come back rejuvinated about our business.  Over the next few weeks, we’d like to share some strategies from some of those events.

This first strategy will definitely increase your bottom line.  But…you need to watch this FUN video to understand what we will share today.

Are you smiling yet?

I saw this video a few months ago and I still LOVE it.

How can you use this concept in your business?

What are you doing to make your clients smile?

This reminds me of the concept of surprise and overdelivery.  When your client buys a product, do you overdeliver on your promise.  One thing we will be doing on upcoming promotions is holding back an ebook, special report or software item.  We plan to surprise our clients with freebies to their original purchase.

In the past, we’ve often called our clients when they make a sizeable purchase.  We say thanks and answer any questions our clients may have.  After attending Armand Live, we plan to start making those “thank you” calls again.  When’s the last time someone called you after you made an online purchase?

When my clients buy one of my ebook packages, I almost always have a surprise bonus.  Everyone LOVES surprises, including me.  And surprises make you SMILE.

What will you be doing to surprise your clients & customers?  How will you overdeliver?

Kerry Beck

ps. What did you think of the video?

pps.  On Sunday night, our $1 per business cd sale.  Watch your email for details.  You won’t believe what we’re doing in this sale!


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Great Advice When Starting Something New!

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